She is currently the Digital Learning Leader at the Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne. She recently completed her Doctorate of Education – looking at teachers and schools using the Internet in their classrooms.
She has taught in England, France and Michigan in the USA before settling down in Australia. She has been a teacher in private and public schools, in outdoor education and in foreign language settings.
Before moving to the university, she had a leadership role in a school and in the Department of Education supporting the use of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards. She helped teachers find learning opportunities in the classrooms.
Jo sees technology to be a powerful force for learning, but also recognizes the hurdles and challenges parents and teachers face in the day to day use of technology.
She is a self-confessed tech nut, but what I really appreciate about Jo is her balanced perspective, she understands that technology is a tool, but is not always the best tool for learning.
You can connect with Dr. Blannin on twitter (@joblannin) or on her website (http://www.thetechknowparent.com/)
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