Laurie O'Donnell, director of learning and technology with Learning and Teaching Scotland, is stepping down after eight years with the organisation. He leaves LTS in the summer to start his own business working in the same field.
He has been at the heart of a renaissance of ICT and innovative learning and teaching in Scotland and was named by the George Lucas Educational Foundation as one of its "Global Six" top educators in 2008. "It just feels like the right time for me to move on and build on the wonderful experience I have had at LTS," he says. "In the rapidly changing world of learning and technology, eight years is a long time to stay in the same place. (Full interview with Laurie O'Donnell on Futurelab website here.)