Matthew Deeprose, Virtual Learning Environment Manager at the University, has become one of the first people in the UK to be recognised as Most Valuable Player or MVP, by education technology leader, Blackboard Inc.
Matt is responsible for operational support for the 27,000+ student and staff who use the service each month.
His role includes investigating and resolving issues, producing support materials, project managing upgrades and developments, liaising with the product vendor and the wider international user community.
MVP members are selected through a competitive process based on four criteria: technical knowledge, leadership, accessibility and collaboration.
Reacting to Blackboard’s recognition, Matt said:
“I have benefited greatly from the insights and advice of others in the Blackboard community. As I gained experience, I was very keen to pay that back by helping others whenever possible.
As a member of the University of Southampton, it’s a great achievement to be one of the first people from the UK to be regarded as a Blackboard MVP.”
Members of the Blackboard MVP Programme receive exclusive access to professional development training. These privileges will enable the University to continue to lead in providing exemplary student experiences, grounded in worldwide best practice.