The World Ecitizens team
Christina Preston, Chair of World Ecitizens
Christina Preston is currently Professor of Education Innovation at de Montfort University, and her professional memberships include the National Advisers in Computers and Education (NAACE) and Information Technology Teachers in Education (ITTE). She is on the judging panel of the annual exhibition and the Education Show organised by the British Education Association (BESA). Christina taught English and Drama in South London before becoming an Information and Communications Technology advisor at the Inner London Educational Computing Centre (ILECC). She moved on to become a senior researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London at the Centre for Work-Based Learning for Education Professionals (WLE) and founded the MirandaNet Fellowship (mirandanet.ac.uk) to provide an online community where educators could share knowledge and experience.
Lloyd Mead, Director of World Ecitizens
Lloyd Mead is an experienced lecturer both in special educational needs, and in information technology, at Lambeth College, a specialist careers college in south London. He is a MirandaNet Fellow. His curriculum projects have been published by National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), and by the Journal of Assistive Technologies (JAT). He has been invited to present his classroom projects at the Institute of Education, UCL, BETT, and ITTE. His special interests are in developing literacy, especially oracy skills, and to this end, working in collaboration with Lawrence Williams, he has been exploring the deployment of the Scratch visual computing language (Versions 1.4, 2.0 and 3.0) as a planning and presentation tool, with his Lambeth LLDD students aged 18 to 24 years.
Lawrence Williams, Secretary
Lawrence Williams is an experienced classroom practitioner, who currently teaches Literacy, and Computing, on ITE and MA courses at a number of universities and colleges in England, and abroad. He is a Senior MirandaNet Fellow and World Peace Ambassador, and has officially represented the United Kingdom at international ICT conferences. His interests are in literacy, creative uses of ICT/Computing, cross-curricular learning, and international collaborations, on which he has written and published widely, including joint papers with Lloyd Mead (NFER, JAT, Routledge, and Springer). He has received many national and international awards, including the 2012 Naace ICT Impact Award: Life Long Achievement, and has more recently published Introducing Computing: a guide for teachers and co-authored: Debates in Computing and ICT Education (Routledge, 2017) and Enhancing Learning and Teaching with Technology: What the Research Says (UCL Press, 2018)