Two key members of Griffith University’s Learning Futures group have been appointed to positions of influence across Australasia, in the field of technology enhanced learning and teaching.

Professor Michael Sankey, currently the Deputy Director (Learning Transformations), has been elected President of the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE).

ACODE is the peak Australasian representative body for universities engaged in technology enhanced learning and teaching, with representation from 45 institutions.

“I have been on the ACODE Executive for eight years and Vice President for the past four years,” Professor Sankey said.

“As President I represent Griffith University and also provide a voice into the sector in relation to technology enhanced learning and teaching (what we call TEL).

Professor Sankey is also Director of the ACODE Learning Technologies Leadership Institute and will convene the Biannual ACODE Benchmarking Summit at Griffith in June.

Dr Chris Campbell has been elected President for the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), following a 12-month term as Vice President and four years on the ASCILITE Executive committee.

ASCILITE is a professional association for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education, with 588 individual and 22 institutional members.

“I’m looking forward to developing my academic leadership in the sector further and providing leadership for ASCILITE during the next two years during an exciting time in the technology enhanced learning fields,” Dr Campbell said.

“ASCILITE is an international collegial body and Griffith members have often hosted a number of online and face-to-face events which are extremely well-attended.”

Griffith’s Learning Futures group works with the university’s educators to lead, develop and inspire excellent, innovative and impactful learning and teaching across all campuses.