Josie Fraser is a UK-based social and educational technologist. She currently works as ICT Strategy Lead (Transforming the Learning Environment) for Leicester City Council. She is responsible for supporting city schools in using technology to transform and drive forward learning, teaching and business practice. Her work focuses on and promotes creative, collaborative and community based approaches to, and understandings of, learning environments.
She has worked promoting and developing the effective and innovative use of ICT and e-learning design, delivery and policy both within and across the UK, and internationally. Working across the broad field of educational technology, she is primarily interested in digital literacy, and in how web 2.0 and social media can be used to support community development.
Josie is active in online community research and development, has served on several national and international advisory boards, and was awarded the title Individual Learning Technologist of the Year in September 2008 by the Association for Learning Technology “for ground-breaking work in the learning technology domain”.
She has frequently worked with the charity Childnet International, and delivered the national schools e-safety guidance Safe To Learn: Cyberbullying and Cyberbullying: Supporting School Staff for the UK Department of Children, Schools and Families. She has worked with universities and further education colleges across the UK as Lead Community Architect on JISC’s cutting-edge Emerge project, and as a member of the support, synthesis and benefits realisation team for JISC’s Institutional Innovation Programme.