Jackie Carter - Jorum Director
Jackie is the Jorum director. She is also the senior manager at Mimas for learning and teaching services and projects and socioeconomic data services. Jackie's role is to ensure business continuity for Jorum and she will be working closely with Laura Skilton to increase co-funding for the service. Jackie spent a year as an OU SCORE teaching fellow in which she was able to experience first-hand the issues for practitioners using and sharing OER. She was also consultant to the Hefce funded projects ReadytoResearch and DigitalScholarship.
Jackie's personal profile can be seen here.
Laura Skilton - Learning and Teaching Coordinator and Jorum Business Development Manager
Laura Skilton (formerly Shaw) is the Learning and Teaching Coordinator and Jorum Business Development Manager at Mimas. Laura is well known across the teaching and learning community and has a strong background in learning technology and project management. As well as working on Jorum she manages other Learning and Teaching projects such as Hairdressing Training and Augmented Reality projects. Laura is Jorum’s principal contact for marketing and business development opportunities, please contact her is you would like to discuss how Jorum could assist your institution, organisation or project.
Sarah Currier - Jorum Service Manager
Sarah Currier has a background in public, academic and museum libraries, and emigrated to Scotland from New Zealand in 1997. She now commutes between Glasgow and Manchester, bringing to Mimas extensive experience in educational content management, including research & development, JISC programme support, interoperability, agile software product management, and service delivery. Immediately prior to joining Mimas in December 2011, Sarah ran her own consultancy for three years, with a varied portfolio including projects on open science, agile metadata management, data skills development, and the use of social media in supporting educational communities of practice. From December 2011-July 2012 Sarah coordinated Jorum’s R&D projects, including the JLeRN Experiment, prior to taking up her current role as Jorum Service Manager.
Louise Egan - Marketing and Communications (L&T Services)
Louise Egan has led in Jorum reaching new and existing users through many online and offline communication tools, incorporating social media to promote and disseminate blogs, videos, newsletters and user led stories. She also had a pivotal role in the Jorum visual identity, and is keen to maintain the brand integrity. Her main focus is collecting stories about users of Jorum and promoting content for use and reuse. She also holds responsibility for the communication of Mimas' other L&T services - Augmented Reality and Hairdressing Training.
If you have any stories about Jorum or your resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Siobhán Burke - Jorum Educational Technologist
Siobhán Burke joined the team in October 2012 as the new Jorum Educational Technologist. Her role focuses on improving usability by liaising between Jorum's users and the rest of the team. Siobhán also works with Jisc projects and other initiatives to increase both the content available in Jorum and its usage.
Siobhán previously worked at the University of Manchester Library, where her role as Electronic Resources Co-ordinator provided extensive experience of supporting users in accessing research, teaching and learning resources.
Paul Madley - Jorum Web Applications
Paul Madley has joined the Learning and Teaching Team, his job title is Mimas Development Officer (Jorum Web Application) so will be working on improvements to the Jorum front-end using his Ruby programming skills.
Paul comes to us from the University of Salford where he spent the last year developing their latest website. Paul has over ten years web design and development experience, both in HE and the private sector. An Open Source advocate, he's looking forward to developing Jorum.
Anja Le Blanc - Jorum Software Developer
Anja's Le Blanc's role is to help implement the enhancements planned for Jorum over the next year.
After finishing her studies of Applied Computer Science in Germany and working for a company developing TV set-top boxes, Anja joined the University of Manchester in 2003. Since then she has worked on a multitude of cross-disciplinary projects working with Japanese teaching, Economics, modern Dance, and Heliophysics.
Dr. Ben Ryan - Jorum Technical Development Manager
Dr. Ben Ryan joined Jorum as the Technical Development Manager early in 2012, coming from the University of Leeds. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science, he’s worked as a Software Developer and consultant for a specialised typesetting and printing company, focusing on automated workflows for the production of printed and online academic journals an Ed tech working on LOM metadata, learning objects and specifications relating to electronic learning production and delivery; a technical director of a company developing delivery systems for online learning, as well as a Technical Officer for an ESRC funded qualitative longitudinal social science project responsible for achiving social science data. Ben is also an allotmenteer, fungalist, pizza oven pimper and specialist in building Heath Robinson style greenhouses.