Proving very popular and something I'm particularly
pleased with, the web
tools site is not only a collection of some of the best
free resources on the web for students and teachers (or, really,
anyone for that matter!) but also includes an innovative facility
to contribute via a wiki. Do have a look.
probably my favourite subject - recently taught
Foundation Degree students and have covered this in units
of the National Diploma in Computing courses.
I have been saying for a long time how important
this is - and, at last, courses are beginning to appear which
do not require you to invest hundreds of pounds in software
or learn horrible-looking code. Anyone remember the early
days of word processing, when you had to type [BB] to start
bold text and something else to stop it? And you never knew
quite how things would look until it was printed? Well, that
was then. It's easy now - and so should web design be! Currently
incorporating this into virtually any class I can!
Microsoft Word, and its free alternatives
like OpenOffice.org, coupled with excellent reasonably priced
printers now make the production of really professional looking
documents something you can achieve without spending a fortune
or leaving home or the office. I teach this at all levels
and regard the basics of good layout a fundamental skill which
if employers are not demanding now they should (and soon will!)
Digital cameras are getting so cheap that
the kids'll have one each soon. So what do you do with all
the pictures? Turn them into miniature works of art, fix them,
repair old photos of grandma too. And if you want that special
picture of something or other where can you get it and what
can you do with it? Great subject - could teach this all day.
Huge pile of notes available here.
I specialise in training people at all levels
to use their computers efficiently and to perform a wide range
of day-to-day business or home-office tasks better than the
boss. Which brings me to another important topic . . .
Chairmen, MDs, Senior Partners and the like
are often too busy to learn how to use the expensive chunks
of hardware in their offices. More often than not, they're
also embarrassed at the thought of going to a class where
they may be sitting next to a junior! You need help - itcan
be provided. In the privacy of your own office.
I can teach at all levels, including AAT courses,
and led the validation of a new Foundation Degree in Business
for overseas students.
As well as the underlying theory, I specialise
in the incorporation of Information & Learning Technology
in sessions and held the post of E-learning Co-ordinator with
Learning & Skills Network from 2002 to 2007 supporting
and funding projects at other colleges and the promotion of
Continuing the good work started above and,
if no LSN contracts materialise then I'll do it privately.