This year’s recipient is Wayne Duncan. Wayne is Deputy Principal of Northern Southland College. His thesis on understanding the function of empathy in synchronous multimedia conferencing draws on both his prior work managing distance learning projects and his experiences as an educational psychologist.
This year, Wayne will be speaking at the 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, which runs between 7 and 9 August in Madison, Wisconsin. His presentation, Participant’s Understandings of Empathy Within SMC (Synchronistic Multimedia Conferencing), will draw on work from his doctoral thesis.
Currently, Wayne is working with Professor Angus Macfarlane and Dr Kathleen Quinlivan researching empathy in face-to-face classrooms and has also been invited to be on the advisory group for the Network for Learning.
CORE Education is pleased to support and encourage Wayne’s thought-provoking work and stimulate best-practice and development in the wider education sector.