Professor Sue Gregory
Head of School
ICT Education Team - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Education
Professor Sue Gregory is the Head of School, School of Education, at the University of New England. Her role requires developing strategic initiatives and aligning resources that support the University and Faculty goals, and developing and maintaining linkages, internally and externally, including accreditation bodies, industry partners and community leaders. Previously, Sue has held positions as Chair of Research, Higher Degree Research Course Coordinator, a UNE Education Scholar and a lecturer in ICT Education. She also holds a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Sue has been the Leader for eLearning, ePedagogy and Innovations Research Network Group in the school. As a long-term adult educator, she has taught pre-service and post-graduate education students how to incorporate technology into their teaching. Sue has applied her virtual world knowledge to expose her students, both on-campus and online, to the learning opportunities in virtual worlds, since 2007. She has been involved in many national and university projects on creating and using learning spaces in virtual worlds and successful in receiving $2.322m in funds, including five OLT projects, two as lead (see http://virtualprex.com/, and http://smartfarmhub.education, and one USA National Science Foundation grant (see https://www.harvestrcn.org/projects). Sue has also been successful in securing a tender with the Bastow Institute, part of the Victoria State Government Education and Training, (see https://www.bastow.vic.edu.au/professional-learning/leading-pedagogy) She also received an OLT citation in 2012. Since 2009, Sue has been the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group, written over 160 publications on teaching and learning in virtual worlds and using ICT as a resource in online learning and teaching, and Editor of five books on teaching and learning in virtual worlds (four as lead editor) (see http://www.virtualclassrooms.info/papers.htm). Sue is on the Senior Executive of ASCILITE (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) committee, currently serving as Vice President and Chair of Awards.
BA; Grad Dip Ed (Infants/Primary); MEd (Computer Education); PhD
Virtual worlds; Distance education; Online learning; Mobile learning
Australian and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group (Chair since 2009)
ASCILITE (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) - Executive Member since 2012, Vice President, Chair of Awards, part of the team Community mentoring program (2014 to 2016, 2018 to 2019), organsiser and facilitator of the ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research school, Co-Convenor of the ASCILITE 2020 and 2021 conferences.