This is certainly a new learning experience for me, exciting but a little scary! Its great to have many flexible options for learning, and I am a great believer in the process as well as the product, but if the process is stressful because it is so new, then maybe this can detract from the finished product. There will be many new forums for me to experiment with over the next few weeks, I hope this will be the case for a few of you on this course, so that we can share our experiences and learn from each other.
I am a lecturer in the Hospitality and Tourism departments, I deliver units and integrated modules on the certificate and diploma programmes, I also have a literacy and numeracy coaching role within the Hospitality programme. We have a great teaching space in M block as there are many opportunities for the students to hone their skills by 'doing' while dealing with real customers and gaining authentic feedback, in a safe environment.
The Hospitality department moved down to Forth Street about 3 years ago and its great to be part of the wider Poly community. I have been here in a part/time capacity for about 8 years and am always looking at different and interesting ways for people to learn. I have 2 young children and use their experiences with learning to explore different techniques I can use in my teaching. They too, are far better at setting up and using this type of media!
Looking forward to working with you all.