William Farquharson (MA Digital Technology and Communication in Education, University of Manchester)

Learning Technologist

  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 1.10, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code


  • I'm typically in the office from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.


Bill received an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Cape Town, and went on to study the art of teaching languages to adults, enjoying a career as a language teacher and language teacher trainer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. An interest in the use of Web 2.0 tools to enage language learners led to his completing a masters degree in Digital Technology and Communication in Education at the University of Manchester, with a focus on the use of interactive video for the development of novice teachers. After spending four years as a Learning Experience Designer in the private sector, Bill joined the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences as a Learning Technologist.


Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Cape Town

Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, Cambridge ESOL

Master of Arts in Digital Technology and Communicaton in Education, University of Manchester

Responsibilities & affiliations

Support for the use of technology in teaching and learning, Virtual Learning Environments, lecture capture , design of digital assets, and learning analytics.