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I qualified as an occupational therapist in 1983. My practice career has been within the field of Forensic Mental Health, moving into managing mental health occupational therapy services before entering the world of education in 2000. My interest in using technology as a tool to enhance learning and development has developed over this time.
The MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy programme which is delivered totally online incorporating international aspects, negotiated assessments and principles of e-learning and virtual learning communities was developed by myself and Sarah Bodell and is in its 2nd year of successful delivery.
I use online tools to develop professionally and personally and am learning everyday from my networks. I am currently involved in developing a simulation environment in Second Life for students, which we are hoping to develop further.
I use Facebook, blogs, wikis, Skype, second life, Google docs, Wiziq, elluminate and podcasts.