Anthony Borrow, S.J. is a Jesuit of the New Orleans Province who has been active in the Moodle community since 2005. Anthony has an M.A. In Counselling from Saint Louis University and a Masters of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Anthony has worked on the design and implementation of various database systems since 1992.
Anthony serves the Moodle community as Plugins Facilitator. In that role, Anthony has presented at various Moodle Moots across the United States, in Australia and at the iMoot. Anthony has taught at Dallas Jesuit College Preparatory and has provided technical advice to the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (http://jsea.org) and the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (http://jvla.org/). Anthony is currently serving as Associate Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Anthony wrote a series of spiritual reflections based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius entitled Toward Greater Freedom. These reflections are available at: http://towardgreaterfreedom.com/index.html. Anthony co-authored the chapter on Honduras in the book Teen Gangs: A Global View. Anthony has also served as the technical reviewer of various books on Moodle.
Anthony is passionate about Moodle and the use of open source educational tools to help make education available to all. He finds inspiration in the Moodle community and enjoys working with others to help them share their creativity and expertise with the larger Moodle community. Anthony greatly enjoys being part of the Moodle community where every voice contributes to advancing the use of Moodle in a variety of settings around the world.
Mark Glynn is the head of the Learning Innovation Unit at Dublin City University in Ireland. Following a PhD in Organic Chemistry, Mark spent just under five years working in Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) building relationships between the education sector and the pharmaceutical industry.
Mark then worked as a lecturer for both ITT Dublin and Hibernia College to lecture chemistry at all levels from first year to masters’ students, both face to face and on-line.
Recently Mark has completed a certificate in teaching and learning and an MSc in E-learning. Mark spent four years working for the umbrella body for the Institutes of Technology in Ireland. The main role of this job was to help lecturers integrate technology into their teaching.
Mark now works for Dublin City University (DCU), heading up the Learning Innovation Unit managing Moodle for the entire college and supporting innovative teaching activities throughout the campus.
Ben Reynolds is a Senior Program Manager of CTYOnline at The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY). An award-winning fictionist, he began CTY’s face-to-face writing program in 1978 and launched CTYOnline’s writing program in 1983. He began administrating CTYOnline’s writing & language arts division in 1985. CTYOnline serves over 10,000 students a year in writing/language arts, math, science, computer science, Advanced Placement, and foreign languages. http://cty.jhu.edu
In the 1990’s, Ben left the classroom for full-time administration both of CTY’s writing/language arts program and of a residential site for CTY Summer Programs. Reynolds has also taught writing and the teaching of writing for the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies. He holds a BA from Duke University, where he part-timed in the computer centre, trading print out for punch cards, and an MA from Johns Hopkins in Fiction Writing. He is an active member of the Using Moodle community.
Ben has also had his hands in the hardware. With his #2 son, he built his own PCs between the mid 90’s and last year, when he settled on a plain vanilla laptop. He has been technical reviewer of several books on Moodle. He believes that 99% of the time uninstalling and reinstalling is just wrong.