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Kirstie Coolin

E-Learning Media Manager, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Kirstie joined the University of Nottingham in 2006 and is currently E-Learning and Media Manager for the Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) Team at the University's School of Health Sciences (as of January 2014). Prior to this, Kirstie led and worked for the Centre for International ePortfolio Development in Libraries, Research and Learning Resources delivering various projects focusing on the development and implementation of data standards for interoperability (Leap2A, XCRI-CAP) and ecosystems to underpin lifelong learning, progression and employability. Kirstie is experienced in using and implementing e-portfolios, having led institutional implementation at Nottingham (see the case study here) and also co-authored the Lifelong Learning Network 'ePortfolios and Lifelong Learners' publication which reported on regional e-portfolio use. Following a degree in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, Kirstie worked in IT recruitment then spent 8 years in the Further Education sector as a Webmaster and manager of a multimedia team developing and designing IT and e-learning systems for education. She is also a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner with an interest in partnership building, business analysis and using technology strategically and creatively. Kirstie is also on the review board for the International Journal for E-Portfolio (IJEP). See LinkedIn for further details.

Expertise Summary

All aspects of E-Learning; e-Portfolio use for teaching and learning; community and networking; data management including XCRI-CAP course data; project management; user and business analysis; partnership building and introducing strategic creative technology concepts; bid writing.

Technical skills include web and database applications in Web .NET, XML and SQL Server with experience in PHP and mySQL.

Recent Publications

  • BROWN, M, COOLIN, K, WINDLE, R, BOOTH, C and PARSONS, H, 2014. Introducing theWebfolioModel of Evidence-Based Learning for Healthcare Students on Elective Placements In: FINE Conference: European Federation of Nurse Educators, Nancy, France. (In Press.)
  • JOYES, G., COOLIN, K. and WAYTE, J., 2013. Open practice in support of wide-scale institutional e-Portfolio adoption In: Proceedings of ePIC 2013, Open Me, the 11th International ePortfolio & Identity Conference, 8-10 July 2013, London.
  • KIRSTIE COOLIN, THOMAS KIRKHAM, SANDRA WINFIELD, STUART WOOD, 2011. Re-locating the ePortfolio: Empowering the Individual through an Employability Ecosystem for Lifelong learning In: epic 2011. (In Press.)
  • KIRKHAM, TOM AND SMALLWOOD, ANGELA AND COOLIN, KIRSTIE AND WINFIELD, SANDRA, 2011. Putting the life back into life long learning. In: In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.. (In Press.)
  • BROWN, M, COOLIN, K, WINDLE, R, BOOTH, C and PARSONS, H, 2014. Introducing theWebfolioModel of Evidence-Based Learning for Healthcare Students on Elective Placements In: FINE Conference: European Federation of Nurse Educators, Nancy, France. (In Press.)
  • JOYES, G., COOLIN, K. and WAYTE, J., 2013. Open practice in support of wide-scale institutional e-Portfolio adoption In: Proceedings of ePIC 2013, Open Me, the 11th International ePortfolio & Identity Conference, 8-10 July 2013, London.
  • KIRSTIE COOLIN, THOMAS KIRKHAM, SANDRA WINFIELD, STUART WOOD, 2011. Re-locating the ePortfolio: Empowering the Individual through an Employability Ecosystem for Lifelong learning In: epic 2011. (In Press.)
  • KIRKHAM, TOM AND SMALLWOOD, ANGELA AND COOLIN, KIRSTIE AND WINFIELD, SANDRA, 2011. Putting the life back into life long learning. In: In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.. (In Press.)
  • THOMAS KIRKHAM, KIRSTIE COOLIN, SANDRA WINFIELD, ANGELA SMALLWOOD, 2011. Life after Death: Resurrecting ePortfolio In: epic 2011. (In Press.)
  • THOMAS KIRKHAM, SANDRA WINFIELD, KIRSTIE COOLIN, ANGELA SMALLWOOD, 2011. Data stores and insecurity In: epic 2011. (In Press.)
  • T KIRKHAM, A SMALLWOOD, K COOLIN and S WINFIELD, 2011. Putting the life back into life long learning In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011. 1-2
  • T KIRKHAM, K COOLIN, S WOOD, A SMALLWOOD, S WINFIELD, Q RAUL, 2010. Ensuring ePortfolio Data Remains Personal in Next Generation Distributed Computing Applications In: IEEE eChallenges 2010. (In Press.)
  • SANDRA WINFIELD, KIRSTIE COOLIN, STUART WOOD, TOM KIRKHAM, 2010. SAMSON & PIOP3: Working with ePortfolios to Liberate Learner Data In: Learning Forum London 2010.. (In Press.)
  • T KIRKHAM, K COOLIN, S WOOD, A SMALLWOOD, S WINFIELD, 2010. Personal Data Security to Support the Future of Lifelong Learning 41 IEEE Learning Technology. 12(3), (In Press.)
  • ANGELA SMALLWOOD, TOM KIRKHAM, STUART WOOD, KIRSTIE COOLIN, SANDRA WINFIELD, 2010. Does the world of employment actually want ePortfolios? Messages from a UK university-business collaboration: http://www.eife-l.org/publications/eportfolio/proceedings2/lfl2010/lfl2010proceedings.pdf In: Learning Forum London. (In Press.)
  • ANGELA SMALLWOOD, KIRSTIE COOLIN and PHILIP HARLEY, 2010. Leap Ahead Lifelong Learning Network EPortfolio: EPortfolios and Lifelong Learners First. Centre for Integrative Learning.
  • T KIRKHAM, K COOLIN ET AL, 2009. An ecosystem for user centric learning – revolution or evolution In: ACM MEDES 2009.
  • T KIRKHAM, S WINFIELD, K COOLIN and A SMALLWOOD, 2009. An ecosystem for user centric learning: revolution or evolution? MEDES 2009. 432-436
  • KIRKHAM, T, WINFIELD, S, SMALLWOOD, A, COOLIN, K, WOOD, S and SEARCHWELL, L, 2007. Introducing Live ePortfolios to Support Self Organised Learning Educational Technology & Society. 12(3), 107-114

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