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OEB speaker Martin Hawksey

Martin Hawksey

Chief Innovation, Community and Technology Officer, Association for Learning Technology, UK

Martin Hawksey is Chief Innovation, Community and Technology Officer for the Association for Learning Technology. Martin's career began as a learning technologist in the UK Higher Education sector and has gone on to hold advisory roles within the educational technology sector for a number of UK government funded services. In these roles, he has supported staff in the exploration and adoption of innovative approaches to learning and teaching.

As part of his role Martin is responsible community strategy implementing a number of initiatives including the development of the ALT Members #altc Twitter hashtag. Since 2014 this has been promoted as the primary tag for sharing ALT activities as well as becoming the official ALT Annual Conference hashtag. To provide actionable insight to the development of the hashtag Martin has developed a number of free tools for measuring social media impact on Twitter utilizing Google Sheets as a platform for data capture and analysis. In part this work led to Martin being inducted to the Google Experts programme in 2014, still actively sharing his expertise in G Suite to the developer community.