I believe that teaching is the most important profession on our planet. It is the profession which can inspire learners, improve the life prospects of our young people, and help construct new knowledge and develop solutions to create a better world
Professor Glenn Finger was the Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the Arts, Education and Law Group from 2011-2015, the Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the Faculty of Education from 2007-2010, and the Deputy Director, Centre for Learning Research from 2005-2006. Prior to his appointment at Griffith University in 1999, Professor Finger had served with Education Queensland for more than 24 years as a physical education specialist, primary school teacher, Deputy Principal and Acting Principal in a wide variety of educational settings. Professor Glenn Finger has provided sustained contributions to schooling in Queensland and Australia through his role on various consultancies, research initiatives and committees.
He has researched and published extensively on digital technologies and learning and teaching, with more than 100 publications. He has also been awarded numerous Outstanding Paper Awards at key International and national conferences. His academic standing was recognised in being assigned the role of the Chair of the Research and Evaluation Working Group of the Australian Government $8million Teaching Teachers for the Future Project, involving 39 Higher Education Institutions which provide initial teacher education programs.
Glenn has years of experience as a presenter both nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include:
Glenn’s research expertise includes technologies and learning, technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), digital storytelling and ePortfolios, and Technology Education. His journal article "What drives a successful e-Learning?" has been identified as the #1 most influential journal article on eLearning in the past decade.
Some of Glenn's research highlights include:
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