Simon McIntyre




Simon coordinates COFA's fully online Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design program. You can find more information about Simon's research here.

Simon has over ten years of experience in graphic and interactive media design and online education. His research investigates new ways of developing advanced online pedagogical professional development and its impact upon tertiary teaching practice. Simon has drawn together educators and creative professionals in the development and design of sustainable and effective online learning strategies, through his work at COFA Online, the online academic unit at the College of Fine Arts.

Simon has co-created the COFA Online Course Author Fellowship Programs, which are a series of pedagogically driven professional development programs designed to help academic staff develop effective online course materials and teaching practices. Through these programs, Simon has supported numerous academics in the design and management of over sixty fully online courses, and numerous blended learning initiatives. He has also led the development and supervision of a fully online international postgraduate Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design degree, and actively teaches participating students from all around the world.

In 2006, his implementation of online learning and teaching research was recognised by the Australia Learning and Teaching Council by being co-awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for ‘Pioneering internationally recognised best practice in online education in the creative arts and design’.

2010 and 2011 saw Simon working on the co-creation of a multiple award winning*, Creative Commons resource for educators worldwide called 'Learning to Teach Online'. This project has been viewed by over 175,000 educators from 139 countries and territories around the world, in a wide variety of disciplines and education sectors. The resources have also been incorporated into over 135 higher education and professional development programs in institutions globally.

2012 saw Simon's teaching practice receive national recognition by his peers by winning an Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Distinguished Teaching Award. Through his continued research and online teaching practice, Simon hopes to continue to help develop strategies to improve the quality and delivery of online education in across disciplines. His latest focus is investigating effective pedagogues for the use of iBooks and mobile devices in education.

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Sep 18th 2017

Transmedia storytelling is the practice of designing, sharing, and participating in a cohesive story experience across multiple traditional and digital delivery platforms - for entertainment, advertising and marketing, or social change.

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Sep 11th 2017

Are you an educator? Have you ever wanted to understand more about how to design your class to make better use of educational technology – whether fully online or in blended contexts? Would you like to learn from those who have extensive practical experience with online technologies? The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own practice. The course is based upon the multi award winning open educational resource developed by Dr Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson.

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