Our Speakers

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speakers for moodleposium 2016. 

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Biography, Sue Gregory

Dr Sue Gregory is the Chair - Research and a member of the ICT Education team in the School of Education, University of New England. She is a long-term adult educator and teaches pre-service and post-graduate education students how to incorporate technology into their teaching. Sue has been applying her virtual world knowledge to expose her students, both on and off campus, to the learning opportunities in virtual worlds since 2007.

Keynote: Virtual worlds and more: Engaging in online learning


Melissa Silk

Biography, Melissa Silk

Melissa Silk BA (Vis Comm), Grad Dip AFTV, MTeach, MEd (Research) is at the forefront of STEAM education in Australia, having forged many external partnerships between museums, industry professionals and academics working in a range of STEM to STEAM research and practice environments. Melissa works extensively with educators and students across a variety of schools and institutions to enhance the status of STEAM. Her primary goal is to motivate curriculum planning that embeds the Arts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Melissa is a director of STEAMpop.zone while also engaged in research at the University of Technology, Sydney. She enjoys being part of a bold community of international collaborators intent on developing and delivering innovative learning experiences for everybody.

Keynote: STEAM: where the magic happens

Joanne Lind

Biography, Joanne Lind

A/Prof Lind is a recognised leader in the field of medical education having won numerous awards for her training of medical students, including the highly prestigious Australian Teaching Excellence Award from the Office of Learning and Teaching. In 2015 she was named as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Western Sydney University and currently holds the position of Academic Educator on the Australasian Board of Censors for Diagnostic Genetics. She is the former President of the NSW Branch of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) and former Chair of the HGSA Education Committee. Joanne has a PhD in molecular biology and genetics and is Head of the Genomics Laboratory at Western Sydney University. Her current research focuses on human genetics with specific interests in coeliac disease, cardiovascular disease, and health citizenship.

Keynote: It's Alright to be Wrong



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Biography, David Meacheam

Prior to becoming an academic, I had an eclectic working life, first in the private sector, and later in local government, consultancy and health management. Prior to coming to UNSW Canberra, I worked for Newcastle University, with stints at The Adventist College at Cooranbong, and TAFE NSW. While at Newcastle University I also did sessional teaching in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. As the Coordinator of Learning and Teaching Development - Distance Education at UNSW Canberra I manage Moodle and its associated technologies. My major research interest is knowledge management, this was also my doctoral focus.

Keynote: What resolutions can we make?

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