Prof Simon Thomson

Director of Flexible Learning & Prof HL

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Overview

I have an academic background in broadcast engineering and blended/online education as well as senior level experience in Higher Education relating to digital and blended/online curriculum design and education.

Having worked in both Post-92 and Russell Group Universities I have experienced first-hand the often missed opportunities to bridge the gap between online learning & teaching with on campus experiences and my work very much centres around the development of increasing mixed-modal (hybrid) educational experiences.

I am also passionate about ‘open education’ and as such much of my work and outputs are freely available for others to use through my own websites or through open access publications.

You can often find me online as “digisim” which is a persona I have been using for a number of years. It stems from being referred to as “Digital Simon” through my work within digital education.

External positions

Trustee, Co-operative College

Sep 2022 → …

Areas of expertise

  • LB2300 Higher Education - blended learning, hybrid education, mixed-mode learning, Digital Education, Technology Enhanced Learning
  • LB2361 Curriculum - blended curriculum, critical digital pedagogy, flexible curriculum, learning design

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