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Timos Almpanis

Timos Almpanis BEd (Hons), MSc, SFHEA, PhD

Timos Almpanis is a Senior Lecturer in Teaching, Learning and Professional Development, within the Educational Development Unit at the University of Greenwich since April 2017. Amongst a range of CPD, teacher education and research responsibilities, he is course leader for the Award in LTHE portfolio course, lecturing on the online PGCert HE and tutor to an international cohort. Previously he held a similar position at Southampton Solent University where he was a Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching. Prior to that, Timos worked as a Learning Technologist at Southampton Solent University and the University of Plymouth. Timos has diverse experience of teaching and staff training and development, ranging from secondary schools to teaching staff at postgraduate level in HE, expertise in ways technology can be used in pedagogically effective ways to enhance learning and a developing publication record in the area of learning and teaching. His research interests include curriculum design, learning theories, educational technologies and academic staff development needs. Timos is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Course Leader for the University Award in Learning and Teaching in HE portfolio course (ACAD1388); Lecturer on PGCert HE; Lecturer on PGR Teaching and Learning strand; reviewer for APT Conference; GOLD fellowship panel member; GOLD SFHEA mentor; CPD delivery and materials design (e.g. Personal Tutoring; Enhancing classroom engagement; Using Adobe Connect).

2011 JISC award for an OER case study (£1000)

2012 Honorary title of Associate Professor awarded by Southampton Solent University

Reviewer and Programme Committee member of the Association for Learning Technology Conference from 2011 - 2013

Associate Editor of 'Dialogue' the Solent Learning and Teaching Community Journal (2016-17)

Research interests include academic staff development needs for blended and online learning; ways technology can be used  pedagogically to enhance learning; curriculum design; learning theories; Open Educational Resources; the future of online learning. With a deep understanding of learning theories and of the affordances and limitations of technology to enhance learning, Timos critically evaluates the latest developments in the field of educational technology.

Almpanis, T. (2016) Using a Mixed Methods Research Design in a study investigating the Heads' of e-learning perspective towards Technology Enhanced Learning, Electronic Journal of E-Learning, 14 (5) pp.301-311 available online from:

Almpanis, T. (2015) Staff Development and Institutional Support for Technology Enhanced Learning in UK universities, Electronic Journal of E-Learning, 13 (5), pp.379-388 available online from:

Almpanis, T. (2014) MOOCs: a first-hand experience on EDC MOOC and a speculation of their future impact in Higher Education, Dialogue: Journal of Solent Learning Community 4

Almpanis, T. (2013) Open Education in 2030 in Europe: a utopian and a dystopian view. Open Education 2030: JRC-IPTS Call for Vision Papers, Part III, Higher Education, pp. 49 available online from:

Almpanis, T. (2012) Academic Staff Development in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning in UK HEIs. E-LearningPapers, issue 30, available online from:

Almpanis, T. & Lee, B. (2011) OER for Blended Learning Case Study 
published by JISC/HEA under the UKOER2 programme

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Almpanis, T. (2016) The perceived costs of online learning course delivery by campus-based UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), British Educational Research Association Conference, BERA 2016, Leeds, UK, Sep 2016

Richard, P.J., Price, D., Okafor, G. & Almpanis, T. (2016) The impact of Lecture Capture on Staff's Teaching Practice in a UK University, European Conference on E-Learning, ECEL 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, Oct 2016

Price, D. & Almpanis, T. (2015) Student and staff perceptions on the impact of lecture capture. International Conference in ICT in Education, ICICTE 2015, Kos, Greece, July 2015

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