15 - 16 June, 2016
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Peter Looker

Head of Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division
Nanyang Technological University
Peter Looker is currently Head of the Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division at NTU and has been working in learning and teaching development since 2002, after being a lecturer and Associate Professor in English Literature for 16 years.  He has worked at the Australian National University, UNSW (Canberra and Sydney), UNSW Asia, University of Newcastle, and as a learning and teaching consultant at City University, Hong Kong. He has several awards related to learning and teaching development from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, and has been an active member of the Carnegie Association for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the US. His areas of expertise are in designing and running professional academic development programmes, development of learning and teaching policy, and the evaluation of teaching, and development of new learning spaces

12:30 The Importance of Blended Expertise in the Development of a Blended Learning Environment

  • Creating a whole-of-institution blended learning environment requires different forms of expertise and the integration of different specialised knowledge
  • For the last twenty years there have often been tensions between learning designers, IT professionals, faculty developers and faculty and this seems almost universal across the higher education sector
  • University structures in relation to educational development need to take account of the blending of expertise in a collaborative and constructive way
  • A good learning environment for an institutional strategy in the development of blended learning requires the conscious development of relational working environments where different forms of expertise – for example, that of the student, the disciplinary expert, the pedagogical experts, the learning designers, and the learning space developers have an understanding of what they can contribute to each other in a genuinely collaborative way.
  • This presentation proposes that an important aspect of developing a blended learning environment requires actively developing team-work principles among stakeholders rather than just leaving them to work together as part of a strategy

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