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Roger Emery

Associate Professor
Learning Technologies Development Manager

BSc, PgCLSA, MProf, SFHEA, Prince2

Twitter: @SolentRoger
Skype: Roger_Emery
Tel: 023 8201 3778 Ext: 3778
Room: RM015

Roger Emery

Roger is responsible for the smooth running, development and support of Solent's online learning provision including the Moodle VLEs "myCourse" and "SOL", "myPortfolio" Mahara e-portfolio, "Turnitin" e-submission and plagiarism detection system. He manages a small team of e-Learning Support Officers and a Systems Developer.

Roger is currently reading for a Doctorate of Education (EdD) at the University of Southampton researching the digital literacy of teaching staff. He holds a BSc (Hons) Electronic Imaging and Media Communication (EIMC) first degree, a Professional Masters in Professional Development (MProf) and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Previous career roles include working in the children's publishing industry for ‘Two-Can Publishing’ as a multimedia developer producing floppy disc and CD-ROM based educational games for a range of titles such as World Book (USA) Golden Books (USA), Patmos (Germany) and other markets. Lead programmer and CD editor for "Learning Land", a fortnightly magazine and CD-ROM for pre-school children published by DeAgostini. In addition commercial courseware development for Pennent PLC producing training packages for BT, Telewest, US Army, Honda, Kenco and various freelance work including Wine and Spirit Education Trust distance learning packages.

Recent Projects, Research and Professional Outputs and Activities

DateType of ActivityDescription

 9-10 Nov 2015

 Conference Chair

Mahara Hui UK15

 8-10 Sept 2015

Programme Committee member

ALT-C 2015. Association for
Learning Technology Annual Conference. International Conference.

 27-30 July 2015

 Conference Paper


Gordon. B.,Emery, R., Polly, P., Wurtz, S.(2015) “Linking Learning to Employability Through ePortfolios”  AAEEBL 2015 Annual Conference, Boston, USA.

 3 July 2015

 National Body Meeting

 35th HeLF Meeting:
Flexibility of learning resources, tools and teams. Who does what and is the
future still open?

 31 March 2015

Internal Conference Poster

 EMERY,R. & KHAN, O. (2015) “Your Course in myCourse – Why Bother?” Poster presented at 3rd Solent Teaching and
Learning Conference, Warsash Maritime Academy, UK.

21 Nov 2014

User Group Chair/Organiser

MUGSE – Mahara User Group South East

4 Nov 2014

Mahara User Group Meeting Presentations (Online)

Mahara User Group (New York / Online)
Two Presentations:
-Managing assessment submissions at Southampton Solent University;
-New Southampton Solent University themes and embedded help modules.

28-31 July 2014

Conference Panel Presentation (International)

Anstendig, L., Egan, S., Emery, R., Forte, M., Gordon, B., Hoeppner, K., Sevigney, M., Taylor, S. Reflecting and Connecting with the Mahara Community. Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) 5th Annual Conference, Boston, USA, 30 July 2014

18 July 2014

Conference Paper

TAYLOR, S. & EMERY,R. Mahara: Winning hearts and minds Presented at MaharaUK14 Conference, Brighton, UK. July 18th 2014

17 July 2014

Conference Paper

EMERY,R. HODGE, J. SINCLAIR,D. User groups and community engagement. Presented at MaharaUK14 Conference, Brighton, UK. July 17th 2014

15 July 2014

Online Webinar Presentation

Young, H., Kingstone, J., Shipley, L., Emery, R. Using embedded Reading lists to enhance learners experience JISC Online Innovation Week 15th of July 2014 via Blackboard Collaborate

3 July 2014

Conference Paper

EMERY, R. ALMPANIS, T. HUGHES, C. Tackling Plagiarism in the Digital Age. Presented at JISC RSC SE e-Learning Fair 2014, Southampton 2014

2 July 2014

Consultancy for External

Kumamoto University, Japan. Presentation of Mahara e-portfolio provision and support

16 May 2014

Consultancy for External

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. Presentation of VLE provision

15 April 2014

Conference Paper

Emery, R. & Price, D. “Many a Mickle Makes a Muckle: A multitude of Moodle mods to enhance the student learning experience” Presented at MoodleMoot Edinburgh 2014, Edinburgh, 15 April 2014

