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Richard Elliott

Personal Statement


Personal Statement

I have worked in education for 27 years, mainly in the FE sector. Beginning in an Agricultural College in the early Eighties I quickly realised that I needed to be adaptable in order to maintain a career in this rapidly changing sector. Adaptability and the desire to keep ahead have served me well in my personal development as an educator, skilled in the use of ICT. More recently I became heavilly involved with the roll out of an e-learning system at my college. This was (and remains) a significant transformation for staff, but one which I was well prepared for. As a Senior Lecturer with mentoring responsibilities I supported staff through the passage from traditional teacher to facilitator of learning using ICT.

I am not particularly interested in infrastructure and networks - they should just work shouldn't they? I prefer to focus more on the application of ICT solutions and on the breaking down of traditional barriers by the provision of support and the active sharing of good practice. The ultimate aim of any innovation in education must be to enhance learning in some way. This applies just as much for ICT as to other developments. My current role as a council officer allows me to support staff in local authority schools as they develop their ICT strategies and begin their journey with e-learning. Scotland is poised at the beginning of a major ICT project - Glow. This presents so many new possibilities for teachers, pupils and parents that it is difficult to imagine. But by the time you read this it will be a reality and we will be learning with it.


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