I’m happy to announce that I am CMALT certified. CMALT is a recognised accreditation delivered and assessed by the Association for Learning Technology. CMALT stands for Certified Membership of ALT and is aimed at Learning Technology professionals. In this blog post, I share my experience of becoming CMALT certified.Continue reading
I’ve been quite selective with my CPD activities this year. One of my goals has been to develop content that is more accessible. Earlier this year I read a paper about Dyslexia and after doing some research decided to undertake a short course on the Fundamentals of Dyslexia Awareness by the British Dylexia Association.Continue reading →
In this post I reflect on a recent situation as a student rather than an educator. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, organisations and institutions are shifting to online learning. In this post I share some recent issues I’ve experienced as a result of face-to-face classes moving online.Continue reading
One of my goals at the begining of the year was to complete a TAP certification. Before last year I’d actually never heard of TAP, despite working for QA! I’d seen a couple of jobs advertised that mentioned a TAP certificate being desirable, so thought I might as well check it out.
I always find it difficult to get back into a study routine after a long break. In the past, I’ve taken short courses on LinkedIn and Udemy to keep up the pace and I thought I’d give EdX a shot this time. I’ve been obsessed recently with wanting to learn more about the brain and how we learn and I’ve been trying to find a course that links the two – it’s been difficult and I haven’t really been able to find what I’ve been looking for. I found a course on EdX which has been the closest free, MOOC-style course and thought I’d share my experience.
Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy is a course offered at EdX by the University of Queensland, in partnership with Microsoft. It took me a few weeks to complete and can be found here.Continue reading →
Hooray! I finished my WalkMe training and am now a qualified WalkMe Builder.
But hold on a sec, what is WalkMe? Continue reading to find out!
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while! I attended my first General Assembly workshop on the 21st of January. After searching for a short course on quick-and-dirty video production, I came across this workshop and thought I’d give it a whirl. At £35 there wasn’t a lot to lose! I was really impressed with the instructor and the venue and really felt as though I learnt a lot. I came away with some valuable skills which I’ve been busy putting into practice!
A friend recently asked me “Are you constantly learning?” to which my answer was, yes! I think it’s a bit of an addiction of mine, I just love learning new things. I love the sense of achievement you feel from completing a project, gaining a new qualification or passing an exam.
There are so many things on my list of things to learn and I get frustrated as I don’t always have enough time to learn everything I want to. The world is full of so many things to see, do and learn and I truly believe the possibilities are endless. Learning new things opens up so many new opportunities, it can change your way of thinking and change your life. I am so lucky to have been born in a time where information and learning materials are so readily available.
The CompTIA A + certification is made up of two exams, 220-901 and 220-902, you need to pass both exams in order to gain the certification. I sat both exams on Friday, and am happy to say I passed!