Sally Reynolds has a background in remedial linguistics and has also worked for several years in radio and television in Ireland as a manager, researcher, presenter and producer for local stations and the national radio and television service (RTE). From the early 90's onwards, she became increasingly involved in the field of technology enhanced learning and worked for University College Dublin, the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities in Heerlen, EuroPACE and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Her work during this time was largely related to the management of European projects which included European R&D projects funded under the R&D Framework Programmes as well as projects funded by the EC's Lifelong Learning Programme and the European Space Agency. In 1999, she set up the independent company ATiT, where she is now joint Managing Director.
Sally leads several projects for ATiT in the area of audio-visual production, research and project management as well as training and consultancy services which are aimed at various clients including the European Commission, the European Space Agency and the World Bank as well as corporate clients. Sally has designed and led a number of training initiatives and is an experienced workshop facilitator in the area of technology enhanced learning including media selection, video production, use of videoconferencing, streaming, costing multimedia production and managing collaborative spaces. She has managed cross-border pilot projects in the area of technology enhanced learning in the school, higher education and in-company training sectors and is an experienced evaluator and researcher. She also works as an evaluator for the European Commission and has evaluated and reviewed projects in FP5, FP6 and FP7. She is also an accomplished author in this field having several publications to her credit largely aimed at users of ICT in education and training.
Particular recent projects where Sally has played a leading management role include the following:
- Management of the series of Virtual Dialogues on the Topic of Women in Leadership January – March 2009 which used a mix of videoconferencing, streaming and web site support to facilitate a series of dialogues amongst women leaders worldwide and interested audiences of politicians, local activists, students and academics.
- Management of the Web-Sat DVB S2 Development project funded partially by the European Space Agency in 2007-2008.
- Management of the training provided in Indonesia in the context of the BERMUTU Launch in 2007 to staff and participating centres in the GDLN network along with the training and videoconferencing facilities providers which are part of the Universities network managed by the Indonesian Ministry of Education.
- Sally has also been the conference programme manager for the annual Online Educa Berlin eLearning conference since 1995 and continues to support the organisers of the conference in agenda design, selection and management for this event and the eLearning Africa conference.
Sally is also involved in VISCED, for which she and her colleague Nikki Cortoos will further undertake research into virtual schools and colleges provision in countries such as Ireland, Belgium, South Africa, Kenya, ... as well as some new countries.