Robert Alton is head of content production at CARET, Cambridge University’s Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technology, where he manages a team of designers, developers and production staff.
He first began working with education technology as a teacher in the 1980s and developed nascent Computer Assisted Learning materials for the first personal computers. He then trained as an instructional designer and produced materials on most of the enabling technologies such as laserdiscs, CDI and CD-ROM. Since 1996, he has worked mainly on elearning delivered via the Internet.
His credits include:
Game based learning materials for Oxford University
Popular, award winning software for schools
Reusable learning objects for the RLO CETL
Interactive exhibits for the museum sector
Development of some of the first elearning to be used in China
Full scope training simulations for the aviation and military sectors
Consultancy for the DfES on ICT in schools projects
His productions have won 23 awards including BIMA, EMMA, IVCA, and Royal Television Society. Before joining CARET, Robert held executive producer positions at News Corporation and Anglia Television.