E-learning specialist in Kalmar, Sweden
I'm a Scot who's been living in Sweden and Finland for the past 30 years. I work as an e-learning specialist at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, south-east Sweden. I've always worked in education and have been both teacher and administrator in secondary school, adult education, corporate training and university. I see myself mostly as an enthusiast for the potential benefits of technology in education though I don't consider myself particularly technical. I am fascinated by the potential of open education where resources are shared and everyone has access to high quality educational resources.
I follow global developments in educational technology and spread my findings and reflections through articles, conference appearances and of course social media. I am in the steering committee for the Swedish network for IT in higher education (ITHU) and teach in the open teacher development course Open Networked Learning.
I often speak at conferences and am involved in several international networks such as NVL Distans, EDEN, an ISO standardisation committee and a number of European and Nordic projects. My hope is that I can help others discover new methods, tools and technologies.
Otherwise I'm interested in birds and bees (watching birds and keeping bees). I enjoy travelling and am a keen sports fan. I listen to all sorts of music and am also fond of watching extremely bad movies, especially 50s low budget science fiction.