The Open Education Professional Directory

Simon Thomson, Head of E-Learning


Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University,
United Kingdom

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Oversight of open education at an institution
Implementation of open education policies
Research in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Instituional Embedding
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for face to face education
Using/remixing OER for online education
OER project management
Instructional design using OER
Faculty adoption of OER
Libraries and OER
Open Access
Open Access policy development
Implementation of open access practices

Using MOOCs as a staff development resource.
Geographic regions of professional expertise
North America


Personal statement

I am the Head of E-Learning at a UK HEI. I am passionate about open education, mobile learning and technology as a tool to enable, enhance & enrich learning & teaching experiences. I also believe that technology should empower our learners and teachers and that we should talk more about how we wish to use technology in education. Technology is not the answer until we understand the question. I have used my experiences to develop a framework for encouraging e-learning conversations. You can find out more about me and get access to the openly licensed 4E Framework on my site: Apple Distinguished Educator • SEDA Accredited in Embedding Learning Technologies • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy • National Teaching Fellow.

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