Ms Judith Lyons

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School /
Work Unit

Learning & Teaching Development

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City campus

College/Portfolio

Academic Services

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

My current role in learning and teaching development is to promote and advance learning and teaching within the university including implementing RMIT University Academic Plan. The leadership focus of this role concerns the promotion of scholarship in learning and teaching through cross University coordination of grant applications and resulting projects, consultancies, LTD led research projects and to support strategic developments and dissemination activities for scholarship.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Education (Higher Education)-(The University of Melbourne) Research-Major Thesis - 'Midwifery Education: Midwives’ Struggle for Professionalisation in Victoria'

Masters Qualifying (CSHE, The University of Melbourne)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Advanced Nursing Education) Phillip

Certificate 4 Assessment and Workplace Training (RMIT University TAFE)

Midwifery Certificate (RM) (Royal Women’s Hospital)

Perioperative Nursing Certificate (Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Comprehensive Nurse and Maternity Nurse Certificates. (NZRN, NZMN) (CWMH Fiji School of Nursing)

ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Over the past 13 years, Judy has held senior academic posts at the University. In these positions she has provided educational development expertise for e-learning innovations, curriculum design, development and evaluation. Judy has also practiced and taught and lead 3 programs namely: Master of Midwifery; Graduate Diploma in Midwifery and Post-Graduate Certificate in Midwifery providing academic leadership in the quality of the programs and accreditation of midwifery programs. Specialisation includes:

  • Higher Education: Midwifery (Past Discipline and Program Leader)
  • Higher Education Learning and Teaching (Learning with Information and Communications Technology / Curriculum e-learning Innovations/ Educational Design and Development)
  • Curriculum Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation
  • E-learning Evaluation
  • Postgraduate supervision in Midwifery and Nursing
  • Clinical Teaching/ Work-based Learning
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies – Evaluation and action learning approaches

Learning and Teaching Innovations developed and implemented includes:

  • Pregnancy Simulator Learning Package – Computer and Physical Simulation
  • Multimedia Distance Education Package for Rural and Remote Area Midwives and Nurses
  • SIMPLE - Simulated Interactive Multimedia Pain in Labour Experience' Learning Package
  • E-Role-plays simulations
  • ReciproCity – e-Learning Community
  • EnactEd
  • SOLT e-news – Scholarship of learning and teaching dissemination
  • IDEArmit – Ideas on Learning and Teaching network
  • Ed – Learning and Teaching Website (Contributor)

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Recipient of New Zealand Government Scholarship for Nurse Training. (25,000)
  • Winner of "Controller of Nursing Prize" for Best Theory and Practice Nurse
  • 2nd Prize - Midwifery and Paediatrics papers The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Recipient of Victorian Government Health Department Postgraduate Scholarship (13,000)
  • Winner of Australian College of Midwives Japan Travel Scholarship (5,000)
  • Winner of Royal College of Nursing Australia: Annie Sage Scholarship (5,000)
  • Winner of Nurse's Memorial Fund Scholarship (5,000)
  • Recipient of RMIT Staff Development Cathy Scholarship (7,000)
  • Recipient of University of Melbourne Postgraduate Scholarship (10,000)
  • Recipient RMIT Faculty of Life Sciences Travel Award to UK. (3,000)
  • Patent – Provisional Patent for PSLP
  • Recipient RMIT Research and Development Travel Award to Taxes, USA. (5,000)
  • Recipient Teaching and Learning Award Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services - reciproCITY Learning Community Project - member of the project team

RESEARCH & EXPERTISE AS A REVIEWER

As a researcher, Judy has published extensively in the field of learning and teaching, e-learning and evaluation and is a regular presenter at Australian and International conferences on these topics. Her current research is investigating how students learn with technology. Judy has experience and expertise as a reviewer of educational innovations and quality, as well as teaching awards and grants. These include:

