John Larkin is an educator
and Instructional Designer living
and working in both Australia and Singapore.
He has worked on a number of CD-ROM and web based projects. He
dabbles in the area of information technology and curriculum integration.
He presently lives in Bukit Batok.
Since arriving in Singapore he has worked for companies such as ICUS and Knowledge
Village. He has conducted workshops focused upon Information
Technology in Education in many Singaporean schools. John is presently
Senior Assistant Director at the Centre
for Educational Development at Nanyang
Technological University. He also teaches, on a part time basis,
at the National
Institute of Education within the Specialist
eLearning Instructional Design Programme. John also participates
in the International
Coastal Cleanup each year. Recent photographs for the ICCS
can be located here.
John had been a
Project Officer/Instructional Designer with EmLab, formerly the Interactive
Multimedia Learning Laboratory (IMMLL), at the University of Wollongong,
NSW, Australia from October, 1996 through to September, 1999. John worked
upon a number of projects primarily focused upon web based delivery
of educational courses, educational web presence and the inservicing
of teachers and academics in the fields of informaton technology in
education during his full time association with the IMMLL.
Web design and development projects
undertaken by John in the past include the Faculty
of Education, University
of Wollongong Library,
of Wollongong home
page (collaboration), Illawarra
and the IMMLL
itself. John was also a part time lecturer/tutor with the Faculty of
Education, providing instruction in interactive multimedia in education.
John has conducted workshops for teachers, academics and professionals
in the fields of interactive multimedia, curriculum integration, the
Internet and web page construction both in Australia and overseas.
a Master of Education degree with an emphasis upon the
design, implementation and evaluation of interactive
multimedia in education several years ago. He also has a
background in secondary school education with ten years
teaching experience. He has taught History, Commerce,
Asian Social Studies, Geography, Business Studies,
Religion and Computing Studies.
John has had the good fortune
to receive several awards for multimedia projects that he has worked
on in the past. In 1994 he was awarded, with two other postgraduate
students, the Interactive Multimedia 'Gold Disc' award at theUniversity
of Wollongong for a historical "whodunit" multimedia exercise entitled
"What Happened To Sam?". In 1995 he received the Apple
Morning Herald Technology
Teacher of the Year award for his historical and moving multimedia package
of War". John was
also awarded "Best Student Project 1996" by ASCILITE
for his multimedia title "HyperKite".
[Note ~ John Larkin's latest
biodata can be downloaded as a pdf file ~ May 2007]