Camille Berry, graduated from the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education in 2013.
We asked Camille about her MA DTCE experience, how her qualification has impacted her life, and what she is up to now.
”I am an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica and I am currently doing my PhD in Education. I do all the duties of a lecturer except supervising students who are doing a Masters or PhD.
My experience doing the MA DTCE has opened my eyes to new technologies (at the time) and has helped me to continue to keep abreast of emerging technologies and best practices in the fields of Information Technology and Education. It introduced me to research which has now become a huge part of my responsibilities in Academia.
My work, according to new technological innovations and/or shifting uses of technology is changing in terms of two main aspects. Firstly, we have to review our courses in a timely manner to include the latest strategies and technologies that will appeal to and fit the needs of our students who are teachers or are training to become teachers. Secondly, we have upgraded our facilities and have incorporated different methods of instruction delivery which can facilitate distance learning for those who cannot journey to our campus. Since then I have taught students from several other Caribbean countries.
Over the next 10 years we will continue to see a shift in how students learn and we as educators will have to learn new ways and how to use different technology to reach the generations that are coming. DTCE can continue to focus on introducing students to new and innovative ways of teaching, they can focus on the importance of research also and help their students to better transition into writing and publishing which I am still very weak in. This programme is a good one and will continue to get persons from all over the world who are interested in how education and information technology can be merged.