Martin Compton

Martin Compton is Senior Lecturer in Teaching, Learning and Professional Development, within the Educational Development Unit at the University of Greenwich. Amongst a range of CPD, teacher education and research responsibilities, he is programme Leader for the Award in LTHE, course leader on the online PGCert HE and tutor to an international cohort.

Programme Leader for the University Award in Learning and Teaching in HE; Course Leader on PGCert HE; Lecturer on PGR Teaching and Learning strand; reviewer for Compass; reviewer and co-organiser for SHIFT; GOLD fellowship panel member; GOLD SFHEA mentor; CPD delivery and materials design (e.g. Personal Tutoring; Enhancing classroom engagement; Using Adobe Connect).

2005 Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award (Runner up)

2008 Teacher of the Year – Bradford College

2013 Colleague of the Year- West London College 2014 Teaching Fellowship – University of Westminster

Reviewer for innovations in Education and Teaching International

University of Westminster Teaching Fellow

Former JISC RSC London advisory board member

Former representative to UCET post 16 committee

Observations of teaching in HE (particularly the tensions between judgement and developmental observations); diffusion of educational technology implementation (focussing on cloud based educational and productivity tools); Trans National Education; Issues of Identity and Belonging amongst Post Graduate Research Students; Reading Compliance.

Compton, M. and Phillips, A. (2016 ) Improving reading compliance with whole class qualitative quiz questions. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 8(13).

Compton, M. (2016). The role of teaching observations: Developing or managing academic practice?. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 8(12).

Beaumont, B. & Compton, M. (2013). Using Flip Cameras to Activate Reflection and Collaboration. Teaching in lifelong learning: a journal to inform and improve practice, 4(2), 32-37.

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Tran, D.; Comtpon, M. (2017) (Fre)e-portfolios: a googledocs solution for creating and managing student portfolios. eCentre, University of Greenwich, Jun. 2017. Available at:

Compton, M. HE lecturers' (2017) (in training) perspectives on observations by mentors and academic developers. Teacher Education in Lifelong learning annual conference, University of Westminster, June 2017.

Compton, M. (2017) Tech tools for creating pre-session advance organisers. 'Visions of Learning', Liverpool John Moores, June 2017. Abstracts available:

Compton, M. (2017) Publishing on Teaching and Learning in HE. ADAPT, 1st annual teaching and learning conference, SBCS: Trinidad and Tobago, April 2017.

Compton, M. (2016) Peer observation of teaching: A critical discussion. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Dec. 2016. Available at:

Tran, D.; Compton, (2016) M. Perceptions of identity and belonging amongst postgraduate research students. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Dec. 2016. Available at:

Compton, M. & Alsford, S. (2016) Lacunae in developments in trans national education: the potential of online staff development. APT. University of Greenwich.

Compton, M & Tran, D. (2016 Simulated study skills tutorials: using an interactive video writing frame to begin the reflective writing process). APT. University of Greenwich.

Compton, M.  (2016) Easier blending and simpler flipping.  SHIFT 2016. University of Greenwich

Compton, M.  (2016) Curate, communicate and collaborate: a hands on session using web 2.0 tools that make flipping and engagement easier. SHIFT 2016. University of Greenwich

Compton, M. (2015) Cloud tech for HE teaching. Teaching and Learning Symposium. University of Westminster

Compton, M. (2015) Keynote presentation: Putting the 'e' in teaching and taking the 'no' out of technology. GCFE Teaching and Learning Conference, Guernsey College, 3 Dec 2015

Compton, M. (2014) #web2.0lessonplanning. JISC RSC e-factor. UCL London

Compton, M (2014) Less Teaching, More Learning. JISC RSC e-factor. UCL London

Compton, M. and Wall, F. (2013) e-stimulation: a legal high! JISC RSC e-factor. UCL London

Compton, M. (2012) A comic approach to teaching and learning. JISC e-factor. UCL London

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