So - to address the elements of introduction, as asked:
I have a background in education - having taught a variety of subjects in an array of high schools. I've also worked in adult learning for a number of organisations and am currently working on a project that required the development of a training programme for some of our staff. It turns out that flexible learning is the most appropriate medium for this - hence I am embarking on an enormous learning curve!
My only prior experience with any kind of alternate learning delivery is that I'm currently studying by distance through an Australian Uni, so work with blackboard and postings (and the dreaded e-submission!) in that environment.