We are delighted to announce a wonderfully dynamic set of keynote speakers who are sure to excite, enthuse and challenge EdTech2010 participants:

Elliott Masie

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Head of the Masie Centre – via video followed by a 40 minute live QA

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Elliott heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 240 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including UPS, Allstate, Sears, Bank of America, Emirates Airlines and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor.

Elliott’s professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning and collaboration throughout organizations. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term e-Learning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

Elliott serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education and non-profit groups. He serves on the Board of Trustee of Skidmore College and as a Board member of FIRST Robotics.He has served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.

Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past thirty years, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to over 1,700,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, owns a few race horses, and travels extensively each year.

James Clay

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Editor of eLearning Stuff and ALT UK Learning Technologist of the Year 2009.

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James Clay is and has been passionate about the use of learning technologies to enhance and enrich the learning experience since 1991. He has used, developed, managed and inspired others in a range of technologies, from Desktop Publishing, CDROM, mobile devices, the internet, the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the Managed Learning Environment (MLE), mobile learning through to Web 2.0. James has been ILT & Learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College since November 2006. He is responsible for the VLE, the use of learning technologies, e-learning, mobile learning, the libraries, digital and online resources and the strategic direction of the college in relation to the use of learning technologies. In 2009, he was recognised by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) as their Learning Technologist of the Year.

James has extensive experience of mobile learning and has a vision that goes beyond mobile technologies and focuses on the mobility of the learner, blurring the demarcation between formal and informal learning. His current vision for tertiary education encompasses the use of Web 2.0 technologies embedded into an institutional VLE which can be accessed through mobile technologies. Allowing learners a focal point for their studying, whilst allowing the depth and breadth of Web 2.0 to bring a personalised learning experience to students at a time and space to suit them. For the future, James hopes that institutions and others will allow for a flexible, personalised, accessible learning experience for all. James Clay previously was Director of the Western Colleges Consortium from 2001 to 2006. As Director he is responsible for the management, strategic direction and development of e-learning using a shared MLE across the four partner FE Colleges of the WCC. Before the WCC he worked for at-Bristol, a Millennium project within the Harbourside of central Bristol – a job which involved delivering hands-on science education and designing educational websites on subjects as diverse as handheld learning experiences, via Antiguan racer snakes, through space science to the mummification process of ancient Egyptians. Prior to the above, James spent ten years in Further Education as a lecturer in Business & Economics, employing learning technologies. His resources and websites were used extensively by students and were praised by verifiers and inspectors.

Jane Hart

Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT)

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Jane Hart is a Social Learning Consultant, with a long track record of helping business and education understand how new technologies can be used for learning as well as to improve job and business performance. Jane currently focuses on helping organizations implement social media and social learning environments. Jane is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies at www.C4LPT.co.uk where she provides a number of free resources including the Directory of Learning Tools, the Top 100 Tools for Learning, and the Connexions Directory of Learning Professionals Online.

Jane is also the author of a number of blogs including Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day. She regularly presents at e-learning conferences and events, both in the UK and internationally, and she is also a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford University on the MSc in E-Learning.