Doug presenting at the Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2011

I’m on a mission to help improve user outcomes in the realms of education, technology and productivity. I research, write, present and occasionally make videos. I’m currently finishing my doctoral thesis at Durham University on the concept of ‘Digital’ or New Literacies.

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Some recommendations of me and my work currently featured on my LinkedIn profile:

Doug is all about ‘signal’ and cutting out the noise. He understands the need to be practical, current and grounded – but also has a clear vision of how new ideas can grow. Doug has great instincts and a good eye for upcoming trends. He is up-to-date on the best research, well connected, and (most importantly) authentic and trusted by people across the education sector. I recommend Doug without reservation – and will continue to read, listen and learn with him. I encourage you to do the same. (Eylan Ezekiel)

Doug is an excellent guide and e-mentor. His expertise in e-learning, coupled with his reflective nature, really have developed my understanding of the field. His blog posts have provided useful and timely CPD for myself and many other educators. I endorse Doug as an inspiration and as a professional colleague. (Steve Bunce)

Doug is an extremely motivated, innovative and inspiring educator. He has a keen eye for active learning and has the unique ability to engage academics and teachers alike in applying new ict-tools in the learning and teaching of history. (Joke Van der Leeuw-Roord)

One of the distinguishing features of [Doug’s] work is his capacity to examine an issue or online service thoroughly and disseminate how it is useful to him, making it useful for others… He is a key part of my Professional Learning Network. (Dai Barnes)

Doug has never shirked from challenging the pace of change the use of technology in education, but does so with ideas, with connections to other educators and always with leading by example. (Tony Sheppard)

Doug is an exceptional educator, he has an in depth insight into underlying educational issues and is a reflective practitioner who shares his experiences for the benefit all educators. (Theo Kuechel)

A key quality of Doug’s which should be well noted here is his ability to lead when others are flagging. (Kerry Turner)

Doug is an innovative thinker and at the cutting edge of ICT applications and analysis. (John Cuthell)

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