Peter Thomas

Director, HaileyburyX

Agile Learning Design

Peter Thomas will talk about progress in building an Agile Learning Design culture in an independent secondary school, Haileybury, in Melbourne. The aim was to communicate Agile values and principles – and embed new working practices – that would change the way teachers work, both in the development of online courses and for classroom teaching. To help achieve this, we created an Agile Learning Design microcredential for Haileybury, which is now being made available to any teacher. In this talk, Peter tells the story of successes, and what was less than successful, and where we go from here.
About Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas is currently Director of the organic edtech HaileyburyX in Melbourne, Australia where he is leading the development of an online global learning environment, establishing Haileybury as a thought leader in emerging technologies for learning including AI, data analytics and interactive platform, building new industry partnerships, and where he created the award-winning educator work system Agile Learning Design, along with the HYCreds world-class microcredentialling framework, both of which were selected as Innovative Schools winners in 2019 and 2020. He is Editor-in-Chief of a leading international peer-reviewed research journal from SpringerNature, Creative Director of the Medicine Unboxed non-profit arts and medicine project funded by Wellcome, the UK Arts Council and Granta and Co-founder of Upling, the K12 cybersecurity education platform. He has held and holds visiting professorial positions at Brunel University, London, Falmouth University, Newcastle University and Beijing Normal University where he is Dean for International Projects as part of the International Institute for Big Data in Finance. Peter was Co-founder and executive director of The Leasing Foundation in the City of London, was previously Professor of Information Management, CTO of the e-commerce arm of an FTSE100 company, developed technology research institutes in the UK and Australia and has chaired over 20 international conferences. He has a PhD in computer science and psychology and a BA in literature and linguistics and was educated at Leeds, Cambridge and Hull Universities.

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