Dr. Meg Colasante (PhD, SFHEA) is a Lecturer at Deakin University in Australia. At Deakin, Meg currently (2022) works in faculty development in the Learning Innovations team of the Faculty of Business and Law, while also teaching courses within the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching). These roles demonstrate her interest in collaboratively advancing higher education teaching practices, along with completing a PhD in co-constructing digital teaching practice in higher education (using a cultural-historical activity theory perspective). Meg received her PhD from the School of Education at Deakin University in 2021, and earlier her Master of Professional Education and Training (Flexible, Online and Distance Education) from the School of Education at Deakin University in 2010.
With a background of innovating in university teaching practices (e.g. designing the pedagogical affordances of a media annotation tool), Meg was delighted to lead a project team to design, develop, trial, and research the hybrid-flexible StudyFlex model at La Trobe University under the sponsorship and mentoring of Dr John Bevacqua. In previous roles, Meg worked in faculty development and curriculum design roles at each of University of Melbourne and RMIT University, and at RMIT taught instructional design, and research design courses (after earlier leading and teaching into various health programs at RMIT). Meg has been admitted as a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy (UK).