Tertiary eLearning Reference Group presentation
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If you would like to attend the Rob Phillips presentation at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, please contact:
Pam Wyse, Center for Learning and Teaching, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland:
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Topic - Sustainability of e-learning initiatives
During this hour-long presentation, Rob will investigate factors beyond the successful conclusion of an e-learning development project. Few projects become sustainable and embedded into normal teaching practice. This session will describe several projects which persisted for relatively long periods, and examine why most of these ultimately failed. Factors which impacted on this failure include:
- the departmental context
- the institutional context
- poor dissemination
- organisational change
Adjunct Associate Professor Rob Phillips has worked in higher education learning and teaching since 1992, working with staff from most discipline areas. His expertise includes educational design, e-learning, distance education, educational policy development and academic staff development. He has provided professional development and mentoring for academic staff in the scholarship of learning and teaching, and has chaired university committees on Awards and Citations, Learning and Teaching Spaces and Open Education.
Until 2013, he was an Associate Professor in the Educational Development Unit (EDU) at Murdoch University. Since then, he has been working as an academic consultant with clients at Curtin University, Macquarie University, Murdoch University, the University of Tasmania, the University of Southern Queensland and Victoria University of Wellington. Most recently, he worked with the School of Education at Curtin University on a redesign of the common first year units for large, online cohorts. Over the last year, he has also been working as an online tutor for Curtin’s Bachelor of Education degree offered through Open Universities Australia.
He provides a range of professional development and academic mentoring services, including:
- Working with early-career staff to develop research agendas and to establish publication profiles
- Supporting staff to apply for Teaching Awards, including workgroups applying for Program Awards.
- Supporting staff to apply for learning and teaching grants
- Providing evaluation services for learning and teaching grants
He also provides seminars and workshops about:
- educational design of contemporary learning environments
- evaluation research into the effectiveness of learning environments
- applying for learning and teaching grants
- writing scholarly learning and teaching articles
- online assessment
- online tutoring
His research interests include evaluation research in e-learning; learning analytics; making creative and innovative use of technology; university policy issues; and project management in educational innovations. Rob has over 130 publications, including 60 refereed papers. He has been principal author of two internationally published books “Developer’s guide to interactive multimedia” and “Evaluating e-learning: Guiding research and practice”.
He was a member of the management committee of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology until 2012, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Research in Learning Technology. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics.
He is a life member and past-president (1996-2000) of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Rob received a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2007. He was an executive member of the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning (ACODE) from 2004-2006 and in 2012.