Not long after I uploaded my EDMEDIA presentation slides to SlideShare, I received this message. I’ve never had my work featured anywhere so I was very happy 🙂

Hi nona.muldoon!

Your presentation Second Life Machinima: Creating Opportunities for Curriculum and Instruction is currently being showcased on the ‘Education’ page by our editorial team. 

It’s likely to remain there for the next 16-20 hours… 


– the SlideShare team 


Unbeknownst to me, further review was undertaken  for one of my accepted papers. The news below from the Executive Director of AACE Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education really came as a complete surprise:

after rigorous review by the ED-MEDIA 2009 Program Committee and Program Chairs, your paper, “Second Life Machinima: Creating new opportunities for curriculum and instruction,” has been selected to receive an Outstanding Paper Award!

Dr Gary Marks, 2009

I recently submitted a paper to the 2009 ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunication for the first time.  I received my acceptance letter  with the reviewers feedback, as follows:

An excellent paper in every respect. The topic is interesting and sound connections are made between theory and practice. The hypothesis is clearly explained, the rationale for the study is sound, the methodology is well matched to intentions, presentation and analysis is clear, conclusions are well founded, discussion of the issues is necessarily brief but supportable with reference both to the literature and results.

I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this paper for inclusion in the conference programme though I feel that at 11 pages it will be necessary to do some light pruning. I’d also like to recommend the authors considering a submission to IJEL.


A colleague and research collaborator at Central Queensland University  has recently provided feedback to my Unit regarding her perceptions of process, approaches, outcomes, etc pertaining to the redesign of her course in auditing. 

The support I had from Nona has been tremendous. I would like to clone her so that I could have her on tap in my office at all times. It makes such a difference to have someone with Nona’s expertise to collaborate with before making important decisions on the redesign… I believe this project has made the course more interesting, which should aid in engaging the students in the course delivery. This is by far the best professional development opportunity I have experienced at CQU.

Jennifer Kofoed, 2008

An extract from a written reference provided by another academic author, with whom I worked closely at Charles Sturt University, provides additional evidence of my effective approach in educational development projects:

I cannot overstate the improvement which has occurred in the distance education materials I have produced since working with Nona. Her educational background, together with her approach to design and understanding of pedagogy has enabled the production of distance education materials which consistently receive high ratings in student evaluations… Nona has not only improved these distance education materials by sharing her knowledge of adult education with me, but also by developing templates for me to use when writing, by meeting regularly with me to introduce and explain new ideas, by reviewing my performance in face-to-face teaching, and by involving me in her research projects on education. The entire experience has been extremely satisfying, both as a process and as measured by the outcomes achieved.

Associate Professor Jayne Bisman, 2003


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