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Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott-Purdy

Digital Curriculum Manager

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Nursing and Paramedicine/IHAP


As the Digital Curriculum Manager in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions, within the School of Social Sciences. I manage the responsibility of providing a digital curriculum service that meets the pedagogical support needs of our healthcare courses, students and colleagues. Leading the design, development, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of pedagogically-informed digital learning experiences, and technical application of curriculum-specific learning technologies. Key activities include:

  • Operational management of the digital curriculum team, providing direction, academic leadership and first line management to Digital Curriculum Support and Developers
  • Delivering my institute-specific digital strategy/operational plan to inform the direction of digital curriculum design, working with the Head of Department and Principal Lecturers
  • Directing the development, implementation and support of curriculum-specific learning technology platforms such as our institute-specific PebblePad Region, Igloo Vision immersive virtual reality 360° suites and associated peripherals
  • Providing specialist pedagogical, technological and innovative expertise to inform decision-making on digital curriculum design and delivery, including generating use/business cases and purchasing
  • Undertaking scholarly activity through research and formally evaluating our digital curriculum projects and initiatives
  • Leading the design of quality assured digital materials and solutions for adaption and use relevant to healthcare higher education
  • Analysing and embedding digital literacies and skills into the curriculum and developing our students and colleagues
  • Coordinating, designing and delivering identified digital learning design and skills workshops to contribute to staff development
  • Managing our institute-specific digital curriculum/PebblePad technical first line support service desk

Career overview

I broadly define myself as a learning technologist, and I am also a consultant, writer and author. I began my learning technology career at a further education college, in the context of teacher education and learning support, then progressed to higher education. I specialise across the spectrums of learning design and digital capabilities, proactively analysing, developing and supporting pedagogical and administrative practices for effective application and solutions in digital technology. I am an active external consultant who has worked on national projects for The Education and Training Foundation and acted as an external quality assurer. I am the winner of the Association for Learning Technology Learning Technologist of the Year award 2016. I hold a technology enhanced learning MSc and am qualified in teaching, assessing, lead internal verification, management and leadership and information technology and computing. I share my experiences on my professional and personal blog.


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Press expertise

  • Learning technologies/Virtual Learning Environments
  • Curriculum design
  • Digital literacies, skills and capabilities development
  • Learning design; digital, online and blended course, learning activity and assessment design
  • Cross-sector experience and consultancy in higher/further education; apprenticeships/work-based learning; private/commercial; awarding organisations