Dean of Learning and Teaching, and Professor of Pedagogy, at the University of the Highlands and Islands. I lead the teams who work in partnership with colleagues across the university in the areas of learning and teaching strategy, professional development and recognition in learning and teaching, curriculum innovation, digital education practice, academic standards, and educational scholarship.
I have also led the development of the Learning and Teaching Academy as UHI’s hub for enhancement and innovation in learning and teaching, with a focus on co-ordinating strategic learning and teaching initiatives, providing an integrated range of professional development and recognition opportunities for colleagues with learning and teaching responsibilities, and through the development of the University Mentoring Scheme. I also oversee the development and implementation of UHI’s Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy, and co-ordinate the development of educational research at UHI.
Prior to joining UHI I was programme leader for an award winning MSc Blended and Online Education. I also developed the openly licensed 3E Framework for designing technology-enhanced learning which has been implemented (in original or adapted form) by a range of institutions within and beyond the UK.
I’m one of the founding editors of the online, open-access Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (@JofPAAP), and Vice Chair of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).
I use this blog to share thoughts on aspects of education, learning, technology and inclusion in a purely personal capacity, and to keep track of presentations and papers.