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. A number of my projects have won national and international awards.
I have worked on a number of work based and experiential learning projects, especially in the fields of creative industries and social sciences. 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 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.
Oh and finally, the views here are my own and not those of my employer, you know the drill