Director at No Tosh Digital Media & Education
Ewan is one of Europe’s foremost experts in digital media for public services, particularly in education, the voice of popular education blog edu.blogs.com and the founder of NoTosh, who take startups through from ideation to execution to investment. Having founded NoTosh Limited in 2009, he has now led investments in startups and education projects of nearly $5m on behalf of public and private investors. He is passionate about the meeting point of entrepreneurial startups in digital media and the significance of new literacies, skills and opportunities afforded in education.
His background is firmly in the world of education, latterly as National Advisor on Learning and Technology Futures for Learning and Teaching Scotland, the education agency responsible for curriculum development, and a member of several advisory boards, including the Channel 4 New Media Education Advisory Board. He was originally a French and German teacher, amongst the first educators to harness blogs, wikis and podcasts for learning. Ewan has consulted on successful education and technology policies for Governments around the world, and organisations including the BBC, British Council, General Teaching Council of Scotland, RM and Scottish Enterprise, and Channel 4. He was the first Commissioner at Channel 4’s 4iP, helping to set up a £50m innovation fund for public service mobile, web and games.