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Tom Whitford

Lead learning designer

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  • Curriculum advice
  • Data, analytics and learning
  • Digital media production
  • Learning design
  • Learning technologies
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Strategy
Tom Whitford is an experienced educator, academic, learning designer, strategist, and has worked with leading UK and Australian universities. His research interests span innovative approaches to online teaching and learning, instruction and pedagogy, and effective learning design. This research has been featured at conferences of local and international significance. He provides feedback and reviews a variety of global academic publications and trade journals. Tom has been the recipient of numerous teaching and learning grants focusing on innovations to classroom teaching in the business discipline, as well as school awards for teaching excellence. 

More thinking from Thomas

The importance of high-quality online facilitators

With the rise of online learning, the demand for expert online facilitators has become significant. Curio Academy understands what it takes to be an expert in online facilitation and encourages aspiring and experienced online facilitators to refine their skills to stay current within the innovating education sector.

“Now, it’s a lot harder” : Unpacking the student perspective on the recent lockdown of UK campuses

In 2020, we interviewed UK students to find out their perspectives on the changes to their educational offerings in response to COVID-19 and discuss what institutions need to do to going forward. From listening to these students and reflecting on their views, we have put together some key takeaways and suggestions universities should take on board as they start to prepare for Semester 2.

Why Student Evaluation is Broken: Using Cookies and Science

Learning Experience Lead, Tom Whitford, reminds us why student evaluation survey results shouldn’t be taken at face value. This article highlights key variables which can distort student feedback findings and results, one being supplying sweet treats during the survey! Have a read to find out more.

More work from Thomas