Michael Schmitz

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Director Buccaneer Learning and Director of Virtualisation and Electronic Publishing at Cerberus Press

I believe passionately in the advantages of online education. In my role as a lecturer in the areas of Classics and Ancient History and as Convener of Classics and Ancient History in 2013 at the University of New England (UNE), 85% of my students were online distance students, and seven years of teaching provided a fantastic opportunity to explore online delivery and get an understanding of what worked, for both my students and myself. In my time at UNE I became familiar with a number of learning management systems (such as WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai and Moodle) and used my understanding of platforms and delivery to become a recognised innovator in the digital teaching space. I also won numerous teaching awards based on student satisfaction and retention results in some of the discipline’s largest enrolment units. I consider myself LMS agnostic and enjoy developing SCORM and Tin Can API (xAPI) compliant elearning. I am really excited to bring my experience and understanding to Buccaneer Learning. I relish the continued opportunity to inspire and educate by working more broadly with industry, training organisations and educators.

eLearning Articles by Michael Schmitz

The Importance of Responsive Design in Online Education

The Importance of Responsive Design in Online Education

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 by Michael Schmitz

Responsive design will become a critical aspect of online education in the very near future. Those institutions willing to engage…