Press "Enter" to skip to content


Teaching Philosophy

See the following post for a systematic breakdown of my teaching philosophy. I build my teaching approach within the parameters of constructivism [think Vygotsky and Piaget]. This involves an integrated, scaffolded, constructivist perspective on knowledge creation, where the role of the educator is that of facilitator and co-creator of knowledge. I understand knowledge creation as a variety of publicly available online activities based on content production, aggregation, and curation. The process of production, aggregation, curation intends to mimic through practice the fundamental logic of tangling with online content, and involves a layer of continuous reflection. In the context of digital media, this is a pedagogy organized around online self-driven learning, and the open source work model of release early/release often and the permanent beta.

Below you can find a prezi where I outline my teaching philosophy, as it is implemented in the digital media and communication major I curate.

Current teaching

I am a senior lecturer in digital media and communication, and convene the Digital Media and Communication major, in the School of the Arts, English, and Media [going under the strange acronym of TAEM] at the University of Wollongong. I coordinate and teach into the following subjects [2017]:

BCM112 Convergent Media Practices live Google+ page

DIGC202 Global Networkslive Google+ page

DIGC302 Digital Communication Practice: Final Project –  live Google + page

Lecture recordings and slides

I use prezi software for my lectures, and my visuals can be accessed on this site via the ‘lecture’ tag, or on my prezi page.

Recently I started uploading my DIGC202 lectures on YouTube and they can be found on my channel or, alternatively through the embed below:

Past teaching

In my previous academic incarnations I have also taught at Curtin University of Technology [2004-2010], and University of Western Australia [2009-2010], where I covered a wide range of subjects within digital media and communication studies. The list below includes subjects delivered across two universities, as well as partially or wholly online.

DIGC310 Digital Game Cultures

COMM1101 Human Technology: Debating Communication

MCAA104 Engaging Media

NET204 Internet Communities and Social Networks

NET206/506 Web Publishing

NET395 Network Culture and the Virtual Society

New Media Narratives 310

NET505 Current Issues and Developments in ICTs