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New here? Welcome!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m Oliver Quinlan, educator, writer, and currently working as Senior Research Manager at education charity the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

I blog on learning, digital and education, and this blog represents my evolving thinking as I’ve been a school teacher, a university lecturer and now a researcher and educator.

The blog is organised into categories, as set out below for you to explore… or you might want to take a look at the most popular posts by page views.

I’ve also kept a ‘live blog’ over the years with write ups of events I’ve been to. Each week I publish the Quinlearning newsletter of thoughts and ideas I’ve come across in the week related to learning, digital and education. Sign up for that here.

Explore the posts on this blog by theme:

The Thinking Teacher

Ideas, excerpts and reflections related to my book ‘The Thinking Teacher’.

Research in Education

What works in education and learning? Posts on drawing from and using research and carrying out research in education.


Education technology presents huge opportunists but also huge challenges. Posts on the world of learning technology, business and the EdTech industry.

By Chapter…

Posts organised by the chapter of my career during which they were written:

School Teaching

Posts from when I was a Primary teacher (and the tail end of my training).

University Days

Posts from my time as Lecturer in Education and leader for Primary ICT & Computing at Plymouth University.

Education in Finland

Posts from my tour of schools in Finland in 2013

Think Tank Times

Posts from my time as Programme Manager for Digital Education at UK innovation think tank Nesta.

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Posts from my current work at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, researching all things computing and digital making.

Yearly Reviews

Each year I’ve written a review of posts on the blog. The format has evolved and shifted, but each gives an impression of my year in blogging.

Popular Posts

The most popular posts on the blog to date by number of page views.


Posts from the Feb 2015 writing initiative started by Tom Barrett.

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