This is what I look like.
I’m a Montrealer who used to live in Dunedin, New Zealand, but has now moved back. Before that I lived in Christchurch (yes, I was there for most of the earthquakes – I have written about that here). New Zealand was an absolutely fabulous experience, but it was time to come home.
As of mid-2015 I’m working as an instructional designer at Ellicom, where I’ve been since March of 2015, before that I was contract instructional designer. Before that I worked at at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin as an online developer, which is a fancy way of saying educational designer. Before that I worked for 3 years at Lincoln University. (It should be noted that, even though I will blog, from time to time, about professional stuff, this is my blog. None of my employers, past or present are responsible for anything you find here.) This means that I do a lot of thinking, a bunch of meeting with people to help them with e-learning and some blended learning. I write content, do ID work, write storyboards etc. I’ve also been involved in a lot of OER development and worked on a course for the OERu. It has it’s moments.
I have a wife and a son, who I love dearly. We also have a cat (Or she has us. The true nature of our relationship with her probably depends on who you ask.)
I do this in “real life” (as opposed to here, which isn’t real? I think I like the Gibson coined “meat space”), on twitter, on Facebook and here (well less here, if we’re being honest). I also have a tumblr and flickr.. and Google+.. and *Diaspora and Ello and umm.. yeah there must be some others. Social media is a wonderful thing for those of us who run our mouths.
I’m a lefty. I believe in social justice. I make mistakes and assumptions and stupid statements all the time. Which is to say I’m human.
Much of my life can be explained by this comic.
I’ll try very hard to make sense.
Most of the time.
PS: the tag line for this blog comes from this amazing advert by the NZ Transport Agency (I don’t know who the creatives were):