From my LinkedIn profile:
"I am passionate about digital empowerment for ALL using flexible, innovative, blended learning methods (including making full use of mobile technologies and social media) to enhance life skills and improve employability.
I do not believe that age, gender, experience or level of formal education should be a barrier to new learning.
As a pro-active member of an online Personal Learning Network, I contribute to the sharing of knowledge, information and educational best practice on local, national and global stages. This network has provided a sustainable and enriching personal experience (both on and offline) which I believe has also considerably enhanced the quality of my own teaching and research.
I have been employed by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (@UWTSD) as a Tutor and Digital Skills Adviser on a flexible, full-time Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education Skills for the Workplace program - taught at a range of venues in the community over evenings and weekends - since October 2012.
A significant aspect of this role is to provide on-going, hands-on practical and emotional support and encouragement to the student cohorts - both face to face and online. The classes attract mainly mature students returning to learning after some time. These students require specialised support and teaching methods to build their confidence and help them acquire new skills to progress in the modern workplace.
Looking forward to taking part in FOS later this month :-)