I started by studying Graphic Art at what was then the Western Metropolitan Institute of Technology in South Melbourne. At this time the internet was only just becoming the all invasive entity that it is now, and during the next 2 years during a working holiday in London, I taught myself coding that was necessary for building websites.
I was particularly taken with Macromedia Flash (weren't we all?) and devoted plenty of time to learning Actionscript. I was lucky enough on my return to Melbourne to begin working at the Country Fire Authority in the training department on what was then 'Training Online'. We created an entirely Flash based application that used XML Based data to build the site map that the navigation can use to load in individual learning objects. It contained more than 1500 lines of actionscript that allowed the user various options and generated review pages based on assessment data.
Working in the training department ultimately led me into the Instructional Design space and completing my Cert IV in Training and Assessment. I made the move to Uniting AgeWell and their Education department where I have implemented design principles, processes and techniques to produce effective learning experiences and solve business performance problems.
I am pro-active in the digital learning space with a thirst for knowledge in the area from various blogs, webinars and online articles.