Richard has been an eLearning Manager and has developed Moodle courses for Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Dulwich College Beijing. He was Deputy Chief Examiner for IB Computer Science for many years and researched, designed, piloted and developed online workshops in Computer Science from 2006 to 2011.
In 2013 he completed a 3 1/2 year contract with the Southport School, Queensland, Australia as Director of eLearning developing more Moodle resources and other initiatives such as a staff audit and the BYOD program.
Richard currently works as a consultant from his home in Karapiro Village, New Zealand.
Richard also has a background in Computer Science, having taught the subject in High School for 20 years as well as lectured at a New Zealand university.
He brings a wealth of Moodle administrative experience to this book having used Moodle since version 1.4. The administration side of Moodle is relatively simple, the real challenge lies in getting teachers to use it and Richard has demonstrated success in this area through professional development programs which have been innovative and interesting.
Bringing Moodle into a school implies changes in classroom practice and teacher organisation.
The book has been written by an experienced Moodle administrator and teacher and will help Managers speed up the Moodle adoption process significantly.
Major sections deal with scoping, installing, setting up, professional development strategies, course style and course management for teachers.