HI. I'm Paul.

I have a wealth of technical, pedagogical, ITIL framework and IT project management knowledge and experience in implementing, supporting and maintaining academic technologies, educational technologies, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), e-assessment technology, multimedia and video-streaming services etc. in business critical and educational environments.

MY Experience

IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT

XpertLearning | Dubai | UAE

AUG 2015 - PRESENT

Implementing SumTotal Learning, Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Learn, Cornerstone On Demand, Pearson English, Ellucian Quercus student management system and Skillsoft content and solutions to medium to large businesses, government organisations and academic institutions across the United Arab Emirates, GCC and Middle East region.

SENIOR APPLICATIONS ANALYST (ELEARNING) / BLACKBOARD TECHNICAL LEAD

University of Manchester | Manchester | UK

DEC 2002 - AUG 2015

I worked in the central eLearning Applications Team helping to implement, maintain and deliver the Blackboard learning management system / virtual learning environment and many different learning technologies to 40,000 students and 11,000 staff at the largest campus-based University in the United Kingdom.

As the technical lead for the Blackboard application I co-ordinated operational, support, maintenance and core IT / business activities within the team. I acted as the main contact to the Faculty eLearning teams in relation to Blackboard and was responsible for maintaining regular and professional vendor relationships.

Owner

lfcnews.co.uk | UK

AUG 1996 - AUG 2006

I maintained and ran the world's most successful and popular (at the time) specific unofficial football club website.

CUSTOMER LIASON ADVISOR

Citi | Salford Quays | UK

OCT 2001 - JUL 2002

Working for the largest bank in the world gave me experience of providing professional high class customer service.

ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY ADVISOR

LBM | Manchester | UK

JUL 2000 - SEP 2001

I worked on the www.countyweb.co.uk project enabling nationwide businesses the opportunity of advertising on the online business directory.

MY Education

2013 - 2014

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Beginners Arabic (Common European Framework, Level A1)

2007 - 2010

OPEN UNIVERSITY

MA in Online and Distance Education

1997 - 2000

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

Bsc (Hons) Information Technology

1996 - 1997

NORTH TRAFFORD COLLEGE

Information Technology - Access to Higher Education

1988 - 1992

ALTRINCHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL

9 GCSE's including Maths, English Literature, English Language, Business Information Systems and Physics

PLATFORMS AND SYSTEMS

SKILLS
IT Implementation
eLearning Content
Mobile Learning
Distance & Blended Learning
Learning Technologies
IT Project Management
Presentation Skills
Communication Skills
ITIL methodology
eAssessment & online exams
Online Pedagogy
Instructional Design
Learning Management Systems
Virtual Learning Environments

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Email: paul@paulcoulthard.co.uk

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