Phillip Ruffell

Twitter Profile: @phillr
North Hertfordshire College
Member since July 2019
I wanted to be a comic strip artist when I was about eight and was single-minded in this aim until I managed to get a job in my final year at school after answering a job in an advertising trade paper. After negotiations I managed to convince them that I would be able to get a day from school for editorial meetings and to my suprise the headmaster agreed! After doing some work in this field I decided that it wasn’t to my liking so I moved into advertising and spent years working around the West End of London in various agencies and studios to develop my skills. During the early eighties I became interested in the development of computers in graphic design and started working with code-based typesetting systems. This fired my interest in computers and led me to input systems in the studios that I was working in. I was involved with training staff to use the machines but not aware of the significance of this in my future. In the middle of the nineties I became aware of the fledgeling World Wide Web and multimedia (CDs were a recent development and I had been working on a shopping product for Apple). The company I was working with didn’t see the significance and steadfastly refused to move along a computer-based path. I left to follow my own path. Working with technology and having a creative curiosity seemed to have been a benefit to me and I found myself working with a like-minded person, we took to a sideline developing PC systems and installing networks. While installing a network in a nearby adult college I was asked to train the staff, after this I was asked if I had thought about becoming a teacher at a college in Hertfordshire. I been responsible for planning and delivering IT courses at all levels and am now working with the Teaching and Learning team supporting staff and students with developing digital skills as well creating eLearning solutions for our apprenticeship provision. I am passionate about digital skills focussing on our Microsoft365 system as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, Global earning Mentor. I still manage to convince myself that I am doing the same as always: leading people through a story, only now I work in the medium of education rather than comics!
  8 modules rated
  138 modules completed
  58 badges earned

Badges Earned


PLD: Skills and Networks PLD: Skills and Networks PLD: Skills and Networks Creating Content Fundamentals - Leading EDS Overall EDS - Being safe and responsible online EDS - Creating and editing EDS - Communicating Innovation and Change - Exploring - 1 Star Animation and the Moving Image - Leading - 1 Star Animation and the Moving Image - Adopting - 1 Star Animation and the Moving Image - Exploring - 1 Star The Digital Teacher - Adopting - 1 Star Connected and Effective - Leading Connected and Effective - Adopting Dealing with Difference and Diversity - Exploring Collaborative Practice - Leading PLD: Using Technology Accessibility - Adopting Dealing with Difference and Diversity - Adopting PLD: Using Technology Media, Tools and Methods - Exploring - 1 Star Connected and Effective - Exploring EDS - Transacting EDS - Using devices and handling information Engaging Learners - Leading- 1 Star Dealing with Difference and Diversity - Leading Tools for digital learning - Exploring The Digital Teacher - Exploring - 1 Star Digital Literacy - Leading Creating Content Fundamentals - Adopting The Digital Teacher - Leading - 1 Star Accessibility - Leading Accessibility - Exploring Collaborative Learning - Leading Collaborative Learning - Adopting Collaborative Practice - Adopting Collaborative Practice - Exploring Digital Assessment - Leading Digital Assessment - Exploring Mobile Learning - Exploring Study Skills - Exploring Study Skills - Adopting Study Skills - Leading Virtual Learning Environment - VLE - Leading Virtual Learning Environment - VLE - Adopting Digital Practice - Leading Emerging Technologies - Adopting Emerging Technologies - Leading Digital Assessment - Adopting Professional Learning & Development - PLD - Leading Digital Practice - Adopting Collaborative Learning - Exploring Professional Learning & Development - PLD - Adopting Professional Learning & Development - PLD - Exploring Digital Practice - Exploring Digital Wellbeing - Adopting Digital Wellbeing - Exploring

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Face-to-face learning 2: Using class technology
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Face-to-face learning 1: The four Ms
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Being responsible online
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Dealing with technical problems
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Accommodating the learner's digital context
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Modules Completed