I am an enthusiastic and dedicated university teacher with extensive experience using digital technology in the classroom. I have taught face-to-face, distance, and online subjects in media and communication, cultural studies, journalism, and education technology. I have a strong background in audience research and media theory and am committed to inclusive education practices.
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University of Wollongong (2009-2011, 2012-current)
I have initiated and participated in many digital technology initiatives while teaching at UOW. I helped develop the first pilot programs of blogging for students using WordPress and Twitter, and taught students in the virtual world Second Life. I also taught students how to make machinima using World of Warcraft (see video below).
I have extensive knowledge of Moodle, Mahara, Echo360, and EQUELLA through my teaching practice and my role as an educational designer.
- BCM101, “New Media: Histories, Industries, & Practices”
- DIGC335, “Media Innovation and Global Communication”
- DIGC101, “New Media Communication”
- SOC250, “Everyday Interactions”
- BCM240, “Media, Audience, Place”
Southern Cross University (2011-2012)
As part of the School of Arts and Social Science, I delivered several media studies subjects both online by distance and face-to-face at Lismore campus in northern NSW. I have used Blackboard, Collaborate, Prezi, and Skype in my teaching to engage with students.
- COMM10081, “True Stories, Factual Media” (face-to-face)
- COMM00439, “Theory in Practice: Issues in Media Studies” (distance)
- COMM00446, “The Big Picture: Global Media” (distance and face-to-face)