Jane has a wide and varied range of experiences and skills all grounded in a passion and enthusiasm for education. Jane has been a primary school teacher in Australia and New Zealand before moving into the area of teacher professional development. Jane joined CORE Education in 2007 firstly as an eFellow and then joining the National Curriculum project team. Within this role Jane creates curriculum content, advises on how to present information online to best suit different audiences, and puts forward proposals for improved website functionality. As part of her role in creating content Jane produces, edits and publishes digital stories, enabling schools around New Zealand to share their curriculum innovations. Jane also manages the EDtalks website, a collection of video interviews, discussions, and presentations featuring thought leaders, innovative educators and inspirational learners. The EDtalks videos are produced and published for educators everywhere by CORE Education.
Designing effective, engaging, user-friendly and inclusive online communities
Supporting schools to share their curriculum experiences and learning
Developing online resources and communities to support teachers’ professional learning
Are we there yet? Keynote - Nelson ECE ICT hui 2009
How Does Oral Language fit into the ICT World?, ULearn 2008
The Moving, Thinking, Collaborative Classroom is not a Myth, North Otago Principals Association Conference 2008
Digital Photography 101, GRITS Conference Tapanui 2008
Inquiry Learning, Lawrence Area School Conference 2008
Ministry of Education Efellowship (2007)
Inspired Teacher Scholarship for Visual Learning (2006)
Nicholls, J. (2012) Mirrors of practice and windows of possibility. Dissertation. University of Otago.
Nicholls, J. (2008) Podcasting and oral language. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 20(1).
Nicholls, J. (2008) Case study 1: All journeys begin with a single step. In J. Pearce & G. Bass, Technology Toolkit. Introducing you to Web 2.0 (pp. 120-122). Victoria: Nelson Cengage Learning.
"I was born in England, grew up in Australia and now enjoy living in Dunedin, NZ. My favourite things to do when not working are to run long distances, indulge my photography habit, and listen to A Distant City."