About Ian

Ian Sharp

My focus is developing online learning for teacher education, leadership and management courses.

I have extensive experience of working with further, higher and adult education organisations, as well in the corporate sector. Here I have worked in learning design and as a tutor, lecturer and apprenticeship assessor. I now develop blended, online and elearning courses, usually on a contract basis.

I am also a writer of articles and long-form pieces – topics include education, social justice, and wider issues facing society and politics.

I qualified as a lecturer in 1988, and taught leadership and management topics, specifically the behavioural and human resource aspects of business, at Reading College. After five years of outstanding feedback and results (including from an Associate Lecturer role at the Open University) I moved into teacher education. This led to a move to Guildford College to programme manage the continuing professional development of tutors working in post-compulsory education.

My MA in Education (Open University) offered the opportunity to research the relationships between education, training and employment, including a dissertation on the skills required in a post-Fordist economy.

Elected as a Fellow of the RSA in 2016, I share their vision for 21st century enlightenment and the importance of education in society.

I am a member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and of the eLearning Network.

I am currently actively seeking new opportunities. I welcome your contact if you wish to discuss my contribution to your project.

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