Rachael Paton




Rachael brings over 24 years of instructional experience and a comprehensive knowledge of adult pedagogy principles in classroom, online and flexible delivery learning environments. Rachael has amazing energy and enthusiasm for innovative educational environments and as such she developed the first; flexible learning business program and fully online diploma qualification for the Canberra Institute of Technology. She also developed this MOOC, to achieve her aspirations of educating the world in rapidly advancing technologies that will invariably provide individuals with better personal protection and more secure identification.

Rachael has a Graduate Certificate in Management, Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education, Diploma in Project Management, Diploma in Simulated Business Environment and Certificate IV in Biometric Technologies and is currently studying towards her Doctorate of Education.

Rachael is passionate about exploring different ways to encourage life-long learning and enthusiastic to share her knowledge of the future innovative technologies. As a senior teacher in the Forensic area at the Canberra Institute of Technology she specialises in forensic digital imaging and biometric technologies. Rachael has also taught across a broad range of programs including business administration; project management; information technology and also has experience in business management from running her own computer consultancy.

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Biometric technologies are the science of detecting and recognising human characteristics using technologies that measure and analyse individual biological data. The way we are genetically composed, creates identifiable traits that can uniquely represent us as individuals. Just as DNA can be used to identify individuals except for identical twins, some biometric traits such as fingerprints and iris prints are distinctive even among identical twins.

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