About Us & Team

Welcome to EmpowerED Community, the independent initiative designed to be a catalyst for educational transformation. Unlike other webinar series tied to specific institutions, EmpowerED was founded with the vision of remaining impartial and universal in its reach. Created by Anshul Lau, whose passion for educational excellence knows no bounds, EmpowerED aims to break down institutional walls and foster a dynamic platform. Our commitment to empowering educators and inspiring students is as strong as ever, evolving from our roots in the EmpowerED Webinar Series to focus exclusively on building a community where every educator's voice can be heard. 


Our Purpose:


EmpowerED exists because we believe in the immense, untapped potential that lies within the global educational community. Our primary goal is to cultivate a community of practice where educators—regardless of their institutional affiliation—can come together to share, learn, and grow. If you share our vision and possess a spirit of collaboration and innovation, we invite you to join us on this transformative journey. 


Join us on this extraordinary journey. We believe that through mutual support, collaboration, and a shared commitment to advancing education, we can create an ecosystem that benefits educators and students alike.


Anshul is the Senior Learning Innovation Technologist and work within Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) at Keele university, and has previously worked at Staffordshire University, Universities of Nottingham, Hertfordshire and Manchester Metropolitan. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) and a Lego Serious Play Facilitator. He is also a member of JISC Digital Leader and Culture forum, aimed at driving innovative teaching strategies focused on digital tools and practices. As a Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) professional, Anshul is a dedicated, motivated, and results-driven individual with a passion for leveraging cutting-edge technologies and digital media to enhance the learning experience. With an extensive experience in training and supporting learners in Higher Education, Further Education and the Armed Forces, he has honed his skills in creating digital media and promoting innovative technology adoption to optimise student learning outcomes.


Anshul’s pedagogical approaches emphasise innovation, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, encouraging learners to leverage varied digital tools to expand their skill set. More recently, Anshul has been involved in discussions around digital strategy building and transformation, including embracing the use of Generative AI and Large Language Models within learning and teaching strategies and education standards. 


Caroline is an eLearning  Coordinator at the University of Sunderland in London. She has 7 years' experience in the education sector, with 4 years' specialising in Digital Learning. She moved into her current role, transitioning into Higher Education in 2019. Her previous role was as Digital Learning and Events Officer at Ark Schools where she coordinated training for teachers. Her current specialism is Academic Development and Learning Design. Her role focuses on developing the digital skills of academics and students and designing learning to achieve this. Caroline is Passionate about learner-centric teaching and active learning. To this end, she is always learning about new digital tools that can be used to increase engagement and active participation.


She has a PG Cert in Higher Education, is a Fellow of Advance HE, and holds several Microsoft Office Specialist certifications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Microsoft Certified Educator). Recently, Caroline completed the Aurora programme, a leadership programme for women in Higher Education.


May has a strong enthusiam and dedication for the new educational technologies. Her passion has led her to pursue a career around the design and use of technologies for educational purposes. She is currently an Assistant Digital Learning Developer at Durham University, supporting the mission to transform through exemplary learning design and effective user experience. Her design approaches and strategies are built through a user-centred lens that connects learning to new possibilities and problem-solving solutions.


Her education has also equipped her with a diversified skill set. She holds a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures with a minor in Educational Program for Secondary School Teachers from National Changhua University of Education, and a MA in Education and Technology with a Specialisation in Blended Learning Design at University College London. She is a curious individual with a growth mindset. She is interested in everything that can improve learning experiences and outcomes, aiming to learn more about cognitive science, theories of motivation, gamification, storytelling, design thinking, data science, graphic design, and leadership in the future.