- Learning and teaching in higher education
- Technology enhanced learning
- Adult learning
- Transformative learning
- Learning mobility
- Professional learning
Maxine Mitchell is an Academic Developer with USC's Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching (C-SALT).
Maxine has worked in the higher education sector for the past 17 years across a range of central units responsible for the strategic direction, management, development, implementation and evaluation of learning and teaching. Over this period Maxine’s personal and professional focus gravitated to technology enhanced learning (in its many evolving forms) and the associated institution-led professional learning initiatives to foster quality changes in teaching practices to enhance the student learning experience. Paralleling this 17 year period Maxine taught in a range of higher education contexts from large first year undergraduate foundational courses to professional learning courses and workshops for academic and academic support staff.
More recently, Maxine led a three year whole-of-institution project responsible for the coordination, design, development and implementation of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s emerging blended learning strategic direction.
Currently Maxine is facilitating and team teaching the Foundations of University Teaching professional learning course and is completing her PhD studies - Learning mobility in professional practice: Transforming workplace learning in higher education.