Professor Stephen Heppell

Professor Stephen Heppell

UK, One of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally

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Stephen Heppell is an English educator who specialises in the use of ICT in education. He is a Professor at Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments, Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University, Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport. Heppell is best known for his work at Ultralab, part of Anglia Polytechnic University. There, he worked on education projects such as “Learning in the New Millennium”, “Schools OnLine”, development of “” and “Talking Heads”.

In 2003, Heppell left UltraLab and is now CEO of the education consultancy firm,, a global and flourishing policy and learning consultancy which now has an enviable portfolio of international projects all round the world. Stephen is retained by a number of organisations to help with future policy and direction, including the BBC, as an Associate of KPMG, and is retained by the UK government in Horizon Scanning work to advise of future directions for educational policy.  Stephen is executive chairman of LP+ who are currently developing a Chinese language learning community for 20 million Chinese school students, in partnership with China’s Sun New Media corporation.

Stephen chairs the charity Inclusion Trust with its flagship project for children excluded from school by behaviour or circumstances Stephen was a founder board member for Teachers.TV – a UK public service TV and broadband channel for professional development of teachers.

“Europe’s leading online education expert” Microsoft 2006
“the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education” (Department for Education and Skills – UK)
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