Esther Barrett

Subject specialist (teaching, learning and assessment)

My blog posts

Are robots taking our jobs?

Yes, and they have been for generations American union leader and civil rights activist Walter Reuther (1907 – 1970) led the United Automobile... >>

Employability in a digital world

What does a twenty first century employee look like? What kind of jobs will our learners being doing in their lifetimes? How have our own working... >>

Inspiring learning blog


I am based in the subject specialist team and I help learning providers make the most of all that we have to offer around teaching, learning and assessment.

I work with colleagues across Jisc to support members to find solutions, by sharing best practice, providing bespoke advice and guidance and signposting appropriate digital resources. This involves working in areas such as digital literacy, learning and teaching, building and supporting communities of practice and developing the digital learning experiences.

My support is tailored to member needs, but typically includes input at briefings and webinars, participation in specialist forums, delivery at conferences and events, and responding to enquiries.


I was with Jisc RSC Wales for eight years and worked closely with the adult community learning and voluntary sectors.

During this time I supported learning providers by giving advice and guidance, and delivering training sessions especially around teaching and learning, creating digital resources, social media, web conferencing and digital literacy.