Blended and open learning strategies continue to increase in importance for many universities. The reasons for this continued growth include demands for more student-centred and flexible approaches; personalised learning environments and technologies; changing needs; and research into emergent experiences and lessons learnt. Based on case studies this session explores eLeadership initiatives that enhance and are changing mainstream practices in the learning and teaching experience, at institutional, faculty and staff capacity levels and in technology transfer in one research-intensive campus-based higher education institution.
Professor and Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching Unit at The University of New South Wales (UNSW). He holds concurrent appointments as Honorary Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Adjunct Professor, School of Education, UNSW. He was awarded HKU's University Teaching Fellowship for excellence in teaching. Between 2000-2013 he was Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education, Faculty of Education at HKU with one year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as Associate Director and Professor, Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research before returning to HKU in 2009. He was also Assistant Dean (Learning Environments), Faculty of Education, HKU for the last two and a half years at HKU. Before working at HKU he was a senior lecturer and Associate Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Education at Curtin University, Australia for 13 years; a senior lecturer in Hong Kong's Vocational Training Council for four years; a TEFL teacher for five years in Hong Kong and Spain and a further education lecturer for two years in England.