Technology for Effective Learning

“A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” Thomas Carruthers (19th Cent. British Physician)

About Me

About Header Image: Horseshoe Falls: Mount Field National Park: Tasmania, Photo by JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com), (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Field_National_Park)

Hi My name’s Chris Jones,

For the last 10 years or so, I have been teaching English Language (ESL) to overseas students headed to undergrad. and postgrad. courses at the University of Tasmania.

Prior to that, I was lucky enough to travel around quite a bit, spending 3 years living in Japan, and then 4 years living in Hong Kong. In both countries I was teaching English Language and Literature at high schools.

I am keenly interested in developing my teaching to include more of the methodology and philosophy of modern, emerging pedagogies. I have been dabbling with flipped classrooms, and mobile technology, and have even completed a Grad Cert focussed on this area. However, I still am very aware of being only at the beginning of understanding the possibilities. I am still a bit of a social media noob, for example, and often find the sheer scope of it all overwhelming.

To talk more about me: I am lucky enough to have settled in Tasmania overlooking the Tamar River. I have a wonderful son (9 years old), a cute dog, and lovely wife, whom I met in Japan all those years ago, and who is, surprisingly, not Japanese.

I love the outdoors, particularly my garden, and I am a keen practitioner of Aikido, a Japanese martial art that emphasises non-aggression.

Contact
Twitter: @shimoobi
chrisdj@utas.edu.au

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