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A free 6 week online course for experienced or new educators in universities and secondary schools who want to radically improve the quality of practical and experimental laboratories in STEM education.

The course will open in January 2017.

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The Team

Dr Lindy Orwin       9 kudos

Hi, I'm the Action Learning Facilitator in this MOOC. I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow: STEAM Education with Remote Access Technology in the Institute of Res...

Hannah Jolly       4 kudos

I originally trained as a secondary school teacher, and moved into educational research, training and evaluation around 6 years ago. In this time I have worked...

Nathan Beveridge       3 kudos

Nathan is an avid 'maker'​ and 'education hacker'​ (read: educator who doesn't accept teaching and learning have to be the way they have always been). Nathan is...

Peter Albion       3 kudos

I am a Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood within the Faculty of Business Education Law and Arts at the U...

Ananda Maiti       1 kudos

Hello everyone, I'm a teacher for this course and I can't wait to learn with all of you.

Victoria Terry       1 kudos

Hi, I am Victoria Terry, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery. I have been involved in laboratory based learning and teaching for student nurses sin...

Alexander Kist       0 kudos

Hi all, I have a keen interest in teaching through laboratory activities. I have been working on both, technical and educational challenges of teaching in pract...

Andrew Maxwell       0 kudos

Dr Andrew Maxwell received the BEng degree in electrical engineering in 1994, and in 2002 received the PhD Degree in electrical engineering from the University...

The Community

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More Information

What is the MOOC is about?

Mello is about how apply educational principles to practical or laboratory classes.

What does it provide to the students?

By the end of the course students will have created or redesigned and engaging laboratory activity.

Who are the intended students?

Anyone who is interested in teaching practical classes. Participants do not need to have any experience.


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Support for this course has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The views expressed in this course do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.


MOOC for Enhancing Laboratory Learning Outcomes (MELLO)

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Students: 130