How it all started.

I have been a teacher most of my working life, mainly teaching English, but I have also taught in high schools in three countries, teaching Social Studies, History, Biology and English. 

My first role as an educational technologist came in 2002 when I was appointed as the first CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Coordinator at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I then spent five years as part of the Educational Technology Department at Abu Dhabi Women's College (ADWC). Following that I was promoted to the Independent Learning Centre Coordinator for the four years up to July 2014. In my time at Abu Dhabi Women's College I gave over 400 professional development sessions to the staff in elearning.

In 2014 I returned to Western Australia and now work at Curtin University, North Metro TAFE and at the International  Institute of Business and Technology. 

I am interested in creating e-learning materials using whatever seems best at the time – Hot Potatoes, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Visual Basic, and Action Script. I have had years of experience in using Blackboard and Moodle LMS's.

Happily married to Andrea, and father of Robi (born 2003) and Sylvia (born 2005).

 Alan Pollock