Marion Curdy

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I am a Learning Technologist at the University of Brighton, based on the Moulsecoomb campus

My role is to to provide research, guidance and support with the use and implementation of technology in teaching and research.

My background is in the creative arts, education and technology and I would see myself as a creative technologist.

You can follow me on twitter using @mecurdy

To find out more about the technologies and services we support visit the elearning blog:

Education History

BA Hons in Design (ceramics) at Staffordshire University

1985 - 1988

P.G.C.E. in secondary education - art and design at University of Brighton

1993 - 1994

Employment History

2009 - Present

I consult with academics and course teams on embedding technology enhanced learning into their teaching. I provide one-to-one support, guidance and advice on using studentcentral (Blackboard VLE) and the adoption of other other technologies that support teaching and research, from e-submission to mobile technologies and more. I also deliver two online modules on master courses, utilising a range of online technologies to support the delivery of these modules.

2005 - 2009

Design and deliver and manage a program of workshops and providers to support admin and academic use of technology and information

2002 - 2005

Support all staff in their use of technology and IT, including Moodle, Office Suite, Creative Suite, SmartBoards and other Smart Technologies, Media (Video, Audio)


Managing a team of developers and designers, developing innovative solutions for a new market leader in the property acquisition market


Working with clients to provide a solution for their online presence, from the purchase of domain name through to the setting up of servers and designing and building their online solution Designing and delivering a number of new media courses for both and silicon beach training


Liaising with Blue chip clients, managing projects from brief to implementation

1998 - 1999

Senior Web Designer, clients: BA, British Midland, Ogilvy, Concorde UK


Lecturer on the BTEC, leading on the Theater Arts modules

1996 - 1998

Films: The Crucible, The Borrowers, The 5th Element, Star Wars

1994 - 1996

Lecturer on both the BTEC and HND courses in Theater Arts, leading on the Theatre Design modules

Studio Artist at A.G.Standard Ltd
1990 - 1993

Conference papers and Awards

Conference Papers

  • Blended Learning: a 6 step model for mainstreaming - ALT-C 2012
  • We have the power: evaluating an institutional e-portfolio tool - Learning & Teaching Conference - University of Brighton 2012
  • The use of e-portfolios sometimes disrupts teaching and learning. So how can we ensure we make good use of them? -  The Pedagogic Research Conference - University of Brighton 2013
  • The Mahara Timeline: How Mahara can be implemented throughout the student experience and beyond - Mahara UK 2014
  • Promoting Educational Inclusivity of Education in Two Groups of International Business Students Through the Use of Discussion and Discourse Blogs - EDINEB 2016, EDHEC Business School, Nice
  • Encouraging ownership and collaborative engagement with subject reading using visual bookmarking tool Pinterest. - SEDA Brighton 2016


Excellence in Facilitating/Empowering Learning - University of Brighton 2014

Learning Technologist of the Year Awards - (Team) Highly Commended, Association for Learning Technology 2016


ECSM 2016 - Proceedings of The 3rd European Conference on Social Media, ISBN: 9781911218005 - 13 Feb 2018

Pre-laboratory online learning resource improves preparedness and performance in pharmaceutical sciences practical classes, ISSN: 14703297, Journal: Innovations In Education And Teaching International, 30 May 2019

Revealing Comparative Engagement And Assessment Data: Can It Influence Behavioural Change In Our Students, ISSN: 20490092, 16th European Conference On Elearning, 28 Feb 2018

Mini Lectures: a taster to engage the audience for the main event, ISSN: 00366811, School Science Review, 07 Dec 2017