Today is quite an auspicious day for me. I’ve made my first tentative steps into the world of blogging – please be gentle as I find my feet!
It also happens to be exactly two years to the day that NetSpot (the company I set up whilst an academic at the University of South Australia in 1998) was acquired by Blackboard. It was a life-changing event for my family and me and, two years later, I’m proud to be the General Manager of Blackboard, ANZ and leading a fantastic team of over 80 staff in the region.
Quite a few people have asked me why I’m still working. It’s true that I’m in the fortunate position that I don’t have to work but I’m passionate about elearning and the nexus between academia and business; how we can better understand each other’s needs with the shared vision of appropriate and effective use of technology in teaching and learning in a macro environment that is ever-changing and ever-challenging.
… and besides I’m sure I’m too young to retire!