Neil Morris

Neil Morris is Chair of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change in the School of Education and the Director of Digital Learning at the University of Leeds, reporting directly to the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Education. He is a National Teaching Fellow, and has won a number of national awards for teaching excellence. Neil has a research background in neuroscience and current research interests in educational technology, online learning and blended learning. He has conducted a number of published research studies on the impact of mobile technologies on student learning and engagement and he is the co-author of Study Skills Connected, a successful textbook on using technology effectively to enhance learning (Palgrave MacMillan), and Studying a MOOC: a guide (Palgrave MacMillan). Neil has led a number of strategic technology projects at Leeds, including MOOCs for FutureLearn, lecture capture, Open Educational Resources, Virtual Learning Environment and student response handsets.
In his current role, Neil has strategic and operational responsibility for the Digital Learning Team, which is responsible for the University's iTunesU site and delivering MOOCs for the FutureLearn platform. Neil has authored a number of strategies and policies for the University, including the Digital Strategy for Taught Student Education, the Blended Learning Strategy, the MOOC vision and strategy and the Open Educational Resources policy. Neil has given a number of keynote talks at UK and international events, and is a regular speaker at conferences.
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Preparing to Learn Online at University (FutureLearn)

Jan 24th 2022
Preparing to Learn Online at University (FutureLearn)
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Need advice on how to study online? Discover study techniques and skills for learning online as part of your university studies. Improve your online study skills and get academic online learning tips. Learning online is very different from learning in an on-campus classroom and often involves independent study. On [...]
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Jan 24th 2022
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Blended Learning Essentials: Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships (FutureLearn)

Jan 24th 2022
Blended Learning Essentials: Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships (FutureLearn)
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A CPD course for apprenticeship providers looking to enhance their courses with digital technology for the modern workplace. Enhance apprentices’ experience with digital technology. Apprenticeships are changing. The UK Government has introduced new standards to ensure apprentices are receiving quality training. Discover how using digital technology can enrich your [...]
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Learning Online: Reflecting and Sharing (FutureLearn)

Jan 24th 2022
Learning Online: Reflecting and Sharing (FutureLearn)
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Get the most out of online learning by reflecting and sharing your learning with others. In this course, you’ll be introduced to some of the tools you can use to help you reflect on your learning; such as short tests and quizzes or online logs and journals.
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Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating (FutureLearn)

Jan 24th 2022
Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating (FutureLearn)
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Become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others. You are probably used to learning online on a daily basis, including turning to your phone for information rather than referring to books. More formal online learning is likely to be important for you [...]
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Training and Learning Online (Coursera)

Have you considered completing online training programmes and courses? Or perhaps you have to work online for your studies and you are not sure how to do it? Learning online is very different from face-to-face learning, as it often involves independent study and a different set of skills. [...]
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The Unbundled University, the Market and Digital Technology (FutureLearn)

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What is the future of universities? Explore current issues affecting higher education with a course featuring brand new research. Discover the phenomenon of unbundling and how it affects higher education. Market forces and technology are changing the landscape of higher education. This course, a unique collaboration between two leading [...]
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