Matt Cornock


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I am Head of Online Learning in the Digital Education Service at the University of Leeds, UK. I’ve worked in online and digital education for over 15 years, starting as a learning technologist, before moving into online professional development, with a focus now on learning design and online education.

Previously, I have led online learning at a national CPD organisation for teachers, supported the implementation and evaluation of learning technologies and innovation in learning and teaching in higher education, at both departmental and institutional level, and led on pedagogy and service management for institutional lecture capture.

I am a Senior Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology. I have a Masters in Online and Distance Education and a Masters of Engineering in Electronic Engineering with Media Technology. These qualifications have enabled me to explore the way that technology, creativity and learning intertwine.

I was a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2016-2019.

Skills and knowledge

  • Leading online education projects and programmes.
  • Learning design for courses and activities for professional learning and higher education.
  • Supporting colleagues in the use of learning technologies and digital pedagogies.
  • Evaluation of learning technologies and digital education approaches.
  • Photography, video editing and audio editing.
  • Accessibility, licensing and copyright.

Awards and acknowledgements

  • 2019 Learning Technologist of the Year, Team Award – Second Place: Online CPD at STEM Learning (Association for Learning Technology)
  • 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award (University of York)

Professional memberships


Site policies


All content posted on this site, social media and social networks is of my personal view and does not reflect the position of my employers, current or previous.

Guest posts and paid-for posts

Integrity of my writing is very important to me, therefore I do not accept paid-for, guest or sponsored blog posts. I also will not be influenced to write about certain products or prioritise certain products over others. I do not respond to emails of this nature. I also do not respond to advertising requests.

How to use content from this site elsewhere

All content, unless otherwise stated as belonging to or copyright of someone else, is available legally for free use under the creative commons attribution, non-commercial (CC) BY-NC license. All copyright remains © Matt Cornock. ‘Content’ can be text, file, design, video, image or anything else that is hosted on this site.

If you are interested in using any of the content on this site commercially, or if you would like exemption from copyright or the creative commons license, please contact me and depending on your circumstances, you may be given free permission. Failure to apply for permission for use in commercial work or non-attribution will be in breach of copyright and creative commons licensing.

How to attribute under the CC BY-NC licence, either:

  • A text attribution on the same page as the content: “© Matt Cornock” or a text link “Source: mattcornock.co.uk”.
  • An attribution within the ALT and TITLE attribute of the IMG tag (image content only): “Photo © Matt Cornock”, with a plain text/link on a suitable ‘about’ page elsewhere on your site.

A note about the ‘non-commerical’ clause: the license states use is permitted when “not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage”. Regardless of the status of your company/organisation (profit/not-for-profit), content may not be used for advertising your organisation/product/service or as key design elements on a website without prior permission – please contact me for permission before use as some photos cannot be used due to their location or subject.

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