Matt Locke is Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4. He works with the Education team to commission online services that will deliver informal learning in innovative and exciting ways to teenage audiences.
In the first year of its new online strategy, C4 Education projects have won numerous awards, including a BAFTA, BIMA and Flash Forward award for Bow Street Runner (www.channel4.com/bowstreetrunner), a BAFTA nomination for Yeardot (www.yeardot.co.uk) and an EMMY for Battlefront (www.battlefront.co.uk). Also in 2009, Matt Locke was nominated for the New Media Age Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media award.
Before Channel 4, Matt was Head of Innovation for BBC New Media & Technology. He was responsible for developing and running research programmes within the BBC and with external partners, including developing academic and industry partnerships, and developing open innovation initiatives like backstage.bbc.co.uk and open.bbc.co.uk/labs/ .
Before joining the BBC, Matt worked as a curator and writer, specialising in the social adoption of technology and the cultural impact of digital technology, and still continues to write regularly about these themes for journals, websites and his own site at www.test.org.uk