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Becky Hartnup

Becky Hartnup

Becky Hartnup is an independent ed-tech consultant working with universities, content creators and tech suppliers to research and implement technology in education, while never losing sight of the people involved. She was awarded an MBA with distinction from Imperial Business School, having studied on their Global Online programme. Research interests include student experience, human centred design and immersive learning.

Recent Posts from Becky Hartnup


3 social media tricks to improve student engagement: Teach Online Toolkit 'Refresher'

November, 26, 2020 . 4 minute read

It can be challenging to keep your students’ attention now the bulk of their learning is online, but looking to social media techniques can provide inspiration.

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Change one thing – set an activity in your online lecture: Teach Online Toolkit 'Refresher'

November, 19, 2020 . 3 minute read

Find out how to boost engagement levels and motivate your students by incorporating activities into your next live lecture.


Asynchronous learning – engaging your students anytime, anywhere: Teach Online Toolkit 'Refresher'

October, 29, 2020 . 3 minute read

It's tough to keep students motivated and engaged when they can't get together. So its not surprising that asynchronous activities, which have been the mainstay of online-only...


Perspectives: Digital strategy – taking your students with you

September, 24, 2020 . 4 minute read

In the lead up to 2020, the adoption of technology in institutions was steadily growing. But despite seeing the value of scalable solutions, many leadership teams were waiting...

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Perspectives: Khilona Radia on responding to the pandemic in South Africa

September, 3, 2020 . 7 minute read

Becky Hartnup spoke to Khilona Radia about the benefits and limitations of online education, and the extent to which it can enable learning to continue through a pandemic....

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Perspectives: Strategic change – student led digital transformation

August, 27, 2020 . 8 minute read

Higher Education is going through a seismic change. Social, political, and economic disruption is increasing questions around the role of universities: research versus...

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Perspectives: David Bozward on delivering technology enhanced learning in a time of crisis

August, 20, 2020 . 5 minute read

The digital disruption of higher education has been a long time coming, but the events of 2020 have demanded a rapid, and in many cases radical response from institutions....

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Perspectives: The student view: online learning is essential in the new normal

August, 13, 2020 . 7 minute read

The student perspective is key to recruitment, retention, and student outcomes. By staying close to their students, universities can anticipate, prioritise, and plan for the...

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Perspectives: Aurelie Soulier's recommendations for academic leadership

July, 16, 2020 . 4 minute read

Aurelie Soulier’s work is within the UK open-source technology company, Catalyst IT. She is a product specialist, which consists of supporting clients with their learning...

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Perspectives: Scott Smith on transitioning to online learning, and supporting international students

July, 9, 2020 . 5 minute read

Welcome back to our Perspectives series. Higher Education is changing fast, moving beyond emergency online teaching to provide a robust and satisfying student experience. As...


Creating interactive modules: Tips from Liz Smith: Teach Online Toolkit Week 10

June, 18, 2020 . 2 minute read

Last weeks’ Teach Online Toolkit session summarised an extremely informative webinar with Aurelie Soulier titled Blended learning design: all the gear, no idea? . Now you...


Group work: How to successfully connect your students to make remote learning feel less remote: Teach Online Toolkit Week 7

May, 28, 2020 . 7 minute read

As you've been working through the Teach Online Toolkit, hopefully you've been reaching out to colleagues for tips and support. Working with others can provide new insights as...

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