Hi, my name is Tony Heyward, I have been a mental health nurse for many years in the UK and now New Zealand, it’s great to be able to experience doing something that I am really passionate about in two countries.
before I left the UK I spent four years teaching in higher education at University of Central Lancashire, I was employed as a senior lecturer teaching under and post grad mental health nursing. Whilst there I completed the post grad cert in higher education and I had an introduction to using webct to support teaching and learning.
In my current role I am grappling with using TotaraLMS which includes creating quizzes, lessons and other resources for staff working in the directorate to use for in house staff development. On the LMS we have uploaded learning plans for all staff which includes core competences for profession and the role that they are in.
I feel like I have less IT experience than a lot of people on the MOOC through ocTEL, however I am looking forward to the learning that I can experience along with lots of others.
my questions include:
How can we meet individual’s learning needs by tapping into their learning style using LMS?
How can we engage learners that are working and haven’t necessarily chose to do further academic study?