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Simon Thomson


Simon is a “flipped academic” (Bruton 2012). He is Director of the Centre for Innovation in Education at the University of Liverpool which supports innovation in learning, teaching and assessment through enhanced curriculum development.

His work is very much centred on positive change and critical digital pedagogy and his includes the development of a conversational framework for technology use (4E Framework, with a focus on it’s potential to enable, enhance, enrich and empower learning & teaching and more recently a model for digitally integrated academic development (DIAD) as part of his ongoing research.

Simon has led on a number of externally funded Learning & Teaching projects including a JISC/HEA funded Open Education project, a Leadership Foundation supported 1to1 tablet device implementation, examining the effects such deployment has on learning & teaching and learners and teachers, a HEfCE funded project on next generation digital learning spaces and more recently workin with the British Council in supporting Universities to transition to a Hybrid Active Learning (HAL) approach. He has presented and published his work at a number of national and international conferences, predominantly in the areas of learning technology and open education.

Simon was awarded an HEA National Teaching Fellow (2014) and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SEDA accredited in Embedding Learning Technologies and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

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