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C29, Sherrington Building
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Sherrington Road (off Parks Road)
Oxford OX1 3PT

Jon Mason

Educational Technologist

As part of Medical Sciences Division Learning Technologies, I am responsible for designing, developing and supporting the technologies used in the delivery and administration of teaching, learning and assessment within the Medical Sciences Division.  

I am keen to promote the use of educational technologies to enhance (not replace) traditional teaching methods and provide greater flexibility for learners in relation to time, location and learning style, as well as enabling deeper learning through the use of interactivity and multimedia.

I am most comfortable developing in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and CSS, with most projects using the CakePHP, JQuery and Bootstrap frameworks/libraries. However, I have also dabbled in Java and Perl, among other things, and always enjoy getting to grips with new technologies.

Having graduated, with a Chemistry degree, in 2007, I worked at the University of Bath and Imperial College London before coming to Oxford, with a seven month break to travel the world in the middle.

In my spare time, I am a keen player and watcher of just about any sport, and do a lot of running, including the occasional half marathon or even marathon. I also love to travel, especially to places where I can go SCUBA diving.

I can help you with

  • Using technology to enhance and support traditional, blended or distance learning
  • Advice on currently available technologies to meet teaching needs, or the possibility of developing novel solutions
  • Computer marked assessments, including data analysis, question banks and delivery/marking of questions involving mathematical expressions
  • MedLearn – a flexible, easy-to-use content management system for delivering rich, interactive teaching materials
  • WebLearn – the University’s virtual learning environment
  • iCases - delivering engaging, decision-making scenarios
  • CSlide - annotated virtual microscopy (or other high resolution imagery)
  • Any of the other tools and technologies mentioned within the Medical Sciences Division Learning Technologies pages