Todd Cochrane / Toddles Lightworker

Dr Todd Cochrane is an educator in Information Technology and a software developer for science and art research. He discovers new opportunities, seeds projects, and develops at the leading edge of technology for education. An honours level programmer with a PhD in Education Technology (University of Canterbury, NZ, 2019), he is constantly curious and developing various systems to understand how to transfer technology to learners. Todd facilitates the transfer of technological skills and develops educational opportunities. He is an experienced leader and participant in several technical educational initiatives, teaching, and writing course prescriptions, and managed commercial projects, defined terms of reference, information technology consulting and software development. He is expert in the application of virtual worlds in education and vocational training. Todd is at the forefront of this field developing protocols and building interfaces to create useful 3D environments for vocational training environments. Through educational design-based research has developed a methodological model for building 3D Multiuser Virtual Environments (MUVE), expressed in virtual worlds, for use in classroom-based Interventions in vocational education. This emerging field is important because it allows a safe, simulated, environment to use all learners’ senses to enhance their education experience. Senior Lecturer in Digital Technology, NMIT.

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