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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
I am heavily involved in the development of the VLE structure and the training of tutors in it's use. I am enrolled on the eCPD Professional Development Assistant programme.
I am a fairly late entrant to teaching having moved from the industrial sector. This has proved to be a challenge on occasion as things seem to happen a little slower!
I am an ardent believer in the power of eLearning and its potential to extend accessibility, involvement and the promotion of higher standards, especially in the use of varied learning styles. However, I think sometimes we let the technology rule what we do without looking at potential pedagogical issues. Sometimes, we look too much at the teaching and not enough at the learning.
Today's tutors must keep up to date if we are to stand any chance of engaging increasingly demanding learners.
I am a database man, principally with experience in design and implementation at SME level. I teach the theories of databases at levels 2 - 4 and this differentiation has been very challenging, particularly with the younger learners.
I started in 1969 (i know, you didn't realise we had electricity then) running a factory on a Honeywell DDP516 with 32K of memory! Things are growing at an astonishing rate, mostly for the better.
I am especially interested in the convergence of device functionality through the use of mobile technology strategies without necessarily fully understanding the integrated technology. The black box approach!
My most recent project is the eCPD programme. http://ecpd.bdplearning.com/ecpd/index.php
I continue to develop prototype solutions for relational databases for development of larger scale solutions.
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