Dr Gordon Joyes is an Associate Professor with expertise in flexible, distance and online learning and holds the Lord Dearing Award for Teaching and Learning for his contributions in this area. He is course leader of the Masters in Learning Technology and Education (Online) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring and Coaching (Flexible) which is taught online and provides a route for completion of the Masters in Education (Flexible). He also co-ordinates the PGCEi Shanghai course . He was the e-portfolio consultant for the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) from 2007 - 9 advising on national policy and strategy. A major publication arising form this work won the outstanding paper award at the ascilite 2009 conference Auckland, New Zealand and was subsequently published in AJET. He also led the JISC ePI study into large-scale e-portfolio implementation in the UK, Australia and New Zealand form 2010-11 that has developed the JISC e-portfolio implementation toolkit.
Upon completion of his degree, he pursued full-time, through an ESRC award, his research interest into the ways young children learn science. He gained his PhD in science education in 1984. He taught for 14 years as a science teacher in comprehensive schools in the UK and was an innovator in developing flexible learning and the use of Information Communications Technologies in science teaching and delivering INSET nationally. His final school post was as senior manager in charge of assessment in a comprehensive school where he introduced Records of Achievement. He joined the science team at the University of Nottingham in 1990 and was a physics and a chemistry tutor on the PGCE course. He was appointed as lecturer in e-learning in 2000 to pursue his research interests in the student experience of e-learning.
He has organised and led regional, national and international conferences, been an invited member of international advisory and review panels and an invited international conference e-learning conference key note speaker.
From 2007- 8 he was appointed as visiting Professor at three Malaysian Universities - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). His currently a visiting Professor at the University of Malta.
He is a member of the management group of PESL, the innovative Promoting Enhanced Student Learning website, originally funded by HEFCE as part of the University Learning and Teaching Strategy and used to support the professional development for lecturers at the University of Nottingham.
He was Project Manager for the University of Nottingham based HEFCE-funded eChina-UK Projects (2004-8) and Project Director of the HEFCE funded V-ResORT project (2004-9). He has acted as a pedagogic consultant on the EU funded STEELCAL project and was a member of the steering group of the Reusable Learning Object CETL and the management group of the Visual Leaning Lab CETL. He has been an invited expert at Sino-UK International workshops in the UK and China as well as key e-learning conferences.