Speaker
Oliver Quinlan (cropped)
Oliver Quinlan
Oliver is an educator and writer with experience from early years to higher education. He has worked as a school teacher, a lecturer in education, and now manages digital education projects for innovation foundation Nesta. He blogs on education at oliverquinlan.com.

His first book, ‘The Thinking Teacher‘, was published in January 2014 and explores and challenges assumptions and paradigms in education.
Throughout his projects and writing technology and learning have been a strong theme, particularly the way in which new and social technologies encourage us to re-think how education and learning are conceptualised.

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