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
Career History and Motivations for Choosing LIS: a case study at Aberystwyth UniversitySimon, A. M. & Taylor, M. M. 2011 In : Library Review.60, 9, p. 803-81513 p.
Distance learning, e-learning and the digital divideSimon, A. M., Taylor, M. M., Nelson, J. & Lithgow, S. D. 2011 Cambridge International Conference on open, distance and e-learning 2011. Cambridge: Unknown Publisher, p. 3-1210 p.
Taking Off: Encouraging deeper learning and cohort identity through dialogic learningHill, J. & Taylor, M. 2009 The Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning 2009 : Supporting Learning in the Digital Age: rethinking inclusion, pedagogy and quality. Gaskell, A. & Tait, A. (eds.). Cambridge, p. 222-2298 p.