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Jim Ellis

Head of Technology Enhanced Learning Design at The Open University


Jim is a former RAF Education Officer who then spent eight years as a corporate e-learning designer and project manager – leading projects for Barclays, the Civil Service, MoD, Royal Bank of Scotland and Volkswagen – before joining the Open University in 2003 as Head of Interactive Media. He is currently Head of Technology Enhanced Learning Design, contributing to OU teaching strategies and standards, and leading a team of 15 learning designers who work closely with academic colleagues in the design of new modules for the OU’s 170,000 distance learners. He achieved a Doctorate in Education in 2011 and Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2015. Jim is passionately interested in how adults learn and how well-designed educational technologies can enhance that experience.

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