Doug is a self-professed “Open Educational Thinkerer” and founder of Dynamic Skillset Ltd. He advises clients on issues around new literacies (the topic of his doctoral thesis), new forms of credentialing, and agile processes. Prior to this, he worked on the Web Literacy Map and Open Badges for the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation, for Jisc in UK Higher Education, and he was a teacher and school senior leader. Doug holds a B.A. (Hons) in philosophy from the University of Sheffield, an M.A. in modern history from Durham University, and an Ed.D. (also from Durham). His personal website can be found at http://dougbelshaw.com. Doug lives in Northumberland in the north of England with his wife and children.
November 27, 2017
One of the unfortunate side effects of the 2007-8 global economic crash has been our decade-long slide into intolerance of the unfamiliar and unknown. Rival groups trade blows over their proposed solutions...Category: Educational Practice
December 19, 2016
As a former history teacher, it makes me laugh and cry that so many prominent figures in education (especially education technology) have such a poor understanding of the history of their subject....Category: Educational Practice
September 15, 2016
I must have about 10 domain names. That's a lot less than some people I know, but 10 more than most people. Two of the domain names are those that I own...Category: Digital Citizenship