The Personal Stuff
Is it a bird? Is ita plane? NO! It’s Moodleman…
Moodleman (AKA Julian Ridden) has two occupations. Until recently was the IT Knowledge Services Manager for Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview. An independent private boys school in Sydney, Australia. However, and it’s not that surprising, has finally found a way of turning his hobby into a career by joining the Australian Moodle Partner Moodle.com.au.
Julian has more than 12 years experience in education (specifically in online e-learning) with a wide range of both corporate clients and educational institutions as well as experience in project management, systems implementation, networking, support and training.
Julian is an experienced IT Manager within the scholastic sector as well as a proven ICT Integrator in both boys and girls education. He also has worked for many years in adult education with experience in both the corporate and VET sectors. This knowledge of the IT world both behind the server door and at the education coalface (the classroom) has provided him with a diverse skills base from which to pull when consulting and training clients.
For the past 2 years Julian sat on the AIS IT Managers committee representing IT managers from independent schools around NSW. He also is a founding member of the Sydney Moodle User Group.
Julian regularly speaks at Moodle and education conferences both locally and abroad. He is known as a passionate, well informed and entertaining speaker who can provide insightful and thought provoking presentations.