Daniel Ruelle, MPM

Daniel Ruelle, MPM

Program Director: English and Communications

Arts and Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Ruelle has been teaching English for over 15 years across many areas, focusing mainly on English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes. His qualifications include a Master of Project Management with Distinction, International Diploma of Language Teaching Management, and Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate. In addition to teaching and learning activities, he has experience in academic management of pre-sessional and in-sessional academic English programs at the tertiary level. Daniel’s teaching philosophy is one that blends technology into face-to-face lessons in principled ways, allowing students to immerse themselves in the English language beyond the walls of the classroom. He believes in the potential of principled and valid assessment activities, both formative and summative, when combined with rich, personalized, and actionable feedback. Daniel has a number of academic interests, including language assessment, statistical analysis using Rasch Measurement Theory, vocabulary acquisition (including spaced repetition and learners autonomously using corpora), educational technology, learning analytics, and other areas. He has presented at a number of international conferences including the prestigious IATEFL conference in the UK. He has appeared on VTV7 television programs 8IELTS and IELTS Face-Off as an invited expert.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Language assessment
  • Rasch measurement
  • Vocabulary acquisition (spaced repetition, collocations)
  • Corpus linguistics & data-driven learning
  • Learning analytics

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Blended learning and flipped classroom
  • Gamification
  • Team-based learning
  • Task-based learning
  • Learner autonomy

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

RMIT University Vietnam – Teacher of the Year 2011

EDUCATION

  • MPM (with Distinction), RMIT University, Australia
  • International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM), University of Queensland & University of Cambridge
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, University of Cambridge
  • BA, Acadia University, Canada