Mr Leigh Blackall


Senior Coordinator, LEAP (Design)

School /
Work Unit

Design & Social Context Office

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3422



City campus


College of Design and Social Context


Key activities

As an Educational Developer , I support academics and senior advisers develop contemporary tertiary learning and teaching practices and projects within the College of Design and Social Context.

Industry experience

Professional interests

My professional focus is on educational research and development, networked learning and flexible teaching and assessment. I primarily work in the tertiary education, training and communication sectors, offering consultation, professional development activities, course coordination and development and project leadership.

Employment history

2012 - 2014 Educational Designer La Trobe University

2012 Director of eLearning for the Centre for School Leadership Learning and Development, Charles Darwin University

2009-2012 Learning Commons Coordinator at the National Institute for Sport Studies, University of Canberra

2006-2009 Educational Developer, Otago Polytechnic

2002-2006 Teacher, consultant and producer, TAFE NSW


Blackall, L. (2014). Open Online Courses and Massively Untold Stories. Ascilite 2014 proceedings. Retrieved July 2, 2015 from

Hannon, J., Bisset, D., Blackall, L., Huggard, S., Jelley, R., Jones, M., et al. (2013). Accessible, reusable and participatory: Initiating open education practices. Electric Dreams. Proceedings ascilite Sydney, 362-372.

Hayes, A., Sabine, S., Mann, S., Blackall, L., Aryani, A., Waugh, P., et al. (2013). Identity awareness and re-use of research data in veillance and social computing. Technology and Society (ISTAS), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE.

Blackall, D., Blackall, L. T., & McNeil, B. (2012). Wikinews-a safe haven for learning journalism, free of the usual suspects of spin and commercial agendas.

Blackall, L., et al. (2012). Intellectual Property - proposed policy and procedures for ... Retrieved July 2, 2015, from

Blackall, L., Hudson, F., & Mason, J. (2012). Open Data and Open Standards.

Blackall, L., et al. (2010). Open Education Practices: A User Guide for Organisations ... Retrieved July 2, 2015, from

Salt, B., Atkins, C., & Blackall, L. (2008). Engaging with Second Life: real education in a virtual world. Retrieved January, 13, 2009.

Blackall, L. (2008). Open Educational Resources and Practices. TESL-EJ, 11(4), n4.

Blackall, L. (2005). Digital Literacy: how it affects teaching practices and networked learning futures-a proposal for action research in. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(10).