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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 1 by Bnleez .
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My profile

Hi I'm Shona.... welcome to my home page.

Professional background

I have recently returned to New Zealand after spending many years living in Britain.

I worked as a Training Analyst for the British Military and enjoy writing, analysing and assessing training cadres/courses for a wide demographic. I now work for a great company called Symbiont based in Paraparaumu not far from Wellington. We specialise in providing exceptional training and resources for adults using distance, online, paperbased and blended learning.


I scraped through High School by the skin of my teeth, and then went to Secretarial College at Polytech before continuing with my studies later in life. I hold a Psychology Degree and a Diploma in Terrorism Studies.  I am looking to undertake further study in the near future, and the following fields interest me:

  • Child Psychology
  • Shooting
  • Business Administration
  • Zoology
  • Counselling and mediation
  • Buddhism.

My interests


Professionally I am interested in creating online training resources for a wide demographic, it seems educational design is a specialist art and I have found there are not many courses to take the basics to an online platform.  I am also looking forward to creating and designing blended learning with embedded literacy and numeracy, and gaining more qualifications in the educational (and teaching) sphere.


I am a qualified marksman, I love tramping, photography, salsa dancing, red wine and travel.

I have also been a Buddhist for 18 years (studying the Mahayana Tradition).  

My wiki projects

My optional community service (learning contract) project

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By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
Brief description of project
<Enter a brief description of the content resource or WikiEducator project you would like to work on here>
Target date for completion
<Specify the target date for completion --- you choose the date which can be after the completion of this workshop>.
 --Shona Roddick 02:44, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Hello Shona! I see that you've just created your Sandbox, good for you! Start experimenting and have fun with it! If you need any assistance, feel free to contact me. --Benjamin Stewart 02:09, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Congratulations Shona in becoming a certified WikiApprentice 1! I look forward to seeing future contributions to your user page and beyond! --Benjamin Stewart 03:37, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

My Sandbox

My sandbox