Doug Belshaw

Dr. Doug Belshaw

Open Educational Thinkerer

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Hello! I help people and organisations become more productive in their uses of technology. I'm currently splitting my time between leading the MoodleNet project and working with We Are Open Co-op.

I work from home in Northumberland, the English county of castles and coastlines, with my wife and two children. I've worked in every sector of education — in schools as a teacher and senior leader, further education with City & Guilds, higher education with Jisc, and informal learning with the non-profit Mozilla Foundation.

I'm perhaps best known for my work on digital literacies, having written my doctoral thesis on the topic. I subsequently re-wrote this as an ebook and gave an overview of it in a TEDx talk that has been viewed around 100,000 times.

Since 2011, I've been an evangelist for Open Badges, a web native credentialing system. I've spoken about this and many other topics at hundreds of events as a keynote speaker, panellist, MC, and workshop leader. People comment on my analytical mind, infectious enthusiasm, and collaborative spirit.

I'm always on the lookout to work with awesome people who are doing things to make the world a better place. Please get in touch if that sounds like you!

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