Ruth Clark (BA (Hons), MSc, PGCAP, FHEA) is the Senior Learning Technologist and is responsible for the implementation and development of technology supported learning throughout the curriculum.
Ruth was part of the team that oversaw the implementation of the VLE at LCoM and developed it to ensure technology supported learning can effectively enhance the delivery of conservatoire education. Ruth has collaborated with academic staff to develop models and initiatives that have enriched the educational experience; including research on the use of blended learning and online collaborative behaviours within community music modules and developing the use of mobile devices and augmented reality to support teaching in the recording studio environment. Another area of interest for Ruth is the development of digital and wider learning literacies within music education, and the role of such skills in underpinning a practice led curriculum.
Ruth has delivered papers on her work and research at regional and national conferences. In recognition of her work at the conservatoire, Ruth was awarded the Learning and Teaching Fellowship in 2009 and shortlisted for the JISC RSC-YH Evolution Award for Innovative Practice.
Selected Recent Conference Papers
Ruth Clark (2016) Working in collaboration and partnership to support mobile learning at a small HE/FE institution. Inside Government: Realising the Benefits of Mobile Technology and Learning in Higher and Further Education, London, 14 April 2016.
Ross Anderson, Ruth Clark, Emily Armstrong and Charles Horton (2016) #HullDtn: a collaborative approach to digital pedagogies. Jisc Digifest, Birmingham, 3 March 2016
Craig Golding and Ruth Clark (2015) The Reality of Change: the use of Augmented Reality to enhance learning. Association of Learning Technologists Conference, Manchester, 9 September 2015.
Ruth Clark, Craig Golding and Matt Ramirez (2014) Using handheld devices and augmented reality to support teaching in the recording studio environment. Augmented Planet 2014. Google Campus, London, 17 November 2014.
Christine Bates and Ruth Clark (2014) A pedagogical model to facilitate undergraduate students’ progress from an individual to a collaborative culture of online learning. ALT, ALTC 2014. Warwick, UK, 3 September 2014