The Digital Learning Network is open to anyone to join who has an interest in how digital technology can support creative and inspiring educational experiences.
There are many people whose job involves some kind of educational/digital role, but who don’t have a network and depend on colleagues and informal relationships to share information about new developments. DLNET aims to help join these people up and share information that can help – be that ideas, project updates, case studies and reviews. Members range in experience from the beginner to the skilled practitioner, and ideas and best practice are shared via:
- our website
- face-to-face events such as ThinkDrinks and conferences
- DLNET Mailing List
- Twitter, including our monthly #DLNETChat
The idea of the Digital Learning Network, or DLNET for short, is to go back to basics and get people talking about technology and learning in museums, archives and libraries. Originally formed as the Elearning Group in 2002 the Digital Learning Network has 10 years of experience of supporting people in museums, libraries and archives in their work using digital technology in learning.
The DLNET Committee Members
- Helen Adams
- Martin Bazley
- Stuart Berry
- David Cree
- Frances Jeens
- Anne-Marie Langford
- Sean Macmillan
- Lisa Peter
- Sian Shaw
- Wilson Yau
Martin Bazley, DLNET Chair
Digital Heritage Consultant, Martin Bazley & Associates
Martin is Director of Martin Bazley & Associates.Following 7 years’ experience in teaching and a year in publishing, Martin worked for 7 years at the Science Museum, London as Digital Projects Manager in the Learning Unit and for 3 years as E-Learning Officer for SEMLAC (later MLA South East). His specialisms include design, development and evaluation of online learning resources and offline learning opportunities based on digital technology, as well as staff training and consultancy on websites and trends in digital technology within the cultural sector.
Stuart D. Berry, Committee Member (#DLNETChat)
Stuart works for community development charity, PLANED, based in Pembrokeshire in South West Wales. His role combines working with grass-roots community-run cultural activity, with Local Authority, National Park and National Museum provision in the area.
Stuart’s career in museums and heritage started in 1999, working for museum services in Sheffield and Gloucester before spending nine years working for the National Coal Mining Museum for England, in Wakefield. Stuart has spent time as a freelance museums consultant and also worked as an English Teacher in Taiwan.
He is interested in looking at ways that digital technology can enhance the ways that audiences can engage with cultural content, whether on-site, in a venue, in the landscape or from the comfort of home.
Find Stuart on Twitter: @stuartdberry
Sian Shaw, Committee Member
Sian is the Digital Learning Manager at Westminster Abbey. In this role, she has developed a digital learning programme from scratch for the 1,000-year-old church, which is designed to help students, teachers and families engage with the Abbey, regardless of their location. Sian is a University of Leicester Museum Studies MA alum, volunteers as a GEM mentor, and has previously worked on web content for the British Library’s Learning team as well as various roles at Tes (Times Educational Supplement) Resources. Sian is interested in the use of digital as a learning and engagement tool for audiences, as well as the development of digital confidence for all heritage professionals.
Wilson Yau, Committee Member
Wilson Yau, RIBA, LondonWilson has been at the RIBA since 2009 and he has a background in architecture and teaching. Previously, he has been a secondary school teacher of art and design. He holds a BA in Architecture, a PGCE and a MA in art and design in education. At the RIBA he is part of the Learning team, where he leads on digital learning and community outreach and assists in the RIBA’s National Schools Programme and informal learning activities. Architecture is both a passion and inspiration for the digital and outreach work Wilson does with audiences of all ages, for his research and artwork.