Professor Stephen Heppell – heppell.net
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Bob Harrison: consultant and education adviser, Toshiba Information Systems(UK) Ltd, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services and founder of Support for Education and Training
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Jennie Martin: online services director – Nelson Thornes
"Those of us who have been part of the educational ICT world since those first Sinclair ZX80s, feel like Merlin’s been there with us too, all the way. I well remember looking forward to the regular TES Online publications that Merlin edited and was devastated when the publication was canned.
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