User:Cathryn McCormack

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About me

I am an Academic Developer based in the Teaching and Learning Centre at Southern Cross University (SCU), Lismore. My main focus is assisting academic staff with applying for Australian Learning and Teaching Council (soon to be DEEWR) awards and grants. Previously I worked at the University of New England, Armidale, undertaking a similar role for two years, and for the previous five years in Evaluation, processing and analysing student feedback surveys.

My half time as a Project Manager on the ALTC funded projected iTKNe: An ICT enabled Transnational Knowledge Network in education was only short term as shortly into the project I obtained a new substantive position at SCU and had to leave.


Master of Education (Adult Education): University of New England, 2007 Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in Geology: Australian National University, 1985

My Interests


I am currently developing my PhD proposal and am interested in investigating the use of asynchronous video/vodcasting to develop higher order thinking skills based on the SOLO taxonomy. Video or vodcasting is commonly seen to be used to record lectures or to record explanations - appreciated by students, but focussed on lower order thinking skills. A video/vodcast is inherently a way to transmit information, so the investigation will ned to focus on the learning design.


Belly dancing and belly dance teaching. Can it be taught effectively online? An interesting case study for my PhD perhaps ...