About

This blog is a record of my work, thoughts, theories, ideas and comments about the world, work, life, things and stuff.

I’m an Innovation Technology Officer at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia. It’s a pretty cool title and I do one of those new age jobs which are really hard to describe. Basically I make, think, help, support, train and advise on technology in Education. I have a background in graphic design, multimedia and web design and have a passion for exploring new technologies and the opportunities they bring.

Currently I am up to my eyeballs in mobile and am Project Lead for CSU’s mLearn Project. I’ve been seriously interested in mobile probably since the launch of the iPhone in 2007. In that device I saw a solution and a new future – it was pretty much a Walt Disney cartoon where little birds came and swept me off my feet, forest animals came out from the trees and all joined in song as they led me off into a beautiful picturesque sunset.

Outside of work I’m a dad, husband, brother and son. I live and love in Wagga Wagga, a regional centre in New South Wales, but relish any opportunity to see and experience what lies outside my local range. I’ve lived in Sweden, Ireland and Wales and spent a some time travelling through Europe and the US. I love travel, it is one of the most joyous experiences in my life and jump at the chance to see and experience anywhere new.

Publications

I’m in print, online and in an app!

Uys, P.M., Brann, J., Klapdor T., Smith, M. (2012). Mobile Learning in eHealth: Increasing Learning Options by Supporting the Mobility of Learners in Developing Contexts. In Mathias, I. and Monteiro, A. (Eds). Gold e-Book ehealth and tele-education. EdUERJ:University Hospital Pedro Ernesto of State University of Rio de Janeiro. ISBN 978-85-7511-238-0.

Journal: http://www.telessaude.uerj.br/goldbook

Article: http://www.telessaude.uerj.br/resource/goldbook/pdf/32.pdf

iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goldbook/id548212186?mt=8

Published as part of the Ascilite 2013 conference:

Klapdor, T. & Uys, P. (2013). Mobile Learning at Charles Sturt University: Lessons learned from university-wide iPad trials in 2012. (link)

Stone, R., Haggith, R., Klapdor, T., Slater, T. (2013). Metamorphosis and Adaptive Digital Publishing. (link)

In H. Carter, M. Gosper and J. Hedberg (Eds.), Electric Dreams. Proceedings ascilite 2013 Sydney. (pp.835-839)

Also published at the Ascilite 2012 conference.

Ridolfo, H., Tull, S., Nagel, L., Kruger, J., Gregory, S., Klapdor, T. & Uys, P.(2012). Conducting and Reporting on Educational Technology Research for Institutional Impact.

Klapdor, T. (2012) Mobility makes us agile and lean: A new paradigm for institutional projects.

Both appear in In M. Brown, M. Hartnett & T. Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges, sustainable futures. Proceedings ascilite Wellington 2012.

Presentations

I also make presentations to explain what I’m working, thinking, playing and developing. I’ve been able to put a lot of ideas into action over the last two years which has really shaped my way of thinking and seeing the world – so less theory more action!

Build, Measure, Learn, Rinse, Repeat

The Adaptive Digital Publishing Engine

Lessons learned from University wide iPad Trials

The Changing Context of Learning

Mobility makes us Agile and Lean

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Improving existing systems with HTML5

How To Use Mobile Technology for Engaging & Successful Learning & Teaching

mLearn: Lessons Through Exploration

Mobile Learning at CSU: Increasing Flexibility for our Students

mLearn Project: Outcomes & Approach

Mobile: The Future of the Personal Computer

Conferences

Events and places I have been  in the flesh.

Ascilite 2013

  • Speaking – “Mobile Learning at Charles Sturt University: Lessons learned from university-wide iPad trials in 2012”
  • Speaking – “Metamorphosis and Adaptive Digital Publishing”

V2 Conference

HTML5 Symposium

ASCILITE 2012

  • Speaking – As part of the ASCILITE Mentoring program
  • Speaking – My short paper Mobility makes us Agile and Lean