Wendy Earle is an educator and researcher in the cultural sector with a strong interest in issues relating to the arts, cultural education and online engagement. Until recently, as publisher and then education programme manager at the British Film Institute, Wendy was active in promoting film and media education to learners across the UK, publishing a wide range of educational resources, including books, DVDs and online; and organising educational events including master-classes and conferences. Before joining the BFI she was a commissioning editor of visual educational resources. In addition, she has organised and facilitated forums and discussion groups on a wide range of topics from 'literacy in an age of new media' and ‘what is e-learning?’ to ‘what is the point of being an artist?’ and is the convener of Institute of Ideas Arts and Society Forum. She is on the verge of submitting her PhD thesis, on museums, technology and cultural policy with a focus on the online delivery of cultural education.