Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2011

Organizing and facilitating the 24 Hour Virtual International Day of the Midwife on 5 May to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. For more details go to the event wiki.

AKO Aotearea research project - Collating video resources to support teaching and learning in the tertiary sector

Leader of this research project funded by Ako Aotearea funded for $11,500 on behalf of the Southern Hub of Ako Aotearea staff developers. This project involves identifying and collating video resources that will support development of teaching and learning in the tertiary sector: Mind the gap: Developing a digital repository of resources to support reflective teaching and learning. Project due to be completed now. One outcome will be development of open online resource page for educators in higher education:

Analysis of open midwifery journals

Working in collaboration with a team of educators led by Leigh Blackall, Canberra University, Australia, building on my own personal analysis of open access to midwifery journals. Aim of the project is to look at midwifery journals and rate them according to how 'open' they are. The outcome will be a published report that will be available to midwives: here is the project which is being put together on Wikiversity using open research methodology.