3 April 2014

Conference Poster

PEOPLES,A., PORCHER, L., Emery, R Sensory Enhancement Technologies for Learning” Solent Teaching and Learning Conference, 2014, Southampton Solent University

2 April 2014

Finalist for Awards

JISC Regional Support Centre, South-East, SETS Awards (South-East Technology Showcase). “Reading List System”

1 April 2014

Consultancy for External

Swedish Higher Education Authority visit. Presentation of e-learning provision

31 March 2014

Chair, Host, Presenter

Launch and first meeting  of MUGSE – Mahara User Group Southern England

12 March 2014

Online Conference Paper (Webinar) (International)

Emery, R., Prior, J., Almpanis, T., Lee, B. Introduction to OER – Use and Reuse. Presented at Open Education Week 2014, Online,, 12 March 2014

27 Feb 2014

Consultancy for External

Plymouth University. Webinar Consultancy for e-Learning Team Moodle procurement

27 Jan 2014

Contribution to national Report

UCISA TEL Survey 2014 and Case Study

16 Jan 2014

Developmental partnership -

Pace University, New York. Developing Usability and support in Mahara

16 Jan 2014

Consultancy for External Visitor

Canterbury University, E-submission & marking Policy


Programme Committee member

Moodle Moot UK&IE 2014 Edinburgh. Invited Programme committee member, setting programme and theme reviewing papers, chairing sessions

14 Nov 2014

Host, Consultancy for External Visitor

Aalto University, Fnland.

9 Oct 2013

Host, Chair, Presenter

JISC RSC SE Moodle Users Group

Sept 2013

Conference Paper

ALT-C 2013 – Nottingham. Your Business Future – Final Project Report

July 2013

Conference Workshop

Emery, R. Let’s Talk about Themes and Usability in Mahara. Presented at the Mahara UK Annual Conference, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, 14th July 2013

July 2013

Project Funding

CLL mini-project funding joint award with UCL. “InDUCKtion” - Introducing new technology to students

June 2013


Heads of e-Learning Forum at Southampton Solent University

May 2013

Funding Award

Employability and Enterprise award for innovation. Barbara Lee & Roger Emery

March 2013

Pecha Kucha

“OER: YourBusinessFuture”. Solent Teaching and Learning Conference

March 2013

Award Winner

JISC Hi5 e-Learning Awards. Winner Innovation Category “Opening up a future in Business “ OER Phase 3 project

Feb 2013


Moodle Experts Panel Q&A. JISC RSC Moodle Forum

Nov 2012


JISC-RSC “MaharaFest”  City College, Southampton

Sept 2012

Conference Paper

ALT-C 2012 - Manchester “OER: Opening up a future in Business” R.Emery


April 2012

Conference Poster(International)

7th International Conference on e-Learning ICEL-2012, Hong Kong. Poster: “‘Implementing Blended Learning Tools and Techniques to Enhance the Student Experience Within the Traditional Learning Environment’” A.Faustino, C.Dinsmore, R.Emery


Project Team member. JISC/HEA funded project

“Opening up a future in Business “ OER Phase 3 project

April 2012

Conference Paper(International)

MoodleMoot IE&UK 2012 “Creating and distributing OER packages with Moodle” (JISC/HEA funded project output)

Jan 2012

Conference joint host, co-chair

“Social media for teaching and learning: new directions, new pedagogies?” JISC RSC South-East, South-West, Midlands

Nov 2011


Invited Speaker

Heads of e-Learning Forum. Presented a review of Android Tablet devices and their educational possibilities.

June 2011

Invited Speaker

“Open to the Public” - Investigating Open Approaches to Education and Training in the Public Sector. BCS event for local government.

June 2011

Conference Paper

Emery, R., Lee, B. & Moss, S. Making the Interoperable Integrated. Presented at the Mahara UK Annual Conference, Southampton Solent University, 22nd July 2011

June 2011

Conference co-chair, host and presenter

Mahara UK 11 Conference. National conference attracting international speakers and delegates.

