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FOTE14 Speaker Bio – James Clay

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James is the Group Director of Learning Technologies at Activate Learning which incorporates City of Oxford College, Banbury & Bicester College and Reading College, where he is responsible for Learning Technologies, IT Operations, Business Applications, Network Infrastructure and Learning Resources.

Previously James was ILT & Learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College between November 2006 and August 2013. He was responsible for the VLE, the use of learning technologies, e-learning, mobile learning, the libraries, digital and online resources and the strategic direction of the college in relation to the use of learning technologies.

James Clay prior to that was Director of the Western Colleges Consortium from 2001 to 2006. As Director he is responsible for the management, strategic direction and development of e-learning using a shared MLE across the four partner FE Colleges of the WCC.

Before the WCC he worked for at-Bristol, a Millennium project within the Harbourside of central Bristol ­ a job which involved delivering hands-on science education and designing educational websites on subjects as diverse as handheld learning experiences, via Antiguan racer snakes, through space science to the mummification process of ancient Egyptians.

Prior to the above, James spent ten years in Further Education as a lecturer in Business & Economics, employing learning technologies. His resources and websites were used extensively by students and were praised by verifiers and inspectors.

James has extensive experience of learning technologies, IT systems, mobile learning, learning resources, libraries and networking.

Follow James on Twitter: @jamesclay

posted by Nuwa Enobakhare on September 9, 2014

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