Information Technology Services

Jonathan Flutey

Learning and Teaching Technology Manager

J Flutey

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 029 200 6914 or ext 5488

Email: Jonathan.Flutey@vuw.ac.nz

Twitter: @flutui

Skype: flutui

Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0002-2210-755X

Quals

ITIL Service Level Management Practitioner
PGCertHELT Well

Subject Matter Expert

Qualtrics, VuePoint, Amazon Web Services, Learning Space Innovation

Trainer

Qualtrics, VuePoint, Weebly, GoSoapBox, Active Learning, MakerSpace

Advisor

Digital Capability Strategy and Planning
Faculty of Science Educational Resilience Steering Group.
Capability Virtual CSU Planning Group.
eResearch Capability Steering Group.
Research Data Management Working Group.
VUW Copyright Committee.

My team enable ITS to support and build digital capability in the core university functions of research, learning, teaching and enhancing the student experience. We are supported in this by the university's Digital Vision for Learning and Teaching and eResearch Capability report.

The Learning and Research team is truly cross disciplinary and includes learning space designers, learning and research capability builders, eResearch specialists and relationship coordinators. Our staff include PhD's and Masters students from Science, Social Sciences and the Arts.

We also have seamless working partnerships with CAD, the Library and the Research Office to ensure we can deliver the best results for learning and research at Victoria.

On a technology front, we support innovation by providing research development and learning innovation expertise. We champion trying the untried and celebrating hiccups and failures. Contact us anytime if you want to try something new!

Matt Plummer

ITS Customer Relationship Coordinator

M Plummer

Phone: 027 531 4029 or ext: 6493

Email: Matt.Plummer@vuw.ac.nz

Twitter: @matty_plumski

Orcid: orchid.org/0000-0002-2737-2707

Quals

BA Hons, MA (Art History)
ITIL Service Level Management Foundation

Skills

Digital Asset Management, Basic Web design and CMS use, Video editing and digital design

Advisor

eResearch Support Virtual CSU Planning Group
LLC Advisory Group

Case studies

Moving Beyond The Threshold

Soldiers of Empire - Advisory Group

Art History in New Zealand

Matt acts as a facilitator between staff, students, central service units and VUW’s ITS directorate to ensure that the University’s technology needs are heard and understood. He  focuses on supporting eResearch projects in which Information & Communication Technology is utilised to enhance or transform the researcher's methods or outcomes.

Andre Geldenhuis

eResearch Specialist

A Geldenhuis

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown

Phone: 027 836 0132

Email: Andre.Geldenhuis@vuw.ac.nz

Subject Matter Expert

Pythons-Pandas, R

Trainer

LaTeX, Matlab

Skills

programming, data mining, database development and management, statistical analysis

Andre works with academics and post-graduate students to deliver high-technology research and teaching outcomes and solutions.

Matt and Andre are interested in hearing about innovative projects that utilise technology in novel and creative ways, or ones that traverse traditional disciplinary boundaries. They can be contacted about technology issues related to eResearch, and are keen to provide support, troubleshooting and advice for those venturing into this area.

Examples of projects they have been involved in or supported can be seen here.

Back to top ^

Beth Smith

Capability Builder

Beth Smith

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 027 563 9559  or ext: 9559

Email: beth.smith@vuw.ac.nz

Facebook: BethSmithvuw

Twitter: @BethSmithvuw

Skype: BethSmithVic

Zoom: vuw.zoom.us/my/bethsmithvuw

Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0003-0705-2156

Quals

BEng (Hons) Nott, PGCM UCE, PGCertHELT Well, CEng (IET UK)
ITIL Service Level Management Foundation 
Leading Through Influence (Vic)

Subject Matter Expert

Vstream, GoSoapBox, and Talis (Course Resources).

Trainer

VStream, GoSoapBox, Microsoft Office 365 and OneNote, Talis Aspire, Xest and Zoom

Advisor

Teaching space AV use, active learning technology, integration of technology into teaching.
Microsoft Academy coordinator.
VicTeach Advisory Committee.
Educational Resilience Steering Group.
Capability Virtual CSU Planning Group.

Beth is responsible for developing a university-wide digital capability plan (in concert with CAD), and is able to facilitate training in a range of applications for teaching and learning (such as VStream and One Note). Her focus is on building confidence and capabilities in the use of technology for teaching and learning at any level. She can be contacted regarding any technical training needs or new technology requirements.

Back to top ^

Learning and Teaching Technology Specialists

The role of Learning and Teaching Technology Specialist is to promote and develop staff trust, confidence and capability in the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning by providing training, advanced support and discipline focused advice to staff within faculties. These roles arose from the Contact for Academic Technology (CAT) programme which ran from 2012-2014. Sarah, Francesca, Kartik and Adrian are available for one-to-one support and troubleshooting as well as group training.

