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Claire Gardener

Senior Learning Technologist - University of Derby

Claire Gardener is a Senior Learning Technologist (Digital Learning Systems) within the Digital Solutions and Services team at the University of Derby. Claire has functional oversight of the University digital learning technology, she is also a lead for digital accessibility at the University. Most recently Claire has lead a University project looking at assessing and improving institutional Digital Accessibility Maturity.

Claire has nearly 20 years’ experience in learning technology and has worked in roles in both Further and Higher Education.

Claire is active in the Blackboard community and co-chairs the European Blackboard Ally User group. She won a Blackboard Catalyst award for Community Engagement in 2020 and in 2019 was part of the team that won a Catalyst award for Inclusive Education.

Claire has delivered several conference presentations and most recently a keynote on accessibility for another University.