Will Ellis is currently working with European Schoolnet leading the European Commission funded iTEC Project, a four year project that examines the potential classroom of the future. With 27 project partners, including 14 Ministries of Education, iTEC will provide a model for the effective deployment and use of technology in the classroom that can become embedded in all Europe’s schools
Will previously held the post of Senior Manager within Becta, the UK Government Agency responsible for educational technology strategy. Will oversaw national strategy for learning tools and resources including the Learning Platform Services procurement framework, delivered to support schools purchase VLEs. Will also held responsibility for the annual BETT Awards which celebrate innovation and quality in learning technologies and led a programme of work on content technical standards including the development of interoperability specifications for interactive whiteboard content, VLEs and resource discovery.
Will started as a science teacher and progressed to the post of Project Manager in the high profile UK Education Ministry ICT Test Bed Project. The project explored and tested new and developing strategies in the use of ICT in education and arguably spearheaded further UK government funded work within England to improve schools use of technology.