I am currently Director of Flexible Learning at the University of Manchester (UK). 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.
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 much of my work is freely available for others to use through my websites or through open access publications.