I direct Core Education UK, where I am responsible for the National Archive of Educational Computing and I am also Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin after spending four years there as Assistant Professor responsible for the MSc Technology and Learning and undertaking research into Computational Thinking for Life.
Until July 2013 I was Reader in Distributed Learning working on the Inter-Disciplinary Inquiry-Based Learning project in the Institute for Educational Cybernetics at the University of Bolton since 2007. From Nov 2012 until Sep 2013 I was also a Research Fellow in the School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics at Brunel University.
From 2005 to 2006 I was head of Ultralab and worked with Stephen Heppell from 1990 to build it.
From 1980 to 1990 I developed simulations in the Computers in the Curriculum project with Margaret Cox.
I started out in 1976 for four years as a Mathematics and Computer Studies teacher in London schools.
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Where can I lay my hands on the “delight” definitions covered in your breakout?
Not sure if you remember me; I was one of the UK winners on the Childnet Academy in Jamaica and you popped into my head the other day. Thought I’d look you up, and here you are! Very interesting blog you’ve got here, I’ll definitely keep reading.
I’m working as a web developer at Reuters these days on an internship before I finish my university degree next year. All going just great and it’s a superb organisation to work for – couldn’t be happier.
Would be great to hear from you – hope all’s well.
Hi Richard – thought I would say hello – nice site and stuff – why did I look? Simply because I may have an opening for Ultraversity and hence thought of you…..I thought CORE was interesting too – if you would like another name then happy to help! Michael
Interested to come across your blog. I was around in the early days of educational computing, running a microcomputer project in Durham. You might say I was in the delivery room at the birth of micros in education. I knew Margaret Cox, Bill Tagg, Derek Esterson and many others in those excitng, formative days. I have quite a collection of books, documents, software relevant to the history of educational computing and was wondering whether anyone else had kept similar. It would be good to chat with you.
P.S. I am so old, I devised and taught computing evening courses at Bolton Institute of Technology in the early 70s!