The University of Northampton was the first university in the UK to embrace the complete integration of technology across the institution to drive a student experience for the 21st century. The model was built on active blended learning wherein teaching is based on recognising students as active learners as opposed to mere recipients of the information. This webinar will share how the active blended learning model can be adopted by Indian institutions that are responding to the challenges of COVID-19 and supporting the move to top quality flexible learning.  The session will be interactive and practical as speakers will share their experiences, expertise, and best practices of transitioning to an online learning model of education.

Moderated by: Delia Heneghan, Director of Education – India, Sannam S4


Ale Armellini, Dean of Learning and Teaching, University of Northampton

Ale Armellini is the Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Northampton. His role is to provide leadership in learning and teaching and learning innovation across all Faculties at the University of Northampton. His work includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of Northampton’s Learning and Teaching Plan, which includes a comprehensive, externally accredited staff development programme. He is also the strategic lead for the redesign of all programmes for active blended learning. Ale’s research focuses on learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building and open practices.

Rob Howe, Head of Learning Technology, University of Northampton

Rob Howe is the head of learning technology at the University of Northampton. His research interests lie in learning technology and educational technology. He was awarded the university teaching fellowship in 2008. He also achieved senior fellowship from the Higher Education academy in 2014. Rob has written two internationally referenced conference papers, two journal articles and conducted over 40 workshops, conference papers and reports since 2000. 

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