Ron Oliver

Ron Oliver

Biographical note
Ron Oliver is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at Edith Cowan University. Throughout his teaching career he has used emerging technologies to engage and motivate his students. He has actively researched in this area and has experience in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of technology-facilitated learning materials. His particular interests include authentic learning and task-based learning and the sharing and reuse of technology-facilitated learning activities.

Ron was an early winner of an Australian Award for University Teaching (1997). In his old age he has been recognised for his contributions to learning and teaching with technology through Fellowships from the ALTC, ASCILITE and ACCE.

Designing for learning in higher education
Few teachers in higher education have experience or skills in designing for learning. Teaching in higher education often lacks consideration of how learners learn and is often based on supporting knowledge acquisition and theory building more than conceptual change. This presentation will explore the concept of learning design as a critical element of university teaching. It will explore the role of ICT in designing for learning and the research practices that can inform this area of endeavour.