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Through the Fire a Disaster Dowunder eSim

One of the most memorable initiatives of my time here at Adelaide commenced with coffee.  Sheila Kavanagh OAM, then a lecturer from the Discipline of Nursing and now the President of the Australia NZ Burns Association began to share her passion to never again have burns nurses experience a disaster without adequate planning.  This was learnt from the lack of planning that was a huge obstacle in 2002 when the Bali Disaster killed 202 people with a further 240 injured, many with significant burns. Quickly we brainstormed the question: What is the best way to train people for such an emergency? At the time I was collaborating online with Dr Randall Kindley from the USA and exploring Scenario Based Learning. Randall was a pioneer in this new form of instructional design and offered to help Sheila and I develop an experience to immerse burns nurses in the disaster planning for burns patient care.

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Allan Carrington has been awarded the 2012 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Australian Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.  His citation read: “For sustained commitment to inspiring, challenging and mentoring academics to teach with activity-centric pedagogies and the latest learning technologies, to enrich the student experience.” He is also winner of the 2011 University of Adelaide Award for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience. This website was developed to support these applications and is now his ePortfolio.
Since 2003 Allan has been a Learning Designer with the eLearning Development Team supporting the university faculty.