I think there’s so much wisdom trapped in universities. Often, getting that knowledge out into practice can save lives.
This is a pitch I made to our university in 2021 for why I think knowledge translation is so important
Many of my projects have been about translating academic knowledge into practice. By using my skills in online learning, I’ve been able to help those projects have impact cost-effectively and at scale. For example:
- iPLAY is a whole-of-school blended learning intervention that improved childrens' fitness for $16AUD/year and has been rolled out to 200+ schools.
- Burn2Learn improved adolescent fitness, muscular strength, physical activity, and cortisol with school-based high-intensity interval training
- Thinking While Moving in English improved on-task behaviour, grammar and punctuation by improving physically active English lessons
- Ahead of the Game improved resilience, well-being and mental health literacy with a blended learning intervention targeting adolescent athletes. It’s now been scaled up as part of the national suicide prevention effort
In all of these projects, I was responsible for the multimedia and online learning at the core of the intervention. Here’s a summary of the key approaches I used:
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