Ian currently works as a Senior Educational Developer for HEFI based in the College of Social Sciences. He supports academic and professional services staff by providing pedagogical and technical support in the design and delivery of learning programmes using learning technologies.
Ian previously worked as a Digital Learning Designer for HEFI based in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He provided technical support and training for academic and professional services staff.
Before this role he worked as a Learning Designer for the Dubai project within Educational Enterprise, External Relations supporting academic colleagues by designing and developing learning resources using a variety of multimedia such as video, graphics and interactive web-based technologies.
In a career spanning 20 years Ian has worked in a variety of roles such as E-learning Designer / Developer, Lead Internal Verifier, Assessor/ Tutor, Development Tutor and Programme Delivery Manager. Having worked in Further and Adult Education for many years, he has extensive experience of delivering face-to-face training in classroom settings and via virtual learning environments using Moodle VLE, Basic Support for Co-operative Working, Oracle, Umbraco and more recently Canvas LMS. As well as his own teaching portfolio he has managed and coached teams of Tutors and Assessors within Further Education, NVQ and Work Based Learning.
Ian’s particular research interests are Blended Learning and Distance Learning using Virtual Learning Environments and the creation of accessible learning resources.