Welcome to my ePortfolio. I designed this competency-based portfolio for the purpose of informing students, peers, educators, and potential employers of my knowledge, skills, attitudes, and expertise in the fields of adult education, instructional design, and instructional technology.
I am a passionate individual with a positive work ethic and enjoy sharing my self-knowledge and expertise with others. As an educator I am always seeking knowledge, practising new behaviours, and building on interests and experiences. Currently, I work as an Instructional Designer/Technologist in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Mohawk College and as Adjunct Instructor for the Web Design & Development Program at the McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education. I am also a semi-professional musician/drummer. I have experience teaching web design, music, and computer application courses. In addition, I am experienced in designing post-secondary courses and learning modules for on-line delivery. Academically, I have a Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (MALAT) from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (BEd ADED) from Brock University, a Multimedia Specialist Program Honours Diploma from Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, and an Applied Music Advanced Diploma from Mohawk College.
The content of this portfolio is an overview of my knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences in the context of Adult Education. Artifacts are presented and categorized in four main sections. Section one outlines my Teaching and Training Experiences. Section two outlines my formal Educational background and experiences. In section three I share some Teaching Resources that I have found to be helpful in my personal learning journey. In section four I offer examples of my Research and Writing and finally my Philosophy of Teaching and Learning is briefly stated in the fifth section. Each artifact in this portfolio is supported with rationale as to why it is evidence for a particular knowledge, skill, or attitude.