I did graduate work at Syracuse University from 1968 to 1972. I completed a Masters in Television/Radio in 1969 and pursued studies in what was originally called Educational Communications, then changed to Instructional Technology and finally was Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation.

I began work at the University of Guelph with Ab Moore in 1972. I finally finished the Ph.D. in 1980 with Ab Moore's support. Ab invented the name - the Office for Educational Practice at Guelph. When I became the director in 1990, it was called Teaching Support Services. With a staff of 30 people, we provided the standard audio-visual support including classroom equipment and design, film, video and audio production, instructional design and teaching improvement programs. The department still exists in much the same form today.

In 1977 and again in 1995, we hosted the national AMTEC conference. I have fond memories of a multi-media (remember that?) presentation done on the history of photography by Leslie Richards at the 1977 conference. I also remember the pioneering work that Ab Moore and Leslie did with Telidon in the 1980's. I also remember being involved with Chris Knapper and the formation of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and the establishment of the 3M Teaching Fellowships.

I left the University of Guelph in 1995 and was involved for a time with the Delta Centre for Learning Technologies - an organization to promote the use of technology for training in industry. It was funded by the Social Sciences Research Council.

I moved to BC in 1997 to work for BC Tel (Now TELUS) and spent four very interesting years there. Since 2001, I have had my own consulting business called Trimeritus eLearning Solutions Inc. (www.trimeritus.com) and do some teaching of technology in education and ebusiness at the University of Phoenix.

My extra-curricular interests include music, audio, movies, and triathlons. I have been doing triathlons for 20 years and recently completed Ironman Canada for the second time - hence the picture.

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