|Occupation:||Deputy Chief Executive|
Having taken early retirement at the end of 2011 for a lifestyle change I am now working as an educational consultant. I remain committed to open education and continue as an independent chair of the OER Foundation. I am also currently a member of the Todd Foundation Grants scheme on behalf of the ITP (Polytechnic) Sector http://www.toddfoundation.org.nz/grant-recipients/recipients-of-todd-foundation-scholarships-and-awards/
Previously Deputy CE at Otago Polytechnic, http://wikieducator.org/Otago_Polytechnic a role I held since 2003, prior to this I was Deputy CE (.5) and Dean, Health and Community Group since 2000.
Other roles; Director of Research, Director CAPABLE NZ http://www.capablenz.co.nz/, Chair and Director Open Education Resource Foundation, Chair Tertiary Accord of New Zealand (TANZ) Academic Managers Group, Past Chair Institues of Technology and Polytechnics Research Forum - http://www.wikieducator.org/Institutes_of_Technology_and_Polytechnics_Research_Forum
Member Todd Foundation Grants committee.
Qualifications Ph.D - Flinders University of South Australia - Topic - Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Dip Soc Sci - Massey University New Zealand, B.Sc - Otago University, New Zealand
My teaching background has been in the areas of Behavioural Science, Research Methods, and Health informatics. I have a strong interest in the philosophy of education, this is informed by my work on assessment of prior learning and access to education. There have been significant links with open education, e-learning, flexible and blended learning as they relate to reducing barriers to access to education. This is also important at a policy level where traditional thinking on education can be a constraint. Being in a position to influence policy and challenging existing views is a key feature of how I see my current roles, both within Education and Otago Polytechnic.
Day Consulting. Educational Consulting -
- Assessment of Prior Learning,
- Open Education,
- Educational Strategy and Management,
- Project work including assistance with reviews and management support.
- Currently Deputy Chair Bayfield High School Board of Trustees.
- Member of Todd Foundation Grants Committee
- Independent Chair OER Foundation.
Heather my partner - is a staff developer at Otago Polytechnic and a skilled Wiki educator http://hn.wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/eL4C41/Heather_Day_Video
Daughters Anna, Emily and Katie, Small Poodle Max
- Sport, Multi sport, Kayaking, Mountain biking - Running - Trekking
- Music, play guitar and sing a bit.
- Currently restoring a 1975 Porsche 911s (completed)
Notes from my Wikineighbours
Hi Robin, I'm your WikiNeighbour, wellcome to WikiEducator. You might be interested to meet more wiki-colleagues. Please let me know if I can be of any help to you. Gladys Gahona (eL4C24 Junior Facilitator).--chela5808 19:46, 17 March 2009 (UTC)