Peter's professional interest is focussed on the future of education - this includes looking at how to change education systems from the inside (see http://edfutures.net) and rethinking education systems from scratch (see schome. not school - not home - schome - the education system for the information age www.schome.ac.uk).
Peter was a primary school teacher (worked with full range from reception to Yr6) in the East End of London. Then worked in teacher education at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education prior to moving to the OU in 1995. He has been the Head of Department of Education, Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology and Associate Dean Research and Scholarship with the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the OU. From 2009 to 2013 he directed Vital, a £9.4million DCSF/DfE funded programme to support teachers enhance their use of digital technology and teaching of ICT.
BA Hons (Sussex)
PGCE (Roehampton Institute)
PhD (Open University)
YOTS (Your Own Technology Survey) which helps schools find out what internet enabled mobile devices that they have and whether they would be allowed, able and willing to use them in school. http://www.yots.org.uk
EdFutures.net - a growing community site that is focussed on enhancing existing education systems. It has quite a strong focus on the potential of digital technology to enhance education. http://edfutures.net
schome - not school - not home - schome - the education system for the information age
The Schome Park Project - exploring models of schome in Teen Second Life (and exploring the potential and pitfalls of Teen Second Life for learners)
last updated 16-Apr-2013