Position

Associate Lecturer - Academic Skills Advisor
Student Learning Centre

Qualifications

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry 20 Apr 2007

Degree of Bachelor of Innovation and Enterprise (Science and Technology) 20 Apr 2007

Graduate Certificate in International Business Administration 18 Dec 2007

Graduate Diploma in International Business Administration 16 Apr 2008

Degree of Master of Business Administration (International Business) 22 Apr 2009

Doctor of Education - 2016

Honours, awards and grants

2006 Dynamic Horizons Scholarship in Innovation and Enterprise (Science and Technology)

2007 Dean's Certificate: Legal Aspects of International Business

2008 The Bet Roffey Memorial Prize in International Business

2007 Dean's Letter of Commendation for BUSN9003

2007 Dean's Letter of Commendation for BUSN 9005

2008 Dean's Letter of Commendation for BUSN9012

2008 Channel Nine Young Achiever of the Year – Semi Finalist

2010 Department of Trade and Economic Development Young Achiever nominee

2011 RAA Young Leadership Award nominee for Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards

2012 Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Teaching interests

Saib is also a full-time Academic Advisor/Lecturer at the Student Learning Centre where he provides academic support in numeracy and literacy to all students at Flinders University. Saib also works closely with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement and the School of Education in his capacity as a tutor of EDUC2420. He also coordinates a Masters topic, namely Sustainability and Ethics in Management BIU at the Flinders Business School. Saib also works with the School of Paramedics in delivering academic orientation programs to volunteer rural paramedics in conjunction with Ambulance Victoria. Saibs work also extends to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, where he provided numercial support in drug calculations within NURS1001. Saibs also works in conjunction with the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Maths in teaching Academic and Professional Numeracy.

Research expertise

  • Sociology

Research interests

Dianati, S (2016). The Elephant in the Room: MOOCs and Neoliberalism, Paper Presented at Sixth International Conference on Critical Education, Middlesex University, London

Dianati, S (2015). Has anyone bothered to critique MOOCs? Sustaining the critical, ethical and collaborative capacities of higher education. Paper presented at the National Learning and Teaching Conference, New Zealand.

Dianati, S & Cavaleri, M (2015). You want me to check your grammar again? How online grammar checkers can complement our feedback to students. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Australian Association of Language and Learning Conference, Melbourne.

Dianati, S. (2014). What have MOOCS got to do with good education? A critique of ideologies informing MOOC platforms. Paper accepted for the International Academic Forum: The North American Conference on Education (NACE2014), Rhode Island, USA.

Dianati, S. (2013). Peer-learning and social network analysis: An example of connectivism as pedagogy and as a theory. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Australian Association of Language and Learning Conference, Melbourne.

Dianati, S. (2013). Access and participation in Australia’s higher education policy: Deconstructing Australia’s Social Inclusion Framework. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI). Seville: ICERI.

Dianati, S., Burke Da Silva, K., Randall-Smith, S., Nedosyko, A., & Devlin, J. (2013). Where have all our students gone? Promoting positive student outcomes in the digital age through peer driven student communities. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, Adelaide.

