An educational/learning practicioner. A curious cat, looking for far to much at times.
Teacher, Co-ordinator, Lecturer, Practice Firm Facilitator for Certificate 1V Marketing Students in TAFE. Disciplines: Business, Law, Marketing, Advertising, International Business.
Learnscope Manager - check out the NSW Learnscope Page on the Australian Flexible Learning Framework - you will not be disappointed.
E-Learning Facilitator - guiding colleagues slowly into the world of email to begin with, TAFEVC and with the resistance to email in the beginning, I will leave the attempt to encourage others to use or at least play around in myspace and other sites - still to this day, in one centre in one large TAFE, social networking tools, are not seen to add any value to the courses undertaken at this time and the same attitude was alive and well in 2002-3.
I have worked in the publishing industry:author, sales representative (secondary), State Sales Manager (McGraw-Hill Book Company), Reviewer.
The private training industry was an incredible experience, managing the marketing and sales, internationally - oh and still running training sessions in the workplace.
Afforded professional development opportunities, I had never dreamed of or expected, but thankful for: Flexible Learning Leader Scholarship 2003 Australia - flexiblelearning.net.au - The Australian Flexible Learning Framework.
In the same year, I was trained in online instructional design - wow what a learning curve - loved it and have such great respect and admiration, that pour blood, sweat and tears, into every aspect of the process, from idea, concept, content, storyboards, functionality, design, programming, testing - so many and whilst it may look easy - my bit anyway, I have to admit I struggled. A learning experience nontheless, an area I would like to return to and continue learning.
Represented Holmesglen in Beijing, lecturing in the Diploma of International Business in English, to Chinese students (a program between BCBI and HIT). 7 months in all and at a time when I was working, through my Masters in International Education, with a side order of multimedia - Professor Bernard Holkner of Monash University, a man ahead of his time, who conducted the unit online, used a variety of online techniques, engaged me to the extent that I could not wait to get home and see what he put up for us to work on next - fun and so much learning - I want to clone him.
The Future of Learning, now a major focus - challenging/rewarding - frustrating/exhilarating - the unkowns part of the drive as I do not want not want to miss too much. Even a couple of days away and you can find new tools/technologies and innovations.
Great debates and arguments, articles and whether you agree or disagree or ambivalent at the time - learning has taken place without you even learning.
People, talented, caring, sharing and open to whatever lies ahead. Connecting with others to take the journey together, learning whilst having fun and meeting the most amazing people.
This world on the net is great - Educate, take away the fear and the blocking mentality and we can all get on with learning and doing our jobs, doing our best for the learners and the future of each and every country. It is up to us to prove that, we are right and they are wrong - the truth may hurt, but the future of my children, yours, your grandchildren, sister, brother, need all of us now to make those with the power, see for themselves, that they are in fact acting in a negligent manner and not catering for their clients, breaching their duty of care.
So I am on a mission and hope I have some walking the road with me - a little scary but I will not stop, until I see the learners catered for in the now, the future and not the past.
I am in shock over this article. The mere fact it can get to court is enough to send me spinning. Not sure how we can alter what is happening in Oz but we need to work out something and quick.
If this goes through and a precedent is set, best I look for a cave to live in as I am sure someone will hunt me down and I do not think…
2007 - you just never know what will happen.
For those that read my blog, connect with me on myspace, facebook, Ning, Xanga and Twitter, you will I am sure have noticed, a number of mentions of the benefit concert for Max and the banner, with his pic, that takes you to the myspace I and my son Zane created and manage on behalf of those organising the concert. Our contribution to a man we admire and care about deeply.
It is one of those times, when friends and those who care…Continue
A brief update on my son's progress, this week - the week he has begun his learning journey at home.
Zane has created a blog amongst other things, just in a few days this week. It was all new to him, although he did say, that creating his blog was similar to setting up his myspace, which he did ages ago on his own.
You will find updates on his blog as he goes along.
I would like him…Continue