Dean of Digital and Distributed Learning, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Alejandro (Ale) Armellini is Professor and Dean of Digital and Distributed Learning at the University of Portsmouth. His role is to provide leadership in digital learning and learning innovation, including on-campus and distance provision, across all Faculties. Before joining Portsmouth, Ale was Dean of Learning and Teaching at the University of Northampton, where he was the strategic lead for the redesign of all programmes for active blended learning. Ale is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Ale’s research and doctoral supervision focus on learning innovation, blended and online pedagogy, institutional capacity building and open practices. He holds visiting professorships at several UK and overseas universities. His latest co-edited book is Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education (2021).