Santanu is the Head Teaching Excellence and the ExPERT (Expertise for Professionalism in Education, Research and Teaching) Academy at the University of West London. He oversees the running of the department, the AdvanceHE CPD Route Scheme, the National Teaching Fellowship, and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence and is the business owner for Blackboard, Panopto, CampusPress, PollEverywhere. He is a Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Previously he has worked as Senior Learning Technologist and Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of East London. He has worked as an Educational Technologist at the Department for Learning Enhancement and Development Centre (LEaD) at City University, London working on a variety of Educational Technology Projects in the virtual and physical space, specialising in Learning Spaces and has taught on the MA in Academic Practice. He is one of the editors of the Staff and Educational Developers Association (SEDA) Educational Development Magazine and Papers Committees and reviewer for the Research in Learning Technology from the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).
Santanu has previously worked for Brunel University as a Learning Technologist and as the Learning Technology Coordinator in the Learning and Development Centre at Imperial College London. Santanu’s academic interest is on the relationship between pedagogy, space, and technology and particularly on physical and virtual learning spaces on academic practice in higher education explored through social media communities of practice, in particular Twitter.
He has previously worked at British Telecom in the early days of the Internet, has worked in retail, and has taught ICT and Graphic Design in Secondary Schools. Santanu holds a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology and Design and a PGCE ICT Secondary from Brunel University London and a Masters in Education in ICT in Education from UCL’s Institute of Education. Santanu has published two chapters on educational technology and is working on two more publications.