Although we work with staff, what we do is ultimately for our students. They are at the centre of all of our big decisions.

Associate Professor Ben Kehrwald, Director of Professional Learning/ Head of altLAB

Associate Professor Ben Kehrwald, Director of Professional Learning/ Head of altLAB

Develop, Review & Improve Administrative Systems, Policies & Procedures


Roelien Du Plessis, Executive Assistant

Roelien Du Plessis,  Executive Assistant

I support continuous improvement of learning and assessment design, working in partnership with others to find solutions that are practical, creative and pedagogically-informed.

Cath Delaporte, Senior Learning Designer

Cath Delaporte, Senior Learning Designer

At the heart of effective technology integration, technology offers opportunities to be more actively involved in the learning experience.

Benny Liu, Learning Technology Support

Benny Liu, Learning Technology Support

My philosophy to education is Whakamana – Empower learners

Dr Nhung Nguyen, Senior Learning Designer

Dr Nhung Nguyen, Senior Learning Designer

I am passionate about the ways digital and emerging technologies can address inequity, augment and extend the learning and teaching experience, and enhance educational outcomes for all learners.

Jamie Denton, Senior Learning Designer

Jamie Denton, Senior Learning Designer

He iti nei, iti nei. Small acts of manaaki welcomes and grows te Tiriti honouring practices.

Piki Diamond, Learning & Teaching Consultant

Piki Diamond, Learning & Teaching Consultant

I enjoy empowering colleagues with creative methods to support their teaching.

Melissa Gordon , Digital Media Designer

Melissa Gordon , Digital Media Designer

I believe learning never end as it is the way to success

Nadia Ahmed Learning Technology Support

Nadia Ahmed, Learning Technology Support

I enjoy working with staff and enabling them achieve better learning experience and outcome for their students.

Sally Eberhard, Senior Learning Designer

Sally Eberhard, Senior Learning Designer

There are so many unique ways to use video pedagogically. I take pride in giving you the confidence to try them

Tom Hood, Digital Media Support

Tom Hood, Digital Media Support

Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave

Sindhya Chand, Learning Technologies Support

Sindhya Chand, Learning Technologies Support

I enjoy working alongside colleagues across AUT, leveraging technology, to enhance learning and teaching capabilities.

Shen Zhang, Learning Technologies Team Co-Ordinator

Shen Zhang, Learning Technologies Team
Co-Ordinator

Teaching – It’s about Inspiration, Not Information

Victorio Burcio-Martin, Digital Media Team Leader

Victorio Burcio-Martin, Digital Media Team Leader

As a learning designer, I am passionate about integrating innovative technologies and authentic pedagogical practices to foster positive and inclusive communities of inquiry.

Gabrielle Piggin , Senior Learning Designer

Gabrielle Piggin , Senior Learning Designer

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself

Dr Kwong Nui Sim, Senior Lecturer/Learning & Teaching Consultant

Dr Kwong Nui Sim, Senior Lecturer/Learning & Teaching Consultant

Helping to create engaging learning experiences through collaboration, reflection and design.

Dr John Davies, Learning and Teaching Advisor, Learning Design Lead

Dr John Davies, Learning and Teaching Advisor, Learning Design Lead

I enjoy learning and being a designer of learning experiences. I work alongside teaching staff to achieve a significant kind of learning for our students.

Nawal Chanane, Learning Designer

Nawal Chanane, Learning Designer

Fascinated by the rapid rate of adoption of new technologies and the flexibility of their application to teaching practice, and the benefits for staff and students.

Lisa Ransom , Learning Technology Support

Lisa Ransom , Learning Technology Support

A great learning outcome is from creative thinking with passion in education.

Jin Hong, Multimedia/Video Team Leader

Jin Hong, Multimedia/Video Team Leader

I enjoy the ability to develop complex and engaging apps that enhance the learning experience.

Taylor Pringle, Digital Media Developer

Taylor Pringle, Digital Media Developer

Direction

Our culture of open-mindedness, curiosity, critical thinking and collegiality, helps us tackle wicked problems in higher education. Our work seeks to create exceptional learning experiences for all AUT students and support our mission of Great Graduates. We work in close collaboration with faculties and service divisions, to promote an evidence-based approach to educational practice, within the wider AUT community.

