looking at Educational Technology through a wider lens.
About MY EdTECH Book
With 30+ years’ experience developing and using EdTech products, distilled down into an easy-to-read format, as an EdTech book, my Secret EdTech Diary aims to get you thinking about the past, present and future role of educational technology and how it influences and shapes our education system.
My Secret EdTech Diary reflects on the history of EdTech, lessons learned pre and post Covid, best practice suggestions, how to select the right solutions and the questions you need to consider before pursuing your digital ambitions.
With unique insights from an Educators’ and Vendors’ perspective, advice for budding EduPreneurs, guidance for schools considering how to co-produce technology solutions with vendors and how to make the right choices, Al aims to shine a light on Educational Technology through the widest possible lens.
With links to research, insights from trusted peers, quick ready-reckoner checklists, questions you need to be asking, alongside voices aligned from the sector, this EdTech book aims to get you up to speed and thinking big picture EdTech.
“Al is a shining light of the EdTech world. He is a fantastic advocate of EdTech collaboration between school leaders, education systems and the EdTech industry. Al champions and creates opportunities for teachers, school leaders and EdTech suppliers to work-together constructively to share knowledge and best-practice.”
Caroline Wright – Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association
“Al is a pioneer in transforming school learning but has also been a consistent support for many of us working in the sector - he quietly champions the small fish whilst having a huge global impact. The nicest man in EdTech.”
Ben Whitaker, Director, EduFuturists
“If you want advice about educational technology, from strategy support down to the implementation of one platform, Al is the man to go to. HIs friendly and honest advice has helped us help our teachers overcome many a challenge.”
Linda Parsons, Digital Lead
“Al has been one of the most helpful, influential and supportive individuals in the global EdTech scene for several years now. He has not only championed those who have led the way on the embracing of EdTech in schools but has been a vocal champion for helping to find the digital superstars of the future!”
Abid Patel, Trust IT Director
About the author.
Al has spent the last 30 years in the EdTech space and 20 of those as a school trustee and governor.
He is Group CEO of NetSupport Ltd, an internationally acclaimed EdTech vendor, and has lived and worked in both the UK and US. He is Chair of 2 Academy Trusts and Chair of an alternative provision Academy, all in the East of England.
Alongside these roles, Al also sits on the Regional Schools Commissioner’s Head Teachers board for the East of England and North-East London and is an independent Chair of the county’s SEND board.
As a firm supporter of lifelong learning, he is also a regional Apprenticeship Ambassador and Chair of the Employment & Skills board for his region’s combined authority.
An active writer about all things EdTech, Al is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and sits on the advisory council for the Foundation for Education Development.