My Detailed Bio

eLearning Consultant, Karapiro Village, New Zealand

July 2013 – present

  • eLearning design, Moodle and Articulate Storyline
  • Completed Managing the Moodle School
  • Collaborating with HRDNZ and Academic Tribe on projects for RMIT, NZQA, Chisolm TAFE and Geneva Health.
  • Completed Certificate in Facilitating and Designing eLearning with Open Polytechnic
  • Developed third-party plugins for Moodle: Simple Question, Atto Question and SimpleLesson.
  • Worked with Justin Hunt, “The POODLL Guy” on course design and development projects.

Director of eLearning, The Southport School, Australia

February 2010 – June 2013

  • Responsible for setting up and administering Moodle and Mahara
  • Responsible for staff PL in Educational Technology
  • Managing Australian Government Quality Teaching Programme funded projects on ePortfolios, Staff Professional Learning and eLearning Leaders
  • Strategic development of blended learning classroom pedagogy

You can find a write up of our adventures in eLearning here: How an LMS and BYOD Changed a School.

eLearning Consultant, Karapiro Village, New Zealand

August 2008 – January 2010

  • Admininstering, designing, developing and running Online PD workshops for the IBO via my own LMS
  • Senior examiner for IBO, examination papers, principal moderator computer science projects
  • Working on the books: Computer Science (2nd edition) and a Computer Science Projects Workbook for IBID Press, Melbourne

Head of ICT, Dulwich College Beijing, Beijing, China

August 2006 – July 2008

  • Setting up and developing the Virtual Learning Centre (Moodle LMS).
  • Chair of the ICT strategic committee.
  • Teaching Key Stages 3 and 4 and staff training.
  • Adult Leader, Rotary Interact Club.
  • Led student/staff/parent trip to build houses for Tabitha Cambodia in November 2007.

e-Learning Manager, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Auckland, New Zealand

October 2004 – April 2006 Seconded to Te Tauihu o Nga Wananga as Project Manager, Resource Center,

  • Designed structure, content of resource centre
  • Ran training workshops for Tertiary educators
  • Designing workflow for digital repository (DSpace)
  • Preparation of online e-learning material (Moodle)

October 2004 to June 2005: Following secondment:

  • Integrating the Resource Centre into the Wananga Development Plan.
  • Responsibility for management of e-Learning application (Moodle LMS).
  • Associated course development/transition to e-Learning.
  • Evaluation of e-Learning capability.
  • Developing Level 4 and Online Education certificate programs.

e-Learning Manager, Auckland International College, 85 Airedale Street Auckland, New Zealand

July 2003 – June 2005

  • Responsible for developing the new IB Computer Science course.
  • Teaching the ICT course to pre-IB students.
  • Designed and developed support websites for students
  • Specifying college e-learning platforms, admin package; development of reporting and assessment resources (Crystal Reports).
  • Auditing and developing staff ICT training needs.
  • Oversaw student-led Local and Global Activities fundraising and services group
  • Part-time after January 2005.

Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science, University of Waikato Hamilton, New Zealand

July 2002 – July 2003

  • Lecturing first and second year courses in computer programming (C++), systems architecture and digital electronics.
  • Designed and developed support websites for above courses.
  • Responsible for further developing the 7th form scholarship program.

Teacher i/c Lower School Computing, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

August 1998 – June 2002

  • Teaching IT in Grades 5 and 8, Electronics in Grades 6 and 7, IGCSE Computing in Grades 9 and 10, IB Computer Science in Grades 11 and 12. Outstanding external examination results.
  • Responsible for curriculum development of IT in Lower School.
  • Led Staff Training sessions in the use of IT.
  • Led student expeditions to Southern Riau, Indonesia & Northern Thailand.

Director of Computing Services, St Julian’s School, Portugal

September 1989 –July 1998

  • Teaching keyboard skills in Years 3 – 6, IT in Years 7 – 9, GCSE Computing in Years 10 and 11, IB *Computer Science and ITGS in Grades 12 and 13. Invited to become IB Examiner on strength of examination results.
  • Responsible for all computer specification and purchasing in the school.
  • Responsible for integration of IT into the middle school curriculum subject areas in line with the English National Curriculum requirements. Judged a success by ECIS accreditation team.
  • Responsible for staff training in IT and set up the financially successful Cambridge IT adult training program.
  • Chair of the Staff Association for 3 years, conducted critical salary negotiations with the board during a difficult period.
  • Designed and developed the school’s networked Administration Database.

Researcher, Nat Lab Industrial Engineering and Technology, Portugal

August 1986 – August 1989

  • Research/computer programming of mathematical models of fluidized bed combustion. Several peer-reviewed publications on this topic.
  • Responsible to Director for EEC hydrocarbon project evaluations
  • Utility/systems programming tasks.


August 1985 – July 1986

  • Advertising copy (Commercial Union Insurance, TAP Air Portugal)
  • Tutoring
  • Technical report translation: Portuguese-English

Chief Geophysicist, Atlantic Resources Lda, Portugal

February 1982 – July 1985

  • Working with the World Bank to promote West African prospects
  • Seismic survey field supervision Senegal, Guinea Bissau
  • Geophysical/seismic interpretation and mapping
  • Technical report translation: French-English

Geophysical Consultant, Atlas Geophysical Consultants, UK

September 1980 – January 1982

Geophysical Consultant, Southern Geophysical Consultants, UK

July 1977- August 1980

  • Working as a client representative on marine seismic surveys
  • Worked for all of the oil majors at one time or another
  • Worked North Sea, Western Approaches, Grand Banks, Hudsons Bay, West Africa, East Africa, Mediterranean, Taranaki NZ, Venezuala, S China Sea

QC Seismologist, Geophysical Service International, UK

July 1974 – June 1976

  • First real job out of college.
  • Worked on geophysical surveys in the South China Sea, Grand Banks Newfoundland, East Africa, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea.

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