Professor Mario Ricci

Professor Mario Ricci
 Position Professor
 Org Unit Adelaide Medical School
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6294
 Location Floor/Room 2 36 ,  Helen Mayo North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Professor Mario Ricci is the Director of e-Learning and Stephen Cole the Elder Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. He is also the coordinator of first year Human Biology in the Adelaide Medical School, course lead for the University's first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for called 'Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues', and developer of the 'Human Biology Explained' YouTube Channel. These resources have been viewed almost one million times from learners in 225 countries. Professor Ricci's educational research is focussed on mobile learning, e-learning, the flipped classroom approach, and research skill development. Mario Ricci has received numerous national and international awards for his outstanding contribution to learning and teaching including the nation's highest award, an Australian Award for University Teaching in 2016.

  • Qualifications

    2017 - Director of e-Learning (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences)

    2017 - Professor (The University of Adelaide)

    2015 - Stephen Cole the Elder Fellow (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide)

    2015 - Associate Professor (The University of Adelaide)

    2011 - Senior Lecturer (The University of Adelaide)

    2005 - Lecturer (The University of Adelaide)

    2001 - Associate Lecturer (The University of Adelaide)

    2004 - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (The University of Adelaide)

    1998 - Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours, First Class) (The University of Adelaide)

    1997 - Bachelor of Health Sciences (The University of Adelaide)

  • Teaching Interests

    Teaching Prizes and Achievements

    2018 - SA Science Excellence Award, STEM Tertiary Teacher of the Year (Finalist) Link

    2017 - SA Science Excellence Award, STEM Tertiary Teacher of the Year (Finalist) Link

    2016 - Australian Award for Teaching Excellence (Health and Biological Sciences) Link

    2016 - edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teacing and Learning (Finalist) Link

    2016 - Inaugural member of the Adelaide Education Academy Link

    2015 - Faculty of Health Science Executive Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence

    2015 - Course lead of the University's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Essential Human Biology - Cells and Tissues Link

    2015 - Lead, University Community of Practice on e-Assessment

    2013 - The The Vice Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (The University of Adelaide's highest teaching award) Link

    2013 - The Stephen Cole the Elder Award for excellence in teaching (The University of Adelaide) Link

    2013 - Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Link

    2013 - Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Link

    2010 - The University of Adelaide Excellence in Education Award (Team)

    2008 - Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Team)

    Teaching Grants

    2015-2016 - Translating Concept into Practice: Enabling First-Year Health Sciences Teachers to Blueprint Effective Flipped Learning Approaches (OLT Innovation and Development Grant)

    2013 - Flipped Classroom e-learning grant (The University of Adelaide)

    2009 - Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS) grant (The University of Adelaide)

    2007-2008 - Research Skill Development (RSD) grant (ALTC Grant)

    2007 - Research Skill Development (RSD) grant (The University of Adelaide)

    Key Presentations

    2016 - edX Global Forum (Paris, France)

    2016 - Apple Distinguished Educator Institute (Berlin, Germany)

    2016 - ASCILITE Conference, oral presentation (Adelaide, Australia)

    2015 - edX Global Forum, Faculty panelist (Washington DC, USA)

    2015 - ANZACA (Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists), keynote speaker (Adelaide, Australia)

    2015 - Innovations in Teaching and Learning Symposium (Australian National University)

    2015 - University of Adelaide Faculty Roadshow (Wuhan, Xi'an & Beijing, China)

    2014 - 20th Anniversary Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute (San Diego, USA)

    2014 - Apple Mobile Learning and Health Sciences Education (The University of Adelaide)

    2013 - Rangsit University Medical School (Thailand) iPad 5-Day Workshop

    2013 - Mahidol University Medical School (Thailand) Board Meeting

    2013 - Thammasat University Medical School (Thailand) 

  • Research Interests

    Professor Ricci's educational research interests are in: e-Learning, online learning and mobile learning, the flipped classroom, and research skill development

  • Publications

    Link to Google Scholar citations: 

  • Community Engagement

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 9 Aug 2018

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