Ms Ruth Laxton

  Educational Design Consultant
R. L. Learning Designs
6 Prospect Place
Como NSW 2226
Telephone: +61 2 9528 2245


Ruth was awarded a Bachelor of Social Work degree from University of New South Wales (1977) and has since completed postgraduate teaching qualifications and a has Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from Deakin University (1992).

Academic Experience

Ruth has been working in the field of education and training since 1985, first as a teacher and, then, from 1992 as an educational designer.

Professional Experience

Ruth has run her own learning design consultancy since 1995, specialising in distance and online learning.

Ruth has been working with the Faculty of Veterinary Science since April 2002 when the Faculty starting developing its first online Masters program, Veterinary Public Health Management . She has contributed to the development and continuous improvement of the VPHMgt and ABMgt programs by:

  • advising on broad learning design issues for the program
  • working with content experts to develop units of study
  • training and supporting online facilitators

Ruth is currently also working with –the Master of Business and Technology at the University of New South Wales. She is also regularly involved in a range of smaller projects within the university sector.

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