My blog posts
John reflects on the upcoming Digital Leaders Programme and the development of a session that looks at how digital leaders can approach challenges... >>
John Sumpter explores how education can be enhanced by the appropriate and seamless integration of technologies such as Augmented Reality and Mixed... >>
Part of a UK wide team of subject specialists, I currently lead the digital leaders programme that helps empower leaders to respond more effectively to technology-driven change.
In addition, I support further, higher and skill sector education members to develop institutional and staff capabilities, working in partnership with senior leadership to influence change and deliver solutions.
I have fifteen years experience leading significant change and development in digital pedagogy across organisations in the UK and internationally.
I have worked internationally at:
- Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland, developing blended and online learning strategies
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), sharing best practices in online learning approaches
- University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2018, working with the Educational Enhancement Unit to implement the Higher Education Academy (HEA) framework and UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)
My teaching practice and scholarship is underpinned by a postgraduate certificate in higher education (PGCHE) and a masters in online and distance education (MA ODE (Open). I have also been recognised for my impact and leadership of teaching and learning by the HEA with a senior fellowship (SFHEA).
I regularly speak at international and national conferences on my specialist subject areas. These include digital leadership, institutional change, online curriculum development.
VLE review report 2020
Co-authored this report analysing the VLE reviews we completed with our members.
Read my related blog post, 'VLE success is not about tech, it’s about practice and people'.
People not technology: the role of leadership in digital transformation
Education Technology, February 2020
Impartir clases en línea require una planificación que no ocurre de un día para otro
El Mercurio, Chile, January 2020
What’s Special About UA Reloaded?
The iiBlog, February 2019