I am currently the Director of eLearning CORE Education Ltd, a not-for-profit educational research and development organization based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I have a broad background in education, with experience as a teacher and principal at the primary and secondary school level, and in teacher education.
My experience in flexible and distance learning includes a role as manager of the eSection at The Correspondence School in Wellington where he led the development of eLearning initiatives as a transition from traditional print-based delivery. I am currently vice president of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand.
I’ve also worked with the Ministry of Education as a senior adviser in eLearning, helping formulate a national eLearning framework, and I currently spend some of my time on contract to the Ministry working on the implementation plan for this framework.
I am a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, and maintain my blog as a place to keep track of and share ideas and thinking across a range of areas relating to the use of ICT in teaching and learning.
I share an intense interest in re-conceptualising education for the 21st Century, and in 2008 I became one of the George Lucas Foundation’s “Global Six” – awarded to educators who are recognised for reshaping the future of education.
For more information follow these links:
Derek’s Profile(PDF download)
Derek’s CV (PDF download)
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