John Larkin

John Larkin is an educator with an international profile due to his practical application of educational technologies both in Australia and overseas during the past two decades. He has a diverse experience in the development and usage of educational technologies in primary, secondary, tertiary and corporate educational fields.  John has created both web-based and multimedia education projects. His skill set is enriched with a keen eye for design and a practical approach towards instructional technologies.

John Larkin and the AKEPT Workshop Participants Malaysia

Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education eLearning Workshop, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

He has taught part-time at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the fields of instructional design, online course development and education multimedia design at the University of Wollongong, NSW and also at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Prior to his return to Australia John was employed at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Nanyang Technological University.


Master of Education Degree (1993 – 1994) (part-time) Conversion from Graduate Certificate in History Education. Major: Information Technology in Education Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong.

Diploma in Education (1980) History/English Method. Faculty of Education University of Wollongong.

Bachelor of Arts (1977 – 1979) Major: History and English Literature. Faculty of Arts. Minor: Biology, Faculty of Science. Minor: History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Arts. University of Wollongong.

Additional non-award tertiary studies also undertaken in Computing Science, Ancient History and Philosophy (University of Wollongong).

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  1. Judy Richards
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 21:14:53

    Hello John.
    I am a family ferret and have you, a link, in the long, long chain of the Rixon family.
    I actually sent details of our connection at Christmas and wonder if it got lost in the mail or festivities. I was aking your permission to copy your dad’s photo when he returned from war as I have every soldier listed and try to honour them with anything appropriate even if it is only the ship they sailed on.
    Would love to ask a coupla questions about your family and happy to give you history back to our convict who enriched this country with some wonderful people. My project is a personal hobby and will never go any further than my computer and family members.

  2. Julie Hutchinson
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 17:49:24

    Hi John,
    I came upon your site whilst looking for content for my son’s home learning programme for this year. I’m quite excited about what you have gathered and your ideas and would like to add your site to my list of valuable resources. Julie

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