/Mike Keppell

About Mike Keppell

Professor Mike Keppell is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, Taylor's University, Malaysia

Innovators in International Education

By |2016-11-06T09:55:39+11:00March 18th, 2016|Professional|

On March 3 the winners were announced for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, which honours innovation and has become one of the most prestigious educational awards since its founding in 1988. The Prize recognises outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a [...]

Reflections on Higher Education

By |2016-11-06T09:55:39+11:00March 2nd, 2014|Professional|

Your research interests cover a diverse array of learning issues in higher education, including digital literacies, blended and personalised learning as well as the importance of designing conducive learning spaces. Could you share with us how you became interested in these issues? My journey as an educator has traversed a number of learning, teaching and [...]

Visiting Scholar at National University of Singapore

By |2016-11-06T09:55:39+11:00October 25th, 2013|Professional|

I was fortunate to be invited as a visiting scholar with the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from the 29th September until the 12th October, 2013. NUS is consistently ranked as one of the top research universities in the world and I was delighted to engage in dialogue at [...]

Personalised Learning in a Digital Age

By |2016-11-24T21:13:56+11:00May 30th, 2013|Professional|

This presentation focussed on how new generation tertiary education students interact in a digital age. It discussed how they  adapt and customise their learning and personalise their interactions to suit their needs. It will argue that students need to acquire a range of literacies to successfully personalise their learning and social environments. New generation tertiary [...]

Walking 100km in 38 Hours

By |2016-11-06T09:55:39+11:00April 22nd, 2013|Personal|

We just completed the gruelling Oxfam Trailwalker 100km event over the weekend. We walked for 38 hours including a five-hour sleep break. The first day took us through the highest part of the course after the 1000 steps. The second day after the five-hour rest/sleep proved to be a punishing day on our feet and the last two [...]

Teaching and Learning Research

By |2016-10-14T15:11:31+11:00November 19th, 2012|Professional|

It is wonderful to see that research into teaching and learning is being recognised as a "serious area of research int its own right" Upgrade for teaching research by: Andrew Trounson From: The Australian November 07, 2012 The morphing of the defunct Australian Learning and Teaching Council into a federal government office may prove a blessing in disguise for [...]

Challenges in Using Technologies in Higher Education

By |2016-11-06T09:55:39+11:00June 23rd, 2012|Professional|

Today I wanted to reflect on some of the challenges we face in higher education in relation to using technologies for learning and teaching. I believe the three main challenges centre on digital literacies, affordances and support. I think we would all agree that literacy is no longer the ability to read and write but [...]

Places and Spaces at Massey University

By |2016-11-06T09:55:39+11:00May 3rd, 2012|Professional|

After completing the beautiful two-hour drive from Wellington to Palmerston North I completed two invited presentations at Massey University on the 16th and 17th April. Before completing the first presentation I had a tour of the campus which identified some of the learning spaces the University was considering to redesign. The presentation involved around 35 attendees [...]