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Professor Ale Armellini

Dean of Digital and Distributed Learning


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Alejandro (Ale) Armellini is Professor and Dean of Digital and Distributed Learning at the University of Portsmouth. His key role is to provide leadership in digital learning and teaching and learning innovation across all faculties and services. His portfolio covers the development, implementation and evaluation of Portsmouth's Digital Success Plan, which will form part of the university’s Learning and Teaching Plan. In addition, Ale is responsible for leading and managing the university’s partnership with CEG Digital for the collaborative provision of distance learning programmes through Portsmouth Online.

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, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building and open practices. He holds visiting professorships at several UK and overseas universities.


Ale has worked in a variety of roles at a number of leading UK and overseas institutions, including the universities of Kent, Leicester and Manchester. Prior to joining Portsmouth, Ale was Dean of Learning and Teaching at the University of Northampton.