About

I live in the beautiful little city of Dunedin, located at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand.  I work at Otago Polytechnic in the OP Online team of online learning designers and developers.  Prior to this I taught bioscience (human anatomy and physiology) and environmental science to tertiary students in foundation and undergraduate health science programmes and technician training courses.

Academic background:
Grad. Cert. in Applied eLearning, Manukau Institute of Technology (2011)
PG Cert. Tertiary Teaching, University of Otago (2006)
Dip Grad, Education, University of Otago (1993)
BSc (Hons), First Class, Physiology, University of Otago (1987)

Professional experience:
Online Learning Designer, OP Online, Otago Polytechnic (2012 – current)
Educational Developer, Educational Development Centre, Otago Polytechnic (2008 – 2012)
Course Advisor/Writer/Editor (contract), Flexible Delivery Projects (Certificate in Health), Otago Polytechnic (2006 – 2008)
Senior Lecturer (Programme Manager), Otago Polytechnic, School of Natural Resources and Science (2000 – 2005)
Lecturer (Biology, Bioscience), Otago Polytechnic, Applied Science and Technology Department (1991 – 2000)
Lecturer (Bioscience), Otago Polytechnic, Nursing and Midwifery Department (1988 – 1991)

Professional skills:
Learning design
Authoring and development
OER
Project management; PM@OP working group
Ascilite2014 organising committee member

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