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Dr Nicola Parker

Lecturer, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning

BA (Auckland), Grad Cert HETL (UTS), MA (UTS), PhD (UTS)

Associate, Australian Library and Information Association
Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

Phone: +61 2 9514 1665
Room: CB01.27.49 (map)
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In her current role at IML Nicola supports all aspects of teaching and learning at UTS, in face to face, blended or online learning environments. Working particularly within the Faculty of Law, she provides  learning and teaching support to the faculty team, teaching teams and individual academics, and advises academics engaged in the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Nicola is a part of the IML ePortfolio team and a key contact for the peer review of learning and teaching. She also has a keen interest in supporting Casual Academics teaching at UTS.

Nicola's research interests focus on student experiences of information and learning, including the affective dimensions of assessment and program level assessment with ePortfolios. She has contributed to learning and teaching research initiatives within IML including the ALTC project (Embedding Peer Review of Learning and Teaching in Online and Blended Learning Environments 2008 – 2010), the UTS ePortfolio project, and was a member of the ALTC Leadership Excellence project team (Building Leadership with Sessional Staff).


Accredited member of ALIA

Teaching areas

  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning - advisor for Faculty of Law
  • Learning and Teaching Induction Workshops - for new Academics and Casual Academics
  • Workshop and conference programs - for Casual Academics
  • Active Learning and Teaching in Tutorials - workshop for Casual Academics
  • IML Technology Showcase - short sessions for new staff.


Research interests

  • Students' experiences of learning;
  • Masters coursework students experiences
  • Information processes and learning
  • Affect, learning and assessment
  • ePortfolios and Reflection
  • Casual Academic's development.

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