My background in teaching is wide involving over 20 years of community based education involving teaching languages, community communications and technology. Since the very beginning of the Web, I have been an advocate of using technology in an appropriate way to help the aims of community and campaign groups.
Much of my work has been about creating accessible learning resources for tech tools cuminating in the coordination the FLOSS Manuals project, promoting Free Manuals for Free Software.
I have a Computing MSc and PGCE in Computing with ICT from Man Met.
I was employed to start delivery of the EdLab Units. The focus of EdLab work is to bridge gaps between University and community education by co-creating innovative programmes of education.
I love the diversity of activities and subject matter that we are able to work with in EdLab. I am looking forward to all the different EdLab projects and challenges that will come up over the coming years.
Don't look for opportunity in the future but recognise it and embrace it right where you are!
I am the co-organiser of a rural technology and learning conference called BarnCamp which has a track record of producing interesting outcomes to support grassroots communication technology projects and outreach activities.
JISC, Summer of Student Innovation Award for project Duct Tape University.
More information - http://blog.ducttapeuni.org