Information Services

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Professional background and biography of Melissa Highton, the Director of the Learning, Teaching and Web services directorate.

Melissa Highton

Melissa leads services and projects in support of the University's strategic priorities for digital and distance learning on global platforms, blended learning, virtual learning environments, technology enhanced learning spaces, the digital student experience and use of the web for outreach and engagement.

She has particular interests in digital skills, 21st century curricula, open educational resources, research led teaching and online media.

Melissa is a graduate of the University and has returned to Edinburgh from the University of Oxford where she was Director of Academic IT and Fellow of Kellogg College.

Before Oxford, Melissa worked in technology leadership roles at University of Leeds, Royal Holloway University of London and Edinburgh Napier University.



Melissa Highton

Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services

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Floor F - West
Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street

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