This page provides biographical details of the speakers and members of
the organising committee at
the Exploiting The Potential Of Wikis
which was organised by UKOLN.
Steven Warburton is an e-learning ICT manager at King's College London
with a wealth of experience in the implementation and evaluation of learning technology
within a variety of educational settings. He has managed both technical and
pedagogically driven e-learning projects that have included work on personal
publishing tools, social software, virtual learning environments, and the
development of blended teaching programmes. He provides consultancy both within/out
the University specialising in the support of distributed/distance learners.
His research interests have been eclectic having moved from neuroscience through
to computing and now focussing on questions of online learner identity, social
networking and the notion of learner communities. This current research focus
has been reflected in recent presentations that have covered the topics of social
computing, the collaborative aspects of blogs and wikis, actor network theory and
communities of practice.
Steven gave a talk on
"Wikis and Collaboration: Approaches
to Deploying Wikis in Educational Settings".
Steven can be contacted at
Henry Rzepa is Professor of Computational
Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. His entry into
the "Internet World" occurred around 1987, when as a member of a journal advisory
board of the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was asked to consider solutions to
the problem of archiving the rich stream of data beginning to emerge in digital
form from many articles published in the journal. The
CLIC enhanced journal project,
which ran during 1995-1997, investigated ways of capturing data in a chemically
semantically rich manner and exposing it via journal pages; similar experiments
in Electronic conferencing (the ECTOC series, 1995-1998; the Exemplarchem series, 2000-2005)
explored how (chemistry) research scientists and students would respond to such environments.
During this period, he collaborated in the development of CML
(Chemical Markup Language, 1996-present), which evolved into an extensive set of
modular schemas for embedding in Open data-rich environments. Latterly, the focus
has been on the metadata side, providing semantic hooks for enabling the
interoperability of these environments into other sciences.
As well as the informatics research, Professor Rzepa has an active program in
quantum chemical modelling of important chemical systems and reactions. His recent
discoveries include a novel class of conjugated molecules, which exhibit aromaticity
arising from higher-twist Mobius rings (actually, paradromic topologies sustaining
two or four half twists), and the first unravelling of the origins of polymeric
stereo-regularities (tacticities) in new classes of polymerisation reactions designed
to use sustainable bio-resources rather than geochemical stocks such as oil.
Henry gave a talk on
"Wikis and (Meta)data Rich Environments: a Model for Scholarly Publishing".
Henry can be contacted at
Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus - a post
funded by the JISC
and MLA which provides
advice and support to the UK Higher and Further Education communities and the museums,
libraries and archives sector on Web issues.
Brian is based at UKOLN.
Brian's interests include Web standards, Web accessibility, quality assurance
for Web services and innovative Web developments, including collaborative Web tools,
Web 2.0 developments, etc.
Brian gave a talk on
"Reflections On Personal Experiences In Using Wikis".
Brian is also a member of the workshop organising committee.
Brian can be contacted at <b.kellyukoln.ac.uk>.
Phil Wilson is a Web Software Developer for the University of Bath
where he develops n-tier J2EE web applications, and has been doing this for
various companies for five years. Philip's interests include Web standards,
Web usability, collaborative Web tools, Firefox hacking and the Semantic Web.
Phil gave a talk on
"Evaluating Wikis: A Case Study".
Phil can be contacted at
Brian Kelly is chair of the programme
committee. Brian Kelly's details are given above.
Steven Warburton is co-chair of the programme committee.
Steven Warburton's details are given above.
is the Events and Marketing Manager at UKOLN with
responsibility for all events undertaken by the organisation along with marketing
the organisation to the wider community. Natasha has over 7 years of experience
at organising events and has been at UKOLN since October 2003. Natasha has
responsibility for the workshop organisation and administration.
Maintained by Brian Kelly,
Last updated on 05-Nov-2006
Email comments to B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk