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Simon Walker is Head of the Educational Development Unit at the University of Greenwich, where he is responsible for a wide range of cross-university strategic enhancement-driven projects. His teaching and research interests lie in the development and evaluation of design for learning. He has presented keynote presentations, papers and workshops on this subject throughout the world. He is co-leader for programmes in the certified learning through transformative technologies framework (CeLTT) and a PHD supervisor.
He has led a number of national e-learning projects and was awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship in 2006. He is editor in chief of Compass; Journal of Learning & Teaching at the University of Greenwich and responsible for the annual technology–enhanced and learning & teaching conferences at the University of Greenwich as well as the university's Bicycle Users Group.
Head of University Educational Development Team 2007- present. Extensive experience of consultancy in higher and further education: learning and teaching. Experience of doctoral supervision and external examination Programme co-leader for Certificate of Professional Development in e-Learning, Teaching and Training. Pathway leader for MA in Education (e-Learning). Director: (BECTA) International Baccalaureate e-Learning Laboratory (iBEL), Strand leader FDTL5 Associate Online. Project Leader for Keynote 2.0 (Emerald).Deputy director: JISC (DEL) eLISA project. Deputy director: JISC (D4L) eLIDA CAMEL project.
International publication record. Editorial board membership; AACE Ed Media Conference and Journal of Partnership and Professional Development. Organiser of e-Learning@Greenwich/conferences (2001 – present) and annual University Learning and Teaching Conference (2007 – present). SEDA and HEA Institutional contact.
Appointed National Teaching Fellow in 2006 for developmental work with teachers in e-learning. Appointed Principal lecturer for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 (transferred to Teaching Fellowship 2007).
(Forthcoming) Masterman, E,Jameson, J & Walker, S, (2008) Capturing Teachers' Experience Of Learning Design Through Case Studies. Special Issue Of Distance Education On Researching Learning Design In Open, Distance And Flexible Learning
Walker (2008) BECTA Research Report. International Baccalaureate e-Learning Laboratory (iBEL) . http://partners.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=rh&catcode=_re_rp_02&rid=15656
Walker, S & Masterman, L. (2006)Learning Designs and the Development of Study Skills: Reuse and Community Perspectives. Philip, R., Voerman, A. & Dalziel, J. (Eds) (2006). Proceedings of the First International LAMS Conference 2006: Designing the Future of Learning, 6-8 December 2006, Sydney: LAMS Foundation. ISBN 10:1741382289
Walker, S, Ryan, M. (2006) Designing for Effective Practice: A Method for Professional Development. In Persson M (ed) A Vision of European Learning and Teaching. Swan Nordic, Sweden . pp265 - 272.
Jameson,J, Ferrell,G, Kelly,J, Walker, S Ryan, M. (2006) Building trust and shared knowledge in communities of e-learning practice: collaborative leadership in the JISC eLISA and CAMEL lifelong learning projects. British Journal of Educational Technology November 2006 - Vol. 37 Issue 6. p949-969
Allan, S, Jones, K & Walker, S. (2006) Retro-Fitting e-learning to an Existing Distance Learning Course. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Vol 2 p 137-147.
Walker, S, Ryan, M., (2005) Towards Learning Design for the Information Age. In Persson M (ed) A Vision of European Learning and Teaching. Swan Nordic, p153-167
Jameson, J. & Walker, S. (2005). Writing in LAMs with Moodle for eLISA PDS: An e-Learning Partnership in Greenwich, Oxford and Kent. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (pp. 342-352). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
External Consultancy (2005-present)
2008 Czech Government- research project assessor.
2008 Barnet College
2005 CEA@Islington: Centre for Raising the Achievement of Minority Ethnic Boys.
2005 Dartford Grammar School
MA Electronic Arts, Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University
BTEC Assessor Awards D32 and D33
PGCE (FE), Thames Polytechnic
BA (Hons.) (First Class) 3-Dimensional Design Central School of Art and Design.
Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Sir John Cass School of Art