About this Project

‘Developing Resources for Pre-service Teachers to Promote Online Teaching Support’ is an Office for Learning and Teaching funded project. A brief abstract outlining this project can be found at:


A range of modules will be available via this website that will introduce you to several aspects of online teaching. Activities will be included in the modules, as well as resources, and completion of these activities will provide you with the opportunity to be awarded ‘badges’ to demonstrate that you have completed professional development in the particular module.

The project team are:

Dr. Yvonne Masters – project lead.
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Yvonne is currently a Senior Lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia, a position that she accepted after 5 years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE Yvonne had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal, roles that developed her skills in leadership, project management, curriculum and assessment. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Yvonne’s research interests centre on teacher education, professional experience and virtual worlds, with a particular focus on distance education students.

Dr. Sue Gregory – project team member
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Sue is a long term adult educator, Chair of Research and member of the ICT team in the School of Education, University of New England, Armidale, Australia. She also holds a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Sue teaches pre service and post graduate education students how to incorporate technology into their teaching. She has been involved with many national and university projects on creating and using learning spaces in virtual worlds.

Stephen Grono – project team member
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Stephen is an Educational Designer in the School of Education, at the University of New England. His role focuses on facilitating staff use of educational technology to enhance the delivery of teaching materials and creation of learning opportunities for students to interact and engage with course content, primarily through the Moodle LMS. Prior to working in the higher education online learning environment, Stephen has spent time both teaching and supporting primary and secondary teachers within the classroom, providing a balanced perspective on effective teaching within a range of learning contexts.

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