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Neil Dixon

Academic Developer


Neil is an Academic Developer (Digital Learning) who supports staff in using the LMS ecosystem and third-party tools and technologies to improve student learning and achievement.

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He is also the module leader for the Ruskin module "Is Technology Changing Us?" Neil has extensive experience in instructional design and teaching, and previously worked as a learning technologist and librarian. Before working in higher education, Neil was a librarian in specialist government research libraries.

Research interests

  • Innovative uses of technology in learning and teaching
  • Use of fiction and design fiction approaches in learning and teaching


  • Senior Fellow Advance HE (SFHEA)
  • Charted Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT)
  • PG Cert (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education)
  • MA (Librarianship)
  • Bsc (Psychology)

Memberships, editorial boards

Chair of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) East England, organising technology-enhanced learning professional development events in the region.

Selected recent publications


Dixon, N. and Packwood, A. 2023. Personalised learning paths for information literacy using Canvas MasteryPaths. Journal of Information Literacy, 17(1).


Dixon, N., 2022. Teaching Digital Literacy in the Context of AI Text-to-Art Generators. Computers in Libraries, 43(1).

Dixon, N., 2020. TEXTBOOKS: What's Their Future and How Can Libraries Prepare? Computers in Libraries, 40(7).

Dixon, N., 2021. AI Assistance in the Workplace: How Would It Work in Your Library? Computers in Libraries, 41(10).