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Aaron Burrell

Head of Learning Information and Environments

Directorate of Learning and Teaching


Aaron Burrell

Directorate of Learning and Teaching
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching


T: 01473 338627
Twitter: @iaaronburrell
Website: Department Profile

As Head of Learning Information and Environments Aaron works to strategically design and deliver the University’s learning and research information systems and environments. As University system owner, he has responsibility for the review, identification, procurement, integration and development of these spaces, and the management of the University's Learning Innovation Hub.   Working in partnership with academic and researchers Aaron develops opportunities to showcase learning and research through the provision of Carpe Diem course design and 'make-over' events to support validations and pedagogic practice development.  Alongside this work he is also a member of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. 

Aaron has strategic overview and managerial responsibility for the team that supports:

  • OLE - Online Learning Environment
  • LMS - Library Management Systems
  • ERM - Electronic Resource Management
  • OPAC - Open Public Access Catalogue
  • OARS - Open Access Repository Suffolk
  • Digitisation and Copyright
  • Video and Audio production
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Reprographics
  • Learning Innovation Hub
  • Course (re)design 
  • Learner Analytics Platform

Aaron also supports the development of course (re)design through activity based workshops allowing course teams to use the available technology to align their course activities to their learning outcomes. Alongside other Senior Managers in the directorate Aaron forms part of the University's Validation panel for new and revalidated courses. He also manages and resources the Learning Innovation Hub based within the University.

Day-to-day he also supports the Digital Learning Opportunities Manager in his role by working closely with staff and students to encourage, enable and evaluate the use of technology in learning and teaching. In particular, to:

  • Help staff to integrate innovative technologies to enhance their teaching programmes
  • Share innovation and good practice through facilitating an active community
  • Evaluate the impact of enhancements on the student learning experience
  • Develop and pilot ways to enhance and develop learning through innovative technologies

Current Projects

Aaron is currently involved in a number of institutionally important projects that are running alongside the business as usual tasks.  These projects include:

  • Brightspace Implementation
  • VLE Review
  • Learner Analytics
  • Lecture Capture
  • Library Move Feasibility Project
  • EMA Review

    Interests Outside of the University

    • Architectural Heritage

      Aaron is a Director and Trustee of the Trimley Station Community Trust.  The Trust are running a community project to try and save the station buildings at Trimley St Mary, built in 1891, the buildings are under threat of demolition by Network Rail.

      The company have recently been successful in their application to become a Registered Charity.

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