Dana McKay: Teaching

Teaching

I have cumulative teaching experience of approximately 6 years at RMIT University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Waikato. My teaching encompasses a range of roles, including subject coordinator, lecturer, tutor and laboratory demonstrator. It also includes a range of subjects across the disciplines of computing and information systems, including information systems basics, human computer interaction, research methods and ethics, introductory programming, and algorithms. My teaching ethos is student centred and student success focused.

Current teaching

I am currently in my first semester team teaching Usability Engineering at RMIT University with Professor Margaret Hamilton. This subject covers usability fundamentals for students undertaking masters degrees in the School of Computing Technologies.

Prior to this I taught two subjects at the University of Melbourne

  • Fundamentals of Information Systems is highly industry engaged; I brought in two industry guest speakers per semester, and managed a team of tutors with IS consulting experience. I was involved in this subject from 2016 (when I was a tutor), and subject coordinator from 2017. This subject was typically 180-220 students.

  • Information Architecture is an optional subject in the Masters of Technology HCI specialism. In this subject we examined how to design and test the user experience of accessing information using digital technology. We also covered human information behaviour, and the underpinnings of information retrieval technologies. I was involved in this subject since 2020.

Teaching Qualification

I hold a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Melbourne