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Meet the Learning Designers: LIH Team (Part 1 of 6)

Who are the Learning Designers and what do they do? This week’s edition focuses on the Learning Designers within the Learning Innovation Hub.

The Learning Innovation Hub (LIH) Learning Designers collaborate with offices and units across the university on online course design and content delivery, specifically within iLearn. They also assist Faculty Learning & Teaching teams on how to effectively use learning technologies while employing best practice in technology-enhanced learning.

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Learning Designers in the LIH have a diverse range of skills and interests spanning iLearn unit design, educational multimedia and learning pedagogies. They mainly service offices and units such as HDRO, PACE, MUIC, Careers, Sustainability, Widening Participation and Walanga Muru.


Name: Michael Rampe

Special skill/area of interest: Any and all things educational media

Special skills: Video production types and methods in higher ed; 3d scanning, 3d web delivery and 3d printing; good at bringing people and things together.

Book:  Making Comics” by Scott McCloud

Paper:  Selecting Media for Effective Learning in Online and Blended Courses: A Review Study ” by I.H Amaka and K. Goeman

Telephone number +61-2-9850-1945
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Positions Senior Learning Designer

Name: Lilia/Lilly Mantai

Special skill / area of interest:  I bring pedagogical advice to learning design based on my personal teaching experience and research, and come up with new ideas while doing yoga and raising a toddler.

What books / paper are you currently reading?: How will you measure your life, Toddler Taming, Design Thinking and research studies on flipping classrooms

Telephone number +61-2-9850-7961
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Positions Senior Learning Designer

Name: Alper Yuceozsoy

Area of interest: Currently I am involved in trialling and evaluating new learning technologies which I am finding very interesting.

What are you currently reading?: I love anything related to cars, so probably Autoblog!

Telephone number +61-2-9850-9271
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Positions Learning Designer

Name: (Juan) Fidel Fernando

Area of interest: Learning through storytelling, interactive technologies and digital painting. Oh, and making iLearn look pretty!

Current reading list: The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design, Warbreaker (Brandon Sanderson fanboy) and Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Telephone number +61-2-9850-1494
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Positions Learning Designer

Written by Fidel Fernando

Fidel Fernando

I am a visual thinker constantly curious about how to best design and facilitate learning through the use of stories, art and technology. I am also inexplicably fond of ferrets.

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