LMS and eLearning Consulting

I was recently asked at the 2018VET conference if I do Moodle™consulting. The question took me by surprise a little. But it probably shouldn’t have, as I did work for some time at Pukunui doing exactly that. And funnily enough, that wasn’t the only time it was asked at the conference.

I decided to make a page to answer this question, and as a stop-gap measure until I actually do put something professional together.

“kshuntley.com web and elearning consulting. Please hold the line.”

The worst thing I could do is un-sell myself, and that’s exactly where I’m going to start. I am pretty much flat out with my duties as an SMS Instructional Designer at TAFE NSW at the moment. That’s not just actual duties but also the time to commute there every day, leaving me with little leisure time. It’s a quality of life issue. Add on to that a wife with a chronic illness, and I don’t really have the time for a consulting business.

In addition, I know there’s a number of really good people out there already doing consulting; I’ve met them at Moots and other conferences through the years.

I’d start with Australian Moodle Partners if you’re looking for Moodle help. In particular, Chad Outten of My Learning Space is someone I’d consider a friend, so I’d recommend him. If you’re in New Zealand, contact Stuart Mealor of HRDNZ. Again, he’s a good friend, highly recommended.

I worked with Pukunui Australia for over a year, so I have a strong loyalty to them. Contact Dom Seneque and ask for a quote for an online consultation, and he’ll be happy to help. For the record, Pukunui is not an official Moodle partner. 

There are also a number of individuals doing freelance LMS support in Australia. I’m not going to list them here because I don’t know if the people I’m thinking of are still doing freelancing. Send me an email if you’re interested and I’ll make some enquiries.

And just in case it’s not clear, I’m not in any way officially affiliated with Moodle, WordPress, Canvas, Joomla, Drupal, or any other LMS or CMS.

I like your style though, I still want to hire you. Can I?

Well, let’s get serious, if you’re really looking for help and you really want me, maybe we can make a deal. It’s not even about the money because if you’ve met me, you know I like helping people.

I have a policy of not charging for the kind of question I can answer over a cup of coffee.

You’re more likely to get help from me if it’s something small and short, a pick-your-brain type thing. Ask me a question in the hallway of a conference or at the social and I’ll gladly give my opinion. Or send me an email and I’ll see what I can do. I have a policy of not charging for the kind of question I can answer over a cup of coffee. (Just don’t take advantage of that please).

What about something bigger?

Can you sense that reluctance? Yeah, that’s me trying to juggle work and home life in with a consulting gig.

Why don’t you send me an email outlining your problem, and we’ll discuss the details and see if it’s something I can take on, and maybe even prepare a quote.

Do you only do WordPress and Moodle consulting?

Well, I’ve been trying to say I don’t really do any consulting, wordPress, Moodle or otherwise. But feel free to pick my brain on any web or elearning topic. If it’s something that exceeds my abilities, I’ll tell you right away and help you find someone who can help. And I’ll probably do it for free, because I am an awful businessman and I like to help people.

Still looking for my help? Send me a message