While each person has their particular specialisations listed below, all of the L&T Technology Specialists can help with any of the technologies used in teaching at Victoria.

Dr. Sarah Hoyte

Learning and Teaching Technology Specialist (CAT)

edX MOOC and Online Learning

S Hoyte

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 027 801 5547

Email: Sarah.Hoyte@vuw.ac.nz

Quals

BSc (Hons), PhD Well, PGDipHELT Well

Subject Matter Expert

Blackboard, Learning Design

Trainer

VStream, Blackboard, GoSoapBox, LaTeX, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Talis (Course Resources)

Advisor

edX MOOC course designer
Teaching space AV use
Active learning technology
Learning Design
Integration of tech into teaching.

Back to top ^

Francesca Benocci

Learning and Teaching Technology Specialist (CAT)

Faculties of FHSS and Education

F Benocci

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 027 801 8563

Email: Francesca.Benocci@vuw.ac.nz

Quals

BA (Siena), MA (Siena), 

Subject Matter Expert

VStream

Trainer

VStream, Blackboard,

Advisor

Teaching space AV use
The use Video in Teaching

Integration of tech into teaching.

Adrian Pike

Learning and Teaching Technology Specialist (CAT)

Faculties of Science and Engineering

Adrian Pike

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 027 564 1895

Email: Adrian Pike@vuw.ac.nz

Quals

BSc, MSc (Zoology), PGCertHELT Well

Subject Matter Expert

Muppets, Zoom, Blackboard

Trainer

Blackboard, Vstream,  Zoom, Qualtrics, Turnitin

Advisor

Teaching space AV use
Use of technology in science teaching laboratories

3D scanning and printing to create digital resources
Integration of tech into teaching.

Kartik Nagarajan

Learning and Teaching Technology Specialist (CAT)

Faculties of Law and Victoria Business School

Kartik

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 022 035 8457

Email: Kartik.Nagarajan@vuw.ac.nz

Quals

BEng (Electronics and Communication), MBA (Marketing), MSc (IT), PGDipIM Well

Subject Matter Expert

Zoom, Blackboard

Trainer

Blackboard, Vstream,  Zoom, Qualtrics, Turnitin

Advisor

Teaching space AV use
Use of technology in for collaborative learning

Integration of tech into teaching.

Back to top ^

Workplace Technology Trainer

The role of Workplace Technology Trainer is to promote and develop staff trust, confidence and capability in the use of digital technologies in business administration by providing training, advanced support and application/task focused advice to staff within CSUs and admin groups. This role arose from the success of the Learning and Teaching Technology Specialists. Danielle is available for one-to-one support and troubleshooting as well as group training.

Danielle  Pohlod

Workplace Technology Trainer (CAT)

D Pohlod

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 027 563 9801

Email: Danielle.Pohlod@vuw.ac.nz

Quals

ITIL Service Level Management Foundation

Trainer

Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Mobile Device Integration

Advisor

Collaborative technologies
Service desk troubleshooting
Office 365 Productivity

Roger Ward

Educational Technologist (Projects and Design)

R Ward

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 021 243 9477 or ext: 9476

Email: Roger.Ward@vuw.ac.nz

Quals

(AV industry) Infocomm  CTS-D, 2006

Subject Matter Expert

Physical space design-ergonomics, viewing geometry, audio dispersion, furniture, power, data & lighting layout
CAD Space modelling: AutoCAD LT & SketchUp. Model library

Trainer

Use of display technologies for learning

Advisor

Academic/users engagement - teaching tech improvement program.
Victoria presentation technology life-cycle management.
Project management - teaching/display tech new builds and upgrades.
Technical design - lecture halls, seminar, meeting and recreational spaces, innovation spaces.

Roger has supported the design and implementation of new and upgraded visual display and audio communications systems within teaching and learning spaces at Victoria University since 1997.

Raymond Hutchison

Educational Technologist

R Hutchison

Location: Level 8, Rankine Brown Library

Phone: 029 463 5477 or ext: 5477

Email: Raymond.Hutchison@vuw.ac.nz

Subject Matter Expert

VStream

Raymond is a technology integrator responsible for ensuring the teaching technology in our learning spaces meets the needs of academics and is in line with current tertiary standards in new Zealand. This includes managing the ongoing hardware replacement and upgrade programmes across all of our teaching spaces.

He has been with the University since 1999 and during that time has been directly involved in planning and implementing effective learning and teaching systems in almost every space across all the campuses.  He also provides 3rd level support for ITS, regularly dealing with the more technical issues in our teaching spaces.

Raymond is happy to provide help and advice on the use of learning space technology and any other issues you may have regarding the  effective use of the equipment in our teaching spaces.

Back to top ^