Merlin John

Merlin John

Merlin John

Merlin John is a London-based freelance journalist and consultant who runs his own website, Agent4change.net, which focuses on learning with technology, and works with a number of organisations and publications. He was given a BETT Outstanding Achievement for ICT in Education Award in 2012 for “exceptional journalism and recognition for the need for discussion”.
A journalist for 40 years, in his 18 years at The Times Educational Supplement he founded and edited TES Online magazine which became the leading UK publication covering learning and teaching with ICT. Along with its sister publication, TES Teacher, it tracked the enormous changes being brought about in and outside schools by adding technology to the learning mix, from the early days of the BBC computers until News International eventually sold The TES and the publication restructured in 2006.

He also helped set up the National College’s Future website to support school leaders facing the challenges of innovation and transformation as part of their roles in capital projects like Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital Programme.

He has served as a judge in numerous prestigious awards schemes including the BETT Awards, Becta’s ICT in Practice Awards, Partnerships for Schools’ Excellence in BSF Awards and Microsoft’s Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum Awards.