Bio Haydn is Director of the University of South Wales’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) which delivers the University’s Learning and Teaching strategy, academic staff development, technology enhanced learning, recognition of prior learning and learning through employment. The Centre works with faculties to enhance and reward evidence-based learning, teaching and assessment practice. Haydn is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Trustee of the Association of Learning Technology. Haydn has worked at the University (first at what was then the University of Wales Newport and then at what was the University of Glamorgan) since 1997, where prior to becoming Director of CELT he has held a number of posts including: Head of Innovations in Learning and Teaching, Manager of the Blended Learning project and Associate Director (Academic) of the Glamorgan Business School. Haydn has also been a Principal Lecturer in marketing and operations management, and blended learning curriculum and assessment development. Haydn has been a supporter of OERs since he began to use them in his teaching in 2000, since then he has helped develop the University’s policies of making its resources available via creative commons licences and supporting staff in making use of OERs in their learning and teaching practice. Haydn led the University into its relationship with the OERu. Haydn is an active member of the Association of Learning Technology (ALT), having been a Trustee of ALT since 2010 and Treasurer since 2013. In 2013 Haydn was Co-Chair ALT’s annual conference in Nottingham and in 2015 Haydn will Co-Chair the OER15 conference. Haydn’s research output is in the domains of Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, Embedding Technology in Learning and Teaching, Open Education Resources, Mobile Technology in Learning and Teaching, and Social Software in Learning and Teaching.


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Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching


University of South Wales

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