My name is Esther Duncan. I am the Director of Innovation & Learning for The Justice Knowledge Network, a PEI-based company focused on technology-driven educational services and products for a number of verticals, including the Canadian police services and real estate associations.
I also run a small digital publishing company called Magnus & Maeve that exists as more of a creative outlet than a profitable endeavour at this point in my life. This image is from an eBook I created for Paramedicine Training back in 2013.
My career was guided by the evolution of the Internet. I began with the goal of working in book publishing, but quickly moved into web publishing. My management skills quickly opened doors to production-type roles and as I acquired more technical knowledge through on-the-job experience and continuing education, I found myself managing large application and game development projects. I moved into working in education in 2009, when I took a contract with UPEI to build a collaborative research portal for those focused on the study of early childhood education. There, I found my place in the world of education and technology, and consciously began my journey down the path to making it my life’s work.
This is my 3rd course with the MET program. I am excited by its focus on opportunity development and am keen to uncover where I find myself placed in relation to “the pioneer”. It is my ultimate goal to drive my own venture, so I view this course as a good opportunity to cast my gaze in that direction, do some exploring and determine my fit for a future in this space.
I am looking forward to engaging and learning with you all.