All posts by Lee Dunn

Academic Staff University of Glasgow and Author of Science Fiction

Silas Awakening Published

Silas is an 18 year old living in a dystopian universe haunted by a vast interstellar war. With no place to call home, he travels from one star system to the next, exploring abandoned ships, […]

Silas Awakening

Silas is an 18 year old living in a dystopian universe haunted by a vast interstellar war. With no place to call home, he travels from one star system to the next, exploring abandoned ships, […]

Exploring the future of humanity through education and technology

I’ve become increasingly interested in exploring education from a new perspective. When lecturing at the University of Glasgow, I met a number of colleagues from various disciplines (education, engineering, computing science, culture and literature etc) […]

Keynote Speech at the Scottish TTA Annual Conference

The 2017 Scottish Technology Teacher’s Association Annual Conference was held in Shawlands Academy in Glasgow on Saturday 11th November 2017. I was delighted to present the keynote to open the conference, building on a theme […]

Roundtable Discussion with the Bank of England’s Agent for Scotland

I was recently invited by eCom, to join a private event with William Dowson, the Bank of England’s Agent for Scotland, for a roundtable discussion with Scottish business leaders, on ‘Building a Workforce for the […]

Who is ICAS? Global, Virtual, Diverse

ICAS is a professional body for more than 20,000 world class business men and women who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. Our members have all achieved the […]

Lee Dunn appointed as ICAS Senior Education Manager

Lee Dunn has been appointed as Senior Education Manager at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS). Lee is Head of Student Services, Digital Learning and Quality and will be co-leading the CA Education Division […]

Webinar: Artificial Intelligence: How ‘new thinking’ is changing the world

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact on our society over the next 20 years. It’s important to ask how we are going to use it. It’s arrival will bring many positives, and possibly […]

CA North America Magazine Launched

This new monthly digital magazine is dedicated to the news and views of our members; a sizeable portion of our US and Canada members work in business and financial services, with many at management level, […]

Technology Education: Do we have a PR crisis?

It has been a long-standing commentary that resides with teachers around the country, that technology education suffers at the hands of science and mathematics. I have heard many jokes since I began my teaching career […]

Speakers Panel at Learning Through Technology

Learning Through Technology (6th June 2017) Technology Innovation Centre (University of Strathclyde) The Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland was published in September 2016. The report outlines how important young people consider the use […]

#EduTechScot Conference 2017

The Scottish Government’s STEM Education and Training strategy points to the important role STEM Education & Training has to play if we are to fully realise aspirations for all children and young people to have […]

Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology / Glow

Education Scotland carries out an annual survey of school staff and pupils to find out more about their use of digital technology in general and Glow in particular. This has been run most years in […]

Education needs to move beyond tablet devices and into mixed reality

The education technology landscape has changed considerably over the last few years. Emerging devices and new approaches to learning are at the fore of new teaching pedagogy, with an increased focus on the use of […]

Social Media in Education – an article for Efficiency Exchange

Originally published via Efficiency Exchange. Re-written for National Digital Learning Week 2017. As a lecturer, I have the opportunity to explore many new technologies and new pedagogies. Through my work, I’m able to visit primary […]

The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?

I’m writing to you on behalf of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London to invite you to attend an international event on Saturday, May 6 called “The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?” […]

Speaking at #EduTech17 #EduTechScot @futurescot_news

I will be presenting at EduTech 2017 this coming May, discussing the role of digital technologies in learning, with a specific focus on the Digital Schools Awards, accredited by Education Scotland and supported by HP, […]

Guest Speaker on BBC Radio Scotland

On Tuesday 21st March, 2017, I was invited to participate on The Kaye Adams Programme (BBC Radio Scotland) for an open discussion on online learning within our classrooms. The discussion was based around an innovative approach […]

Upcoming Speaking Events / Conferences

2017 kicked off to an intensive start with #BETT2017, arguably the largest #EdTech conference in the world, and then into the #DigitalSchoolsAwards ceremony at Wormit Primary School last month. It continues to be busy as […]

Optimism, Pessimism, Education and the Human Future

The Storify narrative was generated from an interdisciplinary symposium at The University of Glasgow. This event was designed to: develop critical thinking on the human future through pitches from a range of academic voices; make connections between […]

Government and industry recognise and celebrate #DigitalSchools

Today (22nd February), 21 primary schools in Scotland have gained national ‘Digital School’ status for excellence in digital technology in teaching and learning. I had the pleasure of attending this event as a Programme Validator […]

Teach Technology – Applications are invited via UCAS

Scotland has a long established tradition in engineering and technology which is reflected in the history of the curriculum within the national education system. Technical subjects and the development of a technologies curriculum are recognised […]

Speaking at BETT with HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel

Well! What can I say? BETT 2017 has turned out to be a wonderful experience, but then I expected nothing less. Rarely do I have the opportunity to see such an amazing assortment of technological […]

Connect with me at #BETT2017 (Digital Schools Awards) @HP Stand (D200)

SPEAKING AT BETT, LONDON 25 AND 26 JANUARY 2017 (11AM) STAND D200 On 25th and 26th January, I will be speaking at BETT in London, about the Digital Schools Awards. BETT is the world’s leading […]

National Digital Learning Week #NDLW17 #DigitalDifference

Education Scotland has announced that National Digital Learning Week 2017 (#NDLW 17) will take place from 15-19 May 2017. This year the theme of the week will be ‘Digital Difference’ and throughout the week they’ll be […]

