Lindy Croft Piggin

Online Learning Design Leader in u!magine, CSU, Australia


Dr Lindy Croft Piggin, the Online Learning Design Leader in u!magine at CSU, brings to the exploration of the online learning space a rich experience of teaching and learning practice. She taught in the higher education context for a decade in the teacher education classroom following a career in the NSW Department of Education and Training as a teacher and professional development officer. Her research interests, informed by the theoretical ideas of Pierre Bourdieu, have included first year experience in higher education, rural youth culture, arts curriculum, literacy and multiliteracies.

Tim Klapdor is Online Learning Technology Leader in u!magine at CSU. He has held roles within the university relating to the investigation, implementation, development and production of eLearning resources and systems. He led the university’s Mobile Learning project and served on a number of project teams, working parties and committees. He has a keen interest in innovation and the creative process involved in developing an idea through to implementation to enhance the learning experience and actualise a range of pedagogical and instructional approaches. His current focus is exploring and supporting technological innovations to improve the online learning experience.

Carole Hunter is a Quality Learning and Teaching Leader with u!magine at CSU. Her role involves supporting the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences in quality improvement and implementation of the Online Learning Model. She has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher, educational designer and online leader in 3 countries, and has led initiatives on technology implementation, course renewal, professional development, quality evaluation and innovation. Her research has focused on adoption of ePortfolios, and implementation of large scale online design projects. She jointly received the 2012 ASCILITE Innovation and Excellence Award, and has received two Vice Chancellor’s Awards.

Julie Lindsay is a Quality Learning and Teaching Leader for the Faculty of Arts and Education and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Studies at CSU. She 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 with a research focus of online global educators and pedagogical change. Julie’s book, ‘The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching’ (ISTE, 2016) shares practices, pedagogy and case studies on how to learn and collaborate online.

Judy O’Connell is a Quality Learning and Teaching Leader with the Faculty of Science and u!magine at CSU.  As senior lecturer and Courses Director in the Faculty of Education, she was recognized for leading innovation in learning and teaching with two faculty awards for Academic Excellence and Leadership. She is a member of various journal and conference editorial review boards; involved with global foundation work with OERu (Open Education Resource Foundation); an Australian standing committee member, School Libraries Section, International Federation of Library Associations; and member of the NMC K-12 Horizon Report Advisory Board.

My Sessions

An Online Learning Model Underpinning Institution Wide Quality Enhancement

Yellow Room

Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia’s largest online Higher Education provider, has designed a new Online Learning Model underpinning a major institution-wide quality enhancement initiative. The u!magine digital learning laboratory has taken a lead role in designing and implementing the Model supported by a team of 20 designers and developers. The Model aims to increase engagement […]

Innovation in Learning and Teaching