Simon Paul Atkinson

Simon is an experienced higher education leader, academic developer and educational technologist. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


spa17@le.ac.uk

A full biography detailing academic career, publications and research to date is available at  www.sijen.com.

Start Date: October 2010

Research interest/area

“An evaluation of heritage institutions' provision of self-directed adult education opportunities using the Student-Owned Learning Engagement (SOLE) model."

The research questions to be addressed are:

  • How applicable and constructive is the adoption of a learning design model (SOLE Model) designed for higher education to the work of heritage institutions?
  • How effective is the SOLE model for evaluating the opportunities for learning in heritage institutions?
  • What support is available, and is aspired to, by heritage institutions for the self-directed adult learners?
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