MA: DTCE graduate at Mimas — the UK’s national data centre

Suhad Aljundi
Suhad Aljundi is working at the UK’s national data centre, Mimas, in Manchester

It is always nice to hear about MA: DTCE graduates who are doing well, and have used their learning to secure for themselves interesting and creative jobs in the educational technology industry. We recently heard that Suhad Aljundi, originally from Syria, who graduated from the MA: DTCE in 2014, is now working with JISC, the UK’s national provider of digital solutions to higher education and research, on augmented reality and online resources development.

Suhad says:

My role involves working collaboratively with my line manager on producing Augmented Reality (AR) resources and online learning materials that focus on enhancing the learning experiences in FE, HE and the Skills sector.  We are working on several projects including the Erasmus+ funded European project which aims at engaging students studying STEM based subjects in their curriculum content through producing Interactive AR materials.  
I am also involved in disseminating the benefits of AR and its best practices to Jisc user communities at conferences, workshops and webinars.  Exploring innovative and future emerging technologies like Wearbles and investigating ways to better engage students and promote personalised learning experiences in HE and FE. 
There are a lots of opportunities in this internship to get new skills (from 3d modelling, digital imaging, video production, AR content development skills) through attending webinars, workshops and training courses in creating digital resources that is not only limited to AR but also to other technologies to support Jisc strategic goals and user communities.  This helps me in a way to fill in the gaps in my experience so I can apply the knowledge and experience I gained throughout the DTCE programme, it also opens up the chance to work on more challenging projects in innovation and education. 
A longer blog post about her new job can be read here. We wish Suhad well in her new career! If you are interested in following her — or exploring the great diversity of other career options which the MA: DTCE should open up for you — there is still plenty of time to make an application for the 2015-16 academic year.

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