TELdesign Limited

Meet the team

Dr Simon Fokt, director and founder of TELdesign

Simon is an award-winning specialist in online education and learning technology with eleven years of experience working at the universities of St Andrews, Leeds, Edinburgh, Kings College London, University of Law, HTW Berlin, as well as with businesses such as Audi, Deutsche Bahn or Lidl. He has been championing innovative approaches to higher education, using digital solutions to improve and transform traditional ways of teaching. His core strengths lie in course design and producing learning resources, with his creative approach and academic experience leading to the creation of most engaging student experiences.

Dr Jemma Pilcher, partner at TELdesign

Jemma specialises in learning design and technology in environments such as Moodle, Learn and Articulate. With four years of experience, she has worked with universities such as King’s College London, University of Edinburgh and the University of Law, as well as businesses such as Vitesco Technologies and Simpleshow. Her core strengths lie in creative visual and UX design and great attention to detail in the development of learning materials.

As experienced academics, both Simon and Jemma have first-hand experience of both class and online teaching, as well as a deep understanding or research priorities and various challenges faced by modern lecturers and teachers. This offers you the unique opportunity to work with people who understand the day-to-day priorities and practicalities of learning and teaching, and can communicate effectively with academic colleagues to create bespoke solutions that suit their specific needs.
Our experience includes work on five separate online Masters programs, creation of business-ready staff training courses, a number of blended learning courses in both the academic and business settings, as well as the creation and management of ten Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including the most popular MOOC of all time, Introduction to Philosophy.