Louise Jones joins team Tablet Academy Scotland and we’re delighted!
Every so often I guess we all make stuff happen that we feel good about. You know the ones. Decisions that you just know are the right ones. Well, at Tablet Academy Scotland HQ, today is one of those days. Louise Jones is joining us as Digital Learning Director and we reckon it might just be the best news we’ve had in a long time.
For many, Louise will need no introduction as her reputation in learning, education and digital transformation in Scotland is quite something. But for those who do need an introduction, let’s tell you why we’re so excited.
A strong background in Scottish Education
Having worked in education for 20+ years Louise has always been driven by changes in youth culture and the impact technology has on the way young people, live and learn. In the emergence of digital she led on e-safety and cyber security in Scotland and also supported national developments being awarded a Scottish Education Award in 2006 for ‘Making a Difference’.
Leading change at Highland and going Google
Louise is well known for her previous role in The Highland Council, Scotland. Through a large scale consultation Louise developed an approach which drove the direction and vision for ensuring all 220 schools are Technology Rich Environments Also becoming an Apps for Good Ambassador and Digital Schools Award Scotland Validator. In 2017, Louise then went on to join the EMEA Google for Education Team as UK Regional Manager and Accessibility specialist within the Global Google Team.
Now in a new independent role Louise partners with learning communities and organisations in Scotland and beyond to support digital transition and transformation in education and enterprise. 2019 has been a year of celebration, Finalist Edufuturist of the Year 2019 and proudly Co-Chairing the Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference.
Welcome to the team, Louise. We are so looking forward to working with you and developing further our support for Digital Learning and Digital Transformation projects in Scotland.