Director of Education in a Digital Environment

Tom Kenyon

Team

Innovation Lab

Join Date

April 2012

What I do

Tom is programme director of the education in a digital environment programme which is exploring ways in which the proliferation of digital technologies can transform education. 

Biography

Before joining Nesta he worked as a digital executive producer for broadcasters and production companies specialising in the development of innovative products for children and young people.

As head of digital for Jamie Oliver's production company, Fresh One, Tom led a major partnership between Channel 4, Google and others to create an online educational resource building on the values of Jamie's Dream School

Tom also worked for the BBC where he led digital development teams at CBBC and CBeebies to create online games and learning products for brands such as Tracy Beaker, Live and Deadly and Blue Peter. He also worked for ITV.com where he executive produced the interactive drama Primeval Evolved which won an international EMMY award for Digital Fiction.

Nesta's Director for digital education, Tom Kenyon, explains what elements make something a learning game and how they can be helpful in education.
Tom Kenyon
Monday, 28 October 2013
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On 9 October 2013, Nesta and the Serious Games Institute, University of Coventry, co-hosted Game-Science and Game-Based Learning: Bringing Education to Life. The event brought together stakeholders from across research, policy, industry, and practice, to discuss how digital games can be better used and integrated within education to improve learning outcomes.
Tom Kenyon
Kathleen Stokes
Thursday, 10 October 2013
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Phew - by the time you read this we will have launched the Digital Makers Fund. A £225,000 open call for ideas to significantly increase the number of young people who participate in digital making activities.
Tom Kenyon
Friday, 9 November 2012
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The other day a very talented and committed member of my team suddenly looked very worried and asked me: "What if we're wrong about digital technology and education? What if it doesn't make any difference? There's no evidence from previous trials that technology makes any difference to attainment. What if we're wasting money?"
Tom Kenyon
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
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