Publications

  • Dianati, S. (2015). Has anyone bothered to critique MOOCs? Sustaining the critical, ethical and collaborative capacities of higher education. In Has anyone bothered to critique MOOCs? Sustaining the critical, ethical and collaborative capacities of higher education. New Zealand: National Learning and Teaching Conference. National Learning and Teaching Conference. Bay of Plenty.
  • Dianati, S. (2014). What have MOOCS got to do with good education? A critique of ideologies informing MOOC platforms. In What have MOOCS got to do with good education? A critique of ideologies informing MOOC platforms. Kobe, Japan: International Academic Forum: The North American Conference on Education (NACE2014). The international Academy Forum.
  • Dianati, S. (2013). Peer-learning and social network analysis: an example of connectivism as pedagogy and as a theory. In 11th Biennial AALL Conference. Association for Academic Language and Learning. 1th AALL Biennial Conference New students, new learning: new challenges? RMIT, Melbourne. Dec 2014.
  • Dianati, S. and Da Burke Silva, K. (2013). Where have all our students gone? Promoting positive student outcomes in the digital age through peer driven student communities. In Where have all our students gone? Promoting positive student outcomes in the digital age through peer driven student communities. Adelaide: 8th Annual Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference. 8th Annual Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference.
  • Dianati, S. (2016). The Elephant in the Room: MOOCs and Neoliberalism, Paper Presented at Sixth International Conference on Critical Education, In The Elephant in the Room: MOOCs and Neoliberalism, Paper Presented at Sixth International Conference on Critical Education, London: International Conference on Critical Education. Sixth International Conference on Critical Education. Middlesex.
  • Dianati, S. and Cavaleri, M. (2015). You want me to check your grammar again? The usefulness of an online grammar checker as perceived by students. In Critical Intersections. 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Wollongong.
  • Dianati, S. (2013). Access and participation in Australia’s higher education policy: Deconstructing Australia’s Social Inclusion Framework. In Access and participation in Australia’s higher education policy: Deconstructing Australia’s Social Inclusion Framework. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI). The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) Seville, Spain.
  • Cavaleri, M. and Dianati, S. (2016). You want me to check your grammar again? The usefulness of an online grammar checker as perceived by students. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 10(1) pp. A223-A236.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Dianati, S. (2016). The Elephant in the Room: MOOCs and Neoliberalism, Paper Presented at Sixth International Conference on Critical Education, In The Elephant in the Room: MOOCs and Neoliberalism, Paper Presented at Sixth International Conference on Critical Education, London: International Conference on Critical Education. Sixth International Conference on Critical Education. Middlesex.
  • Dianati, S. and Cavaleri, M. (2015). You want me to check your grammar again? The usefulness of an online grammar checker as perceived by students. In Critical Intersections. 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Wollongong.
  • Dianati, S. (2013). Access and participation in Australia’s higher education policy: Deconstructing Australia’s Social Inclusion Framework. In Access and participation in Australia’s higher education policy: Deconstructing Australia’s Social Inclusion Framework. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI). The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) Seville, Spain.
  • Cavaleri, M. and Dianati, S. (2016). You want me to check your grammar again? The usefulness of an online grammar checker as perceived by students. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 10(1) pp. A223-A236.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Dianati, S. (2015). Has anyone bothered to critique MOOCs? Sustaining the critical, ethical and collaborative capacities of higher education. In Has anyone bothered to critique MOOCs? Sustaining the critical, ethical and collaborative capacities of higher education. New Zealand: National Learning and Teaching Conference. National Learning and Teaching Conference. Bay of Plenty.
  • Dianati, S. (2014). What have MOOCS got to do with good education? A critique of ideologies informing MOOC platforms. In What have MOOCS got to do with good education? A critique of ideologies informing MOOC platforms. Kobe, Japan: International Academic Forum: The North American Conference on Education (NACE2014). The international Academy Forum.
  • Dianati, S. (2013). Peer-learning and social network analysis: an example of connectivism as pedagogy and as a theory. In 11th Biennial AALL Conference. Association for Academic Language and Learning. 1th AALL Biennial Conference New students, new learning: new challenges? RMIT, Melbourne. Dec 2014.
  • Dianati, S. and Da Burke Silva, K. (2013). Where have all our students gone? Promoting positive student outcomes in the digital age through peer driven student communities. In Where have all our students gone? Promoting positive student outcomes in the digital age through peer driven student communities. Adelaide: 8th Annual Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference. 8th Annual Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference.

Professional and community engagement

Saib is currently the South Australian Representative for the Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL). Saib has recently been invovled in the organsisation of the first tri-day numeracy sympoisum of AALL at Flinders CBD campus in July 2014. He is also an editior for the national AALL newsletter.

Contact

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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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