In 2007 as a result of PDR discussions with the Centre Director, Professor Geoff Crisp, we decided I should focus on elearning conference engagements. I have been very successful in an ambassadorial role for the University internationally in the field of technological learning spaces that promote student centeredness. I have been a keynote speaker at national L&T conferences (eg Brisbane 2009) and have had a high profile presence at many conferences in the USA, Singapore and UK. The success of my model of educational podcasting has enabled me to achieve Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) status and interview over 150 academics from many universities on how technology has changed the way they teach. This has not only helped other universities appreciate our leading edge work in elearning, but has also led to some valuable collaborative efforts and invitations to run seminars and workshops in specialised areas such as using iPads for Higher Education across Australia and New Zealand, with interest from other countries.
Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2009
This webcast is of my Podcast Programme Episode which supported my application.
It explains my model for educational podcasting.
My work worldview has always included servant leadership and this concept is so important to being an effective support person in any university. A servant leader contributes to the well being of people and community and looks to the needs of the people. I have always asked people how I can help them to solve problems and promote personal development. I also have been successful in cross-disciplinary networking and helping creative people connect. A recent highlight has been helping an academic from Veterinary Science develop a scenario-based learning sequence about a virtual patient - the patient being a horse and the student a vet. I then helped an academic in Law pick this process up, change the patient to a client and the vet to a lawyer and get a powerful lesson model for their discipline. That is what I call “breadth of impact”.
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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.