About Me

Short version

I’ve done a lot in the training, professional development and Ed Tech fields, from manager to teacher, and I’ve been doing it for a long time. I’m not one of those “fake it till you make it” guys and I have the pieces of paper to prove it.  I can help you find the tools you need and train you to use them.
I’m patient and I listen.

.Long version

Hi, I’m Cameron Nichol.  I’m a Learning Technology Specialist and Education Designer.

I have been doing this learning and technology thing for a while, from early efforts in hospitals in the 90’s, through to grand, million dollar government projects in the early 2000’s.  I’ve been a project manager, trainer, instructional designer, online content development manager , HR consultant, freelance consultant and a Critical Care Nursing educator and coordinator.   I’ve spent time in TAFE, hospitals, state government departments, and most recently Monash University.  Along the way I’ve picked up 3 post graduate qualifications – Education, Instructional Design and Critical Care Nursing.  I’ve done more management, training, and technology short courses than I care to remember.

I have been around long enough to see old unfashionable ideas get re-discovered and repackaged as the latest new thing.

I have been on the journey of struggling to convince people that technology was a viable and practical teaching option, to now talking some people out of chasing the latest shiny tech.

I can be a little opinionated, but that opinion is based on 25 years experience in a field that is only about 30 years old (a field that measures time in dog years).

This of course does not make that opinion correct (for proof see my post on the future of the iPad).  In this field there is always more to know.

Hope you find it useful.  Considered comments are welcome, trolls will be blocked.

I also have a YouTube channel where I will post How-To videos and recordings of some of my presentations.

I was in the meeting in the 90’s where we discussed how the Australian Government would officially spell eLearning (ilearning, e-learning, Elearning).