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Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy
Researcher in Residence
Armed with a degree in Computer Science, Phil Wilkinson stepped forward into the world of education. A geeky educator at heart, he can be found at Bournemouth University teaching Web Development, Media Psychologies, or running Coding Clubs at various schools. His soothing northern tones lends itself to his current research project – supported by Samsung UK, Dorset County Council, and the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy – looking at the role of digital media in children’s development at home and school.
Changemaker Producer Jake Hobbs, Head of Digital, Wonky Films
Changemakers Strand Sponsored by BAFTA
Innovation in Education
Children’s media organisations from multinational giants to VC-backed start-ups have sprung up around the world to tackle the problem of how to make school subjects and learning interesting – even entertaining. How are they using technology to engage classrooms? How are live events and play used to compliment book and rote learning? How can the wider media and entertainment sector leverage companies working in the education sector to reach students and teachers in schools? ‘Innovation in Education’ brings together a panel of professionals to discuss how they approach a balance between education and entertainment in 2016, how they plan to…