Dr Trudy-Ann Sweeney

Senior Lecturer

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.06)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University
  • Master of Education, Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary), Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants

Leader of the Year 2015 awarded by the Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).

Leader of the Year 2014 awarded by EdTechSA.

Key responsibilities

Coordinator of the Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching Primary R-7 programs.

Teaching interests
  • The integration of educational technologies to enhance student learning outcomes
  • personal learning spaces, mobile technologies, augmented reality, blended learning environments and web 2.0 tools
  • The development of educators' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • The Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the Numeracy and ICT General Capabilities
  • The National Professional Standards for Teachers and eportfolios
  • The use of social media for learning and building professional learning networks
  • Leading and managing organisational change in the digital age
Topic coordinator
EDUC9701 Effective Use of ICT for Learning and Teaching
EDUC9707 Leading Schools in the Digital Age
EDUC2203 Designing and Creating Digital solutions
EDUC4851 ICT and Numeracy
EDUC4856 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Supervisory interests
Australian teacher education
Education, Australian teacher
Education, computers in
Education, primary
Education, teaching and learning in higher
Information and communication technology (ICT)
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: iPads in Early Learning (1), Online learning in vocational education and training sector (1), Technology use in an Indonesian Polytechnic (1)
Associate supervisor: Technology integration in English Foreign Language teaching (1), Mathematics Education (2)
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