Ms Marie Bernadette (Be Fisher
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Academic qualifications:  BA/BSc (ANU), Grad Dip Ed, Computer Science/Social Science (UC), Grad Dip Humanities (UNE),  MA, Byzantine and Medieval History (UNE), GCHE, (ACU), HDR in progress
Vocational Education qualifications:
Cert IV Business Administration, Cert IV Workplace Assessor
Advanced Diploma in Australian Public Sector Management
Marie is working on Higher Degree Research Degree via the University of New England in the area of Byzantine & Medieval history.
Imperial Women & Power, Sixth Century Byzantium
In the last five years she has produced 13 internaional publications as lead author and three collaborative papers published in November 2018 as a member of a larger cross university research team and more recently in another across university Higher education teaching team May 2019.
Information Technology, Academic Teacher Induction and ePortfolios research/publications:
Kym Fraser, Yoni Ryan, Susan Bolt, Peter Copeman, Caroline Cottman, Marie B. Fisher, Julie Fleming, & Ann Luzeckyj, 'Contemporary induction to teaching in Australian universities', International Journal of Academic Development, May 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2019.1612751
Christine Brown Wilson, Christine Slade, Misty M. Kirby, Terri Downer, Marie B. Fisher, Shane Nuessler, (November, 2018) Digital Ethics and the Use of ePortfolio: A Scoping Review of the Literature&rsquo, International Journal of ePortfolio, IJEP 8(2), 115-125, November 2018. ISSN 2157-622X
Slade, C., Brown Wilson, C., Kirby, M., Downer, T., Fisher, M., & Isbel, S. (2018) A New Concern: Ethical Decision Making in Students&rsquo Secondary use of Data from their ePortfolios. In: ePortfolios Australia 2018 Forum Exploring, Experiencing, Engaging, Energising, Expanding. Griffith University, 9-10 October 2018.
Marie B. Fisher, 'Academic Teacher Induction in a Multple Campus Envronment - Encouraging Resilience in New Academic University Teachers 1',  2018, Infonomics Society, UK.
Marie B. Fisher & Andrew J. Hill, & "Eportfolio Implementation in a Multiple Campus University Environment 6 - Academic Teacher Continuous Improvement&rdquo, International Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2017, Infonomics Society, London, United Kingdom, located at:
Marie B. Fisher & Anna Gemmell, Academic Teacher Induction in a Multiple Campus University Environment 2 - Engagement in Professional Development:, International Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), Volume I, Issue 1, March 2017, Infonomics Society, London, United Kingdom, located at:
Marie B. Fisher, "HDR Supervision 2: Reflection on Support of a Mature Aged Student with Diverse Needs", International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education (IJTIE), United Kingdom, Special Issue Volume 3, Issue 1, 2016. Located at:
Marie B. Fisher, Andrew J. Hill, "Eportfolio Adoption and Implementation in Multiple Campus University Environment" Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2015.http://www.infonomics-society.org/LICEJ/Published%20papers.htm
Fisher, M.B. & Hill, A.J (2014) Eportfolio Adoption and Implementation in a Multiple Campus University Environment: a Reflection on Opportunities and Challenges in Learning and Teaching at the Australian Catholic University", which was published in the London International Conference on Education, 2014 conference proceedings,
Marie B. Fisher, Andrew J. Hill, "Eportfolio Adoption and Implementation in Multiple Campus University Environment 4" Disruptive Change and Innovation, International Journal for Infonomics (IJI), Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2015. Located at:
For most recent research publications please view 'publications' section.
Teaching Induction in Higher Education (OLT fellowship) member 2016-2017
At present Marie is studying for a Higher Degree Research Degree via the University of New England in the area of Byzantine History.
Research question How did empresses circa 6th century acquire and maintain power?
Marie has completed her Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at ACU in October 2013.
Other areas of academic research interest:
Academic Development, Eportfolios Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, Career Development
Eportfolios and AcademicTeacher Career Developmen
Design, development and use of electronic folios in academic practice, teacher education and industry preparation.
Use of computer gaming in climate change education
Professional experience in Secondary Education
See publications section for recent research publications
Marie worked in industry for many years before retraining as a teacher and returning to academia. Work experience spans private enterprise, the Australian Public Service, the Australian National University, University of Canberra, an executive teacher in secondary schooling and now the Australian Catholic University, Multple campuses.
Her areas of expertise include:
ILAT  National Academic Co-ordintor: Introduction to learning and teaching for new academic staff at ACU
Eportfolios (Pedagogy) National Co-ordinatory, ACU
Teaching Induction (OLT) Fellowship 2016-2018 member of the team spanning 10 universities. (Team won an Academic Excellence Award with distinction from the Australasian Development Good Practice Awards for our product).
HE Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching. To enrol in this product follow the link: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/options/find/online/university-teaching-mooc/
Leadership experience in the Information Technology Sector, Vocational Education and Training, Policy Making, Financial and Human Resource Management and staffing.
Administration experience in all sectors and in her own business as a professional photographer.
Teaching in industry, tertiary, secondary schools and private training companies.
Marie has taught the following units in the Primary and Secondary Education areas at ACU, Canberra
EDFD127, EDFD453, EDSS416/417, EDST102, EDFD511/512.
2012-2013 Marie has taught UNHE500 and UNHE501 in the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at ACU as well as co-ordinated and delivered workshops on Orientation to Learning and Teaching for new academic staff.
2017-2018 Taught UNHE500 in the GCHE
ePortfolios Australia Organising Committee: click on the link for more information: : https://eportfoliosaustralia.wordpress.com/
HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Association) - Vice President, ACT Branch Committee
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) ACT, Community Member
COP15 Teachers Organisation for Climate Change Education, Denmark
NTEU ACT Division President, Australian Capital Territory, ACT (elected/voluntary) October 2016 to the present
NTEU ACU Sub Branch President (Canberra Campus), October 2014- to the present
NTEU ACU Branch Secretary
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