Open Classrooms Episode 1 – Jessica Danaher

Open Classrooms is a podcast series produced by the Academic Development Group in  Science, Engineering and Health.  Each podcast features interviews and stories from our staff who have opened up their classroom doors and shared their practices, innovations and ideas.

In this episode of Open Classrooms, Natasha Taylor talks to Jessica Danaher about the work she is doing to make the learning experience for her Nutrition students fun, flexible and personalised.

Contact Details

If you would like to contact Jessica, send her an email or find her on twitter @DrJessDanaher

Supporting Resources

If you are interested in learning more about personalised or flexible learning and assessment, here are some useful resources to get you started:
Flexible Learning Research  A collection of research projects funded by the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Includes work which develops theory/pedagogy, explores flexible delivery methods and, importantly, examines the student perspective.
Negotiated Assessment in Pharmacy  An excellent example of how negotiated assessment is used at RMIT in Pharmacy by Katherine Baverstock.
The pedagogy of personalised learning A great article by Catherine McLoughlin, in which she introduces the theoretical underpinnings of personalised learning and explores how Web 2.0 and social media tools can be used to support it*.

* McLoughlin, C.E. (2013). The pedagogy of personalised learning: exemplars, MOOCS and related learning theories. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013–World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 266-270). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).