The QLT (Online) leads

QLT Academic Leads have been allocated to each of the newly-formed Faculties, and will be providing support though professional learning, regular sharing of practice through this site, a ‘quality check’ process and feedback.

Faculty of Arts & Education

Julie Lindsay: Julie has a 30+ years career in K-12 schools and more recently has become employed in higher education. She worked in international schools for fifteen years as an educational technology leader across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Her passion is for online global collaboration and she has designed and implemented award winning online projects for K-12 levels and customized learning experiences for educators including virtual courses and live events. In 2014 Julie was appointed as an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Studies and has co-developed and taught subjects for the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) degree. In 2015 she was appointed as the QLT Academic Lead for Online Learning in the Faculty of Education. Julie has a Master of Arts in Music (La Trobe), and a Master of Arts in Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington) and is currently completing an EdD at the University of Southern Queensland. Her research focus is online global educators and pedagogical change, a theme that will interconnect well with the challenge of the new position and provide support for peer-to-peer and collaborative learning objectives in CSU online subjects. Julie is the author of two books – ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’ is a definitive text on how to embed global connections and collaborations for meaningful learning, and (her new book), ‘The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching’ shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how to learn online both locally and globally.

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Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science

Carole Hunter: Carole has a long history of enabling and facilitating online learning, beginning in 2002 where she led a team that implemented some of the University of the South Pacific’s first online courses.  She has over 15 years of experience in higher education both as an Educational Designer and academic, and has been recognized for her contributions to online learning through a national innovation and excellence award, two Vice Chancellor’s awards, and a multitude of Faculty and Divisional awards. Carole has a Bachelor and Masters in Education (Educational Technology), and is currently preparing for her doctoral studies. She has worked in the Faculty for the past three years, supporting the Faculty’s Online Course Innovation project with a particular focus on quality evaluation and enhancement. Her most recent role involves leading a major Faculty-wide project to extend the work of the OCI project though a series of four Faculty-wide and 35 smaller ‘micro-projects’ designed in a way to enable all major stakeholder groups to ‘have a voice’ in the ways in which we continue to enhance our online learning and teaching.

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Faculty of Science

Judy O’Connell: Judy joined the Quality Learning and Teaching team as Academic Lead for the Faculty of Science from the position of Project Manager, Online Subject Enhancement in the Faculty of Education after having completed 3 ½ years as Courses Director in the School of Information Studies. Her work gained her a Faculty of Education award for Academic Excellence in 2014, and a Faculty Team Award for Academic Excellence in 2016 for leading the Smart Learning implementation in two courses. Judy has engaged in a number of initiatives and projects across CSU, and in industry online environments through activities as diverse as running a national social media community for information professionals to providing seminars and keynotes to industry professionals. Leveraging technology, Judy established the CSU Thinkspace platform for online learning journals, project websites and ePorfolios. Passionate about online learning, she also established the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation), teaching into the course to foster innovation in digital environments. Judy commenced her serious working life as a sub-editor on the Medical Journal of Australia, and editorial assistant for the Australian & NZ Journal of Surgery, before moving into education, libraries and technology integration across primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors. Judy is a doctoral candidate at La Trobe with a focus on digital scholarship in higher education.

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