Meet the Computing Tutors

#

Who will you be learning from in Computing?

#

Laura Marulanda-Carter, Head of Curriculum: IoT

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Information Management, Research Projects, Cyber Threats and Legislation

Where my interests in Computing first started
I was 13 when I first hacked a computer system and expelled from school. Whilst many consider this ‘cool’, it was a really difficult time and I was banned from using computers until I turned 18. Anybody in the industry would tell you that five years is the same as a life-time in IT. By this time everything had changed, I felt really far behind and thought that my time to be a part of the digital era had completely gone. When I joined Loughborough University, I realised that computing didn’t always have to be practical. The university were so impressed with my final dissertation from my Information Management and Business course that I was funded to do a PhD, and for four years was paid to do some exciting research for the government about human computer interaction. I now get to write monthly opinion articles for Information Age; an online magazine that supports CTOs, CIOs and other technology leaders in managing business critical issues both for today and in the future.

Why did I become a FE Lecturer?
My mother always said I would be a teacher or police officer… and I have never looked good in a hat! There is nothing more rewarding, fun or entertaining than working in an FE college. People at any age and from any background come together to share an interest or passion in a particular area. I watch every day as students arrive first thing in the morning, or come late in the evening after work, to study and they all share the same thing... determination and commitment to learning. There is no place I would rather be and it is a pleasure to watch, support and manage their individual learning journey along the way!

#

Dan Purdy

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Computer Networking & Infrastructure, Web Technologies

Where my interests in Computing first started
My first proper experience with Computing was in 1995 when I had access to my first home Windows PC (running Windows 95). Starting as a basic user, I soon found myself interested in being able to configure and maintain computer systems. I spent a lot of my teenage years studying IT, but my interests were within the computer hardware and maintenance. After leaving school, I moved on to study a BTEC Level 3 in IT where I gained further knowledge and skills in a range of areas of interest, including website development, computer networks, and software development.

Why did I become a FE Lecturer?
I was studying for my Bachelors degree through Anglia Ruskin University. Half-way through my 2nd year of the programme, I was approached by the programme manager of the FE college I previously attended to undertake some hourly paid teaching. At the age of 19, I was teaching FE students a range of subjects – from Spreadsheet Modelling to Digital Forensics. This opportunity provided me with the ability to pass on my knowledge and skills to learners who also wish to enter the field of Computing. This was my motivation to remain a FE lecturer, and become a qualified teacher following my studies.

#

JOHN TERRY

Area of Expertise/Interest: Computer Networking, Mobile Communications, Programming

John is a highly accomplished lecturer, and leads our Higher Education provision, with a wealth of experience in industry and teaching for over 20 years. Inspired when his parents bought him his first computer at seven years-old, he took it upon himself to learn BASIC programming on his own. Through pure determination, he continued his studies at school and onto university. Having worked as a Software Developer, John is a resource of knowledge in networking, mobile communications and programming.

Search COURSES
FILTER
Search site