Title: The Future's not what it used to be - ICT Trends in Education

Derek is currently the Director of eLearning CORE Education Ltd, a not-for-profit educational research and development organization based in Christchurch, New Zealand. he has a broad background in education, with experience as a teacher and principal at the primary and secondary school level, and in teacher education. He has also worked with the Ministry of Education as a senior adviser in eLearning, helping formulate a national eLearning framework.

Derek is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, and maintains a blog as a place to keep track of and share ideas and thinking across a range of areas relating to the use of ICT in teaching and learning.

He shares an intense interest in re-conceptualising education for the 21st Century, and in 2008 I became one of the George Lucas Foundation’s “Global Six” – awarded to educators who are recognised for reshaping the future of education.