Frances Bell

home at last – for all the mes


About me

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My working life began in programming in 1974 and finished when I retired two years ago from my job as a senior lecturer in Salford Business School. For the first year of my retirement, I was not sure that I wanted to do anything more than spend time on knitting, sewing, gardening and visiting new places but in this last year, I have grown into a role that I saw once on a conference badge, itinerant scholar. As I wander in our motorhome, and across the web, I find a new joy in scholarship freed from institutional constraints.

All that I have learned from being and working in technology and education is still with me but what has changed is my perspective.  I am now looking at education (and technology) from the outside, and what grabs my attention are the (im)possibilities of learning on the web.


  1. Maggi Savin-Baden January 28, 2015 - 3:55 pm Reply

    Hello. . just moved to Worcester. . how are you?

  2. francesbell January 28, 2015 - 6:32 pm Reply

    Hi Maggi. I am retired and doing different things – now how to get your email?

  3. CogDog February 13, 2015 - 7:17 am Reply

    Oh noes, that stinks. Looks like you can get francesbell,org or ??

  4. francesbell February 16, 2015 - 8:49 am Reply

    I lost my reply to you (yes – on my own blog!) so trying again. I didn’t make myself clear Alan, so have edited my About – so thanks for that prompt.

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