How it all started.

I have been a teacher most of my working life, mainly teaching English at language schools, but I have also taught at high schools teaching Social Studies, History, Biology, and computer literacy. 

My first role as an educational technologist came in 2002 when I was appointed as the first CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Coordinator at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I then spent five years as part of the Ed Tech department at Abu Dhabi Women's College, then became an Independent Learning Centre Coordinator up to July 2014. In my time at Abu Dhabi Women's College I gave over 400 professional development sessions to the staff in elearning. 

I am now lecturing at Curtin University and at the North Metropolitan Tertiary and Further Education colleges. 

I am interested in creating e-learning materials using whatever seems best at the time – Hot Potatoes, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Visual Basic, Flash, Java. I am familiar with Blackboard and Moodle LMS's.

Alan Pollock