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Mr Mark Pannell

Digital Learning Designer

Digital Education (Library and Educational Development)

"A learning technologist is employed with a core activity of the job to promote and/or support the pedagogically effective uptake of specific 'learning technologies'. Learning technologies are the systematic application of communication and information technologies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of education through the design, implementation, use and evaluation of learning resources, organisational structures and methods. Because a learning technologist promotes and supports change in educational practice they understand not only the pedagogical principles and the technology available, but also how to make best use of the latter to support and serve those principles."

Definition by Scott Miller on the TLTO website:


Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth, 2005

BSc (Hons) (2:1), Open University, 2000

Diploma in Computing, Open University, 1999

MPhys (Hons): Physics (1), University of Wales (Aberystwyth), 1998

Diploma in Information Technology, Open Univesity, 1997



Newcombe, M., Gavin, J., Pannell, M., and Palmer, F. (2006) Developing video rich learning objects using the GoodMood WIP webcasting platform, ALT-C 2006: the next generation, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Leeson, C., Pannell, M. & Roberts, M. (2006) Impossible experience: The need for interactive learning scenarios, The VC's Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Plymouth, UK
Yorke, J.D., Hametz, I., Pannell, M., Rees, T. (2005) Investigating the power of presence: using online communities to support new academic faculty. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education, Switzerland 2005. Calgary: Acta Press. pp 367-370
Pannell, M.A., O'Hare, T.J., and Huntley, D.A., Modelling of sand ripple development by self-organization in unsteady flow conditions In: J. McKee Smith (ed.), Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2002 (Cardiff), World Scientific (Singapore), 2837-2849