Ms Penny Wheeler
I am part of the teaching team for the GCHE unit UNHE505 Technology-enhanced learning in higher education and a contributor to the Teaching Support Program.
Other work I have done at ACU includes teaching and working on higher education policy, including the Learning and Teaching policy and the English language policy, researching and tutoring in diversity in education, working on post-enrolment literacy initiatives, supporting assessment (including contributing to Ideas and inspirations for good practice in assessment design), developing learning resources, and teaching LEO workshops.
My research focusses on interdisciplinary communication and education.
My learning goals for 2019 are to practise using H5P and to learn more about xAPI for use in higher education. I am also learning R for data visualisation.
I serve on the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy Learning & Teaching Committee and am a committee member of Canberra&rsquos educational technology conference EdTechPosium.
Kennedy-Clark, S., Everett, K., & Wheeler, P. (Eds.) (2014). Cases on the Assessment of Scenario and Game-Based Virtual Worlds in Higher Education. IGI-Global: Hershey, PA.
Everett, K., & Wheeler, P. 2012. Ideas and inspirations for good practice in assessment, Learning and Teaching Centre, North Sydney. [ebook and print]
Peer-reviewed journal article
Smidt, A., Wheeler, P., Peralta, L., & Bell, A.(2018). Transformative and troublesome: Reflective blogging for professional learning about university teaching. Reflective Practice, doi:10.1080/14623943.2018.1525345
Thompson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Wheeler, P., & Kelly, N. (2014), Discovering indicators of successful collaboration using tense: Automated extraction of patterns in discourse. British Journal of Educational Technology. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12151
Kennedy-Clark, S., & Wheeler, P.  (2014). Using discourse analysis to assess student problem-solving in a virtual world. In S. Kennedy-Clark, K. Everett, & P. Wheeler, (Eds.) Cases on the Assessment of Scenario and Game-Based Virtual Worlds in Higher Education (Chapter 13, page tba) also Wheeler, P. Conclusion (pp tba).
Refereed conference papers
Wheeler, P., Jarrott, H. M., & Daddow, A. (2018). Peer review of learning designs: interdisciplinary SoTEL, 'Open oceans: learning without borders', 35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Deakin University, Geelong, 25-28 November.
Thompson, K., Gosselin, D., Knight, S., Martinez-Maldonado, R., Pennington, D., Parnell, R., Svoboda-Gouvea, J., Vincent, S., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Designing the EMBeRS Summer School: Connecting stakeholders in learning, teaching and research. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2017), 4-8 December, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Freund, K., Simpson, C., Goodway, R., Powles, J., Seitzinger, J., & Wheeler, P. (2015). What's next for digital badges: How can we transition from small pilots to widespread use?, 32nd annual ascilite conference, Curtin University, Perth, 30 November - 2 December.
Thompson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Kelly, N. & Wheeler, P. (2013). Using automated and fine-grained analysis of pronoun use as indicators of progress in an online collaborative project, Proceedings, vol. 1: Full papers and symposia, pp. 486-493. From 'To see the world and a grain of sand', 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 15-19 June.
Kennedy-Clark, S., Wheeler, P., & Galstaun, V. (2013). Using a collaborative investigation and design strategy to support digital resource development in an online unit of study, In Electric Dreams, 30th ascilite conference, 1-4 December, Macquarie University, Sydney.
Wheeler, P. (2018). When the object is the speaker: a test case for multimodal analysis, 'Moving the theory forward', 9icom, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 15-17 August.
Wheeler, P. (2018). Cohesive resources in interdisciplinary collaboration: a multimodal analysis, '(re)Imagining the future: Expanding resources and making connections', International Systemic Functional Congress, Boston, 23-27 July.
Wheeler, P. (2018). Students  without  borders:  interdisciplinary  contexts  and  specialised  languages, ESFLC 2018, 28th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, 5-7 July.
Bell, A., Peralta, L., Smidt, A. & Wheeler, P. (2016). Transformative and troublesome: Reflective blogging for professional learning about university teaching. Academic Life in the Measured University: Sixth International Academic Identities Conference, University of Sydney, 29 June to 1 July.
Wheeler, P. & Marr, I. (2013). Starting to talk writing: tracing approaches to academic English development across the institution using SFL, Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Conference, ACU Melbourne, 1-3 October.
Kennedy-Clark, S., Wheeler, P. & Everett, K. (2012). CIDER: a collaborative learn-technology-by-design framework using peer feedback and individual reflection. Australian Association for Research in Education, 2-6 December, University of Sydney.
Wheeler, P.,Trausan-Matu, S., Donaldson, J. P. & Barany, A. (2018). Design-Activity-Sequence: A Case Study and Polyphonic Analysis of Learning in a Digital Design Thinking Workshop [Poster]. International Society of the Learning Sciences, 23-27 June, London.In R. Luckin & J. Kay (Eds.), Proceedings of 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count (pp. 1663-1664), vol. 3, University College London, London UK.
Wheeler, P., McDonald, P., Kennedy-Clark, S., Marr, I., Thornton, L. & Phillips, A. (2013). The nexus between nursing and academic language: moving from emerging academic literacy to workplace readiness [Poster]. Australian Language and Learning Association Conference, RMIT, 14-15 November.
Wheeler, P. (2013). [book review] Media International Australia, no. 146, February. Rice, Ronald E. and Atkin, Charles K.(eds), Public Communication Campaigns,4th ed., Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2013.
Wheeler, P. & Jarrott, M. (2018). Interdisciplinary peer review of online learning designs. Poster, CRLI Research Fest 2018, University of Sydney, 29 November.
Penny is a graduate of the University of Sydney, where she tutored in English literature, language and linguistics, and of the University of Technology, Sydney, where she completed a Masters in eLearning. Having completed a research Masters in Linguistics at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, she is now completing a PhD in interdisciplinary communication, looking first at the design of doctoral student training.
From 2016, teaching UNHE505 Technology-enhanced learning in higher education in the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.
From 2012 to 2015: Teaching UNHE502 Contexts and issues in higher education in the GCHE.
From 2010: facilitator for Learning and Teaching Centre professional development workshops - Orientation / Introduction to learning and teaching for academics new to ACU Moodle workshops unit design workshops
- tutor, University of Sydney, in English Literature and in Linguistics
- workplace trainer in publishing and web publishing
- ten years' experience in preparing educational materials for distance learners (UNE/USyd)
- research assistance for projects including adoption of new technologies IT and rural women student persistence factors and agribusiness topics and Web 2.0 tools for TESOL
- thirteen years in NSW Government as a communications officer, editor, web and intranet project officer, and publications manager.
- editor of PhD and masters theses, journal articles, textbooks and public communications.
- Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite)
- Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)
- Google Scholar profile
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
- International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
- ORCID 0000-0001-7856-5093
- TEL edvisors network
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