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David Bruce Porter

University of Wollongong, Australia

Australia - Wollongong

Passionate educator leading digital transformation and innovation

Areas of interest

Current Affiliations

  • Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

    2015-Present
  • University of Wollongong, Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health

    2014-Present

Past Affiliations

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    2007-2014

Biography

Dr David Bruce Porter is passionate about learning and leadership in educational technology. David has spent nearly two decades assisting organisations in enhancing learning through technology and in transforming educational practice.

Currently, David is the Manager: Educational Technology in the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health at the University of Wollongong. In this role, he leads the faculty’s educational technology team in supporting staff in their use of educational technologies and technology-enhanced learning approaches. David’s accomplishments include -Co-founding the SMAH Learning & Teaching Forum, which has become the pre-eminent faculty event recognising and promoting good practice in learning and teaching -The successful launch of three fully online graduate certificates -Co-founding and leading the University of Wollongong Educational Developers Network -The establishment of Technology Enhanced Learning Collaboratives, faculty Communities of Practice established to develop, explore and apply new approaches to learning and teaching in the science and health disciplines

David is actively involved in leadership positions in learning and teaching. In 2019, David was elected to the executive of the Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) for a two-year term. As part of ASCILITE, David facilitates the ASCILITE Live! webinars, provides mentoring, and participates in the TELedvisors Special Interest Group. In 2020, David was appointed to the executive of the Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence (WATTLE).

Prior to moving to Australia, David was the Online Learning Specialist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the United States. In this role, he -Led the development of three fully online degree programs -Actively contributed to the University’s Academic Senate and its Library and Educational Services and Online Learning committees -Collaboratively planned and executed the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Virtual Conference