• SJ3/10
    Computing and Engineering
    University of Huddersfield
    Queensgate, Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Rupert Ward is a former Special Adviser to the Royal Household and former Project Lead for iDEA (idea.org.uk), one of the world's most successful badging solutions which is used in over 95% of all countries. He has also co-developed one of the leading global technology acceptance models (GETAMEL), and he currently leads the development of a global accreditation standard for badging and microcredentialing as part of his role as Director of Strategic Partnerships, and a member of the Executive Board, of the International Council on Badges and Credentials.

He is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been part of teams recognised nationally for assessment and feedback (Highly Commended, ICT Innovation of the Year, THE Leadership & Management Awards), student experience (National Acquisitions Group Award for Excellence and Guardian Award for Student Experience), customer service excellence and enterprise.

Rupert is Professor of Learning Innovation within the School of Computing and Engineering. He is a member of the BCS Accreditation Committee, a former board member of the Council for Professors and Heads of Computing, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Manager and a Chartered IT Professional. He has authored two books on personalised learning (Personalised Learning for the Learning Person; Getting Personal: How we learn and why we don’t) and is an avid learner who is currently completing his tenth postgraduate qualification.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fundamental Theoretical Physic Research
  • Atomic Physic Research
  • Computational modelling
  • Computational Analysis
  • Process Improvement
  • Technology
  • Virtual Computing Environments
  • Social Computing Environment
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Transformative Technologies
  • Portfolio Use
  • Organisational Technology Strategy


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