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My profile

I have recently retired from the University of Victoria where I provided technical support to faculty and participate in delivery of workshops, online resource pages and a newsletter for faculty using technology for teaching. Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint, publisher), OpenOffice (writer and spreadsheet), WebCT(now Blackboard) and Moodle are the major systems used by our clients. I am a member of ETUG (British Columbia Educational Technology User Group) and this year a member of the Steering Committee. I began my working life as a programmer after graduating from University of Guelph, Ontario in 1975 gradually moving into the area of troubleshooting and client support as computers moved from remote, punched card controlled machines into terminal-driven systems and, eventually personal computers. In 1988, I began studying Linguistics at the University of Victoria and then, after graduation, taught at the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics for four years before returning to Canada. I have a fair grasp of Chinese, though my ability suffers from lack of practice! Now I am interested in using my technical skills and subject are knowledge of linguistics in the online world. Though I am by definition a "digital immigrant", I've been here a long time and would like to expand my circle of friends and colleagues. Wikieducator is the place that seemed to offer me the best opportunity to both learn and contribute.

M.A. in Linguistics, B.Sc. Computer Science, constant gardener and (I am told) good cook.

My interests

I'm interested in:

  • OERs in technology, linguistics, food growing & use
  • online community support - both as a supporter and as the supported

My Website, blog and contact particulars

My personal web site: [1]

B.C. Educational Technology User Group community - login required, guests welcome! [2]

My sandbox