Richard is “one of those people” with incredibly extensive and diverse e-learning experience…
Richard says he is semi-retired, but he’s just too smart and talented to curl up with his slippers and watch TV 😉
Originally from England, Richard started life as a geologist and geophysicist and from there moved into mathematical modelling of fluidized bed combustion and other research for a few years. Then became a teacher in an international school and has worked in Portugal, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and China.
His qualifications include MA Educational Management (UK), Certificate in Online Education (Australia), and Certificate in Designing and Facilitating eLearning (NZ).
His recent work includes course and learning design for HRDNZ (Moodle Partner) and TANZ eCampus, Storyline training, and Moodle theming.
Richard is the lead facilitator for courses in Moodle development:
MoodleBites for Developers Level 1 (introduction)
MoodleBites for Developers Level 2 (advanced)
He is currently working on a Moodle simplelesson plugin, a refined version of the Moodle Lesson activity that uses questions from the question bank (!) which can be found in the official Moodle plugins database: