Educator. Collaborator. Systems sleuth.#
Associate Professor Kim Blackmore is an Educational Experiences Developer at the School of Cybernetics. Kim is passionate about the power of systems thinking techniques to explain complex phenomena and unlock intractable problems. Kim is an experienced education leader with a foundation in machine learning, systems engineering, and communications network analysis. Kim particularly enjoys the richness of collaborating across disciplines and engaging with many ways of thinking in the academy.
Kim is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of Engineers Australia. She was Director of the ANU Centre for Learning and Teaching through the tumult of pivoting in an out of remote learning in response to COVID-19. Earlier, Kim led a whole-of-institution curriculum review program and implementation of a new learning management system at the University of Canberra. She has been an active innovator in higher education and an early adopter of technology to enhance learning and teaching for 20 years. Kim led a large Engineering Hubs and Spokes collaboration between ANU and UniSA, sharing design, development and delivery of courses. As Convener of the Digital Learning Project in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Kim led creation of the world’s first bilingual MOOC, as well as a wide range of blended online and blended language and social science courses.
Kim is interested in distributed and de-centralised systems that support and enable local action for greater good, across a wide range of domains. She has a particular interest in the human, technological and ecological systems that constitute higher education.
Kim loves to be in nature and is calm and happy when gardening, walking, riding, hiking and camping. Kim spends several weeks each summer crammed in a busy caravan park and aspires to retire there if the ocean doesn’t reclaim it first.