Educational technologist, entrepreneur, author and developer. Love regularly blogs about technology and learning. He is a member of the Open Badges In Scottish Education Group which, in partnership with the Mozilla Foundation, is developing new approaches to recognising achievement and learning. He is a committee member of Computing At School Scotland (a partnership of teachers, IT industry and Further and Higher Education to promote computing science in schools) and also a member of the SQA Computing and IT Sector panel providing strategic advice and direction on future qualifications.
A teacher and developer with a strong history of curricular innovation and assessment, he was a member of the ICT Excellence Group which was formed to advise Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on the future of ICT in learning and, in particular, the direction of Glow, Scotland’s National Intranet for Education. Prior to this, he worked across Scotland and beyond as part of the Consolarium project at Learning and Teaching Scotland. Here he was involved in a number of key areas, including development of Curriculum for Excellence and contributed to the Nesta NextGen report on the future needs of the Video Games and VFX industries in the UK.
In 2012, he released an online portal for education, called Glew, which links the best opensource and free tools, including Google Apps for Education, using a standards based authentication system.
An advocate of flipped and blended models of learning, he has helped shape the future of Computing Science education in Scotland’s schools through his contributions to Curriculum for Excellence, as part of the SQA Qualification Design Team, and is currently involved in developing the assessment and structure of the new Higher and Advanced Higher courses.