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Dec 2014 – present Knowledge Management AdvisormPowering Frontline Health Workers and 1 million Community Health Workers Campaign
Washington DC & New York
May 2011 – present Director, Digital Campus
UK & Spain
April 2010 – Jan 2013 IT and Technical Project Manager and Visiting Scholar
University of Alcalá, Madrid
Sept 2008 – April 2010 IT Advisor & Trainer
Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Aug 2006 – Sept 2008 Lead Developer in Web 2.0 and Social Software
Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, Milton Keynes
July 2005 – Aug 2006 Senior Developer
Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, Milton Keynes
Feb 2001 – July 2005 Web Developer & Application Programmer
Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, Milton Keynes
Dec 1999 – Nov 2000 IT Manager
International Curriculum and Assessment Agency (ICAA), Hampshire
Oct 1995 – Dec 1999 Developer (Print production)
First Direct, Leeds


Sept 1996 – July 1997 Software Development Postgraduate Diploma
Leeds Metropolitan University
Oct 1991 – June 1994 BSc Hons Degree Mathematics
Leeds University

Other Courses and Qualifications

6 April 2010 Moodle Course Creator Certificate Verify my certificate
12-15 August 2008 Training Skills
2-6 July 2008 Skills for Working in Development (SKWID)
June 2008 Improving your Negotiating Skills
Open University (more info)
March 2008 Effective Leadership Skills
Open University (more info)
25 – 29 July 2005 Web Component Development with Java (JSP & Servlets)
Sun Educational Services
Feb – Oct 2005 Understanding Law (W200)
Open University (see course info)
May 2004 – July 2004 Law, the Internet and Society: technology and the future of ideas (T182)
Open University (see course info)
The course is now available freely online, just go to and complete the short registration form to get access.
Nov 2003 – Apr 2004 Software Development for Networked Applications using Java (M874) – passed with merit
Open University (see course info)



  • Little A (2013) OppiaMobile Learning Platform, presented at TelSpain 2013, Madrid, 29th Nov 2013 (view presentation)
  • Little A (2013) Mobile Learning for Health Workers, presented at DaeSav 2013, Berlin, 5th Oct 2013 (view presentation)
  • Little A (2011) Using Mobile Technologies to Improve Maternal Health, presented at BarCampEthiopia 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept 24th 2011 (view presentation)
  • Little A (2011) Overcoming Challenges for Effective Multimedia Delivery, presented at eLearning Africa 2011, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 27th 2011 (view presentation)
  • Little A (2010) Digital Campus: An Integrated Model to support eLearning at Higher Education Institutions in Africa, presented at eLearning Africa 2010, Lusaka, Zambia, May 28th 2010 (view presentation)
  • Little A (2008) Introduction to OpenLearn, presented at MoodleMoot08, Padova University, Italy, May 9th (view presentation)
  • Little A (2008) Google Maps, presented at IET Technology Coffee Morning, Open University, Milton Keynes, (UK), May 7th (view presentation)
  • Little A (2007) MSG: Instant Messaging in OpenLearn, presented at eLearning Community Work-in-Progress #4, Open University, Milton Keynes, (UK), Dec 3rd.
  • Little A (2007) MSG Instant Messenger: social presence and location for the “ad hoc learning experience, presented at OpenLearn conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, (UK), Oct 30-31, 2007.
  • Little A (2007) Integrating Google Maps into MSG, presented at CALRG conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, (UK), June 20-22, 2007.
  • Little A & Tomadaki E (2007) OpenLearn: Open Source VLE, Sussex Learning Network eLearning Project Conference, Brighton, 9 May 2007
  • Little A (2007) Integrating Google Maps into MSG, KMi Internal Seminar, Open University, Milton Keynes, 18 April 2007 – video replay
  • Little A, Okada A & Tomadaki E (2007) Lightning introduction to social software for open learning, Widening Participation and Race Equality Fair, Open University, Milton Keynes, 13 Feb 2007

Conferences & Workshops

12-14 Nov 2015 USAID Global Development Lab Co-Creation Workshop
Washington DC, USA
10-11 Nov 2015 Global mHealth Summit
Washington DC, USA
3-4 Nov 2015 Diarrhea and Pneumonia Working Group
Washington DC, USA
19-21 Oct 2015 Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference
Mexico City (more info)
15 Apr 2015 CORE Group – Global Health Practitioner Conference
Alexandria DC, USA (more info)
10/11 Dec 2014 Global mHealth Forum
Washington DC, USA (more info)
13/14 Nov 2014 GETHealth
Dublin, Ireland (more info)
29 Nov 2013 TelSpain 2013
Madrid, Spain (more info)
4-5 Oct 2013 DaeSav 2013
Berlin, Germany (more info)
23-24 Sept 2011 BarCamp Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (more info)
25-27 May 2011 eLearning Africa 2011
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (more info)
17-18 Sept 2010 BarCamp Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (more info)
27-28 May 2010 eLearning Africa 2010
Lusaka, Zambia (more info)
9-10 May 2008 MoodleMoot08
Padova University, Italy (more info)
30-31 Oct 2007 OpenLearn Conference
OU, Milton Keynes (more info)
3-5 Oct 2007 Future of Web Apps Expo
London (more info)
9 May 2007 Sussex Learning Network conference
Brighton (more info)
20 – 21 Feb 2007 Future of Web Apps (FOWA)
20 – 22 June 2005 Alt-i-Lab 2005 – Advancing Learning Technology Interoperability
Held in Sheffield (more info)
15 -17 June 2005 UNFOLD (Making IMS Learning Design available to teachers)
Held at Minho University, Braga, Portugal (more info)
12-14 May 2004 eLearning Results 2004 (including IMS Learning Design Workshop)
Hosted by GiuntiLabs in Sestri Levante, Italy
23-25 Nov 2002 European Academic Software Awards
Held in Ronneby, Sweden


26 Apr 2005 Open University Teaching Award – as part of the ‘eMentor’ project team
2004 Open University Teaching Award – as part of the ‘Introducing Teaching and learning Online’ team
2003 Open University Teaching Award – as part of the ‘Knowledge Network’ project team
Nov 2002 European Academic Software Awards (EASA) finalist – for work on the ‘Knowledge Network’

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