I am Director of Learning Online at Charles Sturt University, leading strategic innovation for Australia’s largest online learning provider. My research contributions have been in three broad areas: the relationship between learning technology and learning theory; learning in polysynchronous learning environments, including 3D virtual environments; and university teacher and student use of learning technologies. My educational technology community activities have included journal editorship, conference program committee leadership, and assessing of teaching awards and research grants for international bodies. I have received grants and consultancies for higher education research and innovation and have authored 84 refereed publications. I was recently recognised through the award of Life Membership of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).