“Ed Designer star (remixed)” by John Beagle 2007 CC BY 2.0

Meet your Faculty Ed Designer

Educational Designers are the learning technology experts based in your Faculty. Some might even call them iLearn superstars. So who’s in your Faculty: Emma Watson or Denzel Washington? Bryan Brown or Ryan Gosling?

“Ollie Coady” by Tony Dwyer ©2013 Macquarie University

Name: Ollie Coady
Faculty: Arts
Biggest interest in learning technologies: WordPress and social media
Biggest interest outside of work: Travelling Westeros
Coffee cart order: Double espresso
Actor who should play you in the movie of your life: Obviously Johnny Depp…no wait, Ryan Gosling.

“Roneil Latchman” by Tony Dwyer ©2015 Macquarie University

Name: Roneil Latchman
Faculty: Business and Economics
Biggest interest in learning technologies: Expanding curriculum and instructional methods to match the rich learning options that learning technologies provide, and to better equip students to independently organise their learning process.
Biggest interest outside of work: Hanging out with family and friends. Watching movies, listening to music and experimental cooking.
Coffee cart order: Chai Latte
Actor who should play you in the movie of your life: Denzel Washington

alex_thackrayName: Alex Thackray
Faculty: Human Sciences
Biggest interest in learning technologies: The challenge of getting students to reflect, and how we can use technologies and tools in interesting and creative ways to support this.
Biggest interest outside of work: It’s a tie between keeping fit/active and eating/cooking/food related things.
Coffee cart order: Long black or sometimes espresso
Actor who should play you in the movie of your life: Emma Watson (according to this handy quiz!)

“Chris Froissard” by Tony Dwyer ©2015 Macquarie University

Name: Chris Froissard
Faculty:
 Medicine and Health Sciences
Biggest interest in learning technologies: Learning analytics. With growing student enrolments, and complex learning environments, learning analytics gives unit convenors the opportunity to get a detailed view of how their students are doing, and the opportunity to intervene as soon as it is necessary.
Biggest interest outside of work: I am always amazed that a city the size of Sydney is so close to amazing ecosystems that are protected in our great national parks. Hiking around the parks is a soothing balm to my technologically troubled soul :> Smelling the acacias and hearing the Butcher and Bell birds can clear my head of the buzzing, ringing and insistent demands of the  electronics in my house (8 computers at last count!).
Coffee cart order: Decaf cap, like the sound of it, short, and (I find) tastes the same. Also doesn’t keep me up at night.
Actor who should play you in the movie of your life: Bryan Brown, I like his down-at-earth pithy quality. He reminds me of the good qualities of Australia.

“Michael Grant” by Tony Dwyer ©2015 Macquarie University

Name: Michael Grant
Faculty:
Science and Engineering
Biggest interest in learning technologies: Accessible and inclusive learning design.
Biggest interest outside of work: Rock climbing, getting outdoors.
Coffee cart order: Flat white
Actor who should play you in the movie of your life: [Michael was too modest to answer this question, but since we know he is a fan of the TV show Marco Polo, let’s say Lorenzo Richelmy

Starstruck? Get in touch with your Faculty Educational Designer for help with iLearn and advice on learning technologies by emailing ilearn.help@mq.edu.au.

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