I live in rural Ireland, and I trained as an English language teacher (English as a Foreign Language).
I worked developing content for an online course for a year (for Kaplan Aspect Schools) and now I’m doing an MSc in Online and Distance Learning, and turning into a pedagogy geek. At the moment, I’m trying to broaden my teaching horizons and employment appeal, and am actively looking for other teaching areas to expand into. #etmooc is my first MOOC, and, judging by the experience so far, not my last.
I’m interested in almost everything, but right now I am interested in Laurillard, Conversational frameworks, translating my teaching practice from bricks and mortar to online, MOOCs, student motivation in distance learning and strategies for maximising it, and what works in the classroom.
Thanks for reading.