About Steve

NOTE: This page is a bit out of date in that I’m not currently seeking employment. I leave it like this for historical reasons and because it’s friendly.


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Do you need a professional who understands the ins and outs of education and information technology? How about an instructional technologist who understands the importance of meeting your organization’s business needs? If so you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Steve Foerster. If you have project that requires my expertise, I invite you to review my resume, and contact me using the information there if you think I might be able to help.

In addition to my professional and technical interests, I have four wonderful kids who throughout most of 2016 will range in age from eleven to nineteen.

From having lived abroad, I’ve developed a strong interest in the developing world and its unique challenges. I work with a project founded by the Commonwealth of Learning called WikiEducator, which uses Web 2.0 and social networking to build open educational resources for use primarily in the developing world. In 2008 I was elected by my fellow WikiEducators to our Community Council.

I’m very concerned about issues of justice, and am an advocate for civil and individual liberties. I also have a vegan lifestyle, primarily for related ethical reasons, but I also appreciate its positive effects on my own health and the environment.

I’m a tenor, and have eclectic tastes in music, appreciating everything from ambient to zydeco. I enjoy most eras of visual art, but particularly the surrealists. My favorite poet is William Blake. For reading I usually prefer science fiction, but also enjoy other well written works, such as those by V.S. Naipaul.

I believe that openness is better than control, and that communication solves more problems than secrecy. The future may be unknowable, but it is not unimaginable, and as an optimist, I like to think that our future will be one where people focus on what we all have in common, rather than on those things which divide us.

All the best,

Steve Foerster

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