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James Clay
Works at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, Reading College
Attended University of York
Lives in Weston-super-Mare
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Street-level mapping now lets users go back in time to see how cities, neighbourhoods and attractions have changed since 2007
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Add all your addresses to your Google account so others can share docs to any of your emails.
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Students use #3dprinting  to develop a ketchup bottle cap that prevents the first squirt of watery mess... (via +KCPT) #edtech   
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Drinking coffee inside a two-story camera
Forget Starbucks. A South Korean couple has built a cafe that looks like a classic Rolleiflex twin-lens camera, and they would love to hear your story as you sip down a cup of coffee. Park...
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Free online course: Understand how to use technology for teaching, learning and assessment #ocTEL #altc http://go.alt.ac.uk/octel-register
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Great lineup of keynote speakers for the #OER14 Conference in Newcastle, 28-29 April 2014 #altc http://ow.ly/vy9vR
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Enrol on ocTEL - Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning - start date 28th April go.alt.ac.uk/1gG5CbP #altc
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British Pathé publishes their entire archive to YouTube.

The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé began recording every aspect of global culture and news, for the cinema. With their unique combination of information and entertainment, British Pathé's documentaries, newsreels, serials and films changed the way the world saw itself forever.

_With it's unparalleled collection of historical events and vast catalogue of changing social activity, British Pathé encompasses one of the world's most prodigious and fascinating documents of the modern age. From fashion to warfare and sport to travel, British Pathé is the definitive source for the 20th century in moving images.
All 85,000 newsreels are now searchable and viewable on YouTube. This equates to 3,500 hours of filmed history._

Our YouTube channel includes some of the public's favourite clips, rare and amusing pieces to share and footage related to big days throughout the year.

An incredible collection that has a huge potential for teaching and learning.
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Group Director of ILT
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  • Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, Reading College
    Group Director of ILT, 2013 - present
  • Gloucestershire College
    ILT & Learning Resources Manager, 2006 - 2013
  • Western Colleges Consortium
    Director, 2001 - 2006
  • at-Bristol
    IT Education Officer, 2000 - 2001
  • CIty of Bristol College
    Lecturer, 1994 - 2000
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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 DTP, CD-ROM, mobile devices, the internet, the VLE, the MLE, mobile learning through to Web 2.0.

James is currently Group Director for Oxford & Cherwell Valley College and Reading College, where he is responsible for ILT, IT Services, Business Systems and Learning Resources.

Previously James was ILT & Learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College between November 2006 and August 2013. He was 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.

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 prior to that 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.

ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2009

James Clay was ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2009 for his contribution to changing Gloucestershire College, which has become a leader and an exemplar in its use of learning technologies.

James Clay commented, “I am honoured and privileged to win the Learning Technologist of the Year award from ALT. This award not only recognises the work I have undertaken at Gloucestershire College in enabling, embedding and promoting the use of learning technologies; it is also an award for all the staff and management at the college who use learning technologies effectively to enhance and enrich the learning experience.”

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Learning Technologist of the Year Award is now in its third year of operation.  The Award is open to individual members of ALT, and to individuals and members based in ALT member organisations.  The award celebrates and rewards excellent practice and learning in the learning technology field.

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I once held the World Record for the world's largest greetings card.
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  • University of York
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