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!
I sat the CompTIA Network + (N10-007) exam on Wednesday and am happy to say I passed! To be honest I was a little underprepared (having booked and taken the exam in just under 2 weeks) but I wanted to experience what the CompTIA IT exams were like, especially now they include performance-based questions (PBQs).
Yesterday I went and took the Microsoft Office Specialist exams for Word and Excel 2016. Happy to say that I passed with flying colours! The exam was unlike anything I have taken before, it was 100% performance-based.
The exam consisted of 7 projects, which are pre-generated Word or Excel documents (depending on which exam you are taking) and you are asked to perform 5 different tasks against each project.Continue reading