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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
Helen Whitehead is an e-learning specialist with many years' experience of advising on, designing and implementing courses using technology, including at Nottingham Trent University and the National College for School Leadership. She has particular expertise in learning/instructional design and e-facilitation. She is a member of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester and is a consultant with Reach Further Ltd.
Helen is a writer and editor of educational books and websites and an educational ICT consultant to schools. Since 1997 she has been Editor of Kids on the Net, a free website publishing children’s writing from around the world, and one of the longest-running such projects. Kids on the Net encourages teachers in creative uses of the Internet. It offers a variety of creative hypermedia projects to schools including Dragonsville and Adventure Island, whose development was funded by NESTA, along with an eTeachers’ Portal with teachers’ resources.
Helen has developed creative and collaborative webwriting projects and has taught webwriting and the Internet to a variety of groups from Key Stage 1 to silver surfers. She has run workshops with children and/or teachers in schools, libraries, community centres and arts venues, and has been a digital writer-in-residence in several schools and a library authority.
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