David WhyleyDavid is an experienced educationalist who has a passion for the role of technology in teaching and learning which has spanned his career. Having over 35 years of experience as a teacher and educationalist in the City of Wolverhampton means his work is firmly rooted in hands on pedagogy. He is a former Primary Headteacher, leader of the BETT award winning Wolverhampton City Learning Technologies Team and now director of his own successful technology consultancy company.

David specialises in the fields of mobile learning, technology change management, learning platform adoption and developing new technology rich approaches to teaching and learning.

His contact with Naace spans a number of years. As a successful headteacher, his school was one of the first to be awarded the Naace Mark. He then supported BECTA as an ICT Mark board member overseeing the Self Review Framework. He was subsequently appointed, and still maintains his position as one of the ICT Mark lead assessors. David has presented workshops for Naace at both conferences and BETT.

David’s innovative work in the field of Learning Technologies has been widely recognised with awards ranging from the BECTA 2006 ICT in Practice award for Collaboration, the 2008 BECTA ICT Excellence award for schools support, the inaugural Management Today Award for Mobile Working, the 2010 BETT award for the ADOPT learning platform framework to the 2013 BETT award for Services and Support for Schools.

David’s work is internationally highly respected. He is a member of ISTE, and represents the UK on both the 1:1 and Mobile Learning Special Interest Groups (SIG’s).

Regarded as one of the pioneers of Mobile Learning, his individual contribution has been recognised with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Wolverhampton University. He has also received the Mobile Learning Impact Award (USA) and the inaugural lifetime achievement award from the e-Learning Foundation. David currently works with a number of UK and Global clients, including schools, educational establishments and multi-national tech companies. He is delighted to have now been co-opted to the Naace board, and looks forward to helping to shape the future work of the organisation.

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