Barking and Dagenham College: The netbook is dead, long live the netbook!

RT @shrifootring: Inspiring session on use netbooks has everyone buzzing here at #efactor2013

John Ewens presenting

The netbook enjoyed a short-lived reign as king, as the computer for education, being usurped by the more exciting and personal tablet.BDC logo
Barking and Dagenham College have found that their 
cosy, cost effective netbook devices are making a resurgence with their students as an effective tool for managing their learning and assessment.

“Pre-Load whatever is needed for the coming term”

This session highlighted how you can get the most out of netbooks and make your students happy.   See their Prezi

Presenter Bio

John Ewens – Head of e-Learning

John Ewens is currently Head of e-Learning at Barking & Dagenham College and leads the award winning TES 2012 Outstanding e-Learning Team. John has been involved professionally in the technology sector since 1993 when he worked on one of the first search engines to be used in the UK called Global Online Delivery. Since then he has been an e-Learning lead on numerous projects including:

• the £30m DfES / Becta Testbed project, working in partnership with schools and colleges from three national Testbed areas
• CEME (The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence) and e-Learning development programmes including
• Technology Exemplar Network
• LSIS eCPD Showcase projects
• Virtual Business – London Grid for Learning

John EwansJohn is creator of The Content Workshop, a state of the art multi-media resource dedicated to the development of interactive; Reusable Learning Objects, educational games and videos for a diverse range of users and education partners.

Outside of technology John is dedicated to the Performing Arts and is involved in a number of local societies. He is currently playing the lead in Return to the Forbidden Planet in Tunbridge Wells.


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