Contextual Statement


The video above provides a short biography and career summary and highlights some of the initiatives I’ve contributed to during the twenty years I have worked  as a learning technologist.

I am submitting this Portfolio as part of the University of Edinburgh’s CMALT Portfolio Scheme which provides funding and support for professional development for learning technologists.  I was delighted to have the opportunity to  join this scheme as I have been interested in applying for CMALT for some time now but found it difficult to do this while I was working very short fixed term contracts.  I’ve written two blog posts reflecting on this here:  Thoughts on ALT’s CPD Rebooted and “What do you do?” – Starting out on CMALT.

As I work in the domain of open education, and consider myself to be an open education practitioner, I’ve decided to practice what I preach and build my portfolio here on my open blog.  It’s proved to be a really interesting process that has given me a welcome opportunity to reflect on my role as a learning technologist within the University of Edinburgh and also as part of the wider open education community.