Today at work, we were visited by someone from The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand‘s Adult Education and Training department. Apparently, I can become a qualified teacher and get a “National Certificate in Adult Education and Training” through a correspondence course, and Natcoll will pay for it. Woot! And it turns out I can cross credit some of my unit standards from my Electronic Multimedia course I finished in 2000. 😀

I’m actually pretty excited about learning more about teaching. I read this article yesterday which quoted Raph Koster’s definition of fun:

Fun is learning in a safe-environment.

The reverse “learning in a safe-environment is fun” isn’t always true, but taking risks to practice something new and exciting and not having to pay huge consequences is fun.

Not to mention getting paid to get a qualification — that’s pretty sweet.