Sir Michael Stewart
Honorary Associate Fellow, University of Aberdeen Business School & Founder director, the Interactive Design Institute
Michael is currently Director of Communications for the Interactive Design Institute (IDI) an online education company which specializes in collaborating with universities to enable the development and delivery of complete programmed and individual courses entirely online and through blended learning models. The Interactive Design Institute was founded by Michael and his colleagues with the intention of widening student access to high quality, higher education provision via a customized learning management system.
Michael has extensive experience in the writing, directing and delivery of education programmes across a range of media. More recently as a member of the Board and management team of the Interactive Design Institute, Michael has fulfilled a wide variety of functions including the development of pedagogy for online delivery, writing and editing of course materials for online delivery, international and domestic business development, the writing of resource materials and liaison with external bodies such as Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International and IDI’s shareholder body. In addition to Linkedin, Michael is a regular contributor to EPALE; an initiative of the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission, where his articles have been translated into six European languages, Writers’ Academy at Penguin Random House where he has published 7 eBooks on creative writing, Creative Drum and the University of Aberdeen Online MBA (Global) blog where he writes about contemporary business practice.
Michael has been appointed as an Honorary Associate Fellow in the Business School of the University of Aberdeen. Recently, Michael has been appointed as a member of the editorial panel to the Applied Research International Conference and a judge for the QS Reimagine Education Awards for the second time.