Dr. Trudy Sweeney is a senior lecturer in digital media in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. She is passionate about transforming learning with innovations in educational technology. Trudy worked for the Department of Education and Children's Services for 17 years as a primary school teacher, ICT Coordinator, Assistant Principal (Teaching and Learning), and Education Consultant and Leadership and ICT Project Coordinator at the Technology School of the Future. Trudy completed her PhD in 2002 focused on understanding teachers' work in a context of global and local school reform. Her research investigated issues related to local school management and organisational change. Trudy was previously the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and the Director of Initial Teacher Education.
Leader of the Year 2015 awarded by the Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).
Leader of the Year 2014 awarded by EdTechSA.
Coordinator of the Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching Primary R-7 programs.
Trudy is the immediate past President of EdTechSA (formally called the Computers in Education Group of South Australia CEGSA). She was former Board member and Treasurer of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and Board member of the Council of Education Associations of South Australia (now Educators SA). Trudy was Chair of the Australian Computers in Education Conference, held in Adelaide in 2014 (ACEC2014). In 2012, she led a delegation of educators and school leaders on the ACCE Study Tour to Canada and the United States.
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