My name is Robert and I am looking forward to working with all of you. I live in Merritt B.C. where I teach grade 11/12 at an online school. I actually ended up teaching online by accident. When I was applying on the job I thought it was a traditional classroom job. While the learning curve was steep it has been an amazing experience and what led me to Masters in Educational Technology program at UBC. I also develop lessons (video and written) for online math courses and have developed several online courses for various organizations.
When I’m not teaching or working on school work you will find me working on my house, in the garden, or out fishing. With so much time spent in front of a computer for work and school I find myself trying to get as far away from screens as I can in my free time.
I am taking this course as I am very interested in the opportunities that technology is bringing to education. While I am interested professionally, my real interest is personal in exploring the entrepreneurial opportunities and world of educational technologies. I have enjoyed my work developing courses and content and am interested in potentially expanding beyond that.