Who are the Faculty Learning Designers and what are their skills and interests? Learning Designers provide help in a variety of ways, including pedagogical advice and modelling, support in the use of educational technologies, curriculum and program design and development, unit design and development advice, and support in creating media and other iLearn objects.
This week’s ‘Meet the Learning Designers’ focuses on the Learning Designers within the Faculty of Business and Economics and MGSM!
Name: Tim Keighley
Special area of interest: My area of interest is preparing students to use the software tools that they will need in the workplace. My background is in data analysis and statistics, working in a variety of industries.
What book are you currently reading? I am currently reading Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett. Sad knowing that there won’t be any more Pratchett books.
Other interests: Outside of work I play Ultimate Frisbee (with Mindy), do bushcare, and spend too much time staring at the computer.
Name: Phil Goody
Special area of interest: All things educational media production.
What are you currently reading? I’m more into my AV stuff, so I always have a bunch of podcasts on the go, Little Atoms, Tim Ferris and Invisibilia are always good value.
Name: Roneil Latchman
Special skill: Expanding instructional methods to match the rich learning options that learning technologies provide to better equip students.
What are you currently reading: At the moment I am following this blog.
Name: Shaheen Hajira
Special area of interest: E-learning and Design theory (I am also exceedingly good at breaking (my own) bones and my real superpower is spotting animals in the wild, even if it doesn’t help my day job!)
What book are you currently reading? Alternating between ‘The Encounter: Amazon beaming’ and the Mistborn series.
Name: Sarah Halawani
Special skill: Web design / development and visual communications.
Areas of interest: Using technology to facilitate and drive behaviour; disruptive technology; social learning; gamification; online learning
What book are you currently reading? A Field Guide to Eucalypts; Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari; a blog called the Mental Elf (digital interventions for mental health issues)
Other interests: Painting abstract art and other; refurbishing old things, the Australian outback