Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Lester Gilbert

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Lester Gilbert

ECS, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom. SO17 1BJ

Position: Academic staff in Electronic and Software Systems
Extension: 23831
Telephone: Work (Voice): +44 (0)23 8059 3831
Fax: Work (Fax): +44(0)23 8059 3218
Email: lg3@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Homepage: http://www.onemetre.net/
URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/5741 [browse]

Interests: caa conference, e-assessment, e-learning, e-research, ims qti, learning, open source qti tools, sailing, service-oriented architectures, technology-enhanced learning


After graduating from the University of Cape Town, I spent about 10 years as an academic in departments of Psychology in South Africa. I left to avoid the draft, and spent about 10 years in business in the UK working as a programmer, project leader, and IT manager. I re-entered academia in 1992 as a lecturer in IT subjects. I currently lecture on the "IT in Organisations" degree programme, jointly presenting introductory and advanced modules on eLearning and Technology Enhanced Learning.  My book (co-authored with Veronica Gale) "Principles of e-Learning Systems Engineering" (Chandos, 2008) integrates my business-oriented practical experience of Information Systems development with Multimedia and Computer Aided Instruction development.

I have completed two textbooks dealing with Information Technology at Advanced GNVQ level. The first comprises the second edition of a student textbook (de Watteville & Gilbert, 2000) which, in its first edition, apparently was the UK's top seller in its sector according to its publisher, Heinemann. The second is a Tutor Resource File (Gilbert & de Watteville, 2000) to accompany the student textbook, aimed at supporting the tutors who teach the Advanced GNVQ IT programme.

My extra-mural interests include radio-controlled racing yachts. I am collaborating with Graham Bantock on a significant text, provisionally titled "Radio Sailing: Design, Build, Race". Graham is the pre-eminent world authority on such craft, and the text is intended to define the sport and its background theory for the next decade. I have been selected to the Great Britain team at recent World and Continental championships in the IOM and "A" classes.


Chair, School Ethics Committee https://secure.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ethics/


Post-graduate Certificate in Education (1996), Canterbury Christ Church University College.
MSc (Psychology) (Distinction) (1978), University of Cape Town, South Africa.
BSc (Hons) (First Class) in Psychology (1974), University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Other Professional Activities

Chair, Local Arrangements, CAA Conference http://caa.ecs.soton.ac.uk/
RYA-accredited National Judge

Conferences Attended

RINA, The Modern Yacht, Southampton, 2003
ALT-C 2004, University of Exeter, 2004
LTSN ICT, Belfast, 2004
JISC Meeting on Regional eLearning Pilot Projects, SOAS, 2004
UNFOLD, Barcelona, 2005
CETIS ECSIG/Pedagogy SIG LD Workshop, University of Newcastle, 2005
CETIS Assessment SIG, University of Southampton, 2005
UNFOLD, Bragga, 2005
ICALT, Taiwan, 2005
ALT-C 2005, University of Manchester, 2005
JISC-CETIS Conference, Herriot-Watt, 2005
CETIS Assessment SIG, University of Strathclyde, 2006
ESRC/EPSRC Meeting on Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Edinburgh, 2006
TENcompetence Workshop, Sofia, 2006
JISC Cetis e-Portfolio SIG, Chester, 2006
Iadis Celda, Barcelona, 2006
TENcompetence Workshop, Manchester, 2007
EU FP7 In Motion, Luxembourg, 2007
RYA Judges & Umpires National Conference, Lilleshall, 2007
JISC-CETIS Assessment SIG, University of Southampton, 2007
WebIST, Barcelona, 2007
EU FP7 ICT, Luxembourg, 2008
Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) conference, Loughborough, 2008
ICALT conference 2009, Riga, 2009
E-Assessment Live workshop, Loughborough, 2009
JISC Cetis ePortfolios & Competencies, Manchester, 2009
JISC Cetis e-assessment SIG, Glasgow , 2009
JISC-Cetis conference, Aston, Birmingham, 2009
JISC Cetis / eAA workshop, Manchester, 2009
iCOPER workshop, Berlin, 2009
RYA Judges & Umpires National Conference, Grafham Water, 2010
Institute of Education invited talk, London, 2010
HEA Seminar on assessment, Hatfield, 2010

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