Russell Stannard is a freelance trainer and conference speaker in ICT and Education. He has won 3 internationally recognized awards for his work in feedback and his www.teachertrainingvideos.com website, which is now visited by more than 350,000 users a year. He was previously a Principal Teaching fellow at theUniversity of Westminster, where he won their ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ award. He now works part-time at the University of Warwick as a Principal Teaching Fellow and is also a NILE associate trainer.
Russell’s pioneering work on feedback using screen cast tools has generated widespread interest. He suggested that teachers could use screencast tools to provide feedback to students on their written work ( click this example). He first published an article about the idea in the Modern English Teacher in June 2006.This was followed by articles in the national press including the Guardian, Independent and the Times Higher as well as reports in the HEA and JISC. Later his work was included in a report submitted to the British government and he also appeared on French TV.
He has now presented the work in 26 countries. There are large scale research projects taking place in several countries around the world including the USA, Norway and Canada. Russell’s work was recognized by the University of Westminster and he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching and Learning award in 2008. He writes regular columns in the Teacher Trainer and the English Teacher Professional about using technology in education.