Learning Design and Technology specialist with the LX team and the Institute for Interactive Media & Learning (IML). Supporting UTS staff in context of Learning.Futures and learner experience design (LXD) and part of the extensive teamwork involved in the LX Transformation project (LXT). Assisting UTS staff with online tools while exploring digital and visual literacies in learning and teaching.
DCA, GradDip F&TV (Animation), BA (Visual Arts)
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Expertise and Experience
Visual and graphic design, interface and interaction design, animation, drawing and illustration, photography, user experience, accessibility, interactive and online media and many things web. Productive iPad tools, tips, techniques and workflows. Apple OSX and iOS. DIY audio/video and screencast production techniques focussing on accessible/affordable/cheap tools with high-value outcomes in learning and teaching.
Visible thinking, visual ideation and audio-visual explainers in learning and teaching contexts including: screencasting, video scribing, sketchnoting and graphic facilitation.
‘learning design’, SPARK, REVIEW, Turnitin, Canvas, UTSOnline, Zoom, ‘visual design’, ‘graphic design’, video, audio, web, ‘visible thinking’, ‘visual ideation’, ‘visual explainers’, screencasting, ‘video scribing’, sketchnoting, ‘graphic facilitation’, ipad, ‘ios’, ‘Apple’, osx, ‘interaction design’, ‘interface design’, accessibility, usability
Alexander, SA, Kandlbinder, PA, Howson, E, Lukito, L, Francois, A & Housego, SC 2002, 'Sim Assessment: enhancing academics under-standing of assessment through computer simulation', Winds of Change in the sea of learning, Ascilite 2002, UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand, pp. 47-55.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Since 2012, our team has been involved in a teaching and learning research project focusing on issues of gender and inclusion within higher education pedagogy and curriculum. This work has been undertaken in an Australian city university in disciplines which are considered relatively gender- balanced - Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. While there is no apparent difference in academic performance between males and females in these disciplines, Australian research shows that the gender pay gap begins at the point of graduate employment – on average women are paid less - and there is an excruciatingly slow move towards gender equality in management (WGEA 2013). In the 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership (2012), only 12 of the top 500 publicly listed companies reported having female CEOs. There is also evidence that women tend to reach certain management positions within organisations – but these positions tend to offer no pathway to the most senior levels of management. These positions have been collectively termed 'the marzipan layer' (The Economist, 2011).
Our concern is that while there is a developing consensus that there are structural issues which affect women in the Australian workplace, these should not exist within the equity conscious environment of the university. Yet we were aware of a number of instances of subtle discriminatory practices, practices which, while not overtly discriminatory, resulted in discriminatory outcomes. As previous work had suggested that these behaviours were occurring outside of conscious recognition of staff and students, and were in fact what is generally considered normal practice, an ethnographic research approach was used. Our research included ethnographic observation of classroom activities, social mapping of mixed gender student groups in public learning spaces, and fabulations and focus groups with student participants. This approach aligns with gender equity research which was undertaken around the sam...