Santanu is the Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of East London. He oversees the running of the department, the AdvanceHE CPD Route Scheme, the National Teaching Fellowship and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence and is business owner for Moodle, Panopto, LinkedIn Learning and Mahara. Previously he has worked as Senior Learning Technologist in the Centre, also
he’s worked as a 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 reviewer for the Research in Learning Technology from the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). He is a Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Santanu is also an ex-ICT and 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 particular on physical and virtual learning spaces on academic practice in higher education.
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 Insitutute of Education. Santanu has published two chapters on educational technology and is working on two more publications.