I trained as a veterinarian and, after a period in small animal private practice, developed an interest in teaching while working at Sydney University and The Ohio State University.
I then spent three years developing eLearning resources such as case studies using virtual patients and online tutorials. Returning to work in 2012 after maternity leave, I have updated my teaching qualifications by completing tertiary teaching and eLearning certificates in the last 12 months. I have had recent contracts with veterinary science at the University of Melbourne writing some elearning cases and at Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology developing and writing curriculum for a prospective Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing.
Details of my educational and employment history are on my LinkedIn profile.
My teaching and learning interests include:
– designing eLearning. with a particular focus on the learner being the centre of the design rather than the content.
– the potential of rapid eLearning development tools such as Articulate for developing eLearning in veterinary education.
– application of instructional design and pedagogical theories to education in general and veterinary education in particular.
– creation of virtual learning environments which enable ‘pull’ as well as ‘push’ learning when appropriate. For example a job or study aid may be a more appropriate choice in some situations.
– reflective learning, for example through blogging
-use of Web 2.0 tools, particularly Twitter and blogs for students and veterinarians