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Biography

Professor Alejandro Armellini (MEd, PhD, PFHEA, FRSA) is Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Northampton. The mission of the Institute is to enable transformational learning experiences through inspirational teaching. 

Ale’s role is to provide leadership in learning and teaching and learning innovation across all Faculties at the University of Northampton. His work includes the development, implementation and evaluation of Northampton’s Learning and Teaching Plan, which includes a comprehensive, externally accredited staff development programme. He is also the strategic lead for the redesign of all programmes for active blended learning, in preparation for the University’s move to its new campus in the centre of Northampton. Ale’s research focuses on learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building and open practices. 

Research Interests

Professor Alejandro (Ale) Armellini’s research focuses on learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building, open practices and pedagogical design.

Supervision

Shirley Bennett; Teacher Continuing Professional Development

The experience of dialogic interaction between observer and observee participants in online peer observation.

 

Nicholas Cartwright; Teacher Continuing Professional Development

Dominance, subordination and student identity: a case-study of Team-Based Learning in HE.

 

Sue Watling; Teacher Continuing Professional Development

Digital shifts; how staff who teach and support learning in UK higher education conceptualise their practice in a digital age.

Supervision

Annalet Viera - The flipped classroom at ORT Uruguay University's Business School.

Education/Academic qualification

Master

PhD

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Research Output 2008 2019

Designing for learning within an organisational context

Armellini, A. & Sharpe, R., 21 Jun 2019, Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Principles and Practices of Design. Beetham, H. & Sharpe, R. (eds.). 3rd ed. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, p. 134-148 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

learning
curriculum
teacher

Learner Engagement, Retention and Success: Why Size Matters in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Padilla Rodriguez, B. C., Armellini, A. & Rodriguez Nieto, M. C., 9 Sep 2019, In : Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning . p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

self-efficacy
participation
interaction
learning
student
Open Access
File
employability
entrepreneurship
graduate
student
learning

Developing self-efficacy through a massive open online course on study skills

Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. & Armellini, A., 22 Sep 2017, In : Open Praxis. 9, 3

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
File
self-efficacy
Colombia
Mexico
student
performance

El prácticum en la experiencia estudiantil en la Universidad de Northampton, Reino Unido

Armellini, A. & Padilla Rodriguez, B. C., 6 Jul 2017, Recursos Para un Prácticum de Calidad. Spain: POIO, p. 25-34

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Open Access
File

Towards a system for accreditation and recognition of teaching competences: the UK framework and the C@N-DO experience

Bennett, S., Devecchi, C., Armellini, A., Felisatti, E. (ed.) & Serbati, A. (ed.), 1 Jan 2017, Preparare la Professionalità Docente e Innovare la Didattica Universitaria. Milano: Franco Angeli, 272 p. (Le scienze dell’apprendimento: cognizione e formazione).

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

accreditation
Teaching
learning
experience

Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) pedagogically innovative?

Armellini, A. & Padilla Rodriguez, B. C., 27 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Interactive Online Learning. 14, 1, p. 17 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
File
pedagogics
innovation
evidence
criticism
stakeholder

Activities 2014 2019

  • 3 Workshop
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Oral presentation

Developing Graduate Attributes: A Sustainable, Embedded and Scaffolded Approach to Meet Employers' Demands

Rachel Maxwell (Speaker), Ale Armellini (Speaker)
28 Nov 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopTeaching

CAIeRO and CAIeRO Facilitator Training

Rachel Maxwell (Consultant), Ale Armellini (Consultant)
29 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Activity: ConsultancyInnovation/Business/Enterprise

Reconceptualising and Embedding Graduate Attributes for Enhanced Employability

Ale Armellini (Speaker), Rachel Maxwell (Speaker), Elizabeth Palmer (Speaker)
30 Nov 2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopTeaching

MOOC and SPOC: a tale of two courses.

Kate Coulson (Speaker), Ale Armellini (Speaker), Robert Farmer (Speaker)
1 Sep 20143 Sep 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching

Effective Online Collaboration and Academic Skills within a Transferable Quality Framework in Higher Education

Kate Coulson (Speaker), Ale Armellini (Speaker), Rob Howe (Speaker)
3 Dec 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopTeaching