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cmalt [2012/12/13 10:25]
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cmalt [2012/12/13 21:54]
matthewleach Rough personal statement
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 ====CMALT Portfolio==== ====CMALT Portfolio====
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 +The principles and values that inform the development of the scheme are:
 +  * A commitment to exploring and understanding the interplay between technology and learning.
 +  * A commitment to keep up to date with new technologies.
 +  * An empathy with and willingness to learn from colleagues from different backgrounds and specialist options.
 +  * A commitment to communicate and disseminate effective practice.
  
 ===Contextual Statement=== ===Contextual Statement===
  
-  * your backgroundskills ​and experienceincluding current or recent ​activities or roles relevant to this application ​for CMALT+Currently my main role is as a developer of eLearning materials - both for the use of distance learners, and in support of classroom activities. Materials include interactive learning/​assessment pieceswhere students practice solving problems and receive detailed feedback; as well as '​sandbox-style'​ simulations,​ where students can experiment is a less structured way, and build understanding through constructivist principles. 
-  * why you are wishing ​to complete ​the CMALT accreditation and + 
-  * how this relates ​to your future ​career aspirations.+Developments were initially Adobe Flash-based,​ but more recently involve the Unity game engine, and PHP/MySQL - for example the recent ​creation of a web-based business simulation platform. 
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 +During my time at the University of Derby, I have also had several periods of secondment as a Learning Technologist - training staff in the use of tools for authoring materials, recording presentations,​ and eAssessment. I also led the adoption of a new University-wide eAssessment system, from initial testing to staff training materialsand currently sit on the the technical working group overseeing the introduction of electronic submission of written assignments. 
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 +In addition ​to my main responsibilities,​ I am currently working as a sessional lecturer in foundation IT (Microsoft Office applications,​ web design) and Computing (computer architecture,​ databases, systems analysis and design). 
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 +I have recent journal publications related to electronic assessment and student satisfaction. 
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 +My aim in completing ​the accreditation ​is to gain recognition for skills ​and recent work, through a standardised certification that has meaning ​to my peers and potential ​future ​employers. ​ I intend to continue working in the educational sector, whether public sector or private, and technology is obviously a vital part of this sector.
  
 ===Core Areas=== ===Core Areas===