in Large Companies
LOCOMOTIVE FINAL CONFERENCE
Hamburg 5-6 June 2007
John Slater is a professor at the Institute of Educational Technology at the UK Open University (OU). He has most recently been involved in a number of projects giving information about UK universities to the public and to potential students from overseas to enable them to make more informed decisions about their studies (TQi). He is currently working on the value added to English speaking developed armed services by the availability of elective education opportunities, and on the value of e-Learning in such a setting.
He was trained as a number theorist and lectured in Mathematics at Oxford and London. He then moved into Computer Science and Computer Service provision at Salford and Bath before becoming the Head of the CS department at Kent 1990-6. He then became the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Planning and Resources and subsequently for Teaching and Learning before moving to work for UKeU, a start up e-University founded by the UK government with added private investment. He has been on a number of UK national bodies on computing and on teaching and learning (CTI, TLTP, CB, ISC, JISC JCIEL etc.)
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