I guess I’ve been on something of a journey since starting a career in IT, becoming influential in the development of a highly successful ILT infrastructure at a highly successful sixth form college in the south east of England. My responsibilities at work include delivery of all aspects of the infrastructure, thanks in no small part to the hard work and commitment of many different contributors and the support of a large and dedicated team.
Having been an administrator for many years, I now hold a management role, and have large responsibilities in developing learning technologies and bringing about change in the use of ILT. No easy task, particularly since today the breadth of skills among users can vary wildly – even among students who, contrary to popular belief, are not all as skilled in new technologies as you might assume.
Writing a blog is something new to me, and I’m just beginning to understand the immense satisfaction that can be gained from writing about my own activities and ideas. I also appreciate the potential for crystallising some of the ideas I have, and combining them with the almost limitless creativity of the learning community I follow in other social media; I hope that at least some of what I write might be valuable to those from whom I have learned so much.