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James Clay
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15 Classic Cars in Weston-super-Mare http://jamesclay.net/?p=971 These photographs were taken at a recent classic car event in Weston-super-Mare, I can guess what some of them are, but please add a comment if you are more confident than me in what they are.
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I've found this a few times at different car shows, when I've uploaded to Flickr. Try googling or searching Flickr on the number plate? E.G. FP 7880 (above) is a 1931 Austin Swallow https://flic.kr/p/reocuK and a wonderful example too :)
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Universities encouraged to use social media and business-orientated software to enthuse students
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A public appeal for people who can repair BBC Micro computers has been launched by a museum.
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A public appeal for people who can repair BBC Micro computers has been launched by a museum.
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I work in an Antiques Factory https://xkcd.com/1533/
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Intel RealSense is the most high-tech camera system you've ever seen.
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The photograph is from the 1988 production of Grease at the University of York, the car nearly did drive off the stage... It was a nightmare getting the car, a fantastic red Triumph Herald,  on sta...
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Leicester launches modern life MOOC
The University of Leicester offers free online course on the importance of calculus in modern life
The University of Leicester offers free online course on the importance of calculus in modern life
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Over the last few years, artists from around the world have created amazing sand sculptures on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. Here are ten incredible sculptures.
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There’s a new Kindle Paperwhite out, and it’s just like the old one except for a high-resolution screen. Nobody was really expecting it to happen: after all, before this update, Amazon had a pretty...
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#altc The draft programme for #altc has been published - We are excited to announce that the draft programme for this year’s Annual Conference has been published. When viewing the draft timetable session titles, themes and authors can be obtained by using paper IDs (three and four digit numbers) and the session by id document. If you are presenting or planning to attend the conference the early bird deadline has been extended to the 13th July. To book please visit: http... http://ow.ly/30tAoW
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The role of digital skills, and the roles of leaders in education engaging in digital skills has been highlighted in a variety of reports including the Select Committee on Digital Skills own report, Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future. However, the recognition of need for leaders to exploit ...
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  • Activate Learning
    Group Director of Learning Technologies, 2013 - 2015
  • 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, MOOCs, Learning Analytics, Virtual Reality, Apps, and then some...

James was Group Director for Learning Technologies at Activate Learning, where he was 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.

Going back further, 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 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.
Education
  • University of York
    Economics, 1987 - 1990
  • University of the West of England
    PGCE (FE), 1996 - 1998
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