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the use of technology to enhance learning, and has
explored the market opportunities enabled by tech-
nology-enhanced learning. Mr Gordon led the
Microelectronics Education Development Centre at
the University of Paisley (MEDC), the main support
agency for learning technology in the Further
Education sector in Scotland, until its merger with
SCET in 1998. Subsequently, he was Director of
Operations at SCET until leaving to join the private
Mr Gordon has acted as a consultant internationally
in the application of technologies for learning. He
has been involved in major EU-funded projects in
the application of Web-based and eLearning. He has
chaired various committees of the Scottish Vocational
Education Council and has been involved in recent
major changes to the Scottish Vocational Curriculum.
John is currently a member of the Board of Mana-
gement of South Lanarkshire College. Mr Gordon's
commercial experience includes directorships of
several learning and IT companies.
Ian Huckvale, Simulacra, UK
Ian Huckvale plays a central role in Simulacra's
consulting team. He is currently leading a series
of pilot projects funded by the Department for
Education and Skills which aim to improve the
quality of digital learning content from the cultural
sector, and to make it easier for teachers to find
relevant content and increase the level of usage in the
classroom.The pilots involve Resource (the council
for Museums Archives and Libraries), the British
Museum, Shrewsbury Museum Service, Cheltenham
Art Gallery & Museum, and the Royal Shakespeare
Company. Past experience includes:
Leading a team of consultants in the development
of a broadband convergent media strategy for the
Sci-Fi Channel (part of Universal Communications).
The project examined new ways of engaging with
audiences including the use of electronic program-
ming guides to link through to supporting materials,
interactive content both online and onscreen, video-
on-demand and online avatars.
Running a series of workshops for consultants and
managers involved in the New Opportunities Fund
(NOF) Digitise programme. NOF Digitise is a £50m
programme spread across more than 100 projects
aiming to capture national treasures, make them
accessible to a wider audience and preserve them
for future generations.
Convenor of a workgroup for the British Standard
Institute's learning technologies committee (IST/43),
which is developing a standard for interoperability
between metadata systems used for learning,
education and training.
E-government and knowledge management
consultancy for a range of projects focusing on deli-
very of information services to citizens for clients
including the Countryside Agency,Tees Strategic
Health Authority, the Qualification and Curriculum
Authority and the Department for Education and
Henri Hudrisier, University of Paris 8, France
Dr Henri Hudrisier is Associate Professor at the
Department of Documentation of the University of
Paris 8. He is a member of the AFNOR (Association
Française de Normalisation) delegation to ISO /
IEC-JTC1-SC36 plenaries, and member of the SC36
ad hoc marketing group. He is also a member of the
AFNOR committee on cataloguing of audiovisual
materials and participates in the working groups on
MPEG7 and codification of characters. Dr Hudrisier
serves on the board of AILF (Association of com-
puter professionals of French language), and co-
ordinates a study group on Open Distance
Learning (ODL).
Chris Jackson, FD Learning, UK
Chris Jackson has been Senior Architect at FD
Learning since 2000, with particular responsibility
for e-learning products and projects. He takes an
active interest in e-learning standards and is a voting
member of the IMS Technical Board. Chris has been
involved in several national and European R&D
projects, and acted as the technical authority on
the European 5th Framework projects EASEL,
GUARDIANS and KOD. He was also the design
authority on the recently launched system
(http:/www.e-sy-info) launched by the South
Yorkshire e-Learning Programme.This programme,
partially financed by European Objective 1 funds,
aims to bring e-learning to over 35,000 learners in
some 140 schools and 370 small and medium
enterprises across the South Yorkshire region. Chris
has had over 20 years' experience in the IT industry
since graduating from Cambridge University in 1983.
Since the early 1990s he has focussed on large-scale
systems design and application architectures, across a
wide range of technologies and business sectors.
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