Embrace The Technology: My article on Digital Culture in GTCS Teaching Scotland Magazine Issue 67

Digital Learning and Teaching is The Responsibility For All My article on digital technology as a responsibility for all teachers, has now been published in Teaching Scotland magazine. The article explores the culture of learning […]

Design and (or) Technlogy 2.0

Originally posted on Dr David Spendlove's Blog:
In a blog post just before Christmas (December 2016) David Barlex (along with Torben Steeg and Nick Givens) argued for the rebuilding of Design and Technology based…

Speaking at BETT, London, January 2017 #digitalschools

I am delighted to speak at BETT, London on 25th and 26th January, 2017. I’ll be talking about the Digital Schools Awards, in partnership with HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel. You’ll find me […]

Digital Schools Awards Scotland

I am delighted to be appointed as National Adviser and Programme Validator for the Digital Schools Awards, working in partnership with Education Scotland, HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel. More details can be found […]

Coming soon… a new novella series… The Silas Saga

“It is the story of your life, too. I know that sounds melodramatic, but it’s true. I also know that this story will eventually lead to my death. I am thankful for a great deal […]

Innovations in assessment: social media as a professional medium

Social media is becoming increasingly important in learning and teaching, however the specific use and teaching pedagogy remains unclear, with some academic staff embracing it and others distancing themselves (Bowen, 2012). National focus on using […]

Speaker at Social Media for Learning in Higher Education

#SocMedHE15 is the inaugural Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference, a one day conference, hosted by Sheffield Hallam University. The conference will debate and examine our use of social media and its impact on […]

Impact of Digital Technology on Learning and Teaching #digilearnscot

This literature review was commissioned by the Scottish Government to explore how the use of digital technology for learning and teaching can support teachers, parents, children and young people in improving outcomes and achieving these […]

Global Education Conference 2015

Bienvenue! Welcome! 歡迎! Willkommen! Benvenuto! 환영! Seja bem-vindo(a)! Bienvenido! We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be […]

#UofG Students to facilitate workshop at the 2015 STTA Conference

The 2015 Scottish Technology Teacher’s Association Annual Conference will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 7th November 2015. The workshop programme will consist of activities based on the new Design & Technology curriculum and N4/5 […]

Global Collaboration Day #VET

Please see the post below for details. This was sent via the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Experts Forum. I decided to share as it may be of interest to some of you. Dear Colleagues, It is my […]

My brief reflections on the OECD Report: Students, Computers and Learning

So we have just seen the publication of a new report from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills – Students, Computers and Learning: Making the connection (OECD, 2015). First, let’s mention that this is probably […]

Recently Published: Unleashing the Potential – Transforming TVET

UNESCO has recently published the third volume of its Education on the Move series, a series dedicated to the analysis of key trends in education with the hope of inspiring dialogue among policy makers, educators […]

The Herald HE Awards 2015

I was recently nominated as a finalist at the inaugural Herald Higher Education Awards for enhancing the student experience through social media. This is a nice media clip of the evening, which was hosted at […]

#ResearchEd Scotland: my reflection on #rEDScot @GlasgowUni

On Saturday 29th August, I had the pleasure of attending my first ResearchEd event. It was held on my home turf at the University of Glasgow, hosted by the School of Education in the Sir […]

Nomination for a HE Award and GU Success!

The University of Glasgow’s contribution to national life was recognised with three major awards at the inaugural Herald Higher Education Awards. I am delighted that I too had been nominated for an award and that […]

Analysis of Digital Media: Supporting University-Wide Online Learning

This report aims to provide an overview of a project which explores teaching and learning within a blended mode of study. Specifically, it looks to analyse the production of digital media and online social networking […]

Some random thoughts on #edtech beyond 2020 – and why we need to think beyond ‘just’ tablets

Technological change continues unabated, and with it societal and behavioural change. These factors directly impact how people and systems interact, how spaces are used, and how learning, research and support are delivered. Today, I attended […]

Education secretary makes major speech at the University of Glasgow

Poverty cannot be an excuse for failure in Scottish education. That was the key theme of a major speech delivered by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Angela Constance at the University of […]

Horizon 2020 Conference in Budapest is underway #INNOVEIT15

The ‘INNOVEIT 2015’ conference is currently underway in Budapest and combines the previously separate events of the EIT Stakeholder Forum, the EIT Awards, the EIT Roundtables and the EIT Alumni Connect events. The three-day event will discuss […]

8th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference

The 8th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching conference took place on Tuesday 14th April 2015. The Conference was entitled ‘Learning and teaching in a changing environment‘ and provided an opportunity to explore important challenges […]

BTechEd STEM event at The University of Glasgow

On Friday 20th March, students studying secondary ITE (Initial Teacher Education) Design and Technology participated in a mixed year group STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) challenge which was facilitated by STEMNet and the Smallpeice […]

Making tomorrow happen: technology education in Scotland #TechEdScot

I attended a very interesting event today which saw Education Scotland launch the Technologies (3-18) Impact Review which has been called Building Society – young people’s experiences and outcomes in the technologies. The curriculum impact […]

Using Twitter as a professional medium: Digital TeachMeet Falkirk @FDTeachMeet

TeachMeet is an informal gathering of those curious about learning and teaching. The theme of the TeachMeet is the use of technology to enhance the learning of our pupils.  Anyone can share great ideas no matter […]

Association for Learning Technology: 2015 Conference Proposals #altc

Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment. ALT is the UK’s leading membership organisation in the learning technology field. Our […]