Researcher

Dr Simon Duncan McIntyre

My Expertise

Graphic and interactive media design and online education.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Simon is the Associate Dean Education at UNSW Sydney | Art & Design, a member of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy, and a TEQSA Expert. He is a multi-award winning educator, passionate about improving the effectiveness, quality and relevance of the student learning experience, and about pedagogically driven use of technology to innovate learning and teaching practices. He is committed to continuing to improve and innovate the learning...view more

Simon is the Associate Dean Education at UNSW Sydney | Art & Design, a member of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy, and a TEQSA Expert. He is a multi-award winning educator, passionate about improving the effectiveness, quality and relevance of the student learning experience, and about pedagogically driven use of technology to innovate learning and teaching practices. He is committed to continuing to improve and innovate the learning experience of students in art and design disciplines.

Simon has led the design and management of several innovative professional development and educational programs; working with teams of dedicated academics and collaborators. He leads internationally successful open education initiatives such as widely used open education resources, the multi-award winning Learning to Teach Online Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), the Transmedia Storytelling: Narrative worlds, emerging technologies, and global audiences MOOC, and the Designing the Future of Work MOOC in partnership with AMP.

Simon’s commitment to helping students and educators globally develop essential digital literacies is at the heart of his teaching philosophy. He considers these capabilities enable them to actively engage in global, cross-disciplinary collaborative online networks where learning is enhanced by sharing knowledge, experience and curiosity with a diverse cohort of peers. Through such initiatives Simon continues to innovate his own teaching, and to develop his leadership in the field of online education. He is committed to inspiring students, and his work has helped thousands of educators improve their teaching practices in a range of disciplines – locally, nationally and internationally. 


My Awards

 

2017 Coursera Outstanding Educator Award: Innovation
(McIntyre, S., & Mirriahi, N.)
The annual Outstanding Educator Awards recognise the impact that Coursera MOOC instructors have had on learners around the world. Three awards are given annually to instructors nominated from the entire suite of global Coursera courses: Transformation, Innovation, and Learners First.

2016 UNSW Scientia Education Fellow
(McIntyre, S.)
Appointed as one of 18 inaugural members of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy. The Academy comprises outstanding UNSW educators who have achieved recognition at the University, national or international level through significant learning and teaching activities, grants, awards, fellowships, major national or international projects or professional society recognition. 

2015 OLT Teaching Excellence Award
(McIntyre, S.)
One of 14 Teaching Excellence Awards issued nationally in 2015 by the Australian Government in recognition of teaching excellence, leadership and innovation, "Mr McIntyre’s teaching passion is to close the digital literacy gap for students and teachers. He has pioneered award winning online teaching practices, motivating hundreds of students to build their digital literacy and collaborative skills. He also led the design and implementation of a series of award winning UNSW professional development programs for online teaching practices. He designed the world’s first fully online Master of Cross- Disciplinary Art and Design program and several successful globally disseminated projects, including the Learning to Teach Online professional development resource and the Massive Open Online Course."

2015 The Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2015: Reimagine Education (3 Awards won for the Learning to Teach Online Programs)
         • Regional Award: Oceania - 2nd Place
         • Arts And Humanities Award - 2nd Place

         • Nurturing Employability Award - Joint 3rd Place 
(McIntyre, S., Watson, K., & Mirriahi, N.)
The Wharton-QS Stars Awards are a global competition awarding the best educational innovations worldwide. 22 awards were issued in 2015, judged by a panel of 40 international experts. 520 universities and enterprises from 50 countries entered the competition. 

2015 Apple Distinguished Educator
(McIntyre, S.)
Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are part of a global community of education leaders recognised for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths and embrace new opportunities. 

2013 Ascilite Innovation and Excellence Award. Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite)
(McIntyre, S.) 
'COFA Online Resources Lighting Essentials http://tinyurl.com/9wvpje9 - Awarded in recognition of outstanding innovation and excellence in the development of a major professional development initiative which promotes the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education'

2012 ACUADS Distinguished Teaching Award. Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools
(McIntyre, S.)
A national award that recognises outstanding teaching careers in art and design education

2012 MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources – MERLOT Classics. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Teaching (MERLOT USA)
(McIntyre, S., & Watson, K.)
'Faculty Development Editorial Board award - The Learning to Teach Online Project'

2012 International Conference on eLearning (ICEL)
(McIntyre, S.)
'Exploring a Rhizomic Model for the Design and Dissemination of Professional Development in Online Teaching'. Award for best PhD paper presented at 7th International Conference on E-Learning

2011 Ascilite Innovation and Excellence Award. Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite)
(McIntyre, S., & Watson, K.)
'Exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education - The Learning to Teach Online Project'

2006 Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching ($10,000). The Carrick Institute
(Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S.)
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 'For pioneering internationally recognised best practice in online education in the creative arts and design'

2006 Commendation (9) in Independent Government Report of an Audit of The University of New South Wales. Australian University Quality Agency (AUQA)
(Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S.)
‘AUQA commends UNSW for good practice in systematisation of online delivery in the College of Fine Arts and innovation in online collaborative education through the Omnium Project’

2004 UNSW Learning & Teaching Award. The University of New South Wales
(Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S.)
‘Improving Accessibility, Engagement and Experience for Postgraduate (coursework) Art and Design Students through provision of a Course Specific Online Information Literacy Guide’

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Location

Room F219G
UNSW Australia | Art & Design
Greens Road, Paddington
Sydney, NSW 2021
Australia

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Contact

02 8936 0631

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