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About Adam

Adam joined the Institute of Educational Cybernetics at the University of Bolton in 2006 as Deputy Director of JISC CETIS.

His professional history has included a range of roles within further and higher education and educational technology. Following several years teaching chemistry in further education and developing computer-based simulations, interactive tutorials and self-tests he focussed on educational technology and joined Farnborough College of Technology (a HE and FE institution) in 1998 as the first head of their new Teaching and Learning Technology Centre. In this role he worked closely with the heads of the library and computing services to develop the use of technology in teaching and learning within the college and thorough local partnerships.

While at Farnborough, he became interested in the opportunities offered by the newly emergent field of activity in XML based interoperability in education and in 2000 he moved into the commercial sector to work on European collaborative R&D projects under the 5th Framework Programme with interoperability as a cornerstone principle. Through this work he became involved in IMS, contributing to and co-leading a number of project teams, and first met some of the CETIS colleagues he now works with. Following these R&D projects, he spent time working on education sector bids and projects, both in formulating the solution and in its technical implementation.

He has broad interests in pragmatic educational technology and interoperability and a strong belief that educational technology developed in tandem with progressive educational methods has a great deal of unrealised potential.

He is a member of the Education Schools and Childrens Services Information Standards Board and chair of the British Standards Institute Committee IST/43.

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