Ms Dayle Soong

Ms Dayle Soong
 Position Online Learning Coordinator
 Org Unit Adelaide Rural Clinical School
 Email dayle.soong@adelaide.edu.au
 Mobile +61 4 1977 6434
 Location Floor/Room G ,  122 Frome Street ,   Adelaide CBD
  • Biography/ Background

    Dayle has a background in education and computer science and has over 10 years experience in eLearning design and consultation.

    As Online Learning Coordinator for Rural Health she is responsible for providing a high quality online learning experience for MBBS students undertaking rural clinical placements. Responsibilities include management of the design and production of online course material, provision of staff development and guidance on the adoption of innovative educational technologies.

    Qualifications

    2012 APMG Prince2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner
    2010 Melbourne University Master of Education
    2001 University of Adelaide Graduate Diploma of Education
    1999 University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science (Math and Computer Science)

    Projects

    Online Learning Coordinator @ ARCS (Adelaide Rural Clinical School)

    • Deliver high quality online course material, assessment tasks, synchronous and asynchronous online learning that meets the needs of students and staff
    • Develop online learning capacity through staff development 
    • Promote and facilitate innovation in technology enhanced learning 

    Faculty of Health Sciences eLearning Adviser

    Dayle provides support within the Faculty of Health Sciences in order to better engage teaching staff in eLearning. Key projects include

    Educational Video Production Development and Facility

    The project will support the development of re-usable videos to enrich the online experience and increase engagement. Videos will be short ‘bites’ that may be used to (for example):

    • Welcome students to the course
    • Provide pre-lecture content
    • Explain key concepts
    • Demonstrate clinical skills
    • Show worked examples such as drug calculations

    Adelaide Medical and Nursing Schools Project

    • Contribute to the Learning and Teaching Committee on all eLearning aspects of the new Medical and Nursing Schools building as well as maximise opportunities that the project presents to improve the eLearning experience for staff and students.


    Benchmarking

    Dayle project manages this initiative which is concerned with developing methods to take a current snapshot of online education at Adelaide in order to evaluate the impact of various online development team initiatives, and in order to compare to relevant institutions. 

    Deliverables


    Graduate Certificate of Online Learning (Higher Education)

    Taught within two courses of the GCOL program: ICT Literacy in Higher Education and Online Learning Communities. The GCOL is an award program with the aim to assist academic staff in developing their expertise in the field of online learning and teaching practice and research.


    Professional Development Training for Staff

    Wrote and delivered professional development sessions for academic and professional staff covering a broad range of eLearning topics including

    • Effective Use of MyUni
    • Collaborative Learning - Wikis, Blogs and Discussion Boards
    • Assessing Online


    MyUni Upgrade 2010

    In order to improve MyUni and keep current with the latest learning management system features MyUni was upgraded to Blackboard 9.1 at the end of 2010. This included providing face-to-face and online training as well as establishing a new standard format for online help tutorials and managing the production of resources.


    Health Education Development and Innovation - Videos

    Working with the Dental School's HEDI group, numerous educational video and multimedia resources have been produced to demonstrate dental clinical practice. The video resources provide students with a close up view not achievable by live demonstrations as well as allowing students to review the procedure as many times as they like in preparation for clinic.


    MyMedia Lecture Recording

    The MyMedia service is available to all university staff and enables the audio and video recording of lectures for access by students through MyUni. Dayle lead two evaluations of the MyMedia service in 2006 and 2009 including staff and students surveys. The reports are available on the MyMedia website.


    The Mekong Esim

    The Mekong e-Sim is a web based role-play/simulation set in the Mekong area of South-East Asia that is part of the Civil Engineering course at Adelaide University. The online education team worked with Dr Holger Maier to use multimedia and MyUni functionality to increase student engagement and enhance the authenticity of the simulation.


    Plagiarism eSim - Online Roleplay

    Developed collaboratively by staff across the University of Adelaide, Tafe, DFEEST and Uni SA, the Plagiarism eSim is a short, online role play which can be used to explore:

    • the value of online roleplay as a learning and teaching activitiy
    • learning design features, and
    • multiple perspectives toward plagiarism issues.


    Online Academic Writing Modules - Academic Skills Resources

    In collaboration with the Language Learning Service, a number of self help online modules for students covering essay writing, paragraph writing and cohesive writing have been made available through MyUni. The modules include authentic examples of student writing along with assessors feedback as well as interactive exercises to promote active learning. Resources can be found in the MyUni course 'Academic Skills Resources' .

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Entry last updated: Friday, 23 Jun 2017

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