May 2011

Journal Publication Output from SDP funded project


Contribution to journal article “Reading Lists and myReferences: Improving Referencing” H.Young with R.Emery, K.Ballard. Multimedia Information & Technology. Vol 37. No2. May 2011

April 2011


Conference Presentation Output from SDP funded project

“Reading Lists and Referencing – Refworks Integration in Moodle” H.Young, R.Emery

March 2011

Invited Speaker

Heads of e-Learning Forum. Talking on the theme of “PgCerts and E-Learning”

Jan/July 2011


University of Portsmouth. Invited to advise on VLE procurement and migration. Follow up consultancy regarding adoption and implementation of Moodle


JISC Project Contributor

JISC e-Portfolio Implementation Study. Team invited to share experience through an international study leading to case studies and JISC Infokit.

Nov 2010

Project Mentor (LSIS funded)

LSIS Mobile Learning Project – Totton College. Project’s HE sector mentor.

July 2010

Conference paper

Mahara UK10 - July 2010 Presentation: Solent's Mahara Journey and Mahara Lite Project Launch S.Moss, R.Emery, B.Lee

April 2010

Conference paper

Plymouth e-Learning Conference - April 2010 Paper: Audio feedback - a dialogue, not a monologue. R.Emery, A.Atkinson

April 2010

Conference paper

MoodleMootUK 2010 - April 2010: London
Short Paper: Solent's 'Mahara Honeymoon' S.Moss, R.Emery

2010 and 2012

Successful application for SDP grant/funding

Mahara Lite - Mobile ePortfolio for offline mobile users (eg mariners). Project Leader.

Oct 2009


Delivery of workshop, seminar, training, short course or similar

JISC-RSC Moodle Users Group - Oct 2009 Demonstration of Mahara e-Portfolio

April 2009

Delivery of workshop, seminar, training, short course or similar

JISC RSC South East "Moodle Fest" - April 2010 Surgery: Mahara for Moodlers: Invited presentation


Invited as educational technology advisor.

HEA Change Academy. LodeLand project: Teaching 3D maths in a 3D learning environment. Project Team Member. (Main project lead - Alan Schechner).

Dec 2009


Conference paper

A Word In Your Ear" Conference - Sheffield Hallam University - Dec 2009 R.Emery, A.Atkinson Paper: "Group Assessment Feedback: The Good the Bad and the Ugly"

Feb 2009

Invited Speaker. Advising

Host: JISC-RSC Hants Moodle USer Group meeting 20.02.09 Host Slot: What's new at Solent

July 2009


Conference paper

MoodleMoot 2009 (International Conference) Short Paper: "How we broke the Moodle media filter and flv player: Streaming Media, Off-Air Recording and ERA+ Licence". Joint Presentation with Daran Price, LTU.

July 2009


Invited Speaker. Presentation for an external organisation

Integration Learning Together - Joint RSC Wales and LearnTech Wales Event. Presentation "Moodle Integration: Digital Video"

April 2009

Invited Speaker. Presentation for an external organisation

CLAUD: Spring Meeting Presentation: e-Learning Developments at SSU

Feb 2009


Invited Speaker. Delivery of workshop, seminar, training, short course or similar

JISC-RSC Media Broadcasting Changing Educational Dimensions 26.02.09 Topic: FMS solution and ERA+ licence implications


Sept 2008

Invited Speaker. Advising

Best Practice presentation to staff at Totton College on Solent's use of Moodle (myCourse)

July 2008

Invited Speaker. Presentation for an external organisation

Presentation to the JISC RSC Hampshire Moodle Group on general in-house developments in Moodle software both technically and in implementation.

July 2008

Conference paper

Presentation on 'VLEs and Accessibility' to the CLAUD librarians conference 3rd July 2008: "Not always the full-text: working towards accessible learning resources"

July 2008


Consultancy for External


Hosted an investigatory visit by Royal Naval Engineering College, RMS Sultan, to share experience and best practice of the Solent University VLE system, its implementation and use. Presentation and discussion led by Roger Emery and Lawrence West.


Successful application for grant/funding

TQEF Project: Using audio to improve student perception of assignment feedback.

Oct 2007


Conference paper

"The Solent experience: migration to Moodle and beyond - From evaluation of potential VLE systems, selection, installation, migration and integration through to the resulting live system in only three years!"

Oct 2007

Conference Host

JISC –RSC eLearning Fair 2007



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