My name is Sandra and I live in Nelson New Zealand. I am a part-time tutor at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology where I teach IT papers for the IT degree and the Business degree. I love learning and am always keen to try new things. I was told about this course by another course participant (Clare) who I also work with. She was my supervisor for my third year paper when I completed the IT Degree.
I have a variety of experiences. My initial training was as an Accountant and working as an auditor for a number of years. I then retrained as a secondary teacher where I taught mainly maths but with an emphasis on life skills. I then had an opportunity to study IT and here I am now teaching on the IT and Business degree programmes. My teaching areas are systems development and business computing. I am also known for my interest in Maths and particularly practical maths.
I dabble at using new technology when I can. Currently I have introduced one of my classes to Google Docs as a means of collaborating on activities, and another class to Google Sites as a means of sharing group work components with their fellow group members and myself along with managing a project. I am also part way through a project on using e-portfolios for organisational learning.
I have been involved with Second Life (Bowler Bingyi) for a few years (even though I haven’t been signed on for quite a while now) but I don’t have much experience using blogs and I have never used Diigo so this is where my adventure begins!