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Turning a fleet of supertankers in 2010

Written by David on December 29th, 2009.      0 comments

I departed the supertanker in August of 2009 and joined Team Solutions on 6 month contract.  That short but happy and productive contract has now ended and I am now out on my own as in independent facilitator.  Next year is already looking to be a full and productive year.  I will be working in many schools and also for some commercial clients too. I am spending the summer organising my computers and resources to meet the needs of the many different schools that I am scheduled to be working in.  I am blocked out for specific schools on specific days for all but a few days of the entire academic year.

I will be at Learning @ Schools 10 and have submitted a couple of proposals to the organisers and am waiting to hear if I have been successful again.  I am also intending to go to Ulearn10 in Christchurch, but that is much later in the year.

I am looking back at the last year and am very pleased with the journey that has brought me this far.  As the year closes, I am now eagerly anticipating the challenges of the coming weeks and months.


Virtual Box - makes perfect machine

Written by David on December 27th, 2009.      0 comments



With the leas of my new MacBookPro, I have created the perfect facilitator toolbox.  I have just spent the morning installing Sun’s Virtual Box onto the machine.  I have created a 50GB partition and have allocated 1GB of RAM to a Windows virtual machine.  I am now able to work in any environment and work on the OS that the client is familiar with.  I now have to install the Windows based Open Source programs that I want to work with as well as install the Mac variants.  One thing that I do have to find are the Windows drivers for the Mac’s wireless adapter, at the moment I am ‘blind’ on the Windows partition unless I am connected to the Internet via a LAN cable.



David has been a specialist in the field of elearning for over 12 years. He has presented on elearning at conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His consultancy work includes education and business clients. READ MORE


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