Hello all I am Bronwyn Hegarty and one of the facilitators. I am an educational developer in the Educational Development Centre here at Otago Polytechnic. I have been involved in flexible learning since my time in the School of Nursing (1993 to 2002) when I used to run a full day face-to-face bioscience course over a semester, plus an online version of the course. As well as that I have done the usual lectures and tutorials and computing training workshops. My background is in bioscience and zoology and nursing all of which have been very useful in my work at the polytechnic. Since 2002 I have been involved in facilitating online and blended courses in educational topics.
For fun when not teaching or helping people design and develop flexible courses or doing research, I love to go for long walks with my husband and the dogs....cats follwing at a distance. Our latest fad is to watch tv series on DVD, and we like to go to the movies and theatre and concerts. The highlight for us in March is going to be the Wellington Arts festival - Black Watch, Book of Longing and the Dentist's chair - and we get to go with our son who lives there. Then we are off to Womad in New Plymouth. The rest of the year I will be ensconced at home and finishing my Doctorate. I look forward to meeting more of you on here and on your blogs. My blog is up and running. Bronwyn
Morning all, I'm Cherry. I am an educational designer at the University of New England. I am currently working on two projects - teacher training via distance (using Sakai) and nurse education (using Blackboard).
We are considering structuring the nurse education program using case studies. I begin that project next week, so it will be very helpful to discuss this type of education and the use of wikis for the purpose.
I have been involved in online learning for about 15 years. I am a former primary school teacher who moved into technical education and am now in the university sector. I look forward to establishing a great working relationship with you all.
hello cherry great to see your interest in this topic. I am looking forward to "talking" with our global participants and your perspectives will greatly enrich this course. Bronwyn