Helen Doyle started working at SiMERR in July 2012 as the QuickSmart Online Project Manager. Her previous role was as ICT Pedagogy Officer at UNE, working with pre-service teachers and education lecturers to show how to incorporate ICT into courses and how ICT’s can be used in the school classroom. Helen is an experienced adult educator, ICT educator, High School HSIE teacher and until recently, a management accountant. Helen has found all these skills very important in her role at SiMERR. Helen has been responsible for working with the previous software developers, Toggle Media and the Australian Government and other partners on the eduONE project that was completed successfully in June 2013. The development of QuickSmart Online has now been brought in-house at SiMERR and Helen continues to work as part of this team.
As of January 2014, Helen has been working closely with Northern Territory Corrections and Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust to develop the QuickStart program for adults that have literacy and numeracy levels at a pre-level. This program will be delivered both face-to-face and in the new Darwin Correctional Centre as QuickStart Tutorial available on personal learning management systems (PILS) in cells. Helen is an ICT “junkie” and likes nothing more than to explore different technologies to see how they can benefit the learning of both adults and children. Helen likes to research and write about the different uses of technology in education and has authored and co-authored a number of papers that have been delivered at various conferences in Australia and New Zealand. Helen is currently undertaking a Master of Education (Research) through UNE.