Hello from Donna
This is my second paper in the course and I am enjoying it very much. I am the IT and Electronic Services person in the UCOL library in Palmerston North. I am the Moodle administrator at UCOL and this course will help me to answer the questions that I don't know the answer to yet!!
Originally from Scotland I have lived in NZ for 13 years ... all of which have been in Palmerston North. I live here with my two children and dog. I hope to move to Europe when the children are older. Italy is at the top of the list.
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and reading your intros.
Blog address http://donna--online.blogspot.com/
Hello Donna very nice to meet you and see we have another Scot to keep Yvonne company though she is closer to Scotland at the moment being located at Bristol. This course will certainly give you food for thought in your area and there is a project waiting to happen I can see. Bronwyn
Lovely to see lots of Brits - but must just say I'm English and Bristol is in the South West of England. I'm orginally from Gateshead which is a lot closer to Scotland and often, when I lived in NZ, my accent would be taken for Scottish! Hoping to get to the Borders on holiday at Easter as we explore northwards up the Northumbrian coast :)
Good to see a fellow Scot here - feel slightly outnumbered at work (where they all take the mickey mercilessly!). Where are you from? I'm from Cults, just outside Aberdeen. Italy sounds good - we lived in France for 12 years but loving the lack of bureaucracy in NZ (although have just started dealing with the NZQA...) Look forward to working online with you.
I can understand the merciless teasing :-) I am also from Aberdeen and my family still live there in the Newburgh/Ellon area. I spend 6 years in Gairloch on the west coast when I was working as a chef. This is where I met the kiwi boy who got me to move here!!!!
Hi Donna, lovely photo on the blog! I am struggling a bit with the technicalities here - but like your famous Scot with the spider I hope to get there in the end. Is it these courses that attract so many originally from overseas? Look forward to more discussions in the future. What's a moodle (showing my e-ignorance here)? Cheers Jennifer
Hi Jennifer, the aspect of this course that I struggle with the most is putting my thoughts 'out there' on a blog. Its not a natural thing for me. There are many Brits on this course, I am not sure why this is. How many years have you been here now? Moodle is an open source learning management system. Like Blackboard ... but (in my opinion) better :-) Donna