Stephen Heppell is a Professor at Bournemouth University and UCJC in Madrid, with a long track record of effective change management in education. He founded the Information Technology in Teacher Education Group. A prominent researcher and writer, his influential publications include 'Help Your Child with Computers at Home' (BBC 1993), ‘eLearning in Education Futures’ (2000) and ‘21st Century Schools: Learning Environments of the Future’ (2004).
In the broadcasting arena, he has been at the forefront of the new media revolution since the 1980s. A regular broadcaster himself, Stephen received the Royal Television Society’s Judges’ Award for lifetime contribution to educational broadcasting. His work in media continued as a trustee of BAFTA.
With impressive large-scale projects including the Guinness Book of Records largest Internet learning project in the last century, Stephen has been dubbed the “The Father of ICT” by Think:Lab, “The UK’s Leading Online Education Guru” by Channel 4 and "The Most Influential Academic of Recent Years in the Field of Technology and Education" by Whitehall's Department of Education and Skills.