Melanie Kyle

Melanie Kyle

VE Teacher

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Melanie is a passionate educator, traveler and advocate of life-long learning. She is a vocational teacher specializing in academic preparation skills and working with students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Overview

Melanie has taught at RMIT University in the Certificate IV in EAL since 2008 and the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation since 2013. At the end of 2020 Melanie was awarded an ISSI Fellowship with the aim to identify international best practice in blended and online learning for disadvantaged VET learners.

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Industry experience

2008 -  present: RMIT (Vocational Education Teacher)

2007: International House and the English Centre (Teacher)

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Research

Melanie's ISSI Fellowship research is focused on improving engagement, participation, and completion rates for disadvantaged VE students. The final goal will be to use this research to quantify and create a replicable model of best practice online teaching that can be shared and implemented across Victorian VET institutions.

Research keywords

Blended and online learning, Hybrid learning, Synchronous/asynchronous learning, Disadvantage and vulnerable students

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Publications

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Awards

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Languages

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Feature publications

Melanie Kyle’s best practice suggestions for online teaching

VE Essentials, RMIT Australia

M. Kyle. (2020).

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Awards

International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship

Award date: 2020

Recipients: N. Carfora, A O'Donnell, A. Buchanan, N. Delaney-John, M. Kyle, et al.

RMIT Learning and Teaching Award for Widening Participation in Vocational Education

Award date: 2012

Recipients: Melanie Kyle

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Public and media engagements

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.