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About: I work as a self-employed education consultant having retired from the then Learning and Skills Development Agency in 2006.

Before that I worked for many years in FE colleges in Liverpool and have been involved in 'ed tech' since a secondment in 1979 to Becta's predecessor, CET.

I'm one of the assistant editors of ALT News (and of my local community newsletter).

Interests Programme Committee 2009, Walking, cycling, theatre, literature, politics, food, gardening and the works of Loudon Wainwright III.


11 September 2009

Reporting ALT-C - ;) Great! Looking forward to all the contributions. We will produce an ace report!

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Added Philip Tubman (friend)

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10 September 2009

Reporting ALT-C - I was there!

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Well done! - I was only at parts of ALT-C but enjoyed it enormously. The event was extremely well-organised and ran very smoothly in excellent venues. Once again a triumph for the hard-working and cheerful ALT staff and volunteers. Well done! PS I can't wait for ...

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Added Cam Swift (friend), Cam Swift (fan), and Cam Swift (want-to-meet)

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8 September 2009

What to pack... - Nail clippers. Oh, sorry, that's my luxury item on Desert Island Discs.

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Spreading virtuality - Thanks!

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What to pack... - Kirsty might allow it; Sue never would; Roy would not have invited us.

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7 September 2009

Added david kay (friend), david kay (fan), david kay (want-to-meet), and Luke Woodham (want-to-meet)

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6 September 2009

Added John Gray (friend), John Gray (fan), John Gray (want-to-meet), Dick Moore (friend), Dick Moore (fan), and Dick Moore (want-to-meet)

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4 September 2009

Spreading virtuality - Hi, Luke, Trevor and colleagues I'm chairing your session and looking forward to meeting you all. I won't be at Conference until Wednesday lunchtime so trust all is well with your presentations etc. Best wishes Kevin Donovan

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Trevor Barker - Hi, Trevor I'm chairing your session. (See CrowdVine.) Just to remind you and Luke: Before the conference 1. Presenters are encouraged to note and read the abstracts or full texts of the other papers that will be presented in their session. Try to identify common or contrasting ideas between your paper and the other papers in the session. These common themes may well appear in questions from the chair and audience, and it is well to be prepared for them. 2. Session chairs will email you before the conference asking for materials for your session (e.g. slides, any changed presenters or institutional affiliations, as well as any introductory material that may be helpful). 3. Your chair may also request a (UK to UK) telephone conversation with you. Please accommodate that if at all possible. 4. You may also wish to supply the session chair with one or more potential follow-up questions for your presentation, but there is no guarantee that any of these questions will be asked by the chair if no other questions are forthcoming from the audience. The chair may use other questions of his or her own in order to start questions and encourage discussion. 5. Presenters must make sure that any slides to be used are taken to the conference in an electronic form, e.g on a USB memory stick. We recommend that slides are held both on a memory stick and on a backup provided by a web-accessible email account. (Please note that taking slides to the conference is not the responsibility of the session chair.) 6. Practice your presentation as many times as needed, with any slides you will be using, in front of colleagues. Doing this makes for a much smoother presentation.

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Luke Woodham - Hi, Luke I'm chairing your session. (See CrowdVine.) Just to remind you and Trevor: Before the conference 1. Presenters are encouraged to note and read the abstracts or full texts of the other papers that will be presented in their session. Try to identify common or contrasting ideas between your paper and the other papers in the session. These common themes may well appear in questions from the chair and audience, and it is well to be prepared for them. 2. Session chairs will email you before the conference asking for materials for your session (e.g. slides, any changed presenters or institutional affiliations, as well as any introductory material that may be helpful). 3. Your chair may also request a (UK to UK) telephone conversation with you. Please accommodate that if at all possible. 4. You may also wish to supply the session chair with one or more potential follow-up questions for your presentation, but there is no guarantee that any of these questions will be asked by the chair if no other questions are forthcoming from the audience. The chair may use other questions of his or her own in order to start questions and encourage discussion. 5. Presenters must make sure that any slides to be used are taken to the conference in an electronic form, e.g on a USB memory stick. We recommend that slides are held both on a memory stick and on a backup provided by a web-accessible email account. (Please note that taking slides to the conference is not the responsibility of the session chair.) 6. Practice your presentation as many times as needed, with any slides you will be using, in front of colleagues. Doing this makes for a much smoother presentation.

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Added Malcolm (fan) and Malcolm (want-to-meet)

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3 September 2009

Reporting ALT-C - Dear colleagues who have agreed to 'report' ALT-C: Thanks for agreeing to write your impressions of the conference. I won't be there until Wednesday lunch-time but it would be great to meet up some time to discuss our approaches to this enjoyable (I ...

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Added Julia Duggleby (friend), Julia Duggleby (fan), and Julia Duggleby (want-to-meet)

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29 August 2009

Luke Woodham - Hi, Luke I'm chairing your Wednesday afternoon session. I'm away in France at present but looking forward to catching up soon. Best wishes Kevin Donovan

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28 August 2009

Added Lilian Soon (friend), Lilian Soon (fan), and Lilian Soon (want-to-meet)

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27 August 2009

Added Josie Fraser (friend), Josie Fraser (fan), and Josie Fraser (want-to-meet)

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26 August 2009

Jean Macdonald - Hi, Jean. I won't be there until the Wednesday but looking forward to seeing you in the bar that is forever Manchester. Kevin

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Added Jean Macdonald (friend), Jean Macdonald (fan), and Jean Macdonald (want-to-meet)

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16 February 2009

Hayley Willis - Hi, Hayley Consider this the senior citizen's twitter... All the best

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Shirley Evans - And still you were elegant!

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Added LOUISE RYAN (fan)

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22 January 2009

Kevin Donovan - Memo to self: find a better photo.

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Added Seb Schmoller (fan) and Tom Franklin (friend)

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Kevin's Network


Philip Tubman
Philip Tubman (mutual) friend
Cam Swift
Cam Swift friend, fan, want-to-meet
Luke Woodham
Luke Woodham (mutual) want-to-meet
david kay
david kay (mutual) friend, fan, want-to-meet
Dick Moore
Dick Moore (mutual) friend, fan, want-to-meet
John Gray
John Gray (mutual) friend, fan, want-to-meet

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Lilian Soon:

How about the other side? ;-)

Kevin Donovan:

Memo to self: find a better photo.