#194 – Working Out The New Norm: Edtech Under Lockdown
What’s in this episode?
This week, a listener special. Listen in to this conversation between friends in the online learning and edtech community as they work out what the new normal might look like across schools, colleges and Universities.
Previously, Head of eLearning at DLD College, London. Saqib is currently reading Digital Education MSc at the University of Edinburgh and is also a Microsoft Certified Educator. He has been teaching Mathematics for over 15 years and enjoys using technology to encourage self-paced learning, collaboration, problem-solving and independent thinking skills. He is currently developing the use of Minecraft for teaching computer science at KS3. When not working – he enjoys cycling, trekking and camping.
Julian Bream, Manages the Bloomsbury Learning Exchange at the University of London and runs the Digital Innovation roundtables that share good practice across London’s FE and Adult Learning sectors, recognised in this year’s #EdTech50. Twitter: @julian_bream
Retrained as a transformational coach, Julian runs the Genius Roundtable that coaches eLearning innovators dreaming of making a change.
Dr. Neelam Parmar currently works as Director of Educational Technology, Digital Learning and Innovation at Ashford School and as Educational Technologist with the United Learning Trust. Neelam draws on her research and practical experiences of working with technology and regularly presents around the UK and internationally on the role of EdTech in education, providing strategy, roadmaps and CPD programmes for blended and online learning approaches. She is the author of the ‘Digital Literacy in the Primary’ series and ‘Digital Parenting’ book. Neelam is an award-winning professional, international researcher, author, thought leader and speaker on effective technology,
pedagogy and curriculum integration within education and is currently engaged with the DfE EdTech Leadership Group, #EdTechImpact workshops and @WomenEdTech movement.
Khaled AMG Al-Ankar, Head of E-learning & Libraries at the Hull College Group. With the main focus on blended learning and innovation using widening participation delivery models that enhance the pedagogy of both staff and students. Twitter: @khaledal_ankar
Khaled is Head of E-learning & Libraries at the Hull College Group. With the main focus on blended learning and innovation using widening participation delivery models that enhance the pedagogy of both staff and students. He is a passionate believer in EdTech and learner voice and is a proud Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. He holds a Degree in Computer Science and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. As most of us in this role, he has had to wear many hats including working as a Data Analyst, Developer, Learning Practitioner, Teacher, and Learning Technologist. Khaled is currently supporting the administration of cloud and SaaS services. Know by some as the Guru he supports teaching learning and assessment through online learning on the virtual learning environment Canvas.
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References from this week’s episode
- Saqib Safdar – LinkedIn
- Saqib Safdar – Twitter
- Star Academies – website
- Star Academies – Twitter
- Julian Bream – Twitter
- Julian Bream – LinkedIn
- Bloomsbury Learning Exchange – Website
- Bloomsbury Learning Exchange – Twitter
- Khaled AMG Al-Ankar – LinkedIn
- Khaled Al-Ankar – Twitter
- Hull College – Twitter
- Dr Neelam Parmar – LinkedIn
- Dr Neelam Parmar – Twitter
- Ashford School – Website
- Ashford School – Twitter
- ESOL – website
- Minecraft – Twitter
- Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials – website
- Learning by Questions (LbQ) – Twitter
- Century Tech – website
- Stand Up Desks – explanation
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