Julian Davis

Biography

My life journey has taken me around a many corners, but it has led me to a career that I now thoroughly enjoy.

Having served in the Royal Australian Navy for 10 years as an Electronics Technician, I was introduced to this new thing called ‘The Internet’ in 1996. Curiosity got the better of me an I desperately wanted to learn more about this new thing. The natural progression was into the world of Information Technology.

Many years later and having been exposed to many different industries, I find myself wanting to give back share my knowledge with the next generation of IT guru’s. So I took the next career change and became a Vocational Educator delivering the Diploma in Web Development and Design at TAFE.

After major skin cancer scare and operation in 2011, I got a little impatient lying around and doing nothing (and after the painkillers wore off) for a week. So what else do you do? start teaching yourself mobile application development of course! This led me to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Mobile Application development.

Whilst teaching adult students for several years, I started to see there was a difference in how they learnt and how the teachers around me were facilitating. An opening at the college I worked at became available – and I was now in the eLearning world.

Since then I have developed a passion for technology based learning and especially in the adult learning world. I’ve also completed a Post Graduate Vocational Certificate in Digital Education and written a book called The Seven Year Education Itch covering what I’ve discovered about adult learning with technology.

In my spare time I love to research new technologies for education as well as spend time with my family. I love to get away on my Triumph Tiger 800, just to checkout those corners in my journey I may have missed.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm able to distribute my book to a much wider audience in many formats.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me it's sharing. I find that by sharing my experiences it can help others. What I write about is real and I've actually experienced it, making it much more relevant t those wanting to read it
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Julian Davis online


Books

Discovering Educational Technology for Adult Learners
Price: Free! Words: 11,830. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Distance & online education
Delving more into the technological advances of education and it’s delivery online, I discover so many cool things that should be shared. This eBook is a compilation of the stories and articles I’ve written that are worth sharing.
The Seven Year Education Itch - Adult Learning in Vocational Training
Price: Free! Words: 12,440. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Distance & online education
Education with technology is constantly changing, and adult learners can be left behind as more and more eLearning teaching methods are adopted. This book covers some of the experiences I've faced and some sound advice on how to manage adult learners that struggle with technology in their learning.

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