Next public webinar: 22nd November 2016
Doug Belshaw

Dr. Doug Belshaw

An Open Educational Thinkerer who specialises in digital skills/literacies, alternative credentialing, and helping companies work more openly. Doug is a former teacher and senior leader in schools, who also has experience in Higher Education with Jisc, and internationally through his roles with Mozilla. Doug now coaches individuals and helps businesses, charities, educational institutions, and non-profits make sense of the 21st century education/technology/productivity landscape.

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Part of a powerful co-operative

Dynamic Skillset is part of the We Are Open co-operative, combining a talented group of ex-Mozillians, visual thinkers, and software developers. We work collaboratively with clients to untangle problems, set ambitious yet manageable targets, and help them work more openly.

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The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Expertise in digital literacies

Doug wrote his doctoral thesis on digital literacies, providing a meta-analysis of many frameworks and approaches. He re-wrote this as a successful ebook outlining the eight 'Essential Elements of Digital Literacies'. Doug was Web Literacy Lead for the Mozilla Foundation from 2013 to 2015. In this role he estblished, built, and worked with a community of stakeholders to take the Web Literacy Map from v0.1 to v1.5.

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More about Doug

Doug joined the Mozilla Open Badges team in 2012 to evangelise the use of web-native, digital portable credentials. Since then, he has become well-known as an advocate and strategist for new and alternative forms of accreditation, working with awarding organisations such as City & Guilds and Cambridge Assessment, as well as membership organisations, schools, and universities. Doug keynotes events and runs workshops, helping clients understand how to identify, develop, and credential digital skills.