Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

Inclusive curricula using digital personas

Workshop resources

View the slides for the workshop, see below for information about the event as well as suggested reading.


The TEL team are pleased to present this in person, hands on, innovation workshop: Inclusive curricula using digital personas

Katie Stripe and Katie Dallison from Imperial College London (see right hand speaker profiles), will be speaking on the topic of Developing inclusive curricula using digital personas. 

The rationale behind this workshop is to look at designing education and student services that understands the diversity of the audience and designs content to be inclusive of anyone who may access it. We will offer practical solutions and participants will leave with templates to help them implement the ideas discussed and will benefit from discussion and ideas provided by the rest of the group.

Digital personas are archetypal individuals that are designed to give their authors better insight into the end users of their ‘product’. This workshop will look at how to develop these personas for an educational context and how to use them within a curriculum to increase diversity and inclusivity. While these personas are digital, they can be used within any teaching context be it online, blended, or face-to-face.


Suggested reading and further resources 


Our paper - Stripe, K., Dallison, K.J., Alexandrou, D., 2021. Using Personas to Promote Inclusive Education in an Online Course. Int. J. Technol. Incl. Educ. 10, 1634–1638.

If you have any more suggestions for reading/viewing email us

What you need to know

When: 13th May, 10.15am to 11.30am (plus optional networking with refreshments to 12.30)

Where: Careers Seminar rooms 1+2, The Library.

To book: Please book via Eventbrite with your Sussex email address.

Light refreshments will be provided

Note: This is an in person event, there will be no live stream. Resources including recordings may be available afterwards depending on the nature of the workshop.


Katie Dallison

Profile of Katie Stripe

Hi! I’m a Careers Consultant at Imperial who is heavily involved in supporting the learning and teaching of transferable skills throughout the college and I’m also the subject specialist for the Attributes and Aspirations short course. My main goal in all of my teaching is make the content accessible, topical, and most importantly, practical for the intended audience. Implementing this goal in AA often requires going outside of the designated boxes which annoys Katie S no end! Originally from New Zealand, I’m a keen All Black supporter, love travelling to sunny spots and am currently co-parenting a grumpy, old, deaf cat called Blake.

Katie (Stripey) Stripe

Profile image of Katie Stripe 

Hi, I am the learning designer on the Attributes and Aspirations short course. Generally, my role is to download Katie D’s brain and make it look nice. I like it when things fit neatly in the boxes that I have designed. My main goal is to create content that is good to look at but also user friendly, accessible, and inclusive. I am also working on my Master’s, where I am researching the barriers and opportunities colleagues face when developing inclusive digital content. 

I used to be a hockey player, now I volunteer at hockey events (occasionally dressed as a lion) and participate in triathlon and long-distance swim events.

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