President, Treasurer and Executive Member of ASCILITE (2000 – 2011)
I served on the ASCILITE Executive from 2000 until 2011 and made a significant contribution to the Society as an Executive member (for 6 years), as Treasurer (for 3 years) and as President (for 3 years). I was convenor of two successful ASCILITE conferences (2001 & 2010). ASCILITE is a major international association in the field of educational technology. This society makes a significant contribution to educational technology.
My ideas, leadership, and resources given as a volunteer had a significant impact on the Society. ASCILITE has grown into a more professional and financially sustainable society with contemporary financial and strategic planning models and a wide range of member services. I played a key role in ensuring that ASCILITE remains a sustainable and vibrant society that encourages and supports quality research into, and exemplary use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education throughout Australasia. I received the prestigious ascilite life member award at the conference in recognition of my significant contribution to ASCILITE. Life Member Awards are the highest recognition of achievement made by ASCILITE and I was the 10th person to receive this award.
- Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education National Conference December 2010. University of Technology, Sydney; University of Queensland, Charles Sturt University.
- Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education National Conference held at The University of Melbourne, December 2001. Responsible for budgets, program, workshops and proceedings.
- 2014 – onwards: Technology, Knowledge and Learning – http://springer.com/10758..
- 2013 – onwards: Alberta Journal of Educational Research (AJER).
- 2012 – 2015: British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).
- 2006 – 2015: Association for Learning Technology (ALT-J).
- 2009 – 2015: Distance Education.
- 2002 – 2013 – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET)
- 2006 – 2011 – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET). Management Committee.
- 1997 – present – ascilite – Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
- 1996 – 2012 – Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
- 2006 – present – Association for Learning Technology
- 2007 – present – National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
Advisory & Reference Group
- Juror for the 2017 McGraw Hill International Education Panel. The Prize recognises outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today.
- Board of Directors – Open Education Consortium: First Australian to be elected to board.
- Juror for the 2016 McGraw Hill International Education Panel. The Prize recognises outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today. We selected Sakena Yacoobi, CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning, for the transformational effect that her work has had on communities in Afghanistan, particularly in education for girls and women, and how she has inspired others to follow suit. I have also been invited as a Juror for 2017.
- Faculty member and mentor: 2015 ACODE Learning Technologies Leadership Institute. Mentored sixty learning technologists’ across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Invited to participate as a Faculty member in 2017.
- OLT Assessor for Personalised Learning Grants
- Invited foundation member of the International Advisory Board of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) based at Dublin City University (DCU) in the Republic of Ireland. Membership of the Board is limited to no more than 12 leading international scholars and educators working in the area.
- 2014 Horizon Australia Expert Panel: Technology Outlook: Tertiary Education in Australia 2014-2019, an NMC Horizon Project Regional Report. The New Media Consortium http://www.nmc.org
- 2013 Advisory board: Technology Outlook – Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018. The New Media Consortium http://www.nmc.org. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-Technology-Outlook-for-Australian-Tertiary-Education.pdf
- 2012-2013: Member of DELFA International Advisory Board. To provide strategic, informed advice consistent with the major aims and mission of the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA). DELFA aims to foster innovation, promote curriculum development and build a network of leaders in online, blended and distance education. Its core mission is to be a driving force and world leader in redefining and transforming the nature of online, blended and distance education for today’s digitally wired, globally connected and rapidly changing higher education environment. The Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA) aims to build capacity and a network of leaders who are at the forefront of new innovations in teaching and learning in tertiary education. DELFA supports new models and emerging approaches to tertiary education for today’s digitally wired, globally connected and rapidly changing higher education landscape. It brings together a unique mix of leading scholars and educators to create a powerful community of practice which can help seed and evaluate the effectiveness of new innovations in distance education and learning futures. http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/staffroom/teaching-and-learning/delfa/international-advisory-board/international-advisory-board_home.cfm
- 2011 Reference group: A/Prof Ray Peterson (University of Adelaide), Dr Catherine Leahy (University of Adelaide), Dr David Emmett (University of Queensland), and Professor Ian Wilson (University of Western Sydney). Peer education and assistance in mental health: Friends supporting friends in distress.
- 2004-2005. One of six invited advisors for the Hong Kong Police (HKP) Information Systems (IS) Review.