My name is Cebert Adamson and I am the representative from Jamaica. I curently serve as the Curriculum Development Officer for the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica [Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica ], a statutory agency under the Ministry of Education and Youth, charged with supervising the work of Community Colleges in the Country.
As the Curriculum Officer, I have responsibilities for overseeing the development, implementation and review of curricula in the Community Colleges. My role also extends to working with the colleges to ensure that quality systems are in place and that programmes conforms to the quality framework as prescribed by the University Council of Jamaica, the country's national accreditation agency, and other local and international accreditation bodies.
An educator for all of my work life, I hold degress in education from the College of Arts, Science and Technology [CAST], now UTECH and Nova SouthEastern University.
I have worked extensively in helping to develop courses and programmes for over five disciplines, including computer and IT, hospitality, business, architecture and construction technology, performing arts, clothing and fashion and library technical studies. Several of these programmes have received accreditatioin from the UCJ in many colleges.
My work has also enabled me to particpate in curriculum development and review in the Caribbean. More specifically, I have been working with the Caribbean Tourism Organisation [CTO] on the development and implementation of tourism related programmes.
In terms of online and distance learning, I have attended several conferences and workshops on the topic. Among these is an online course done with the Commonwealth of Learning. My more recent experience was a three week boot camp experience in Singapore, where I was a part of a twenty-five member group developing course material for open and distance learning. I have also done courses for graduate studies online.