  • Reviewer Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Teaching Awards
  • Reviewer National Commonwealth Government Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development (CUTSD) Grants: Nursing and Midwifery Projects
  • Reviewer & Selection Panel RMIT University Teaching Awards
  • Co-ordinator and Reviewer External Learning & Teaching Grants--RMIT University
  • Reviewer & Selection Panel Business Teaching Awards - RMIT University
  • Reviewer Queensland University of Technology Teaching Grants (Major)
  • Reviewer LearnScope TAFE Professional Development Grants
  • Reviewer and Chair of Peer Review Panel RMIT Engineering On-line Courses
  • Reviewer & Selection Panel Department of Human Services – Victoria Health Research Grants-Nursing & Midwifery
  • Quality Reviewer RMIT EQA System
  • Reviewer Australian Qualitative Research Journal
  • Reviewer Australian Nurses Journal Review Board Member for Midwifery and Neonatal

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXTERNAL FUNDED PROJECTS

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT (CARRICK/ CAUT/ CUTSD) GRANTS

Barber J; Lines R; Lyons J et al Carrick Institute: Institutional Leadership Grant – ‘Developing multi-level leadership in the use of student feedback to enhance student learning and teaching practice’ In Progress 200,000

Boka T, Kirk, E. and Lyons, J. (Facilitator) EnactEd: Clinical simulations LearnScope small grant project. Completed successful, 9,000

Guy, R., Rich, P., Ellis, I, and Lyons, J., EnactEd: Evaluating student learning with EnactEd. RMIT Faculty of Life Sciences: Strategic Initiative Project – Teaching and Learning. Chief Investigator- Project Manager - Completed successfully. 8,000

Lyons, J., Guy, R., Rich, P., Ellis, I., Milton, J. and Brown, H., EnactEd: Innovating with teaching and learning technologies to improve student learning experiences and teaching methods. RMIT Faculty of Life Sciences: Strategic Initiative Project – Chief Investigator- Project Manager Completed successfully. $5,000

Milton, J., Lyons, J., Weiss, A., Nemo, J. EnactEdRMIT Interactive web-based T&L Project. Educational and Evaluation Expertise. Completed successfully $75,000

Phillips, R., Mc Naught, C. et al. (Lyons, J. co-participant.) $103,000 ASCILITE/CUTSD Project- Staff Development in Evaluation of Technology-based Teaching Development Projects. CUTSD Federal Government Grant. Completed successfully $2,000

Patrick, K., Ball, J. & Johnston, S. (Lyons J. co-participant.) $80,000. 'Generating Puzzlement: Strategies for Engaging with Simulations.' CUTSD Federal Government Grant. Completed Dec. 2001. $2,000

Uyeda, M., Lyons, J., Farrell, M., and Schneider Z. Chief-investigator/Midwife & content expert 'A Multimedia Distance Education Package for Rural and Remote Area Midwives and Nurses.' DETYA National Priority Research Grant. Content ExpertCompleted successfully. $82,880

Lyons, J. Chief Investigator/Project Leader - RMIT UROP Research Summer Program with Mechanical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering and Graphic Design students. RMIT Grant funded Completed successfully. $2,000

Lyons, J. Chief Investigator. ‘Midwifery Education: Midwives’ Struggle for Professionalisationin Victoria’. Unpublished Masters Thesis. Centre for the Study of Higher Education The University of Melbourne. Nurses Memorial Centre Grant and Annie Sage Memorial Grant - funded. Completed Successfully.$10,000

RMIT took patent for Pregnancy Simulator Learning Project.

Miller, M., Bullock, S., Lyons J. & Milton, J. Co-investigator. 'Simulated Interactive Multimedia Pain in Labour Experience' Learning Package’ (SIMPLE). CUTSD Teaching Development Grant funded Completed successfully $49,000.

Lyons, J., Milton, J., Prof. Jennings, A. & Miller, M. Chief Investigator/Project Leader 'Pregnancy Simulator Learning Package' (PSLP). CAUT Teaching Development Grant funded. Completed successfully.$49,991

REFERRED PUBLICATIONS

Milton, J. & Lyons, J. (2003). ‘Evaluate to Improve Learning: Reflecting on the role of teaching and learning models. Higher Education Research and Development Vol 22, No.3, pp297-312

Weiss, A., Nemo, J., Milton, J., and Lyons, J. (2002) A User Centric Approach in Designing EnactEd, an e-Learning Tool. E-learning Design and Development: International Best Practice to Enhance Corporate Performance Conference Referred Publication. ISBN 0 86459 2167. pp 115-125. RMIT Foundation Macromedia, RMIT University. Melbourne.

Lyons, J. and Milton, J. (2002). Learning to evaluate - evaluating to learn. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 18(2), 187-207. http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet18/lyons.html

Lyons, J. and Milton, J. (2001). Learning to evaluate-Evaluating to learn. Report: Learning–Centred Evaluation of Computer-Facilitated Learning Projects in Higher Education. Phillip, R. (Ed) Chapter 11. pp 137-147. ISBN 086905-284-X. Murdoch Print: Murdoch University.

Lyons, J. & Milton, J. (1999). Recognising Through Feeling: A Physical and Computer Simulation Based on Education Theory. Computers in Nursing May/June Vol 17 No 3 pp114 –119.

Lyons, J. (1999) Reflective Education for Professional Practice: Discovering Knowledge from Experience. Nurse Education Today Vol 19 No 1 pp29-34.

Lyons, J., Miller, M. & Milton, J. (1998). Learning with Technology: Use of case-based physical and computer simulations in professional education 1. Contemporary Nurse. Vol 7 Issue 1 March. Pp 35-39.

Lyons, J., Miller, M. & Milton, J. (1998). Learning with Technology: Use of case-based physical and computer simulations in professional education 2 Contemporary Nurse Vol 7 Issue 2 June. Pp 98-102.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS: SELECTED

Lyons, J. (1997) "Midwifery Education: Midwives’ Struggle for Professionalisation in Victoria". Master of Education - Higher Education, Research Degree Major Thesis. Centre for the Study of Higher Education. The University of Melbourne.

Lyons, J. (1995). “Enhancing Technology-Based Student Learning: A Midwifery Exemplar”. In Quality Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Faculty of Nursing Initiatives in 1995. Pp 3-8. RMIT Monograph. ISBN 086444558X.

Lyons J. (1996) 'Preparation for Lactation Consultancy' a continuing education short course for Midwives and Registered Nurses. Authored module on 'theoretical basis for breastfeeding.' RMIT, Faculty of Nursing, Distance Education. Peer reviewed DE Package

Lyons J. (1996/97) 'Contemporary Midwifery Practice'. Authored 2 modules: Obstetric Emergencies and Midwifery Assessment which included a Video. Peer reviewed DE Package- 'A Multimedia Distance Education Package for Rural and Remote Area Midwives and Nurses.' DETYA National Priority Research.

Lyons, J. & Carroll R (1997/98) Antenatal Theory and Practice. Peer reviewed DE Package

Lyons, J. & Carroll R (1999) Antenatal Theory and Practice. Online Distance Learning Package for Midwives.

CONFERENCE PAPERS/ SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS/ INVITED SPEAKER

Lyons J (2007) Zig Saw Puzzle Strategy: Writing Carrick Grants Workshop. Carrick Leadership Forum Sydney, Australia

Patrick K and Lyons J (2007) That’s an interesting idea. Locating Learning: Integrative Dimensions of the Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference 2-5th July Sydney, NSW Australia

Lyons J and Ellis I (2007) Discipline Based Scholarship: Evaluating Midwifery Students’ Learning with EnactEd Locating Learning: Integrative Dimensions of the Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference 2-5th July Sydney NSW Australia