Associate Professor Ben Kehrwald

Director of Professional Learning/ Head of altLAB

Technology-enhanced learning
Learning design
Curriculum and Pedagogy

Roelien Du Plessis

Executive Assistant

Planning & Organising
Problem Solving
Analysis & Assessment

Academic Consultancy

Our academic advisers, teaching consultants and learning designers support colleagues in aligning strategy to practice to shape and provide exceptional learning experiences. Our expertise lies in educational design and development, research and scholarship in teaching, curriculum mapping, learning design, digital learning, integrating biculturalism into the curriculum, contemporary approaches to assessment and feedback, flexible learning and integrated academic practice. We provide ongoing personalized support and a suite of required and elective professional learning programmes for AUT colleagues.

Dr Nell Buissink

Academic Practice Lead

Professional learning leadership
Academic practice development and support
Embedding university strategy in curriculum design
Research and scholarship in higher education

Dr John Davies

Learning and Teaching Advisor, Learning Design Lead

Approaches to Learning design
Professional learning and professional recognition
Research and scholarship in teaching

Nawal Chanane

Learning Designer

Approaches to learning design
Online assessment and feedback
Designing engaging online spaces

Cath Delaporte

Senior Learning Designer

Assessment feedback and design
Designing engaging online spaces
The Treaty in teaching

Jamie Denton

Senior Learning Designer

Blended learning design
Classroom practice
Designing engaging online spaces

Piki Diamond

Learning & Teaching Consultant

The Treaty in teaching
Professional learning and professional recognition
Classroom practice

Sally Eberhard

Senior Learning Designer

Assessment feedback and design
Blended learning design
Designing learning outcomes

Dr Nhung Nguyen

Senior Learning Designer

Distant/online courses
Research and Scholarship in teaching
Embedding graduate profiles

Gabrielle Piggin

Senior Learning Designer

Assessment feedback and design
Blended learning design
Designing engaging online spaces

Dr Kwong Nui Sim

Senior Lecturer/Learning & Teaching Consultant

Research and Scholarship in teaching
Peer evaluation and feedback
Classroom practice

Learning Technologists

Our learning technologists support the strategic and operational applications of technology systems. We support colleagues in leveraging technologies to enhance exceptional learning experiences. Our expertise lies in understanding and maintaining the key learning technologies at AUT, including the learning management system (Blackboard), ePortfolio system (Mahara) and other integrated tools. We provide responsive troubleshooting, consultation on technology options and training sessions for individuals or groups.

Shen Zhang

Learning Technologies Team
Co-Ordinator

Online assessment and grade management
Peer evaluation and feedback
ePortfolios (Mahara)

Nadia Ahmed

Learning Technology Support

Blackboard basics

Sindhya Chand

Learning Technology Support

Blackboard basics

Benny Liu

Learning Technology Support

Blackboard advance
ePortfolios (Mahara)
Building interactive content

Lisa Ransom

Learning Technology Support

Blackboard Advanced
Blended Learning design
Designing engaging online spaces

Jawyei Wong

AUTonline Developer

Blackboard basics
ePortfolios (Mahara)
Web development

Educational Media Development and Support

Our educational media developers support exceptional learning experiences through the creation and integration of rich digital media. Our expertise includes graphic design, web design and development, app development, professional video production and lecture capture support. We provide tailored support, educational training and the creation of integrated multimedia, from concept to finished product.

Victorio Burcio-Martin

Digital Media Team Leader

Digital Production
Web Development
App development

Jin Hong

Multimedia/video team leader

Evaluation and advice on emerging learning technologies
Multimedia solutions for learning development
Video content management

Melissa Gordon

Digital Media Designer

Graphic design
UI/UX
Illustration

Photo of Tom Hood

Tom Hood

Digital Media Support

Lecture capture and livestreaming
Video production
Recording studio facilities

Reza Mohammad Yari

Digital Media Developer

Video production for high-end quality requirement
Video content management
Lecture capture and Live streaming

Taylor Pringle

Digital Media Developer

App development
Web development
UI/UX