As Programme Coordinator for the Master of Change and Organisational Resilience and Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Change for Good, Darcy plays a pivotal role in steering the programme's success. Moving away from her previous role as Postgraduate Director for our teacher-focused Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning, this marks a transition into an area where she can work alongside change and social impact practitioners.
Her responsibilities encompass a multifaceted approach, including course and assessment set-up, student engagement and the running of online and hybrid workshops and sessions. Additionally, Darcy helps drive our Digital and Collaborative Teaching and Learning Micro-credential ; both our self-paced delivery and Future Learn versions of the programme.
With over 17 years of experience in the education sector, Darcy is an expert in developing and delivering content on integrating digital technologies in teaching and learning. She has a Master in Special and Inclusive Education from The University of Manchester in UK, and is passionate about the use of technologies to enhance learning experiences. Her research focuses on digital learning, online interaction and sentiment analysis in education, all aspects she brings into her role.
Darcy enjoys being around the diverse range of tech savvy and creative minds, and loves seeing teachers across Aotearoa graduate from our postgraduate certificates with a new mindset. She sees our graduates as braver, bolder, more confident taking risks, and lifelong learners – making everything she does entirely worth it.
Darcy sees the future of education in artificial intelligence and quantum computing – imagining the powerful combination of superbrain and superspeed. She believes it will open up a whole new level of advancement in technologies, and looks forward to seeing the impact on the education industry here in Aotearoa, and all over the world.
Originally from Vietnam, Darcy describes her life as similar to the Japanese animated fantasy film ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’. Life was peaceful and uneventful until her family decided to move to a different continent. This caused a lot of ups and downs, but they are so grateful to have made the move to Aotearoa!
Although we see her knowledge, openness and optimism as superpowers in our teaching team, Darcy claims her daughter believes her superpower is managing to survive in the world with “these little hands”, which really equates to her immense resilience. Although we don’t have a lot of use for the tiny hands in our organisation, we certainly have use for Darcy’s resilience and her wide range of skills and experience.
Master in Special and Inclusive Education, The University of Manchester, UK