Mr Nick Daniels

E-Learning Developer

Background

E-learning development

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

I'm based in the Vet School's Digital Education Unit, where I work on online course design, web content management and digital media production.

I provide support for postgraduate online learning, in particular:

Previous work

Editorial Development Officer, Information Services

In 2017/18, I worked on a secondment with the User Experience Service and the University Website Programme.

User research

I researched how University staff use Business Intelligence and Management Information (BI/MI) to support decision-making.

This involved:

  • Running user research workshops and interviewing BI/MI users from across the University
  • Synthesising this research and identifying patterns of behaviour
  • Developing a user journey map and a set of personas

Read more about my research into BI/MI use

Editorial development

I helped University HR Services improve their web content.

This involved:

  • Gathering user insight through interviews, surveys and Google Analytics
  • Using technical solutions to make site updates more efficient
  • Developing a digital strategy for University HR Services
  • Rewriting and restructuring web content

Read more about my editorial work with HR

Web analytics

In 2017, I ran a click tracking study looking at user behaviour on the University homepage.

Read more about this click tracking study

Learning Technologist, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

My work at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences included:

  • Supporting the use of technology enhanced learning within the School

  • Helping to launch several free online courses on Coursera, including Philosophy, Science and Religion

  • Restructuring the School's public-facing website as part of a move to the new EdWeb content management system
  • Carrying out internal and external research to ensure that the School's digital services are designed with an understanding of user needs

Other work

Before joining the University of Edinburgh, I spent seven years as a teacher, and also worked as a VLE administrator at the University of Brighton's International College.

Qualifications

PGCert Digital Education (The University of Edinburgh, 2017)

PGCE Religious Studies / Secondary Education (The University of Brighton, 2010)

BA Philosophy (University College London, 2005)