Meet The Team – Marcus

August 17, 2017

In this instalment of our Meet The Team series, we introduce Marcus. 

Marcus Green is an integral part our Moodle development team, where he has a wealth of experience. Here, he gives some insight into his experience with Moodle, his vision for the future of eLearning and what he gets up to away from the computer screen.

How long had you been working with eLearning before joining Titus?

I started work as an FE teacher in 2003, and then worked for 3 years at a University doing Moodle development and system administration. Most recently, prior to joining Titus, I worked as a contractor for Moodle HQ.

Which areas of eLearning interest you the most?

Any type of automated marking, for example Moodle quizzes. And making systems so easy to use that users don't need any instructions. I am also very interested in Learning Analytics though I am very aware how it can be mis-used and result in importance being attached to things just because they are easy to measure, not because they are useful.

What was it that attracted you to the role at Titus?

I was attracted by the energy and enthusiasm which the Titus team have, and I liked the idea of working for an ambitious company with an international outlook. When I first visited, I was also thrilled to find their headquarters at Salts Mill as I have been visiting Saltaire and the mill for over 20 years - it's a beautiful part of the world.

What do you think has been the biggest shift with eLearning during your time in the sector?

It's hard to believe now, but when I started teaching in 2003 almost everything was printed out or in textbooks and there was little use of the internet. In those days, technology was about the promise of smart boards and what might be done in the future. Now web-based technology is absolutely central but there is still a huge amount to be learned.

How do you see eLearning developing over the next few years?

Mobile and tablet devices will be extremely important. I think that very few of the generation born today will ever use any other type of computing device. Huge resources are going to be put into learning analytics though it may be some time before the benefits are significant. With Moodle currently on 250+ million users globally (and that is a minimum figure), I believe we will see at least a billion users within my lifetime.

What are your interests outside of the office?

I play guitar, piano and drums (though not all at the same time), and also sing and write songs, occasionally performing charity gigs as a solo artist. I bake my own bread with my trusty Panasonic bread maker and I'm delighted every time it comes out well, even though I have been doing it for years!

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