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About: Stephen Brown is Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of Knowledge Media Design at De Montfort University, UK ( His career includes course design, research and tutoring for the Open University; Head of Distance Learning at BT; Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Engineering Design; Director of the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, De Montfort University; Senior Technology Adviser to the JISC; and President of the Association for Learning Technology.

At the Open University he helped design the UK’s first educational interactive video disc. At BT he introduced multimedia based training methods. For the JISC Technologies Centre he conducted technology forecasting and assessments on behalf of the HE and FE sectors. At De Montfort University he led the development of the Electronic Campus; successfully bid for JISC funds to develop one of the first Managed Learning Environments in the UK; and directed pioneering digital library research projects. His research centres around understanding and applying information design principles and learning theories to support knowledge construction in the context of new media technologies.

Job title or role title Professor of Learning Technologies

Organisation De Montfort University

What topics are you an expert in? Distance Education, Curriculum Design, Organisational change, Media Design, Systems Theory, Ergonomics, Training

10 September 2009

Curriculum Challenges Symposium - Wednesday 9 September. Heres a link to the Agile Curriculum interactive poster. We would be very interested to receive further ideas about the challenges outlined here and good ways to make...

Discussion - Link

4 September 2009

Added Richard Hall (friend), Owen Roberts (friend), Paul Bartholomew (friend), Marianne Sheppard (friend), Georgia Slade (friend), Sarah Knight (friend), Seb Schmoller (friend), Seb Schmoller (fan), Andy Lloyd (friend), Rachel Harris (friend), Eddie Gulc (friend), Helen Beetham (friend), Claire Eustance (friend), Clifton Kandler (friend), Amyas Phillips (friend), Steve Ryan (friend), Lisa Gray (friend), Sheila MacNeill (friend), Richard Elliott (friend), Tom Franklin (friend), George Roberts (friend), Brian Kelly (friend), Tom Boyle (friend), Su White (friend), Gill Ferrell (friend), RebeccaFreeman (friend), john slater (friend), Tony Toole (friend), Malcolm (friend), Martin Oliver (friend), and Heather Conboy (friend)


3 September 2009

Stephen's Network

Paul Bacsich
Paul Bacsich (mutual) friend
Josie Taylor
Josie Taylor (mutual) friend
Susannah Quinsee
Susannah Quinsee (mutual) friend
Hayley Willis
Hayley Willis friend


Richard Elliott:

Hi Stephen

good to hear from you. I'll catch up with u somewhere /sometime at the conference. Probably around the food;-)


David Hawkridge:

I plan to be at ALT-C from the AGM onwards. See you there!