I am a 34 year old guy from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I work as the "Innovation Manager for Global Learning Technologies" at Shell International (at the headquarters in The Hague). Before this job I was heavily involved with the Moodle project as an e-learning consultant working for the Dutch Moodle Partner (Stoas Learning). Before that I was a teacher at a high school in Amsterdam (I thought PE and project based education).
I love technology and am deeply interested in how it affects society. One of my business cards uses my favourite quote (from Yochai Benkler): "Technology creates feasibility spaces for social practice" (see here for more context). To me, this open course is an example too of a practice enabled by technological possibilities.
My blog can be found at http://blog.hansdezwart.info and you should also find links to my other social networking presences there. I try to blog regularly and what I write on this course is here.
I intend to actively participate in this course. For me this means:
- Spending time to read and annotate all the course materials during my commute (1.5 hours each way) on my iPad.
- Writing reflections at least once a week on my blog
- Doing all the suggested activities and participate actively in the Moodle forums.
- Try to attend the weekly live Elluminate sessions (if the timezone agrees with my schedule) or at least watch the recordings.
Looking forward to meeting other participants and learning together!