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Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott

Digital Curriculum Support and Developer

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Social Work and Health

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 in this area in the continuous development of colleague digital learning and teaching skills. 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 an 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
  • 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
  • Developing immersive virtual reality 360° viewing and simulation learning experiences with Igloo Vision software
  • Collaborating on the development of quality assured online learning activities, resources and assessment materials, using tools such as H5P
  • Working with senior academic colleagues and stakeholders 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.

Publications

See Google Scholar.

Press expertise

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