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Mr Allan Carrington
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Allan is a Learning Designer with the Online Development Team, Division of the DVC & VP(A). He is a winner of a 2012 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Australian Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Allan's citation reads: "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."
The Citation Synopsis: For nearly a decade, Allan Carrington has provided teaching staff at the University of Adelaide with the tools, knowledge, motivation and confidence that they need to challenge themselves to enhance and develop their own teaching. He has been instrumental in introducing a number of significant learning initiatives, such as Scenario-based Learning, Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) and Interactive Learning Modules (ILMs), all of which have had a significant and sustained impact on student learning.
In 2011 Allan was also awarded the University of Adelaide Award for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience. He was acknowledged for his innovative and passionate approach to the development and implementation of varied media teaching tools and the respect in which he is held by both local and international colleagues.
As well, in May 2009 Apple Australia recognised Allan's educational excellence and leadership and invited him to become an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Apple Distinguished Educators are members of a select group of K-12 and Higher Education professionals possessing an identified expertise in educational technology leadership. This group of over 1500 educators spans the globe with membership in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Latin America, and Asia. The ADE program seeks to recognize educators who integrate technology into the curricula and their learning environments in meaningful ways and enhance the professional development of these exemplary educators. Allan actively participates in a community of educators to exchange experiences, projects and ideas. Apple in turn empowers these education advocates with knowledge of Apple technologies and solutions.
Pioneering L&T Initiatives at the University of AdelaideAllan has given leadership in introducing the following L&T initiatives since he commenced employment in 2003
LAMS – Learning Activity Management System:
LAMS, is a revolutionary new tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. It provides teachers with a highly intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. These activities can include a range of individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities based on both content and collaboration.
Padagogy – iPads and Mobile Technologies in HE:
Mobile learning is here to stay with a significant impact on face-to-face teaching and learning. Although smart devices are "app centric" they can be combined with the cloud and traditional PCs to provide suites or systems that empower teachers and students to achieve better learning outcomes further up the Bloom's Taxonomy. Allan invented the word "padagogy" and has registered the domain Padagogy.net and setup a blog and podcast program. This site focuses on the use of iPads in higher education, looking at their potential for transforming our learning & teaching practices, and with an eye to both the challenges and risks that they present. But this exploration sits within a wider sphere of concern: the pedagogical impact on our universities of digital systems and emerging technologies. So this site, then, is an evolving mixture of blog posts, news bytes, reviews, interviews, think pieces, how-tos and research.
JiTT and Rapid Deployment eLearning (ILMs):
Today’s educational technologies allow an educator to more readily develop quality digital teaching and learning materials. By also integrating regular formative e-assessment into these learning objects, using a new generation of assessment technologies, lecturers can obtain a better understanding of the needs and knowledges students bring to the classroom, and can ‘just in time’ adjust their lecture plans accordingly.
The Just in Time Teaching framework appears to have transformative potential in respect of face-to-face delivery in higher education, providing for a more effective use of the web for distribution of broadcast content, and a more collaborative and interactive approach to face-to-face activity, better informed by an understanding of students’ readiness to tackle the topic under discussion. Technological advances make implementation of JiTT more viable than when the approach was first developed almost a decade ago, and should provide a clearer platform for the much needed scholarly evaluation of the effectiveness of the framework in respect of improving learning outcomes.
Situational learning is an umbrella term for a number of methodologies including simulations, case studies, scenario based learning and online role plays. These methodologies put learners (working individually or in groups) into a situation where they face a sequence of concrete, real life problems.
In October 2005 he was invited by EDUCAUSE to be part of the team that pioneered podcasting at the International Conference in Orlando Florida USA. Allan blogged and podcast this trip and the blog site is available online. This experience prompted Allan to build a Model for Podcasting Educational Conferences. In December 2006 he lead a podcasting project to capture the knowledge and passion of two Australian educational conferences. He and three other learning designers from Charles Sturt University recorded and published over 60 podcasts from ASCILITE 2006 and LAMS 2006 which were held in Sydney. They left a rich inheritance of knowledge on the blog sites cited in the conference papers and presentations section below and showed that podcasting adds important unique content to educational conferencing. In Dec 2007 Allan led a simialr podcasting project for ASCILITE in Singapore where they trialled the Wimba Voicetools to manage the podcast episodes and enable interactive responses from participants.
