Well the thought of creating a blog and actually doing it seems to be quite different. I was wondering if I would be able to do it but have pleasantly surprised myself!
About me - I am very new to Otago Polytechnic, have been here 5 weeks! I am at the School of Occupational Therapy. I lecture in the degree programme and co-ordinate the postgraduate programmes. Very busy and very interesting. Until moving to academia I was working clinically, my area of expertise is in Forensic Psychiatry, which is a specialist area of Mental Health.
I'm doing this course because I am just starting out on my teaching career and also am involved with our postgraduate programme. This is taught entirely by distance and I think the skills and knowledge I gain from this course will be invaluable. I'm also beginning my Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching and this will count towards it.
I'm a little naive when it comes to technology and what is available so I am keen to learn. At the moment I don't have questions but I'm sure they will come in thick and fast as we move through the course. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone over the coming weeks.