I love alp watching from the comfort of my computer over 900 miles away. Here is the view looking across much of the French ski resort of La Plagne from La Grande Rochette North to Aime and Plagne Centre, or south west to Courchevel, and south east towards Val d'Isere and Italy.
Loving formal learning with the Open University while doing six-eight hours with FutureLearn for free every week too. If only we had a thousand years to take it all in - one day I'm sure. Parachute jumps at 100 are becoming every day.
Lewes marks the anniversary of the Gun Powder plot every 5th of November by marching through town in fancy dress, carrying flaming torches and pulling floats like this one. Later in the evening we head for bonfire sites and have huge fireworks and these characters go off with a sparkly bang.
Masters: Open and Distance Education MA ODE, 2010 - 2013
Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE) with the Open University, UK (OU)
H800: Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates
H807: Innovations in eLearning – Learning outcomes
H810: Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students
B822: Creativity, Innovation and Change
H808: The e-learning professional
This completed the Masters Degree. I graduated on Saturday 27th April 2013
H809 Practice-based research in educational technology. OES 86 EMA 75
H818: The Networked Practitioner - from 26th September 2013
MA History: First World War studies with the University of Birmingham.
The School of Communication Arts
Copywriting, advertising and design, 1987 - 1988
An extraordinary and intensive year full-time developing problem solving, writing and visualizing skills.
The University of Oxford
Geography, 1981 - 1984
Human Geography, Statistics, Demography, France, Southern Africa, Remote Sensing from Space and Anthropology.
Transmedia Production, 2001 - 2001
Developing a unique, transmedia narrative for both the web and TV - What are you like? was aimed at teenagers.
A versatile and imaginative educator (e-learning, interactive, linear video and workshops) and communicator (video producer/director)
A creative thinker, visualiser and writer with a diversity of skills in blogging, copywriting, e-learning, social media, video production, communications and PR, directing and producing.
A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, the School of Communication Arts (SCA), the Open University (MA in Open and Distance Education) and EAVE.
Selling a short film to Channel 4 that I wrote, directed, produced was pretty cool.
Actively seeking opportunities to produce smart e-learning
Taking a brief, developing a research proposal, undertaking research, writing reports or scripts, turning reports into presentations, video or interaction e-learning. Identifying solutions to messy problems. Creative problem solving. Writing, directing and producing corporate video.
Freelance, 2012 - present
Newcastle, UK - Appleby, UK - London - Penrith, UK - Seaford, UK - Long Compton, UK - Val d'Isere, France - Paris - London - Cambridge, UK - Oxford, UK - Brighton, UK - Edinburgh, UK - Gottingen, Germany