Christine Ennew is Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Nottingham, which is our conference venue. Christine manages the university’s ambitious international strategy, which has attracted students and academic staff from almost 150 nations to research and teaching campuses in both Britain and Asia. The Youtube clip from Christine’s address at Nottingham’s Open Learning Conference in 2009 gives an indication of her viewpoint afforded by her international role.
Rachel Wenstone is the Vice President (Higher Education) of the National Union of Students. Rachel’s priorities in the union include defending higher education as a public good, supporting students’ unions to work on student retention and success, and championing excellent teaching. It will be great to have the student view of open education.
Doug Belshaw (@dajbelshaw on Twitter) is Badges & Skills Lead at the Mozilla Foundation. He’s a former teacher and senior leader and has also worked in the Further and Higher Education sectors with JISC, a UK national body that works on behalf of the government to promote educational technology. Here is Doug speaking on The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies for TEDxWarwick.
Terese Bird, Learning Technologist & SCORE Research Fellow, University of Leicester