Faculty Partners

Sydney eLearning works closely with staff, seconded from the faculties, to ensure that strategic resources are most usefully deployed across the university. Below are the eLearning Academic directors who coordinate the expression of interest processes in the prioritisation of strategic eLearning projects for faculties.

Ms Melinda Lewis

eLearning Academic Director for the faculties of: Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing & Pharmacy

I have been interested in the use of computers for educational purposes for a number of years and involved with the university's eLearning initiatives for some time, and am looking forward to extending my faculty perspective to include the views and needs of the Health faculties.

My intended focus is the facilitation of cross faculty-based pedagogical discussion, on which effective eLearning rests. I also want to support the development of ideas to extend the use of current eLearning tools within clinical teaching, and to engage with the learning opportunities offered by the implementation of the streaming server and the ePortfolio project.
Dr Damien Field - eLearning Academic Director for the faculties of: Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Science & Veterinary Science

My role within the Sydney eLearning portfolio has been to help foster a greater awareness of the ways we can create good student learning experiences, especially using online resources. I facilitate open and ongoing discussions between staff in the faculties and the members of Sydney eLearning through monthly meetings between faculty reps with our Sydney eLearning Educational Design Manager.

We are continually reassessing our longer term goals and activities, and each year we have also been responsible, as a group, for the implementation of a number of projects that are pivotal to the future development of the appropriate blended learning environments that will suit the students of the 21st century

Dr Damien Field

eLearning Academic Director for the faculties of: Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Science & Veterinary Science

My role within the Sydney eLearning portfolio has been to help foster a greater awareness of the ways we can create good student learning experiences, especially using online resources. I facilitate open and ongoing discussions between staff in the faculties and the members of Sydney eLearning through monthly meetings between faculty reps with our Sydney eLearning Educational Design Manager.

We are continually reassessing our longer term goals and activities, and each year we have also been responsible, as a group, for the implementation of a number of projects that are pivotal to the future development of the appropriate blended learning environments that will suit the students of the 21st century.