Graham is a dedicated and highly respected Learning and Development (L&D) professional with over 30 years experience in the education sector. He began his career as a language teacher before moving into IT training and adult education. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) Degree, a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, a Diploma of eLearning and the PRINCE2 Foundation project management program. While completing his M.Ed in education Graham developed particular interests in data privacy and blockchain technology. He keeps an eye on bitcoin currency rates.
Graham works full time at Graccon Learning Solutions as an eLearning developer, trainer and facilitator. He is a highly skilled Moodle administrator and is renowned for his attention to detail when building online courses. His design skills come into play when using tools such as Articulate Storyline to build digital content.
Away from Graccon Learning Solutions, Graham can be found exploring local cafe culture, enjoying a soy latté and reading about digital privacy. He loves to prototype new ways of designing online learning.
B.A. (Arts), Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Dip. Ed (Secondary), PRINCE2, M.Ed (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation)
Simon began his career working in cardiovascular research and then business, importing scientific grade research equipment, before entering the classroom. These experiences enriched his teaching immensely especially the teaching of science. He is keenly aware that any domain of knowledge is first a series of experiences and activities and that good teaching and learning is about immersing learners, including educators, in meaningful learning by doing where knowledge is built together.
Like Graham, Simon recently completed his M.Ed (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation). Through his M.Ed journey he developed a keen understanding of networked learning and how areas as diverse as gaming, digital citizenship and social networking are part of the education story of the 21st century. Simon strengthened his understanding of how well-designed learning spaces enhance the curriculum and holds a joint NoTosh – CSU certification in the design of learning spaces.
Simon is our go to if you want to explore participatory pedagogies of learning and shape them to be your own. He has explored deeply the potential of design thinking for learning and enjoys facilitating active workshops that allow you to explore the realities of your local context and design for change.
Away from Graccon Learning Solutions, Simon can be found at the gym, drinking coffee or with his camera in hand.
B.Sc (Hon), Dip.Ed (Secondary), M.Ed (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation)