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Topics: PLNs, Elearning, Edtech, Adult literacy, Adult numeracy, Digital literacy, Project facilitation, CoP
Services: Presenter, keynote, consultant, blogger, online professional development facilitator, e-projects facilitator, online community of practice facilitation
Originally from the UK now living in rural Western Australia. I have a background in science, equine studies and in transferrable/employability skills. This experience has been invaluable for my substantive position (since 2007) as an LLN/Foundation Skills lecturer at CY O’Connor Institute – a regional Public VET provider in rural Western Australia. I use technology as a major part of my toolkit for teaching adult literacy/numeracy both face-to-face and online. Our huge catchment area combined with the diversity and range of literacy levels of my learners makes e-solutions almost essential for me. In 2013 I was a Finalist in the Australian Training Awards. I was also seconded to our state Training Dept working in e-learning development and adult literacy curriculum.
I have professional development roles in literacy/numeracy and e-learning/edtech use in CY O’Connor Institute. I also present and facilitate more broadly in WA; nationally and globally through webinars and online conferences. I provide formal PD in e-learning development/delivery using virtual classroom (BbC), LMS, Blogs and a range of other Web2.0 tools. I also support/mentor colleagues in developing their blended e-learning strategies, provide feedback on practicalities and help with pedagogic and technical issues. My roles as co-facilitator of the WA Adult Literacy and Numeracy Network and as a Foundation Skills "Champion" for WA are almost entirely online through social media and have included extending the Foundation Skills Practitioners Community of Practice nationally beyond a core Champions group.
I have won funding for and managed/facilitated federal and state funded e-learning projects. I also facilitate internal e-learning projects, currently working with subject specialists to develop interactive e-learning content for use in blended learning solutions that utilise virtual classroom, LMS, Web2.0 tools, and social media blends for our geographically isolated students.
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