Category: Digital Education

Fuelling innovation in the UK’s creative industries

Today, the UK’s Technology Strategy Board launched a new strategy for Creative Industries innovation and committed in excess of £30m investment to this sector over 2013-16. Having been funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) in two of my businesses – feasibility funding for Clarity Productions and a current SMART Award for ZoneFutures – I ...

SXSW Mobile: The $100bn mobile bullet train called Africa

This morning’s SXSW session, “The $100bn mobile bullet train called Africa“, revealed the scale and pace of change of all things mobile across the African continent, now the world’s fastest growing telecoms market. Gareth Knight, from Tech4Africa, and Toby Shapshak, Editor of ‘Stuff’ magazine, began by stating that more people have a cell phone than have ...

Culture in the Cloud: do digital technologies hold the key to preserving cultural heritage while empowering traditional owners?

An article for SyncTank.   Two elder Aboriginal women sit in the dust, hand painting on a canvas that stretches between them. At a nearby makeshift table, three young Aboriginal women tap away on smartphones. They are on Facebook. These women are all Martumili artists or filmmakers, and only one or two generations separate them. ...

Twig announces deal with Spanish publishing giant

Twig World has announced its major distribution deal with Spanish-language publisher Santillana. Santillana has a presence in more than 40,000 education establishments in Spain and Latin America, giving it access to 30% share of the Spanish-speaking market. A co-branded Santillana-Twig website will provide over access to around 1,000 science films to the publisher’s schools in ...

More awards success for Twig

Twig continues its run of awards success with an ERA for Best Secondary digital content!   Last week, Twig won an Education Resource Award for the Best Secondary Resource or Equipment involving ICT.  The award, presented at The Education Show, recognised Twig Science as “an outstanding resource for teaching secondary science. The wide variety of ...

More awards news from Twig

Twig is nominated for in the 2012 Education Resource Awards and the 2012 Learning on Screen Awards.   Very pleased to announce that Twig Science is a finalist in the 2012 Education Resource Awards in the categories Best Secondary Digital Content and the Innovation Award.  The ERAs highlight the quality and diversity of educational products ...

International Creative Entrepreneurs

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures. International Creative Entrepreneurs is an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors.  From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which ...

Twig wins at the BETT Awards 2012

Last week, Twig was named Best Secondary Content provider at the 14th annual BETT Awards 2012.  The ceremony was held in London on the first day of BETT, the world’s largest educational technology showcase. The BETT Awards are considered to be the most prestigious in the digital education sector.  Ray Barker, Director of BESA and ...