Ellis I and Lyons J (2007) Innovations in Midwifery Education: - Continued Challenges of Employment Model of Education and Reflective Practice using e-Journals. Locating Learning: Integrative Dimensions of the Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference 2-5th July Sydney, NSW Australia

Boka, T.; Kirk, E. and Lyons, J. (2004) Clinical Simulations using EnactEd. RMIT TAFE Teaching and Learning Seminar, Melbourne. December 2004

Ellis, I. and Lyons, J. (2004) Innovations in Midwifery Education: - Meeting the Challenges of Employment Model of Education and Reflective Practice using e-Journals. 11th National Nurse Education Conference 24th -26th November 2004. Melbourne

Lyons, J. and Ellis, I. (2004) Challenges in e-learning: - Evaluating Learning with EnactEd 11th National Nurse Education Conference 24th -26th November 2004 Melbourne

Lyons, J. (2004) Facilitating Online learning – Invited speaker Polytechnic University Christchurch NZ. September

Guy R., Rich P, Ellis, I. and Lyons, J. (2003) Evaluating Student learning with EnactEd. RMIT Teaching and Learning Seminar SET Portfolio November 2003

Lyons. J., (2002) Return on instruction: Quality learning experiences supported by technologies and resources. Reflecting on the Experience of Teaching at RMIT. Teaching and Learning Forum 24th October 2002. RMIT University: Melbourne.

Brown, L., Seaman, M., & Lyons. J., (2002) Learning communities and virtual spaces: issues from reprociCITY, the Bachelor of Arts, International Studies collaborative space. Reflecting on the Experience of Teaching at RMIT. Teaching and Learning Forum 24th October 2002. RMIT University: Melbourne.

Milton, J., & Lyons. J., (2002) ‘Forget evaluation for its own sake – think student learning’ Reflecting on the experience of teaching at RMIT. Teaching and Learning Forum 24th October 2002. RMIT University: Melbourne.

Weiss, A., Nemo, J., Milton, J., and Lyons, J. (2002) A User Centric Approach in Designing EnactEd, an e-Learning Tool. E-learning Design and Development: International Best Practice to Enhance Corporate Performance. International Conference RMIT Business. 21- 25th October 2002. RMIT University.

Milton, J., Lyons J., Weiss, A., & Guy R. (2002). EnactEd Supporting Learning through Feedback.Flexible Delivery Models at RMIT. Teaching and Learning Forum 13th -25th June 2002. RMIT University: Melbourne.

Lyons, J. & Milton, J. (2001) ‘E-learning with role-plays: Considerations for professional development to enhance online student learning.’ Changing Learning Environments-Association for Learning Technologies (ALTC-2001) 8th International Conference 11th –13th September Scotland UK.

Lyons, J. & Milton, J. (2001). Amid the buffeting winds of change: Students’ experiences of a computer-based learning environment. ‘Learning Partnerships’ 24th International HERDSA Conference 8th-11th July 2001. New Castle, NSW, Australia.

Milton, J. & Lyons, J. (2001) ‘Evaluate to improve learning: The role of educational theory’. Improving Student Learning Using Learning Technologies 9th International Improving Student Learning Symposium 9th – 11th September 2001 Scotland UK.

Milton, J. and Lyons, J. (2000). Conception to Birth – Lessons learnt developing an electronic simulation template. ‘Learning to Choose-Choosing to Learn’ International Conference. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2000) December 2000 Coffs Harbour

Lyons, J. & Milton, J. (2000). CUTSD/ASCILITE 2000 Staff Development in Evaluating Computer Facilitated Learning. Pre-Conference Workshop presenter. December 2000 Coffs Harbour Australia.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Judy is an executive member of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA Vic) and has been the past secretary of the Society. She was the member of 1999 Conference committee. Judy is a member of Australian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. (ASCILITE) and supports their mentor program. Judy is also a member of the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) (Past State Executive and National Delegate) and a member of Australian College of Midwives Education sub-committee (Past secretary).