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Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott-Purdy

Digital Curriculum Support and Developer

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

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


A brand new role as the lead learning technologist across the Institute of Health and Allied Professions, within the School of Social Sciences. I collaborate with academic colleagues to support, consult and innovate in the curriculum design and development of online and blended delivery undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare full-time and degree apprenticeship and professional courses. Supporting and advising on pedagogically-informed and technical application of curriculum-specific learning technologies. Simultaneously acting as a digital leader embedding digital literacies and skills into the curriculum and developing our students and colleagues. Key activities include:

  • Managing our institute-specific PebblePad Region and subsequent Workspaces for our course ePortfolio and administrative workflows, and keeping colleagues and students informed on PebblePad system changes
  • Managing end user experience and content of our Igloo Vision immersive virtual reality 360° suites, to support simulations and scenarios
  • Leading on facilitating, developing, capturing and disseminating colleague effective practices in online, blended and ePortfolio-based learning, and promoting available digital technologies
  • Establishing, building and quality assuring pedagogically-strong PebblePad templates, workbooks and workflows within course and curriculum designs
  • Collaborating on the development of quality assured online learning activities, resources and assessment materials, using tools such as H5P
  • Managing our institute-specific PebblePad pedagogical and technical first line support service desk to colleagues, students and their assessors/supervisors/mentors. Providing planned and just-in-time synchronous and asynchronous support, writing easy-to-follow self-service instruction and materials and delivering orientation and training sessions
  • Working with colleagues in the School of Social Sciences on strategic objectives and priorities in digital learning and teaching

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 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