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Learn Net Advisors & Research was born in 1998 when we realised the potential of the internet, particularly for vulnerable people and disadvantaged groups. Ruth Garner, Director,

Ruth Garner, Director

Ruth Garner, Director

worked happily in the NHS for 24 years as a qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist (practitioner, senior manager and advisor) specialising in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, burns and general traumatology and, later, within forensic psychiatry.

Ruth started her online MSc. in September 1996 at Greenwich University. She was so enthused about this method of studying that she started to explore opportunities within her work and was lucky enough to be involved in an early eLearning programme with partners across the City of Birmingham, delivering a prevocational programme (ESF) to adults with physical disabilities and mental ill-health.  As a result Ruth decided to leave the NHS and thus Learn Net Advisors & Research was born.

Ruth says…. ‘We have been lucky enough to see many technology changes and developments over the past 12 years and there has never been a dull moment!’  Our customers come from a wide range of organisations and include higher education, adult education, further education, schools, charitable organisations, local authorities, private businesses and professional bodies.

Ruth has been a member of the CeLTT team (Certificated Learning through Transformative Technologies) for many years at Greenwich University, as an online tutor working with teachers, trainers and others wishing to develop their curriculum and deliver online.  She is the Chair of the Birmingham eLearning Foundation (BeLF) which has delivered over 35,000 personal learning devices over the past 4 years to pupils in Birmingham, thus helping to close the digital divide.  She is also the Chair of Governors at Moor Green Primary School in Moseley.

Learn Net Advisors & Research has a range of Associates who come with wide ranging experiences in health and social care, technology, business, education, training and employment.

Ruth was a conscientious and knowledgeable member of the CeLTT programme team who demonstrated a high degree of skill in working with and supporting adult learners.

She contributed much to the professional development of a wide range of colleagues who participated in the programme and assisted in the migration between Virtual Learning Environments. Her wider experience and knowledge gained from working with diverse stakeholders enriched the programme considerably. She has integrity, applies assessment and evaluation criteria fairly and provides supportive feedback and encouragement.

Malcolm Ryan

Retired Head of TALENT at University of Greenwich

"Ruth has worked as a consultant on many, diverse and challenging projects. She has always delivered to the highest standards of work and is totally reliable and consistent. If Ruth is in charge of doing a job then you can be confident that it will be produced on time and will meet the highest of expectations."

Margaret Dilloway
Dilloway & Goldman Associates