Professor of Education (Futures), The Open University

Peter Twining is Professor of Education (Futures) at the Open University. He was the Director of Vital Professional Development, a £9.4million DfE funded programme to support practitioners in enhancing their teaching of Computing (the subject) and the use of digital technology across the curriculum. Peter has been the Head of Department of Education at the Open University and the Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology. His career has focused on issues to do with the management of educational change and enhancing education, informed by understandings of learning and the potentials of digital technology.

Useful links:
EdFutures.net: http://edfutures.net
The Schome Initiative: http://www.schome.ac.uk/

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Education (Futures), The Open University

Education

  • 2002 
    The Open University, PhD

Publications

  • 2013
    Enhancing ‘ICT teaching’ in English schools: vital lessons, Distance Education in China
  • 2013
    Moving Education into the Digital Age: The contribution of Teachers’ Professional Development, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
  • 2012
    The Vital Programme: Transforming ICT Professional Development, American Journal of Distance Education

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Vital Phase 3
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    English Dept of Education
  • 2011
    Vital Phase 2
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    English Dept of Education
  • 2009
    Vital Phase 1
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    English Dept of Education
  • 2008
    Schome Park Programme Phase 3
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    CREET
  • 2007
    Schome Park Programme Phase 1
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    NAGTY & the Innovation Unit
  • 2007
    Schome Park Programme Phase 2
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    Becta
  • 2006
    The Aspire Pilot
    Role:
    Co-Director
    Funding Source:
    Nesta
  • 2005
    The eStrategy Implementation Review
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    Becta
  • 2004
    Evaluation of Tablet PCs in English schools
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    Becta
  • 1998
    Software Use, Re-use & Customisation in Education
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    TLTP3