Photo of James PearsonMr James Pearson

IT & Learning Technology Manager

B.A., M.Sc. (Sheffield)

+44 (0)114 22 22590 | Jessop West 1.10



I joined the Department in November 2003 as an Information Officer & Technician focusing on technical support and website maintenance. From here my role developed further to include teaching specialist IT skills and supporting innovative approaches to learning and teaching. In 2011 I was extremely proud to be made a Senate Award Fellow for Excellence in Learning & Teaching.

In January 2012 the Department advertised for a Technical Support Officer to join the team and so I was promoted to IT & Learning Technology Manager to reflect these developments. My new role includes general IT support, working with virtual environments, planning and delivering transferable IT skills and advising academic staff on MOLE and other technologies such as Google Apps to deliver learning and teaching materials.

I also have overall responsibility for the Department’s IT strategy and budget, to ensure that systems are in place that allow for maximum performance and efficiency.

I am keen to work collaboratively with academic and clerical staff both in the Department and across the University. I also sit on various university wide groups, keen on the Department piloting new systems and staying at the forefront of technology and innovation.

I represent the department at professional learning technologist groups both within the University and as part of the White Rose University Consortium.



Learning Technology Officer:

  • Student and staff training
  • MOLE development and support
  • Google Apps
  • Learning technologies
  • Social media

IT Officer:

  • General IT Support
  • Website development and maintenance
  • Advisor and web developer for research centres and projects
  • Procurement of equipment
  • Data security and integrity


  • Line management of Technical Support Officer
  • Member of the Digital Media Group
  • Fire Marshall

Faculty and University:

  • Learning Technologists' Forum
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities IT Network
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities Bite Size Development Programme
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities IT Infrastructure Group
  • Turnitin and DAS Project Group
  • Windows XP and Windows 7 Development Group
  • Digital Advisor and Web Designer for Medical Humanities Sheffield