CDE Visiting Fellow: Ormond Simpson

Ormond Simpson, Distance Education Consultant 

Ormond Simpson was previously Visiting Professor at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Senior Lecturer in Institutional Research at the UK Open University.  He has run workshops and seminars and been a distance education consultant in Brazil, South Africa, Ghana, China, the West Indies, Colombia, South Korea, The Gambia, Canada, the US and Papua New Guinea.

His interests are in distance education student support and retention, cost-benefits, ethical issues, learning motivation, and staff development.   He has written three books and eleven book chapters and more than thirty journal articles.  His most recent book ‘Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education’ is published by Routledge in December 2012.

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