Simon is currently the Co-Project leader of 'Learning to Teach Online', a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations. You can read about the project here: http://online.cofa.unsw.edu.au/learning-to-teach-online/about-the-p...
Since 1996 Simon worked as a designer in Sydney Australia, producing CD Roms, web sites, print and film graphics in the pioneering days of interactive design and new media.
From 2003, he has become increasingly involved in the process of design education. Now a full time academic at the College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Simon has since co-operatively pioneered learning and teaching approaches for fully online art and design education, and has helped establish an internationally recognised quality online learning reputation for the Faculty’s online learning and teaching unit, COFA Online.
Simon’s research now focuses on the development of new online pedagogies to evolve design education into a globally networked practice. In 2006, his implementation of online learning and teaching research was nationally recognised by the Australia Learning and Teaching Council by being co-awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for ‘Pioneering internationally recognised best practice in online education in the creative arts and design’.
In 2007, McIntyre’s research and design education practice led to the development and supervision of an international, fully online Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design program for COFA.
2010 sees Simon working on the creation of a free resource for design educators worldwide called 'Learning to Teach Online'.
Through his continued research and online teaching practice, Simon hopes to continue to help develop strategies to improve the quality and delivery of online education in across disciplines.