Rich works closley with the ConnectED Team on our Game Based Learning projects. With 25 years of experience in using IT in eduction, the last 10 managing an educational research and training centre Richard has expertise in developing creative approaches in the use of technology to enable teachers to deliver engaging, effective and efficient lessons.
Will is ConnectED’s language technology specialist. He is passionate about the use of ICT in the teaching and learning of languages. Will uses the latest software and technology to create simple and motivating language learning exercises which give students immediate feedback on their progress. Will creates online activities which mirror exactly what is happening in the classroom. Will’s exercises concentrate on reading and writing skills and he now develops exercises for enhancing listening and speaking skills.
Will presents workshop sessions on how to find, create and use rich multimedia content and technology to stimulate language learning both within the classroom and in a Language Lab. His sessions explain how to maximize the use of existing technology and resources to enhance student engagement, interaction and results.
Warren works with the ConnectED team contributing to our Game Based Learning events and projects. With a background in digital animation and 3dfx he is currently Creative Director for WAK Studios, working on new 3D projects. Warren is also a qualified Autodesk Maya trainer and is a Member of the Autodesk Secondary Education Advisory Board.
Miguel Á. Bernal Merino is passionate about the application of game-like application for teaching and learning languages, as well as in the localisation of polysemiotic interactive texts so essential in our globalised marketplace.
As a born pedagogue with twenty years’ experience in teaching at all levels, he has always been a technology-friendly teacher and an advocate for a variety of teaching methods to make the best of the different learning styles of students whatever their age. Game-based learning has enormous possibilities to complement formal education.
Ian brings more than 25 years of experience as a software technician, senior software industry executive, teacher and curriculum leader to ConnectED. He is passionate about the transformational impact that mobile, desktop and Internet technologies can have on the delivery of truly engaging, motivating and ultimately successful learning experiences.
He can draw on his wide experience of primary and secondary teaching using multi-media technologies to advise on everything from whole school to individual classroom or lesson strategies. Ian’s achievements have been recognised by his appointment as an Apple Education Mentor and Apple Distinguished Educator.
Jo works closely with the ConnectED Team on our Game Based Learning projects and consultancy. She has recently completed a number of research projects that indicate that disaffected young people can become motivated and can gain confidence through projects involving ICT. Evidence demonstrated that limited language and literacy skills can be supported effectively within a computer gaming environment. These successes have informed the Hounslow borough wide ‘Hold on to Sports’ computer gaming event inspired by the 2012 Olympics.