Associate Professor Isabella Dobrescu has excelled in the Education space at all levels, from her performance in the classroom to her role in designing and modernising courses across a variety of subjects and her award winning work in the sphere of technology enabled teaching innovations.
Together with Alberto Motta, Isabella is currently working on creating the world’s first MIICs – Massive Immersive Interactive Courses. It all started with Playconomics, a videogame that proved to be a game changer in teaching first year Economics. Today Playconomics has become an award-winning experiential learning platform used to design courses that teach Medicine, Engineering and Business all across Australia.
The heart of everything she does in the education space, however, remains research. She is currently conducting several evaluation studies on 'what works' in education, providing insights into ways to address the challenges of modern higher education.
Isabella served as Deputy Director of the Scientia Education Academy (July 2019 - July 2021) and is the current co-chair of the STEP UP initiative in Education.