B.Comp(Hons), Cert. App. Chem. (CIT)
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
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Margot Schuhmacher is the Director of Education Quality and Online Learning & Teaching Coordinator in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. She has extensive experience in online learning and teaching, and has lectured in Software Engineering and Project Management. She coordinates the teaching associates professional development, Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme and Peer Assisted Study Scheme in the Faculty of IT. She is recognised as one of the key consulting persons in online educational support at Monash, providing strategic direction in this area.
Margot is currently completing her PhD in the development of a process model for IT Education. This work includes the development of the Teaching and Learning Design Assistant (TeLDA) tool to manage curriculum design. Margot has a background in quality assurance, and in the use of technology and online tools to support the teaching and learning environment.
Manage & improve the use of the Digital learning Environment (DLE) across the Faculty.
Manage the support of online learning and teaching within the Faculty.
Manage education quality assurance processes within the Faculty.
Oversee Teaching Associates professional development programs within the Faculty
Unit Innovation Grant (2003). Faculty of Information Technology
Teaching Innovation Fund Grant (2001). Faculty of Information Technology
Teaching Innovation Fund Grant (2000). Faculty of Information Technology
Teaching Excellence Award (2000). Faculty of Information Technology
IT tools to enhance the teaching and learning environment.
I am currently developing the Teaching and Learning Design Assistant (TeLDA) tool for curriculum planning, course and unit management
I have an industry background commenced in the area of quality assurance and control in food manufacturing. Following the use of Information Technology for quality assurance, I developed a passion for the use and development of Information Technology leading me to a career path in the use of IT for teaching and learning. I am currently completing my PhD in IT higher education. I have provided academic development at Monash in the use on online learning systems, lectured in the Faculty of Information Technology and am a recipient of teaching excellence awards and grants whilst teaching Software Engineering and IT Project management. I have experience in the development and use of online tools in the teaching and learning environment .
Nguyen, T.T.L., Carbone, A., Sheard, J.I., Schuhmacher, M., deRaadt, M., Johnson, C., 2013, Educating computer programming students about plagiarism through use of a code similarity detection tool, Proceedings: 2013 Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering LaTICE 2013, 21 March 2013 to 24 March 2013, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos CA USA, pp. 98-105.
Nguyen, T.T.L., Carbone, A., Sheard, J.I., Schuhmacher, M., 2013, Integrating source code plagiarism into a virtual learning environment: Benefits for students and staff, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, 29 January 2013 to 01 February 2013, Australian Computer Society, Sydney NSW Australia, pp. 155-164.
Schuhmacher, Margot & Robert Redpath (2005). Assignment Marking via Online Self Assess. AusWeb 05. Gold Coast, July 2005. Available at: http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/aw05/papers/refereed/schuhmacher/
Schuhmacher, Margot & Markham, Selby (2004) Applying Rubrics Assessment in Undergraduate Computer Science Education. The New Zealand Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology 8:1, 74-78
Schuhmacher, Margot & Markham Selby (2004). Pedagogical Models and Curriculum Support for Distributed Electronic Learning Environments. International Conference on Computers in Educatioon ICCE2004, Melbourne November 2004.
Postema, Margot & Markham, Selby (2002) Student satisfaction: A method for exploring quality factors within computing education. The New Zealand Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology 6(1) 51-59
Postema, M., Sheard, J. & Markham, S. (2001) Understanding Web support for education within a diffusion context. Proceedings of the 9 th International Conference on Computers in Education /SchoolNet2001.Seoul, Korea, November 12-15, 2001, Incheon National University of Education, Korea, Volume 1, 383-390.
Sheard, J., Postema, M. & Markham, S. (2001) Resource rich learning environments: students' valuations of resources within courses. Proceedings of Flexible Learning of a Flexible Society, Toowoomba , Queensland , 2-5 July 2000. The Australian Society of Educational Technology, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia , Australia
Sheard, J., Postema, M., Markham, S. & Hurst, J. (2001) Time versus utility: What IT staff say about the educational use of the Web. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001, ampere, Finland , June/July 2001.
Postema, M., Miller, J., & Dick, M. Including Practical Software Evolution in Software Engineering Education. Proceedings Fourteenth Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training . Charlotte , North Carolina , February, Computer Society, 2001, 143-152.
Dick, M. Postema, M., & Miller, J. Improving Student Performance in Software Engineering Practice. Proceedings Fourteenth Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training. Charlotte , North Carolina , February, Computer Society, 2001, 127-135.
Postema, Margot, Martin Dick, Jan Miller and Simon Cuce. Tool Support for Teaching the Personal Software Process. Computer Science Education , 10(2), August, 2000. Swets & Zeitlinger, 179-193.
Dick, Martin, Margot Postema and Jan Miller. Teaching Tools for Software Engineering Education. ITiCSE'2000, 5th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Helsinky , Finland , July, 2000. ACM, 49-52.