u!magine

About Us

What is u!magine?

At u!magine we are a team of enthusiastic and inspired thinkers, working in the Division of Learning and Teaching at Charles Sturt University. We bring a variety of skill sets to:

  • solve educational challenges
  • create new learning opportunities for curious people
  • collaborate with our communities to achieve extraordinary results

u!magine is built around the concept of !magineering. We combine imagination and innovation to create possibilities. We work to actively shape the future of learning. u!magine is a think-tank for educational innovation, a catalyst for new scholarship in online learning, and a experimental laboratory for new educational paradigms and technologies. We love exploring new technologies and approaches to teaching practice, new ways of thinking about resources that enhance the learning process, and even the learning space itself!

Our Mission & Vision:

Vision

uImagine will promote and sustain high quality teaching and learning through innovative digital practice, scholarship, incubation and open pathways to benefit CSU and it’s regional communities.

Mission

uImagine brings together diverse internal and external partners to build ‘communities of innovation. We explore the application of new technologies, educational paradigms, and approaches to teaching practice. These explorations inform the design of learning resources, spaces and curriculum.

Through, the provision of online and open learning initiatives, we incorporate CSU’s values of insightfulness, inclusivity, inspiration and impactfulness into our daily work.

To achieve our mission we:

  • COLLABORATE with CSU and our external partners to foster digital innovation.
  • CREATE opportunities to explore, incubate, and design innovative teaching practices and learning experiences.
  • CURATE and share best practice and research in innovative teaching and learning.
  • LEAD innovation and open pathways in education through engagement at regional, national and international levels.

Our Team

We have assembled a team with a broad range of skills, talents and backgrounds. They bring to their work a wide range of experiences and a depth of knowledge in various areas.

Val Peachey

Professor Open Learning & Co-Director u!magine

Lyn Hay

Online Learning Innovation Leader

Tim Klapdor

Online Learning Technology Leader

Julie Lindsay

Open Pathways Design Leader

Leanne White

Project Design

Wendy Rowlands

Project Support

Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury

Online Learning Designer

Barney Dalgarno

Co-Director, uImagine

Past Team Members

The uImagine team has been quite dynamic and changed substantially over the last few years. All of our past staff have contributed to our work and we'd like to acknowledge their efforts:

  • Lindy Croft-PigginOnline Learning Leader
  • Sarah HydeResearch and Evaluation Officer
  • Carole HunterQuality Learning & Teaching Leader
  • Judy O'ConnellQuality Learning & Teaching Leader
  • Don Olcott Jr.Co-Director, Partnerships & Outreach
  • Lauren CarlsonEvents & Research Coordinator
  • James PurkisResearch Assistant

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