Learning Technologies Leadership Institute
ACODE’s Learning Technologies Leadership Institute, ACODE Institute 2013, will be held from Sunday 18 to Thursday 22 August 2013 at Twin Towns Resort, Coolangatta.
The Institute is focused on meeting the leadership and management development needs of the next generation of leaders in tertiary education in relation to the use of technologies to support learning and teaching.
Institute participants will be involved in a practical professional development program designed support them in developing an understanding of effective leadership in the tertiary education context. They will work with colleagues to gain an understanding of leadership skills and strategies, and to develop their own leadership potential in a collaborative and supportive environment and apply their knowledge and learning to case studies focused on approaches to leading the introduction and use of learning technologies in both New Zealand and Australian tertiary educational settings.
The Director of the Institute is Associate Professor Gordon Suddaby a Higher Education Consultant. He was for ten years the Director of Massey’s Centre for Academic Development and eLearning (CADeL) prior to becoming Associate Professor: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Massey’s National Centre for Teaching and Learning. He has recently retired from this position.
He has had a major role in Academic Development at Massey University for over 16 years. In his role as an Academic Developer, he developed, introduced and taught Massey’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching. His career at Massey University has been underpinned by the themes of teaching and learning, professional development, technology-enhanced learning and teaching, and student learning outcomes. These interests have led to a wider interest in educational quality issues and are reflected in Gordon’s current role as an Auditor for Universities New Zealand’s academic audit unit, Academic Quality Agency (AQA).
He has had extensive involvement in relevant professional organizations. He is the immediate past president of ACODE (The Australasian Council on Open, Distance and Elearning www.acode.edu.au) the peak Australasian body in this field, a position he held for four years. He has also served on the Executives of both HERDSA New Zealand and DEANZ.
Gordon has had extensive involvement in funded projects and has participated in a number of major projects over the past few years including leading the successful Massey University bid to establish and host Ako Aotearoa, the New Zealand National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Currently in association with his colleague, Alison Holmes, he is co-leading an investigation and report into the viability of Tertiary Teacher Accreditation in New Zealand.
Recently, in association with Professor Mike Keppell, (then President of ascilite) and Natasha Hard, he completed a Good Practice Report reviewing the Technology-Enhanced Learning projects commissioned by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Also in association with Professor Keppel and on behalf of ACODE and ascilite, he won a major Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) legacy grant to establish a National Networking Initiative, re-named the Network of Australasian Tertiary Associations (NATA - http://nataonthenet.blogspot.com.au/ ). This project, now under the auspices of the Australian Federal Office of Learning and Teaching is designed to promote and support greater collaboration among Australasian tertiary organisations. Gordon, together with Professor Keppel and Natasha Hard (project manager), are currently engaged in implementing this project.
See the ACODE Hub for further information.