Richard Jones

Professional Background

Started life as a geologist and geophysicist and from there, during a bust in the oil industry moved into mathematical modelling of fluidized bed combustion and other research for a few years.

Eventually became a teacher in an international school and have worked in Portugal, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and China.

I worked for many years as an examiner for the International Baccaluareate Organisation.

Since 2003 I have been an eLearning Manager and have developed Moodle courses for Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Dulwich College Beijing and Moodle workshops for the IBO.

I have also developed online workshops as a complement to traditional f2f events (blended learning).

In 2013 I completed a 3 1/2 year contract with the Southport School, Queensland, Australia as eLearning Coordinator developing more Moodle resources and other initiatives.

These days I’m working from my home in Pirongia, New Zealand. Past projects include Articulate Storyline training and development for Geneva Healthcare and TANZ eCampus, working on innovations in practice for tertiary educators and proposing solutions for EBRD.

Current projects include remote Moodle Administration, course development and Moodle plugin development with three plugins in the Moodle plugins database and courses in Moodle Development for Moodle partner HRDNZ.  I also undertake testing for Moodle Org.


  • B Sc Geology, London, 1974
  • M Sc Marine Earth Science, London, 1978
  • MA Education (Educational Management), Bath, UK, 1996
  • Certificate in Online Education, USQ, Australia, 2002
  • Certificate in Designing and Facilitating eLearning, Open Polytechnic, New Zealand, 2014

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