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Herbert Thomas

Professional background

I taught English at secondary school level for a number of years before moving on to lecturing at a college of education and then lecturing English at a university. During this time, I became interested in ways in which technology could be harnessed in order to improve the quality of learning and teaching. This interest took me into the fields of 'instructional design' and 'e-learning', as they existed at the time. I am currently employed as Electronic Learning Media Team Leader at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.


Directly after leaving school, I completed a B.A. Hons degree, specializing in English Literature. Later, this was followed by an M.A. in General Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Technology-integrated Learning.

My interests


I have professional interests in the theoretical basis of learning, the future of learning spaces and education as complexity.


I also have a passing interest (very passing ...) in technology and change, paleoanthrapology, ancient civilizations, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and pretty much everything else relating to the destiny of humanity (if it exists).

My wiki projects

* Why complexity baffles education Hth30 19:47, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

My optional community service (learning contract) project

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By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
Brief description of project
< Why complexity baffles education >
Target date for completion
< 30 March 2012 >.
 <Hth30 19:47, 14 February 2012 (UTC).>

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