Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

O'Reilly, M 2000, 'Reinvigorating educational design for an online world', in R Sims, M O'Reilly & S Sawkins (eds), Learning to choose: choosing to learn, Proceedings of the 17th annual conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Coffs Harbour, 11-13 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW, pp. 255-264.

Published version available from:


With changes to higher education being significantly impacted by the rapid pace of technological evolution in the new millennium, there is a need to find greater humanity in the course development process. As traditional mediators and creative collaborators in the process of course design, educational designers are well positioned to bring spirit and soul to their work with academic staff. This paper explores the need for reinvigorating teaching and learning relationships through creative, post-egoist meaningful approaches to educational design in times of enormous technological and workplace change.