As a teacher I aim to bring real world experiences into the classroom as much as possible and encourage students to be both creative and critical thinkers.

Most recent teaching experience

I was a Researcher/Lecturer at AUT’s Colab, teaching Bachelor of Creative Technologies and Master of Creative Technologies programmes from February 2015 to July 2017. I acted as year 2 and 3 leader from July 2015 to December 2016.

Supervisions

  • Supervised four Master of Creative Technology students to successful completion (as primary supervisor).
  • Supervised two Master of Creative Technology special topic papers.

Papers taught at AUT Colab

  • Creative Technologies Studio papers across all BCT year groups.
  • Transmedia Narrative elective (Year 2)
  • Technology, Culture and Practice elective (Year 2)
  • Transmedia elective (Master of Creative Technology)

Teaching Projects

Transmedia Museum

In 2016 Transmedia Narratives students worked on briefs provided by Auckland Museum to create digital learning objects and experiences that promote learning and engagement.

Newsable Lab

Newsable explored the use of emerging media tools to make complex issues understandable, telling stories in context and over time.

Beambox Playground

In 2015 I was a mentor for the Beambox interactive playground created by AUT and University of Auckland students for Auckland Live.

Prior teaching experience

 

•   Course Convenor/Lecturer, FTVMS 100 (Media Studies) Summer School, University of Auckland  2008, 2013, 2014
•   Guest Lecturer,  ‘Transmedia, ‘Issues, Theories and Formats: 21st Century Bookworks’, Auckland University of Technology, School of Art and Design, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Semester 2, 2012, 2013

 

•   GTA, FTVMS 316, ‘Mockumentary and Docugenres’ , University of Auckland Semester 2, 2012
•   Guest Lecturer, FTVMS 701 ‘New Zealand Media Industries’, University of Auckland Semester 1, 2012, 2013

 

•   GTA, FTVMS 326, Memory and Media, University of Auckland Semester 2, 2011
•   GTA, FTVMS 215, ‘Reading Contemporary Films, University of Auckland Semester 1, 2011
•   GTA, FTVMS 220, ‘Mockumentary and Docugenres’, University of Auckland Semester 1, 2011
•   TUTOR, FTVMS 203/314 , ‘Technoculture and New Media’, University of Auckland Semester 2, 2009
•   TUTOR, FTVMS 323 , ‘Popular Music On Screen’, University of Auckland Semester 1, 2008
•   LECTURER, Media Communications 1, Auckland University of Technology Semester 2, 2006

 

•   TUTOR, FTVMS 100 , ‘Media Studies’, University of Auckland Semester 1, 2006,2007
•   TUTOR, FTVMS 101 , ‘Film Studies’, University of Auckland Semester 2, 2006
•   TUTOR, FTVMS 203 , ‘Technoculture and New Media’, University of Auckland Semester 1, 2002
•   TUTOR, FTVMS 312 , ‘Media and the Information Society, University of Auckland  Semester 1, 2002
•   TUTOR, FTVMS 203 , ‘Technoculture and New Media’, University of Auckland

 

Semester 2, 2001