From August 2017, I work for the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as a member of the National Technology Team. All views expressed here are my own and do not represent my employer.
I’m Chair of the Board of Trustees for Wikimedia UK, a charity dedicated to collecting, developing, promoting and distributing open knowledge. Wikimedia UK is the local Wikimedia chapter covering the United Kingdom and supports volunteer editors of, and contributors to, Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects.
Between 2010 – 2016 I worked for Leicester City Council, on one of the UK’s largest and most accelerated school building programmes. I led on all aspects of technology for the £340 million programme, delivering 23 new and refurbished secondary and SEN schools. In partnership with Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, and schools, I also created the award winning DigiLit Leicester project to support and develop staff digital literacy.
Previously, on Josie Fraser
I’ve been busy. Work-wise, this includes:
- Delivering keynotes, talks and workshops internationally
- New UK national schools cyberbullying guidance for Childnet International, Cyberbullying: Understand, Prevent, Respond (2016) funded by the European Union and the UK Government Equalities Office.
- The internationally recognised DigiLit Leicester school staff professional development project, a partnership between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, and the 23 BSF schools (2013-2016)
- Europe’s first OER Schools conference (2015)
- Supporting Leicester City Council as the first council in Europe to provide its school employees with permission to openly licence the educational resources they produce in the course of their work (2014)
- Commissioning and co-authoring OER Guidance for Schools (2015), the first schools focused open educational resource guidance of its kind.
- Supporting university and further education projects on physical and digital learning spaces for JISC’s national Institutional Innovation programme (2009-2010)
- Producing ‘Cyberbullying: Supporting School Staff‘ for the UK Government – the first national cyberbullying guidance for school staff (2009)
- Working as Lead Community Architect on JISC’s ground breaking Emerge project -a national university and further education learning technology research and development project focusing on digital professional identities, networks and communities (2007-2009)
- Producing ‘Young People and Social Networking Services‘ – The UKs first toolkit for schools providing advice and guidance on using social networks, produced for Becta on behalf of Childnet International (2008)
- Delivering ‘Safe To Learn: Cyberbullying‘, ‘Cyberbullying: a whole school community issue‘ – the UK Government’s first national cyberbullying guidance for schools (2007)
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