ROCK YOUR DIGITAL is;
- A place to learn and develop your digital skills and strategies, to rock online. This website is the virtual HQ for ROCK YOUR DIGITAL.
- A growing community of people who are passionate about helping others, by using the web to share their superpowers with the world.
ROCK YOUR DIGITAL aims to serve likeminded:
- and those who aspire to rock online.
Who on earth am I?
I’m Kirsten Thompson, Founder of ROCK YOUR DIGITAL. I’m a qualified (and experienced) teacher, learning technologist and digital strategist. Some might call me a little geeky; those who know me well, know I actually used to be a COMPLETE technophobe. For real. I guess that’s what makes me good at teaching people about tech though. Who knew, my personal kryptonite would eventually become my superpower!
I’m passionate about helping people;
- Make the most of the web to support their goals – so long as those goals are for the power of good 😉
- Make informed choices about managing their digital presence and footprint
- Realise their potential through training and development.
- Teaching, coaching and developing people
- Simplifying complex or technical information for a generalist audience
- Helping people make informed decisions about their use of technology to support their goals, whether that’s teaching, blogging, using WordPress, managing an online reputation or using social media
- Networking and facilitating communities
- Writing for the web and designing learning activities, courses and programmes
- Public speaking
I’ve spent the last 14+ years teaching and training thousands of people in further and higher education (staff and students) on a range of subjects including:
- media, film, communications and marketing
- video and print production
- designing online courses and learning and teaching online
- cultivating communities
- blogging and WordPress
- developing strategies to build and manage an online and social media presence.
Academic credentials (if you care about that sort of thing)
- BA (Hons) Politics and Media Studies
- PGCE: Further Education
- MSc Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change
I also LOVE to travel
Which explains why most of the photos of me on the internet are of me travelling.