I teach in the Master of Information Technology (Library and Information Science) at The Queensland University of Technology. My teaching is focused on:
- Online information services
- Emerging web based technologies for information program, product and service development and dlivery
- Emerging web based technologies for personal professional development
- Collections management
The MIT(LIS) is taught in a highly flexible mode through a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities using both traditional and online learning environments. My teaching in this space is informed by research I am undertaking into blended learning and its application across a whole course of study.
Online teaching spaces
I use a range of online tools to provide learning experiences. Some of these include:
- The INN333 Information Programs unit site: This site runs on WordPress with BuddyPress plug in (and a whole bunch of other plug ins). This is the primary space for learning in INN333. Learning materials and information about activities to be completed are posted here, and students also maintain their own blogs on the site. This is the site for INN333 in Semester 2, 2010.
- The INN530 Read > Write > Share site: In INN530, students learn about content management systems, website governance, and writing for the web. One of our assessment pieces involves students authoring two pieces of content for this site, and then reviewing and publishing two of their peers’ pieces of content. This allows students to work through the content lifecycle and gain an understanding of how content is managed in organisations and how content management systems can assist in this process.