About me

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I have been a professional artist and teacher since 1995. For the last 13 years I have both administered college/university media labs and worked with teachers and students using digital technologies to advance both educational and institutional goals. For the last five years I have been a Learning Technologies Advisor at the University of Brighton.

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Employment history

Jun 2015

I consult with academics, and course teams, on embedding technologically enhanced learning into their teaching. I also provide one-on-one support, guidance, and advice on using StudentCentral (Blackboard Learn) and other technologies that support teaching and research, including e-submissions, mobile technologies, ePortfolios, blogging, and other systems. My personal duties revolve around Distance Learning, Blended (and Flipped) Learning, Media submissons and assessment, Edublogs (Wordpress), and all things StudentFolio (Mahara.)

Dec 2014 - Jun 2015

I am the primary support person for the School of Education's distance learning programmes. I assist academic staff and students with eLearning and portfolio systems: Blackboard, PebblePad and Mahara and provide support for Webinars and communication systems such as Microsoft Lync and Skype. I am also responsible for providing synchronous and asynchronous tutorials involving the use of software and hardware for educational purposes.

Sept 2011 - Oct 2013

I coordinated the scheduling and running of workshops and events in the IdeaLab, Carleton College's premier multi-media lab. I also worked as the Campus Liaison to the New Media Consortium, staying up on the latest technologies and bringing them back to the campus, to add to the richness of our program. I was responsible for working with faculty and their students supporting pedagogy involving using media, hardware, and software to create rich projects for learning. I consulted for faculty/staff and students on the purchase of technology for departments and personal uses. I was also responsible for the duties I had held as the Media Lab Specialist. See below.

Address: Northfield, Minnesota
Sept 2006 - Aug 2011

I was responsible for the day to day running and supervising of the Presentation, Events and Production Support (PEPS) for Carleton College. I worked as the main production and media creator for Carleton's academic programs. I was the student workers' main supervisor, and trained and worked with the students to support all of the campus' audio and video needs: videography and post-production, videoconferencing, and classroom technology as well as preparing media for the campus VLE (Moodle).

Address: Northfield, Minnesota
May 2005 - Oct 2006

Whilst working on my graduate degree, I was hired through the Student Union to teach life drawing to students and community members from Canterbury at the institution.

Address: Canterbury, Kent
May 2005 - Oct 2006

(Voluntary position) Assisted 1st and 2nd year students in preparation of their exams and final critiques.

Address: Canterbury, Kent
Sept 2000 - June 2003

Developed and taught three courses, Introduction to Black and White Photography, Studio Black and White Photography and Computer Art and Design. Taught secondary students aged 14-18 the fundamentals of chemical-based photography, colour theory, design and lighting. Also instructed students in art history, pertaining to Photography and Design.

Address: Richfield, Minnesota
May 1995 - June 1999

Assisted lecturers with teaching and supporting the students on the Foundation Design, Art Foundations and Advertising Design courses. Instruction in Quark XPress, Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator and GoLive.

Address: River Falls, Wisconsin

Education history

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Conference Speaking

OER16: Open Culture
19th & 20th April 2016, University of Edinburgh, UK

How to set up an Open Online CPD course [1135]
Type: Presentation
Authors: Tucker MacNeil, and Chris Rowell

Tue, Apr 19 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This session will describe the experience and challenges of running two versions of the same Continuing Professional Development course at two different universities. The course was called the ‘12 Apps of Christmas’(12AoC) and ran in December 2015. Both courses fully embraced the concept of ‘openness’ and made all the content sharable using a Creative Commons licence.

Nurturing Co-construction (Annual Learning and Teaching Conference) #brightlearn16

Friday, 15 July 2016, University of Brighton Falmer Campus

1.30 pm – 2.20 pm, Room C218, Level 2, Checkland Building

Film it! Teach it! Learn it! Practical applications for video in your lectures and online course materials - Nick Feather and Tucker MacNeill, Information Services 

In this practical session we shall look at two approaches to using video both in and outside the classroom to support learning and promote engagement. Firstly, using Fuse app, we shall demonstrate how simple it is to capture and stream a lecture or presentation using a mobile device or tablet and make this available via studentcentral. Secondly, we shall explore the emerging possibilities of live broadcasting, in this case using Twitter's 'Periscope' app which has opportunities for expanding seminars beyond the constraints of a physical teaching space or lecture theatre.