Digital Skills Development Workshops — Trainers

University of Wales Trinity St David… Saturday 20 January 2018


Emma Meese

Emma is a senior journalist who now works in the local, community and hyperlocal news sector. Following 14 years at the BBC she joined Cardiff University to set up the Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ). As manager of C4CJ she works with news publishers, academics, governments, charities and businesses worldwide with the aim of strengthening and sustaining the community news sector.

During her time at the BBC Emma was a senior producer/director and also self shot and edited her own content before becoming a social media producer, trainer and consultant for the BBC.

Emma helps individuals, companies and organisations devise their own social media guidelines, strategies and policies and also teaches them to film and create engaging content on mobile phones and tablets.

As well as being a Mobile Journalism (MoJo) and Social Media Trainer/Consultant Emma previously owned her own production company. She ­has self shot and edited award winning films and has a passion for telling stories in a creative way.

Richard Speight

Richard Speight is a tutor, assessor, project manager and learning technologist. He is owner and Director of Hyfforddiant RDS Training Cyf, a start-up digital training company and learning design consultancy specialing in the use of learning technology in workplaces and communities — particularly using Mozilla Open Badges to recognise achievement.

Richard previously managed DigiSkills Cymru as a lifelong learning project for UNISON from 2013–2017.

Emyr Brown

Emyr runs his own company offering sector leading ICT training for education. He has over 16 years teaching experience, both in Primary and Tertiary Education. A member of Carmarthen Local Authority’s ICT Advisory Team for a number of years, he was involved with developing and implementing ICT initiatives to improve teaching and learning.

Emyr is an Apple Certified Teacher, Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Just2Easy Accredited Trainer, an Associate Trainer for Just2Easy, a SWGFL 360 Safe Consultant and is soon to be a Google accredited trainer.

Julian Ayres

Julian is a Digital Literacy and Essential Skills trainer with Wrexham Itec, as well as Lecturer in Education for Glyndwr University. He has worked within a range of educational establishments for the last 11 years, using ICT and creative media to help engage and motivate students with their maths, English, and employability development.

Julian has recently completed a research study into gamification in the classroom, using e-technology to help boost learner’s grades, attendance and confidence in their learning.

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