Neil Emery is director of Trilby and passionate about the effective use of technology in education. Ask Neil about his own education experience and he's quick to highlight the failings. “I was told to read a text book because I had an exam coming up, so it was always about information and never about knowledge”. Now at the age of 43 Neil is learning more than ever because of technology and is keen to impart this fact when delivering training to teachers. Certified as an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Sales Trainer and Apple Professional Development Trainer Neil works all across the UK and into Europe, with the Baltics being a regular destination. Neil also finds time once a year to run a technology project in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, showing young people in communities there, the power of technology when it comes to learning.
The writing is already on the wall, so its not about becoming an eco warrior for me, it's about taking the opportunity to use technology to up skill those students currently schooling in the rainforest. Oil boom towns such as Coca mean young people can quickly find themselves pulled into the drugs or prostitution trade. So the need for an education is extremely important for these young people.