This free webinar is a chance to hear from current ALT Trustees about their experience of being part of the ALT Central Executive Committee. Doug Gowan and Shirley Evans will talk about why they became a Trustee, what the role involves and how you can become an ALT Trustee. The call for new Trustees has now been published via this link therefore this is a good opportunity to ask questions and learn more if you are thinking of applying.
About the presenters
Doug Gowan was elected vice-chair of ALT in September 2013. He will serve a three year term, becoming chair of ALT in September 2014 and president in September 2015. Doug was born in a mining and mill town in the West Riding. Survived 11+ and Grammar School miseducation. Graduated from Edinburgh University in spite of 1968 and all that. Founded the TUC's Course Development Unit in the 1970s and helped create a new style of active, learner-centred learning. Developed new styles of campaigning in trade unions and in 1997 set up the Open Learning Partnership.
Shirley Evans has worked in the field of education and inclusion for the last 14 years on a local, regional, national and international basis and as a student, practitioner, manager and policy shaper. This work has cut across HE, FE, ACL and schools and a range of national organisations such as The OU, Becta, Jisc, LSIS, and of course, ALT. Shirley is currently working at Jisc TechDis on a range of projects relating to accessibility and inclusion. She is also employed by the Open University as an Associate Lecturer as well as providing consultancy on accessibility of STEM related modules. Her current research interest is designing e-learning for over 60s. Shirley joined the CMALT Development Group in March 2011 and is a CMALT Lead Assessor. She has been a trustee since January 2013 when she was appointed Chair of the Membership Development Committee.