Beale has spent most of her career working concurrently in visual instructional design roles within creative industries, and as a teacher within educational institutions. She now works as an Educational Developer at TILT, in which she utilises both her unique creative and technical skillset.
Beale completed an undergraduate design degree at University of Tasmania (UTAS), and went on to work in a diverse range of graphic design, animation, broadcast production, interface/web design, and creative direction roles. Delivering training within broadcast and interactive production environments led Beale into teaching roles within the VET sector. Her responsibilities as a teacher included design and delivery of visual communication-based units within accredited training courses and professional development learning programs. Beale has been the teacher and unit coordinator of a range of units through fully online and blended learning models.
Beale's production experience has primarily been in cross-disciplinary roles within focused teams on large scale projects. Her responsibilities included interface design, content creation, instructional design, and creative direction. Since 2010 the focus of her project involvement has been upon on the design of eLearning products such as QuickSmart Online, and the facilitation of input from academics and subject experts within collaborative projects.
Beale is passionate about the application of design process to every project she undertakes, and incorporating principles of inclusive design. She has a particular interest in the intersection of accessibility and usability, and designing learning materials which engage visual learners, while adhering to accessibility guidelines.
Fields of Research
- Higher Education (130103)
- Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
Conference Publication(1 outputs)
|2016||Wright R, Bossu C, Padgett L, Whitehead D, Carew T, et al., 'Open Education Licensing: A toolkit for achieving openness in the global education market', ASCILITE 2016 Conference Proceedings, 28-30 November 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 672-674. (2016) [Conference Extract]|
Co-authors: Bossu C; Padgett L; Carew T