Dan Laurence

Learning Experience Designer

Learning Technologist

Learning Researcher

Dan Laurence

Learning Experience Designer

Learning Technologist

Learning Researcher

About Me

I'm Dan Laurence, a well journeyed learning experience designer, or perhaps co-designer would be more accurate - as empathy and collaboration are central to the way I work. The award winning designs I've worked on always start within a design process grounded in the student experience before constructing towards academic goals. Combining a background in both technology and online pedagogy I enjoy working in teams passionate about the opportunities that education provides.

  • Qualifications . . . . . BA, MEd, CMALT
  • Working at . . . . . La Trobe University
  • Consultation . . . . . Available
  • Located . . . . . Melbourne, Australia.
Awards
QS/Wharton Reimagine Education - Bronze 2016
Swinburne Uni VC Teaching Excellence Award - 2017 & 2019
La Trobe University PVC Teaching Award 2019 
AFR Education Technology Award 2017
I am a Senior Educational Designer & Technologist of nearly ten years standing and with some experience teaching into a Graduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning. Through my work I have partnered closely with academics to co-design many hundreds of subjects in higher education. Recent journal publications and commercialisations of my work have won numerous awards and been the subject of many conference presentations. In 2015 & 2017 I was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award at Swinburne University. I am a member of relevant professional organisations including ASCILITE and have completed portfolio based assessment to achieve CMALT recognition. I have also recently been awarded the 2017 AFR Educational Technology award & QS/Wharton Reimagine Education Bronze Award reflecting a long commitment and history of working in education, interactive media and technologies that are employed in over 140 universities and institutions around the world. t.
Dan Laurence
Dan Laurence
Learning Experience Designer
My Services
Co-designing Education
The best learning experiences begin with an intention, a plan and then collaboratively, a design. Facilitating this process has been where I have added value to a large number of subjects - developing intuitive design processes for subject leaders and teams.   
Consultation
In addition to consulting on the design of learning and the technology that helps them happen, my broader expertise in learning analytics, user typing and the application of game principles in education is also regularly called upon.
Research
Operating between the professional and academic space has limited my publication record, but the quality of my writing and ideas is well regarded as having highly practical value.
Speaking
I conduct regular seminars and workshops on a range of educational topics, technologies and pedagogies. Though I ground my expertise in current research, the feedback I receive, usually notes the pragmatism of what I'm presenting. 
Resume
Experience
2016 - Present
Senior Educational Designer
La Trobe University

Co-designing learning, training staff, workshops, consultation.

2014 - 2016
Learning Technologist
Swinburne University

Learning design workshops, media creation, design consultation.

2009 - 2014
Media Agency Consultant
KPMG, Beonic Corp, AFL, Image Control, many others.

Media creation, communications management, events, web development.

Education
Deakin University
Masters of Digital Learning Leadership

Association for Learning Technology
CMALT Portfolio

Swinburne University
Bachelor of Arts
Skills
  • Learning Design/Development
  • Research Publication
  • Technology
  • Communication/Speaking
Abilities
  • Teaching
  • Research
Key Knowledge Areas
  • Pedagogy
  • Engagement
  • Design
  • Communication
  • Project Management
  • Technology
Testimonials
Blog
April, 2018 Helped found and set up the TEL Edvisors blog (ASCILITE SiG)

The shared joys (and pains) of innovators in Higher Education found a clear expression in this collaborative blog. I established branding and set up the WordPress backend to mathc a collaborative authoring structure.

May, 2019 Helped establish La Trobe's SHE College Teaching & Learning Blog

Sharing the success stories of academics that innovate is always an interesting conversation and one that needed a good platform for sharing.

Get in Touch
  • Address . . . . . Melbourne
  • Email . . . . . d4nlaurence (at) hotmail.com
  • Consultation . . . . . Available
  • Twitter . . . . . @D4n_