Dr Meg O'Reilly BSc(Hons)(UNSW) MOrgDev&Trg(SCU) PhD(SCU) 

Meg is Senior Lecturer, Division of Teaching and Learning Southern Cross University and a
founding member of the university’s research Centre for Higher Education Policy and
Practice. Her doctoral thesis, 'Planting the seeds of change and growing the fruits
of transdisciplinary educational design' explored collaborations in the use of
online technologies for teaching, research and assessment, and received the 2008
Chancellor's award for Outstanding PhD thesis. Across the span of her career, Meg
has co/authored over 50 internationally refereed publications, including two books on
assessment. 

In 2013, Meg took up the position of Senior Editor of Research in Learning Technology,
the UK-based journal of the Association for Learning Technology. She is a member of the
editorial panel of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, and the
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 

Meg is Course Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice and unit
assessor for the capstone unit The Scholarship of Academic Practice. 

Meg's research aims to bring together her diverse and extensive expertise through an
exploration and facilitation of knowledge exchange. With an overall aim of strengthening
the university community's digital literacies, and engagement with exemplary
teaching and assessment practices, Meg's research builds on her doctoral research,
her teaching/mentoring activities, and ongoing engagement in the scholarship of teaching
and learning. 

Journal articles

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"Friday is my research day": chance, time and desire in the search for the teaching-research nexus in the life of a university teacher (with William E. Boyd, Karyn Rendall, Stephen Rowe, Erica Wilson, Kay Dimmock, Wendy Boyd, Elaine Nuske, Johan Richard Edelheim, Daniel J. Bucher, and Kath Fisher), Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice (2012)

This paper builds on some ideas recently presented by Boyd et al. (2010). In that...

 

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From herb garden to wiki: responding to change in naturopathic education through scholarly reflection (with Airdre F. Grant), Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2012)

The study of naturopathy in Australia has undergone a number of significant changes that have...

 

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Activating the teaching-research nexus in smaller universities: case studies highlighting diversity of practice (with William E. Boyd, Daniel J. Bucher, Kath Fisher, Anja Morton, Peter Lynton Harrison, Elaine Nuske, Rebecca Coyle, and Karyn Rendall), Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice (2010)

The teaching-research nexus (TRN) has become an important process in the modern University, providing both...

 

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Designing for user engagement: The ALTC Exchange for higher education (with Geraldine Lefoe, Robyn Philip, and Dominique Parrish), International Journal on E-Learning (2010)

The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research...

 

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Editorial Volume 7:2, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice (2010)

Welcome to Volume 7, Issue 2 of JUTLP. It is wonderful to see the journal...

 

Books

Pathways to good practice: a guide to flexible teaching for quality learning (with Jennifer L. Bird, Lee Dunn, Martin Hayden, Kris Latona, Chris Morgan, Sharon Parry, and Greame Speedy), School of Education (2006)
 

The student assessment handbook : new directions in traditional and online assessment (with Chris Morgan, Lee Dunn, and Sharon Parry), The student assessment handbook (2004)

"The Student Assessment Handbook looks at the effectiveness of traditional methods in the present day...

 

Assessing open and distance learners (with Chris Morgan), Assessing open and distance learners (1999)

Research has indicated that assessment is a key factor in student learning. This book details...

 

Book chapters

A need analysis framework for digital repository design in higher education (with Sue Bennett, Dominique Parrish, Geraldine Lefoe, Michael J. Keppell, and Robyn Philip), Handbook of research on learning design and learning objects: issues, applications and technologies (2008)
 

Hallmarks of excellence in online assessment (with M Hayden), Enhancing teaching and learning through assessment, experience from the project (2008)

"This book arose out of papers given at the UGC-funded First International Conference 'Enhancing Teaching...

 

Educational design at Southern Cross University Australia: a case study (with Chris Morgan and Jenny Bird), Instructional design: case studies in communities of practice (2007)
 

Exploring the tensions in educational and instructional design in Australian universities (with Jenny Bird and Chris Morgan), Instructional design: case studies in communities of practice (2007)
 

Ten key qualities of assessment online (with Chris Morgan), Online Assessment and Measurement: Case Studies from Higher Education, K-12 and Corporate (2006)
 

Theses

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Planting the seeds of change and growing the fruits of transdisciplinary educational design, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2008)

The professional practice of educational design normally involves collaborating with a subject matter expert on...

 

Conference publications

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Media supported problem-based learning and role-play in clinical nurse education (with Leeann Whitehair), Curriculum, technology and transformation for an unknown future: proceedings of ascilite 2010 (2010)

The introduction of a problem-based learning role-play into an undergraduate nursing degree has motivated and...

 

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A peer review model for the ALTC Exchange: contributing to the landscape of shared learning and teaching resources (with Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, and Dominique Parrish), Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ASCILITE Melbourne 2008 (2008)

The ALTC Exchange (formerly the Carrick Exchange), is a national repository and networking service for...

 

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Clinical diagnosis online (with Ken Wojcikowski), Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ASCILITE Melbourne 2008 (2008)

Students of natural medicine at Southern Cross University undertake a program of learning that encompasses...

 

The Carrick Exchange for higher education design factors for user engagement (with Geraldine Lefoe, Robyn Philip, and Dominique Parrish), Proceedings of EdMedia 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2008)

The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research...

 

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Community, exchange and diversity: The Carrick Exchange (with Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, and Dominique Parrish), ICT: providing choices for learners, Proceedings of the 24th annual conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (2007)

The Carrick Exchange is a significant new online service that will provide communication and collaboration...

 

Reports

Dimension of the teaching-research nexus at Southern Cross University (with K Rendall, James Guy Jackson, and Roger Bronks), Southern Cross University Academic Board (2008)
 

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ascilite report 1 for the Carrick Exchange Project: literature review (with Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, and Dominique Parrish), Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (2007)

To inform the design and development of the Carrick Exchange, the Carrick Institute for Learning...

 

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ascilite report 2 for the Carrick Exchange Project: themes, issues and concerns emerging through key practitioner interviews (with Robyn Philip, Dominique Parrish, and Geraldine Lefoe), Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (2007)

This report is one of several data gathering processes implemented as part of Stage 2...

 

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ascilite report 3 for the Carrick Exchange Project: themes, issues and concerns emerging through focus groups (with Robyn Philip, Dominique Parrish, and Geraldine Lefoe), Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (2007)

This document reports on the findings of three focus groups conducted with key practitioners from...

 

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ascilite report 4 for the Carrick Exchange Project: final report (with Robyn Philip, Dominique Parrish, and Geraldine Lefoe), Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (2007)