June 25, 2024

Online learning expert appointed as new Jisc trustee

Author: faye.holst@jisc.ac.uk
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Jisc is delighted to announce that Ashley Wheaton, principal of University College of Estate Management, has joined as a trustee. 

Ashley, who was nominated by GuildHE, of which he is also a director, brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of online education. In the 1990s he was director of global learning services at Microsoft, where he played a pivotal role in transitioning its services from classroom-based to online learning. 

Commenting on his appointment, Ashley said:

“I believe that technology should play a key role in the enhancement of the student experience and Jisc is uniquely positioned to guide this transition.

Truly innovative ways of learning can be successfully achieved when the use of technology in education is driven by the appropriate pedagogy.” 

Apart from his dedication to online learning, Ashley is also a fervent cycling enthusiast. He enjoys everything from riding and repairing bikes to watching the Tour, and even reading about bicycles and the history of the sport.  

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