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Douglas Woods

Personal Statement | ICT Details

Personal Statement

I have worked in ICT and education since first qualifying as a teacher in 1980. at that time, I specialised in developing the use of computers in Special education, including writing software for touchscreens and concept keyboards.

Later I went on to develop skills in training school staff in the use of technology in teaching and this aspect of my work has always remained a favourite of mine.

Upon leaving teaching in 2003, I worked on contract with various agencies and firms, including Becta, where I worked on Total Cost of Ownership, Self Review Framework, Computers fro Pupils and Home Access. I also worked training school staff for Espresso and Immersive Education.

Another aspect of my work has been content management for commercial companies producing software for schools, such as 3T productions for whom I worked on the ill-fated BBC Jam project.

I now work as an independent ICT consultant for education and maintain a great enthusiasm for ICT in learning.

ICT Interests

ICT and Special Education, this has always been top of my list of interests as it was the area in which I started my career, though in recent years I have moved more into other areas of education.

ICT innovation, working with schools and Local Authorities to develop new and innovative ways of using ICT. I enjoy working on new initiatives whether locally generated or nationally implemented. I also enjoy working in the commercial sector producing new means of teaching learners.

ICT staff INSET training. Throughout my career, I have always been involved in aspects of staff training in the use of ICT. I find it one of the more rewarding aspects of my work in seeing professional staff develop new skills or ideas which they can then utilise in teaching learners.

Home Access, Self Review Framework, Computers for Pupils, handheld learning, mobile computing, e-learning.

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