Deborah Arnold

After studying French and linguistics at Aston University in Birmingham (UK), I worked as an English trainer in Greece and then as Director of Studies for a language training institute in Dijon, France. Developing courses around computer-aided language learning, video and audio encouraged me to learn more about the design of such resources, so I took a Masters in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Burgundy, including a term at the Institute of Education, University of London and a work placement at BBC Learning English.

From 2000 to 2011, I worked as a project manager at Vidéoscop – the audiovisual and multimedia production department of Université Nancy 2 – developing, coordinating and participating in transnational projects under the eLearning and Lifelong Learning programmes.
Since January 2012, I have been working as Director of Learning Technology at the University of Burgundy, managing a small production team and contributing to the university's technology-enhanced learning strategy to encourage more widespread and better use of media and technology for teaching and learning.
I also teach multimedia project management on the Euromédias Master at the University of Burgundy and the analysis of educational media on an online Master for Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. I’m involved in several European networks and communities of practice in the fields of ICT and digital media for education (EDEN, DIVERSE, eLene) and have been running the French National Contact Point for the MEDEA Awards since 2009.