Educational Technology Developer
I came to IET in 2007 to work as lead developer on a project called the Biodiversity Observatory which has since turned into two separate projects, the first was the Evolution MegaLab, a website which was set up to gather population data about the snail species Cepaea Hortensis and Cepaea Nemoralis. This made links with many European countries and gathered data from across European as well as from here in the UK. The findings from this website have now been published in two papers. The second project is now the iSpot website which allows users to upload wildlife observations and leverages the site’s social network to help identify and share information about these observations. This sitehas an active and growing user base and won a 2010 Panda award in the New Media category. It also now has an Android app available in the Google play store, with an iPhone app to follow at some point in the future.
Other projects I've been involved in during my time in IET include the Digital Scholarship project and SocialLearn.