Danny MunnerleyHead, Learning Environments and Innovation
James Cook University
Danny is the Head of Learning Environments and Innovation at James Cook University in Australia. He has a background in Fine Arts, Design, Education and Technology and has led many educational projects and programs within higher education and for the private sector in Australia, UAE and UK.
He is passionate about rethinking global education, creating new places to study and developing rich learning experiences that help students connect with each other online and on campus. Danny has developed approaches that blend space design and pedagogical frameworks to deliver student experiences that encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
His current work is future focussed and includes the design and development of learning environments suitable for students in 2020. Through a series of transformational projects his teams are managing a whole of university LMS migration and adoption of new media creation systems that will provide learning experiences that works seamlessly across the physical and mobile world.
10:00 AM On-campus, online and off the beaten track’ - Virtualised Research Centres and Poly-Synchronous Learning at James Cook University
- Developing an integrated experience for online and on-campus learners
- Enabling access for research at remote locations – Orpheus Island, Daintree Rainforest and the Fletcher View Homestead
- Modern media strategies from desktop video to mini-documentaries and into the world of mixed reality