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Current Affiliations

  • University of Oldenburg

    2017-2020

Biography

Melissa started working as a Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) as part of the ActiveLearn project at the University of Oldenburg in February 2017, and is the Center for Open Education Research (COER) Administration Assistant. She has recently begun her PhD, with the focus 'Facilitating student engagement through educational technology in K-12', supervised by Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki-Richter. Melissa is also a Teaching Assistant in the Master of Distance Education course, offered by the University of Oldenburg in conjunction with UMUC Maryland.

Melissa studied a Bachelor of International Studies (History/Politics), a Diploma in Languages (German) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She worked for 10 years as a high school teacher in South Australia, predominantly of German, Humanities, English and IT, as well as a Coordinator of Humanities and Foreign Languages, Year 8 Coordinator and Acting Coordinator of IT. Melissa then completed a Graduate Certificate in eLearning from the University of New England, and graduated in 2016 with a Master of Education from the University of Adelaide.