I'm Associate Professor of Learning Technology in the Plymouth Institute of Education, at Plymouth University. My research interests include social media and mobile technologies in education, and I also blog regularly on these topics at Learning with 'e's. I am regularly invited to present my research in seminars, workshops and keynote speeches, and have been an invited speaker in more than 30 countries world wide. I'm a former editor of Interactive Learning Environments, and between 2008-2013 served as chair of IFIP's Working Group 3.6 (Distance Education).
I'm active in research in Europe, and as a Fellow of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) I network widely within the international learning technology community. I live in South West England with my wife (also a teacher) and my children.