Hello! I’m Tamsyn Smith and I’m a Learning Designer. I’ve been supporting the academic team in creating Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds. My background isn’t in archaeology, so I’ve had the fortune to learn a lot during the creation of the course – I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
I’ve been present when the videos for the course were being filmed, looking over the shoulder of Joe, our amazing camera-man. Many of our videos were filmed in Southampton, but team members have also been filming around the globe.
It’s been incredibly tricky working out what can be included in the course as Maritime Archaeology is such a vast discipline and 4 weeks is a fairly short course. All of the team are incredibly busy with their usual jobs, so we could not expand the length of the course, but we will be indicating where you can go to continue your studies.
I will be facilitating in FutureLearn for the duration of the course. Although I am unable to answer questions about the content of the course, if there are any technical problems or queries relating to how FutureLearn works, I will do my best to answer them.