About me

Throughout my career I have been involved in the education and technology industries. Starting off working as a mathematics tutor while attempting my (still incomplete) PhD in telecommunications research at the University of Adelaide I realised that the life of a mathematician wasn’t for me, but that the education sector as a whole aligned with my values and skills. After ten years working in a range of government education roles supporting primarily corporate administrative systems I made a career change to work as a trainer for ASC Training where I started to delve deeper into open source learning technologies such as Moodle. My next move was to NetSpot, Australia’s largest Moodle Partner, working initially as a Moodle trainer before leading the expansion of NetSpot’s consulting services. After taking on a role on the NetSpot Executive team as Director, Consulting at NetSpot in 2011, I played a significant change management role during the acquisition of the company by Blackboard Inc,  I took on senior roles in both Consulting and Client Services functions, leading a diverse team throughout Australia providing services to a variety of educational clients. I was tempted away from the private sector to once again return to higher education in 2015, when I accepted the position of Director, Flinders Connect within Flinders University, leading the creation of a centralised student services function within the university.

You can also find me on LinkedIn if that’s your kind of thing.

All views are my own and not necessarily the view of my employer unless expressly stated otherwise.

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  1. Dear Mark

    I was wondering if you could help me with the design of an E-Delphi focus group discussion that I want to set up for my PhD studies with RMIT university?

    When successful this can also be another application for Moodle – online focus group discussions and collaborative research.

    My mobile is 0409239 376 if you want to discuss further.

    Kind regards, Mandi

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