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Hi Everyone
by Patrick Cheeseman - Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 01:46 PM

I’ve been a Digital Media eLearning Developer for just over a year. I work for the Faculty of Technology, Design and the Environment here at Oxford Brookes.

A significant part of my role is to provide VLE support for module leaders and their colleagues. I have found that the expectation amongst many of these people is that I have an understanding, if not a degree of empathy, for the aims and objectives they have as teachers.

I attended the Associate Teacher training Course here at Brookes back in 2001 and have worked alongside academics for years as a Technical Instructors but despite this, still feel I have a lot to learn in order to do justice to this ‘new’ role.

Outside of Brookes I’m kept busy by my 2 children (5 and 4). I’m hopeful that they will both follow in their dad’s (and grandad’s) footsteps on the hockey pitch, or at least take up an instrument so that we can one day all appear on YouTube as some embarrassing family act!

marion waite
Re: Hi Everyone
by Marion Waite - Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 03:44 PM

Hi Patrick

Welcome to the MOOC. I think we met face-to-face a few weeks ago and were trying to grapple with the workshop tool. Well guess what we are using it here.

You clearly have a lot to offer #FSLT13 in terms of your expertise. What are you hoping to gain?

Look forward to working with you.


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Re: Hi Everyone
by Rachel Long - Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 05:46 PM

Hi Patrick,

We're going to need another headset as we won't both be able to use yours at the same time!

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Re: Hi Everyone
by Patrick Cheeseman - Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 09:09 PM

A ha, indeed. Well hang on to those bits until the course is over by all means. They'll not be needed until next Semester.

Enjoy the MOOC!

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Re: Hi Everyone
by George Roberts - Thursday, 9 May 2013, 11:58 AM
Hi Patrick. Great to see you here. Thanks for joining the course. I'll be interested to know how much of the 2001 At course is still recognisable. Welcome George