Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor Sandra Wills

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

Sandra Wills

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Prof Sandra Wills has worked in Australian universities for quarter of a century, most recently as Executive Director, Learning & Teaching at University of Wollongong and now PVC (Learning and Teaching at Charles Sturt University. 

A self-described "digital native" since the 1970s, decades before the term was coined, she has forty years international experience in the fields of both education and technology across the full spectrum of education including school, TAFE, business, government and university, in roles ranging from teacher, sessional lecturer, academic, courseware developer, technology entrepreneur, industry analyst, quality auditor and public speaker, to senior manager and board director in public and private educational enterprises. 

As a pioneer of multimedia, distance education and e-learning, Sandra's initiatives have been recognised through national and international awards including

  • an ALTC Citation for strategic leadership in global e-learning; 
  • Fellow of both the Australian Computer Society and Australian Council for Computers in Education; 
  • IFIP Silver Core; and 
  • OLnet Fellow at the UK Open University. 

Prof Wills is an international researcher and author in educational innovation and has delivered over 120 invited and keynote addresses in 22 countries. Her latest book, The power of role-based e-learning, caps more than ten years of research on learning designs and online role play funded by Australian learning & teaching grants. Her recent grant include 

  • UK Higher Education Academy - international benchmarking on recognition of teaching in academic promotion
  • Office of Learning & Teaching - developing a roadmap for Open Education in Australia