Qualifications and memberships


MA Education University of Cumbria

PgCHE in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from St. Martin's College/Lancaster University

2007 Fellow of the HE Academy

PGCE 11-16 ICT Secondary Education

BSc HONS Information Technology and Sports Science


Academic and research interests

The nature of ICT as a creative ever changing subject excites me. A subject with such a rapidly changing nature is both exciting and challenging at the same time. The use of video for a masters level assignment. Close contact with some of our partnership schools in order to enhance the delivery of digital video and sound within the 11-16 age range. Trialing the use of an e-portfolio as a means of tracking the evidence of the QTS standards. Investigating the uses of e-portfolios.


Online learning, digital technology


Hurst, Ruth (2018) "Hints and tips: setting up and managing a new online course" or "Delivering an online course at L7 which utilises the tools of Blackboard". In: University of Cumbria Pedagogy in Practice Seminar (PIPs), 19 April 2018, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK. (Unpublished)

Vickery, Richard, Sharrock, John, Hurst, Ruth and Broadbridge, Judith (2011) What models of paired trainee placements in secondary ICT departments provide the kind of environment that enhances the quality of the placement and improves the mentoring process? In: British Educational Research Conference (BERA), 6-8 September 2011, Institute of Education, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Jan (2011) Developing Subject Knowledge in Teacher Education, Presentation at TEAN Subject Knowledge Seminar

July (2009) 'Paired Placements in Secondary ICT', Presented at ITTE Exeter University

June (2009) 'The Use of E-portfolios as a Means of Documenting the Standards in ITT', University of Cumbria Faculty Away Day May 09 'The Use of Video as a Means of Assessment in HE', University of Cumbria Development Day

May (2009) 'Paired Placements in Secondary ICT', North West Federation Head Teachers Conference

May (2009) 'The Use of Peer Assessment at Masters Level' Paper University of Cumbria Development Day

Recent external roles

Institution member of ITTE (Information Technology in Teacher Education)