Dave White


I’ve worked in various roles where digital, learning and culture meet – including:

Senior lecturer in visual communicationMaking proof-of-concept pilots for delivering media online at the BBCManaging a team of online distance learning developers at the University of OxfordLeading numerous studies around the impact of the Web on learning and higher education.

I’m currently Head of Digital Learning at the University of the Arts London – I help to run the ‘Teaching and Learning Exchange’. (I  moved to this role in June 2014, all posts before then were written while I was working at the University of Oxford.)

My best-known/most-used idea is a way of understanding individuals motivations to engage online: “Visitors and Residents”. This idea inspired the V&R mapping process which has been used around the world by a range of groups to reflect on and explore digital engagement.

I enjoy public speaking and often get asked to give keynotes and talks f2f and online. On occasion I’ve contributed to broadcast media and have been heard on Radio 4, the World Service and ABC Australia. I’m at home blogging, tweeting or creating videos – working in an open manner developing thinking and discourse in online spaces. For me the digital is much more than a set of tools or a chaotic library, it’s a place where we can learn and live.