About

ChrisD0806Chris comes from a creative background with a degree in Art & Design. He has a wealth of experience in the creative use of ICT in the curriculum. He possesses formidable managerial and organisational skills. He is just as much at home talking to large groups of teachers as he is developing innovative ideas for the use of new technologies. He spent several years teaching Art & Design in main-stream education. He became an early disciple of computers in education and built up and managed the curriculum online network for Hampshire LEA in the 80’s

Hampshire was an early leading light in the use of electronic communications in education. World firsts were claimed as Chris and his team initiated a daily foreign modern language news service linked to live satellite broadcasts and online daily weather satellite image delivery.

Sustainable curriculum links were forged between UK schools and young learners in Houston – Texas, New York, Germany, Austria and Japan. ‘Electronic communications in the curriculum’ was a fundamental element of the hugely successful Hampshire drive towards teacher ICT literacy. Chris was a main contributor to the international BT online educational services Campus 2000, HomeCampus and CampusWorld. During the 90’s he conceived and managed several national and international online projects for BT, involving The National Trust, Microsoft Education, Ordnance Survey, Wellcome Trust, Museums, Newspapers in Education, The South African Embassy London, The Hansard Society, BBC Newsround and UK News.

In 1994, Chris became a founder director of Actis Ltd., which he helped develop into a leading UK producer of online, interactive content for education and producer of award-winning educational websites. He was engaged to advise and manage interactive elements of the Guernsey Grid for Learning during its formative stages. As part of the BT/ICL BEON project in South Bristol, Chris designed and co-delivered INSET for teachers in the innovative use of ICT in education.

Chris was responsible for the development of educational websites for BT, Japan Festival Education Trust, BECTa (Literacy Time & Modern Foreign Languages), British Council, ScienceNet, National Association of Gifted Children, Plymouth Grid for Learning, YMCA Y Touring, Berkshire Education Citizenship, BSI, Buckinghamshire Education, Portsmouth City Careers Service, Southampton Education, Southwark LEA, Wandsworth LEA, Tic-Toc International Expedition, Jersey LEA and the Clore Duffield Foundation Art-Works.

Education:

 

  • 1957 – 63 Shrewsbury the Wakeman School
  • 1963 – 65 Shrewsbury School of Art.
  • 1969 – BA Hons Art & Design, Loughborough College of Art & Design.
  • 1970 – Assistant Manager Berni Inns Ltd.
  • 1971 – Postgraduate Degree in Art Education. Sussex University.

Employment:

  • 1971 – 1976 Townmead School, West Drayton, London Borough of Hillingdon. Pastoral Year Head and Acting Head of Art.
  • 1976 – 78 Northwood School, Hillingdon – Head of Art Department. Visiting examiner, Middlesex Regional Examinations Board.
  • 1979 – Director Westendorf Art School, Oberwindau, Tirol, Austria.
  • 1980 – 87 Court Moor School, Fleet, Hampshire. Head of Art and Design Department.
  • (1986 – IBM IT teacher Fellowship, Southampton University.)
  • 1987 – 1994 Hampshire Education Advisory Service, Microtechnology Centre, Teacher Adviser, Electronic Communications in the Curriculum.
  • 1994 – 2001 Creative Director, Actis Ltd.
  • 2001 – 2011  ICT in the Curriculum, Online Education Developments. South East Grid for Learning.
  • 2011 to date Various project management assignments in education and electronic communications

Languages : English, German.

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