As an independent elearning consultant I have many options open to me in the world of VET, ACE, Schools and Universities. I am not tied to any one institution and I do not have my time scheduled for me in classrooms. Scheduling is what I do for myself, taking on those projects that enable me to continue to be a virtual mentor and coach.
Most of my online work is linked to projects that are funded by the national Framework or by individual state based authorities. This year I will be extending the Innovate and Integrate program and providing tailored workshops and follow up activities for those interested in embedding innovative practices in their domains. In 2008 I am also revisiting the Knowledge Bank as a consultant and coach for their planned online events using Elluminate Live.
In 2008 my focus is on simplifying my online spaces and creating an area where I can lead potential clients to find out more about my skills and services as a one stop shop. I seem to have a plethora of web spaces in which I dabble here and there on one topic or another; wikispaces, wetpaint spaces, EdNA groups, Moodle modules, community websites and so on. When asked for one website to direct enquiries too, I need to make a choice based on the equirer's needs. I need to consolidate all of that to make it a seamless process.
I am guided by other colleagues, also independent elearning or mlearning consultants, that my best strategy would be to have a web space that includes my name in the URL. In this way I will be found online by a simple Google search of my name, which is well known in the elearning environment.
So on to the new slant for 2008 - a one stop web space for Coach Carole.