Leon Cych

Leon Cych is currently UK Director of Learn 4 Life and specialises in consulting on the effective use of emerging technologies in business and education. He divides his time between speaking, project managing, filming, blogging and podcasting with key innovators in the UK education sector, especially practitioners’ use of Web 2.0 technologies in the education sector.

He is an international expert in Second Life and his next major project will be to facilitate teaching and Learning for teachers at Academy 360 in Second Life as an international Comenius project between 7 european schools.

He is a regular contributor to the Futurelab blog at http://flux.futurelab.org.uk and also maintains an educational Vlog and podcasting site at http://www.L4L.co.uk.

He was editor of Naace’s Computer Education. He co-wrote Macromedia Flash MX Express (a Flash primer) – http://tinyurl.com/437arc

He has written educational articles for the Guardian, the TES and numerous ICT trade journals.

He wrote the first commentry on Web 2.0 technologies for BECTA.

He wrote a Web 2.0 CPD course for Naace. He still maintains the Diigo resources list naaceCPD as part of that commitment.

He has worked with :

  • ACADEMY 360
  • BBC
  • Teachers TV
  • DCSF
  • TDA
  • TES
  • Guardian
  • MirandaNet
  • OU
  • University of Hull
  • txttools.com
  • Handheld Learning
  • Futurelab
  • The Reading Agency
  • Ontrack International
  • Salford LA
  • The Creative Arts Research Trust
  • Islington LA
  • Islington CLC
  • DCD Media
  • Friends of Ed publishing group

At the moment his main company, Learn4Life, is a tech R&D experiment in practical and cost effective forward thinking ideas in education and SupaReal a more focused commercial entity that helps organisations work effectively within learning spaces within the business and education community sectors.

Leon’s other main skillsets are:

  • Streaming Video
  • Education Media Specialist
  • Web 2.0 specialist in education
  • Scripting and Development in Virtual Worlds
  • Project management of human infrastructure around VW’s.
  • Total project management implementing Virtual World solutions in the education sector.

His specialisms are:

  • Virtual Worlds, Pedagogy, Communities of Learning, Digital Video, Digital IPR in Education, Digital Media, Web 2.0 networking.
  • Creating, maintaining, sustaining highly authentic networks, imaginative use of networks for the common good.