This model of podcasting conferences, which have educational outcomes, has interested many people and in 2007 Apple Australia published a profile on their website called “Breaking with tradition – profiles in success: The University of Adelaide”. This profile has been archived and is available here.
Podcasting Programs: Allan has worked with Dr Ian Green of the School of Education since 2007 in developing educational podcasting
Jul 2011 To support the Professional Development initiative for using iPads, the Pagagogy Podcast Program is being established and the Hedagogy Podcast Program to communicate L&T initiatives across the university
For the 2010 Macworld Conference Between the Buttons Podcast Blog was established as an ongoing Educational Podcasting Program. In a unique use of mobile technology the episodes are recorded on smartphones and uploaded using the BTB Audioboo Website then linked to the blog
5-9/01/09 Macworld for Educators Podcast Program San Francisco Educational leaders, presenters and conference participants were interviewed and published to the Podcast Programme Blog Website
3-6/12/06 ASCILITE 2006 Conference Podcasting Project. Educational leaders, presenters and conference participants were interviewed and published to the ASCILITE Conference Podcast Blog Site.
7-8/12/06 LAMS 2006 Conference Podcasting Project. Educational leaders, presenters and conference participants were interviewed and published to the LAMS Conference Podcast Blog Site.
My Educational Blog reflects my current research interests which include:
2-5/12/07 Allan Carrington & Ian Green "Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) revisited: Using e-assessment and rapid elearning to empower face-to-face teaching" Poster Presentation for ASCILITE 2007 held in Singapore
20/04/07 Tim Neumann and Allan Carrington "A mass collaboration approach to e-learning - Multiple Venue Production" Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Online Newsletter News Digest 129
Baron, J, Carrington, A, Kavanagh, S, Kindley, R, and Maier, H. (2004). Learn Outside the Box: Reframing the Questions by Combining Scenario-Based Learning with Online Role Play/Simulation. The Best Practices in e-Learning Online Conference 2004, Rod Corbett, University of Calgary, 23-27 August. http://www.ucalgary.ca/~corbett/conference/ [accessed 26/10/05] http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~calgary/ [accessed 26/10/05]
Kavanagh, S., Baron, J. and Carrington, A. (2004) Pushing the collaborative envelope: a virtual classroom for clinical practice. In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer and R. Phillips (eds), Beyond the comfort zone: proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference (pp 485-492). Perth, 5-8 December. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/perth04/procs/kavanagh.html
Carrington, Allan. (2004). Higher order learning by doing:The interactive effect between scenario-based learning and simulations. First Australian Moodle Moot (conference). University of Adelaide, 6-7 November.
Jul 2012: Run 8 iPad Seminars in 5 universities in Singapore, England and Scotland. Also completed the 2012 Apple Distinguished Educators Global Institute in Cork Ireland. Blog Entry: The Best Professional Learning Experience of My Career.
Jan 2012: Visited five universities in the USA to discuss Graduate Attributes and how they approached transformation outcomes in their graduates. Blog Entry: What Does a Xxxxxx Graduate Look Like.
Aug 2011: Five Padagogy workshops at three universities in Brisbane. QUT, UQ and ACU. An outline of the content is in the ACU Announcement Brochure
Jun 2011: “It’s All About the Students” Introducing LAMS and Raptivity to university staff Slide content.
Late 2010 and ongoing in 2011: Padagogy101 and 201 workshops for the university. These hands on events have helped train 200 university staff in the use of iPads for L&T in Higher Education.
2010 & 2011: Academic Support leading to National L&T Awards: Allan has given essential learning design and technological advice and recommendations to the following Academics who have received national teaching citations and awards.
27/02/09 "Can a Virtual Classroom Help Learning?" University of Adelaide Faculty Professional Development series. Face-to-face presentation. Slide content.
Jun 2009 Conference Keynote Presentation at Blended Learning 2009 Conference at UQ Brisbane. “Challenge Based Learning” Slide content.
