I am the Head of Learning Technology and Innovation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I was previously a Principal Lecturer in Educational Technology at the University of Greenwich where I led on the innovative Greenwich Connect project, which is designed to transform learning and teaching with technology. I am a creative technology and education leader, with a clear vision for enhancing the student experience. I engage widely and critically with emerging trends and transformative practices to help shape the direction of teaching, learning and innovation. I develop an innovative and agile culture of experimentation and play.I am a supportive and critical leader in terms of change management.
I have worked on a number of work based and experiential learning projects, especially in the field of creative industries. I have worked with a variety of interactive technologies to enhance professional practice, and support & promote student learning. I have produced award winning podcasts and community radio programming in my native Australia and more recently here in the UK. Before moving to the UK I was with TAFE NSW, a further education institute in Sydney, Australia where I ran programs in arts management, marketing and events management. I have worked as in the book trade, promoting local authors and have been program director and chair of a community radio station.
My pedagogic research interests include digital identity and social media, the emergence of digital pedagogies, institutional resistance to technology, DIY education and edupunk and the education and training of independent artists. I have researched and published in community and third sector governance, the uses of community and public media for the promotion of arts and network formation processes amongst arts practitioners.
I am a DIY artist in the area of sound and am currently working with and making independent and DIY arts. You can find my work at http://www.fabricationdebruit.com/loss and my podcasts of Australian Indie Music at http://www.fabricationdebruit.com/wideopenroad.
Two things you probably never knew about me…
1. I am officially a part of the Star Wars Universe. A character, Peita Aabe, from the Sean Williams Star Wars books is based on me and my good friend Abe (if you don’t believe it, check Wookieepedia).
2. I have DJ’ed in New York City in the same club as DJ Jazzy Jeff and had our pictures taken by the coolest club photographer in the city ‘Last Night’s Party’ (I have no proof that isn’t R rated)
Oh and finally, the views here are my own and not those of my employer, you know the drill