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Biography

Professor Robert Fitzgerald is Director of the INSPIRE Centre for Innovation in Education and Training in the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra. INSPIRE is learning commons, a place to imagine, experiment and design new ways of working and learning digitally. INSPIRE services highlight quality teaching and contemporary learning practices by staying connected to global initiatives and trends on learning design, design thinking and design-based research. He is internationally recognized for his research and development work on technology enhanced learning. Robert led the ICT component of a large Development project in Pakistan and is a co-investigator on two national research projects on augmented reality in higher education and the development of location-based education services in cultural institutions. Robert recently led a $1.2 million curriculum renewal project for the Faculty designed to improve flexibility, innovation, retention and engagement across their educational programs. He is a member the Board of the Australian Mathematics Trust, Australian Broadcast Corporation’s Digital Education Advisory committee and the Australian Journal of Educational Technology’s editorial board.