22/04/08 "The Power of Voice - An introduction to Wimba voice tools" University of Adelaide Faculty Professional Development series. Webinar presentation. Slide content
27/02/09 "Can a Virtual Classroom Help Learning?" University of Adelaide Faculty Professional Development series. Face-to-face presentation. Slide content
26/10/06 An Articulate audio narrated learning module: “Emerging Technologies From Podcasting to Learncasting” Online resources for the learning module are bookmarked at http://del.icio.us/AllanADL/module01 The multimedia flash driven learning module can be found at
29/09/06 TAFE SA E-dayz Conference Presentation. “From Podcasting to Learncasting. From pedagogy to Podagogy”. Online resources for the presentation are bookmarked at http://del.icio.us/allanadl/edayz290906 Slide content can be found at:http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/edayz290906/
28/09/06 “MyUni Learning Design Workshop” A professional development seminar for the staff of the university. Online resources for the seminar are bookmarked at http://del.icio.us/AllanADL/POW280906 Slide content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/seminar070906/
07/09/06 “Collaborative Technology Seminar: Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Social Bookmarking … and all that stuff!” A professional development seminar for the staff of the university. Online resources for the seminar are bookmarked at http://del.icio.us/AllanADL/Seminar070906 Slide content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/seminar070906/
13/07/06 "Developing Tomorrow's Leaders with Today's Technology: Using real time and store and forward teaching and learning technologies to improve learning outcomes" An online presentation given to an OPSM Staff Trainer Development Workshop in Sydney NSW. Content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/opsm071306/
13/07/06 "Using Virtual Classrooms to Connect, Encourage, Engage and Educate: Lessons learnt from MVPs ... so far!" An online webinar given to the Doctoral Residency at Regent University in Virginia Beach USA. Content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/regent071306/index.html
21/03/06 "Harnessing the Power of E-Learning in Higher Education". Produced and facilitated in live online webinar event with Professor Diana Laurillard of the University of London. This was a major online event involving 41 universities with 450+ people online simultaneously using virtual classroom software . Information about this event can be found at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/resources/seminars/2006/harness_elearning/
05/03/06 Produced and Facilitated a Webinar with the Webhead Online Community of ESL Teachers Worldwide. "Learncasting: Podagogy and Language Learning. Content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/ESL_Webinar/index.html
31/10/05 Face to Face Presentation given at the London Knowledge Lab of the University of London. Content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/London311005/
02/09/05 Produced and Facilitated a Webinar with Charles Darwin University. "Educating the Net Generation: Remote and Indigenous Perspectives." Content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/CDUwebinar/
05 to 08/05 Educating the Net Generation Webinar Series. Produced and facilitated in a three part live online event. 14 universities and up to 500 people were participating online with presenters from EDUCAUSE USA http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/resources/seminars/2005/netgen/ This series won an international Live Online Learning Award for Creativity in Synchronous Design. This award announcement is archived here.
06/06/05 Produced and co-facilitated a Webinar with Sheila Kavannagh of the Discipline of Nursing University of Adelaide and Dr Randall Kindley CEO the Performance Group USA and Dr Cindy Russell the University of Tennessee USA at the VET Quality Forum Conference in Adelaide. Content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/VETForum/index.html
06/05/05 Presented in a Webinar with the University of London A Report on the Net Generation MVP Series. Content can be found at http://ajax.acue.adelaide.edu.au/~allan/LondonMay05/
13/12/04 New Instructional Design ... is it really? Sheila Kavanagh OAM (Dept of Clinical Nursing) and Allan Carrington (CLPD) led this interactive workshop in Adelaide, with Dr Randall Kindley (The Performance Group) live from Minneapolis USA. A blended learning webinar and workshop for educators, managers and trainers. This event was run again on 17/2/05 as part of the Illinois Online Conference 2005.http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/resources/seminars/2005/NID_Feb05.html
11/5/04 Assessment for learning: A multimedia learning resource. Allan Carrington, Learning and Teaching Development Unit, LTDU Current Issues in Higher Education seminar http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/resources/seminars/2004/AssessmentForLearning/
Carrington, Allan and Kavannagh, Sheila. (2004). Facilitation of a keynote webcast from the USA. Australian and New Zealand Burns Association Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, 8 September.
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