EXe Training resources for Teacher Education

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This a community node that aims to coordinate the collaborative development of training resources for teachers in the use of eXe. Users will be able to recontextualise content for their own needs using eXe.

Helena Mill (New Zealand)

Position Learning Designer - eXe Project (NZ)
Affiliation eXe Project Development Team
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Node role Development Team Member
Brief Biography My role as learning designer to the eXe project encompasses the great variety of tasks that fall beyond the realm of code development. These include tool functionality (based on learning design), documentation, communications and training.

Sue Dark (New Zealand)

Position Director of E-learning (Acting), Open Polytechnic of NZ
Affiliation Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
Location Wellington, New Zealand
Node role Development Team Member
Brief Biography I'm the Director for E-learning at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Since studying for an MSc in IT & Learning in the UK, I have worked in computer-based learning, training and e-learning for over 15 years in a variety of roles; instructional designer, staff developer and in management. My last position in the UK was with the University for Industry, as the Training Solutions Manager for the learndirect network.

I manage the E-learning Professional Development team and the Instructional Design team at The Open Polytechnic. I have been involved in a number of Government-funded e-learning capability projects within New Zealand, including the Open Source Virtual Learning Environment project, e-learning Guidelines project, eXe project and the Networked Education Pilot project. I engage with a range of national groups and forums and am participating on a number of initiatives, including this eXe Training Resources for Teacher Education programme. See more about our projects on Eduforge <http://eduforge.org/>.

Mogana Dhamotharan (Brunei Darussalam)

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Position Associate Professor
Affiliation Department of Educational Foundations, SHBIE, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Location Brunei Darussalam
Node role Advisory group member
Brief Biography PhD (University of Glasgow, 1988), MEd ( University of Malaya, 1981), MEd (University of Wales, 1977), B Journalism (Punjab University, 1975), BA(Hons)English (Punjab University, 1974).
  • 2005 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, SHBIE, Universiti Brunei Darussalam;
  • 1995-2005 Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, in Educational Technology, Distance Education, TESL Methodology, Continuing Education for Teachers/Trainers/Educators;
  • 1982-1994 Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya 1981 Taught in Sufri Bolkiah English School in Brunei (January- August);
  • 1981 Lecturer in Language Centre Institut Teknologi MARA (September 1981-May 1982) 1971 Temporary Teacher in Secondary School
  • 1968 Temporary Teacher in Primary School.

Participated and contributed to Research including World Bank Completion Reports, CICHE Projects (British Council and University of Malaya) Presented papers at International, Regional, and National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. Given the ORS Award (CVCP, UK) during PhD in 1987 August 1994 - January 1995 The COL Visiting Fellowship. January - March 2004 The COL Consultant for the MATE (International) Program at the Open University Sri Lanka Publications include refereed articles in Journals, Books for Children, School Textbook and Revision Book on Grammar as well as contributions to newspapers and magazine.

Wayne Mackintosh (New Zealand & Canada)

Position Education Specialist, Educational Technology: Policy
Affiliation Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Node role Convener
Brief Biography Associate Professor Wayne Mackintosh, founding director of the Centre for Flexible and Distance Learning (CFDL) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will be joining COL in May 2006.

Wayne has extensive experience in the theory and practice of open and distance learning (ODL). Prior to moving to New Zealand he spent eleven years working at the University of South Africa (UNISA), a distance learning institution and one of the world's mega-universities. At the University of Auckland, he was responsible for developing and leading the university's

He has participated in a range of international consultancies and projects including work for COL, the International Monetary Fund, UNESCO and the World Bank. Wayne also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Open Learning and publishes regularly in the field of flexible and distance learning.

Wayne is a committed advocate of free/libre and open source software for education. He was previously the project leader for the eLearning XHTML editor (eXe 1) project, funded by the the Tertiary Education Commission of New Zealand.

He has a keen interest in pedagogical innovation for sustainable development.