Derek Morrison

CyberStanzaIdentDerek Morrison was Associate Head of e-Learning at the UK Higher Education Academy until he retired. Prior to that he was Director of the Centre for New Technologies in Learning at the University of Bath also in the UK. He was one of a small band of blog pioneers in the UK Higher Education system with the introduction of his Auricle site ( – now archived. His key influences include: the two contrasting Scottish bards Robert Burns and William McGonagall – the latter for his use of irony (usually unrecognised by his many many literary critics); plus the satirist, author and poet Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) who in his day provided a welcome antidote to hubris and miscalculation.

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