Stephen HeppellProfessor Stephen Heppell – heppell.net
"In a rapidly changing world – and we ain't seen nothing yet I suspect – there is an increased need for perspective, for wisdom and for a breadth of view. I come to Merlin for all three. Merlin John Online is irreplaceable, insightful and joyfully irrepressible."

 

 

Richenda Wood: managing director, Livewire Public RelationsRichenda Wood
"Agent4change.net is going from strength to strength. The news and articles produced by Merlin John, the renowned ICT in education journalist, illustrate his outstanding knowledge of the industry and are always well researched. Merlin and his team of writers are very much 'on the pulse' of the education sector and this important site is a key source of information for the Livewire PR team and our clients. As a journalist, Merlin is very well respected in his field and always goes that extra mile to tell the story. Agent4change.net very much sets the pace."

 

Bob HarrisonBob 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
“The relationship between digital technology and learning is complex and constantly changing as pedagogy and technology evolve. Recent changes in Government, the closure of Becta and the ditching of the Harnessing Technology strategy have left a dangerous void for all those concerned with supporting schools and colleges. MJO Online/Agent4change.net provides a unique, relevant, timely and reliable source of knowledge and information for teachers, managers, leaders, the technology industry, researchers and all those interested in learning and digital technologies. Merlin's unrivalled network of contacts and relationships and his experience as an exceptional journalist and investigative reporter make Agent4change THE resource for ICT professionals”.


Fiona McleanFiona Mclean, head of global PR at Promethean
"Agent4change/Merlin John Online is the most influential commentator on the technology in education space. With insight into the people, the politics and the policies that shape the piece, Merlin has become an industry legend. No company’s PR launch is complete without his coverage, no new development is as well critiqued and analysed as it is on the Agent4change site and no key influencer goes unrecognised by his informed and honest profiles.

"Where traditional media has left the room, Agent4change has emerged as the place to find honest, passionate and well informed opinion. Backed up by a coterie of the best writers in the business – Maureen McTaggart, George Cole, Chris Drage and Jack Kenny to name but a few – this is the digital media site of record. To be a success in any industry you need to be part of the conversion – Agent4change is this industry’s debating chamber."

Dave SmithDave Smith: ICT consultant and curriculum adviser – Havering Inspection and Advisory Services and chair of The Visualiser Forum and Teaching Technology Group
"Merlin John Online/Agent4change.net is an essential point of reference for anyone in ICT in education.  It is one of the first places I look to find out what is happening, what is innovative and who are the movers and shakers in the ICT world. Well-written and engaging articles provide a rich source of information in a balanced incisive manner. Once you have read it, you'll come back for more - I did."

 
Roger FrostRoger Frost: education writer and science software publisherorganic.rogerfrost.com
“Merlin John Online/Agent4change.net provides measured comment and well-informed news to fill a void for senior education professionals. Whether I am looking for a product or what's hot in this field, the feed of news from MJO/Agent4change.net offers the way to find it.”

 

Jennie MartinJennie 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.

"Thank goodness Merlin established Agent4change.net. We can continue to follow his and his contributors' articles, industry alerts, views and deep knowledge of ICT and learning that are as relevant today as they were all those years ago. Respected by all, Merlin is one of the ‘good guys’."
 
 

Stephen HeppellProfessor Stephen Heppell – heppell.net
"In a rapidly changing world – and we ain't seen nothing yet I suspect – there is an increased need for perspective, for wisdom and for a breadth of view. I come to Merlin for all three. Merlin John Online is irreplaceable, insightful and joyfully irrepressible."

 

 

Richenda Wood: managing director, Livewire Public RelationsRichenda Wood
"Agent4change.net is going from strength to strength. The news and articles produced by Merlin John, the renowned ICT in education journalist, illustrate his outstanding knowledge of the industry and are always well researched. Merlin and his team of writers are very much 'on the pulse' of the education sector and this important site is a key source of information for the Livewire PR team and our clients. As a journalist, Merlin is very well respected in his field and always goes that extra mile to tell the story. Agent4change.net very much sets the pace."

 

Bob HarrisonBob 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
“The relationship between digital technology and learning is complex and constantly changing as pedagogy and technology evolve. Recent changes in Government, the closure of Becta and the ditching of the Harnessing Technology strategy have left a dangerous void for all those concerned with supporting schools and colleges. MJO Online/Agent4change.net provides a unique, relevant, timely and reliable source of knowledge and information for teachers, managers, leaders, the technology industry, researchers and all those interested in learning and digital technologies. Merlin's unrivalled network of contacts and relationships and his experience as an exceptional journalist and investigative reporter make Agent4change THE resource for ICT professionals”.


Fiona McleanFiona Mclean, head of global PR at Promethean
"Agent4change/Merlin John Online is the most influential commentator on the technology in education space. With insight into the people, the politics and the policies that shape the piece, Merlin has become an industry legend. No company’s PR launch is complete without his coverage, no new development is as well critiqued and analysed as it is on the Agent4change site and no key influencer goes unrecognised by his informed and honest profiles.

"Where traditional media has left the room, Agent4change has emerged as the place to find honest, passionate and well informed opinion. Backed up by a coterie of the best writers in the business – Maureen McTaggart, George Cole, Chris Drage and Jack Kenny to name but a few – this is the digital media site of record. To be a success in any industry you need to be part of the conversion – Agent4change is this industry’s debating chamber."

 

Dave SmithDave Smith: ICT consultant and curriculum adviser – Havering Inspection and Advisory Services and chair of The Visualiser Forum and Teaching Technology Group
"Merlin John Online/Agent4change.net is an essential point of reference for anyone in ICT in education.  It is one of the first places I look to find out what is happening, what is innovative and who are the movers and shakers in the ICT world. Well-written and engaging articles provide a rich source of information in a balanced incisive manner. Once you have read it, you'll come back for more - I did."


roger fostRoger Frost: education writer and science software publisherorganic.rogerfrost.com
“Merlin John Online/Agent4change.net provides measured comment and well-informed news to fill a void for senior education professionals. Whether I am looking for a product or what's hot in this field, the feed of news from MJO/Agent4change.net offers the way to find it.”

 

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