Peter Wilkinson


+44 (0) 7711 421 056

Current position:  Lecturer in Computing


Peter Wilkinson

Peter Wilkinson

I started teaching in 2001 after a varied and successful career in IT industry here and in USA.

I was Programme Manager of the team that founded degree courses at Colchester with the validation of Foundation Degree in Computer Systems in 2002. I managed the changes in programme needed for change of HEI from Anglia Ruskin to University of Essex in 2005.  I was a member of the team that presented at re-validation of courses in 2009. I am responsible for external contacts generally, and for employer liaison and feedback in particular, for the Computer Solutions degree courses. I introduced Moodle to Colchester Institute in 2006 and it now hosts scores of courses and hundreds of users.  I continue to construct Moodle courses, some of which are considered as exemplary, for use by myself and other tutors. Recently I have reduced my teaching hours to concentrate on iPad development.

Current and Recent Responsibilities

Education And qualifications

Type and Duration of vocational experience

RELEVANT to subject specialism

From To
Sept 2001 Aug 2002 Lecturer in Computing, Colchester Institute
Aug 2002 Aug 2009 Curriculum  Manager (HE) Colchester Institute
Aug 2009 Aug 2012 Lecturer in Computing, Colchester InstituteConsultancy on technical resources and Moodle
Aug 2012 Present Lecturer in Computing Truro and Penwith College

Other Industrial and Commercial Experience

From To Description
1984 1989 Software Developer – Artemis. Low level programming on PCs. Device drivers, terminal emulation, PCs emulating users to extend functionality of legacy systems.
1989 1995 PC Quote Inc (USA), final post Senior vice President responsible for technology. PC Quote collected information in variety of formats from some 80 stock, options and futures exchanges; massaged data into common format and rebroadcast to clients by satellite.   PC Quote Inc was a quoted US company with a turnover of around $10 M.Wrote low-level handlers for several network terminations.
1995 1996 European Technical Manager AT Financial Inc Responsible for technical interfaces with European financial exchanges.
1996 2001 Director of Client Services, and a product manager, Innate. Innate is a small (£2M, 12-15 people) company that writes and sells software in the general area of project and resource management and time recording.  Innate has an international client list. I was product manager and also provided “support of last resort” for larger overseas clients. This involved a lot of (too much!) international travel.

Subjects and Courses taught in last 5 years (Only degree level included)

From To Description
2003 Present Computer Systems Level C, Network Fundamentals Level I, Internet Database Transactions Level I, Advanced Server Technologies Level C, Architecture and Operating Systems Level C, Network Project Level I

Technical skills

Colchester Institute bio page



Certificate for Gold Moodle course

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