Helen Whitehead

Helen Whitehead

Helen Whitehead is a digital writer, editor and e-learning specialist who has been working with online media for over 20 years. Her expertise is in the innovative and appropriate use of digital media for narrative, creative writing, education and e-learning. Helen has managed the Kids on the Net digital literacy project for ten years. She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, an MA in Writing from The Nottingham Trent University, and a qualification in Teaching Adults.

She is particularly interested in the multi-dimensional structures of digital texts and narratives, in making digital texts accessible to new readers and learners, and in facilitating online communities. She has researched digital literacy, learning communities and technologies at school and HE levels and has presented at academic and educational conferences. She has worked as an e-learning expert for Nottingham Trent University, as e-learning facilitator for the National College for School Leadership and as an e-learning consultant. Helen was a Learning Technologist for the Adelie Project at the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester. She was then a founder and Director of Reach Further, an e-learning, online communities and social media consultancy based in Leeds.

She is currently a Learning Support Development Officer at the University of Nottingham.

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