I have spent many years working in various libraries and as a tutor for the Open University, WEA and Unison. The opportunity to work for the OLU means I can finally combine the two areas. I enjoy going to films (especially at Aber's Commodore - a unique experience) and after years of applying for library jobs, I can now admit to enjoying reading fiction! As for exercise, I count climbing the hill to the Llanbadarn campus as more than adequate.
I support Distance Learning students and the organise the Distance Learning Study Schools
Simon, AM & Taylor, MM
2011, 'Career History and Motivations for Choosing LIS: a case study at Aberystwyth University
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Simon, AM, Taylor, MM, Nelson, J & Lithgow, SD 2011, Distance learning, e-learning and the digital divide. in Cambridge International Conference on open, distance and e-learning 2011. Unknown Publisher, Cambridge, pp. 3-12, Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance, and E-Learning, Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2011.
Hill, J & Taylor, M 2009, Taking Off: Encouraging deeper learning and cohort identity through dialogic learning. in A Gaskell & A Tait (eds), The Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning 2009 : Supporting Learning in the Digital Age: rethinking inclusion, pedagogy and quality. Cambridge, pp. 222-229.