I never said so here but I stopped working as Technology Enhanced Learning Officer for the University of Nottingham in August 2010. You can find out what I’m up to now by visiting peterrowlett.net and I’m probably still keeping a blog at Travels in a Mathematical World.
19 October 2010
21 September 2009
In Feb 2008, I started a blog, Travels in a Mathematical World. Back in the first post on that blog, “So I have a blog“, I suggested the purpose of it was to “keep track of where I go and highlight any interesting tidbits I pick up along the way”. As time has gone on my use of the blog has expanded to include other aspects of my work in maths education.
Basically I do two activities:
- For the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and just for fun, I work in maths promotion or popular mathematics and also maths careers. I try to get people interested in maths and where it could take them. This activity includes the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast.
- For my PhD (currently suspended), part time lecturing at Nottingham Trent University and my employment with the University of Nottingham I work in mathematics teaching and learning and particularly teaching & learning mathematics with technology.
It seems to me that there is likely to be an audience who are interested in both but equally there are likely to be people interested in one or the other. I have generally tried to keep the education stuff off that blog but haven’t always been able to resist. Just recently my job title at Nottingham was improved to the slightly buzzwordy “Technology Enhanced Learning Officer”.
So I have now decided a schism is in order. My blog Travels in a Mathematical World will continue to exist and will hold items relating to popularisation of mathematics and maths careers. I have created this blog, Adventures in Technology Enhanced Learning, to relate to my activities:
- as Technology Enhanced Learning Officer for the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham;
- during my PhD in e-learning and e-assessment in mathematics (though I have presently suspended this in order to take up full time employment for one year);
- volunteering as Chair of the Accessing Maths, Stats and OR (AccessMSOR) Working Group of the Higher Education Academy Maths, Stats and OR Network and related work managing the “Accessibility in MSOR: LaTeX and Braille” project at Nottingham Trent University;
- my voluntary involvement with the E-Learning in Mathematical Subjects (ELMS) research seminar series at Nottingham Trent University and online;
- my sometime employment as a part time lecturer;
- my studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at Nottingham Trent Univeristy;
- Any other bits of mathematics education interest that take my fancy, professionally or personally.
I have also recently updated my website peterrowlett.net to be a portal to everything I do online.
This post is written as a companion to the post on Travels in a Mathematical World, “So I have a blog (redux)“.