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Dr Shannon Johnston

Dr Shannon Johnston Dr Shannon Johnston
Position Learning Engagement Developer
Faculty Office of the Provost
School Faculty of Humanities
Department Humanities Learning and Teaching
Location 209.231
Phone 08 9266 1767
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Brief Summary

I have a strong educational design and practice professional history in education spanning tertiary, secondary and primary sectors; discipline academia, staff professional development and eLearning. I have a critical interest in education, educational / learning design, curriculum alignment and authentic and relevant learning experiences for students. My PhD (UQ) identified critical factors in the capacity of teachers to engage with innovative learning design with communications technologies - curriculum, context, technology and teacher change capacity. This has proved to be invaluable in my subsequent work in the area of tertiary eLearning.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Member, ASCILITE - Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


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Employment History

Project Manager, Moodle Pty Ltd (2015-2016)

  • Moodle Users Association Inc preparation and implementation
  • Moodle for Schools (MoodleCloud)

Academic Higher Education Development (eLearning), CATL - UWA (2010-2015)


  • Chair, LMS Investigation, 2010-2011
  • UWA Project Manager, LMS Implementation 2011-2012
  • eLearning Manager, LMS / eLearning team 2012-2015
  • Teaching and learning Fellowship 2013 - Increasing Learners' participation across varied learner needs in a large undergraduate flipped classroom context (Dr Jarvis)
  • Improving student Learning Grant 2012 - Developing reflective practitioners o f negotiation: Using a reflective learning tool to deepen understanding and develop personal negotiation scripts (Prof Fells)
  • Teaching and Learning Development Fund, 2010 - Assessing professional growth and learning throught hte devlopment of an Eportfolio (Assoc.Prof Pegrum, Assoc Prof Oakley)
  • Notre Dame: Sessional lecturer, Technology in Tertiary Teaching, GradCert Tertiary Teaching (2010, 2011, 2012)

Educational Developer; Learning Designer, QUT (2009)

Lecturer, Course Conventor - TESOL, Griffith - Gold Coast (2008)

Instructional Designer, TEDI - UQ (2005-2007)


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Research Interests

  • Learning design and evaluation of implementation
  • Blended learning
  • Reflective practice (teaching and learning of...)
  • Task-based learning and teaching
  • Implementation of technologies in educational contexts
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