Graduate story: Julie Aldridge
I'm the owner of Avide e-learning. We specialise in e-learning management systems, helping clients take their face-to-face training into an online format.
I work with major corporations, such as large financial firms, government departments, project development companies and medical insurers. One has 8 000 staff based all over the world accessing our online training. Another will have more than 50 000 members access a variety of our online courses when our package is released.
We also develop off-the-shelf courseware, so companies can buy e-learning packages in anti-bullying, diversity and sustainability, for example.
Study at Southern Cross University was hugely important. I was able to choose from diverse subjects and I honed my communication skills immensely. The degree gave me technical abilities in information technology and an understanding of content, which is vital in e-learning. It also skilled me in project management.
It's exciting being a part of an emerging field. It's never boring and it keeps changing. It's amazing how many companies now are getting on board with e-learning. Not just big corporations, but small businesses too.
Updated: 09 September 2013