Dr. Andrew E. Fluck

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position:

Senior Lecturer in Information Technology.

Qualifications:

BSc(hons) PGCE MACS(Snr)CP CEng MEd PhD

Born: 1May55

Contact details:
School of Education
Faculty of Education
University of Tasmania (UTAS),
Locked Bag 1307,
Launceston,
Tasmania 7250,
Australia.

Phone +61 3 6324 3284 fax +61 3 6324 3048

e-mail: Andrew.Fluck(at)utas.edu.au

 

My goal is to maximise the benefits of information and communication technology (ICT), and minimise the harms. To this end I have undertaken world class research and development on using computers for educating children with special needs, e-Assessment to transform curricula and improving learning outcomes by impact factors greater than 3.0.

 

I have made globally significant contributions through the world peak body for research into this area (UNESCO-IFIP-WG 3.3) with a chapter in a collaborative book. Nationally, my advice has influenced the $1.2b Digital Education Revolution for the Australian Government. This is evidenced by the publication of the report containing my advice on the home page of the government web-site (Fluck, 2007, p.31). My PhD thesis on Integration or transformation? had been downloaded 23,094 times, making it the sixth most popular document in the entire UTAS collection (as at 17Jun15).

 

Through my UTAS career I have been highly innovative, pioneering significant teaching methods such as video-conferencing, online learning and recently, eExams. I am collaborative in working with colleagues, with numerous sole authored and jointly authored articles (in Q1 journals), refereed conference papers, chapters and a book.

 

As a member of Academic Senate I have contributed to the governance of the University, particularly for the digital submission of theses and retaining Education as a Faculty. Within Tasmania I have made significant contributions to the concepts of intellectual property and freedom in the school curriculum through review of the ICT curriculum framework. In 2011-12 the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority conducted a successful trial of my eExams system in Years 11/12 state-wide, and has now switched to open online eExams for that subject. My eExam System was approved for use in all UTAS disciplines in 2011.

 

Academic Record & Memberships of Academic/Professional organizations

Award

Institution

Year

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mathematical Sciences

University of Bristol, UK

1976

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (secondary Mathematics & Gifted Children)

University of Bristol, UK

1977

Qualified Teacher, UK

Department of Education and Science, UK

1980

Member

British Computer Society

1986

Certificate for Research Methods in Education and the Social Sciences

Open University, UK

1989

Tasmanian Teacher's Certificate

Tasmanian Education Department

1990

Member

Australian Computer Society

1991

Chartered Engineer

The Engineering Council, UK

1992

Tasmanian Teacher's Certificate

Department of Education and the Arts, Tasmania

1994

Practising Computer Professional

Australian Computer Society

1993-

Master of Education (by Research, Social Effects of New Technology in Schools)

University of Tasmania

1995

Doctor of Philosophy
Integration or transformation? A cross-national study of information and communication technology in school education

University of Tasmania

2003

 

Academic & Author

I have contributed to and written over 218 published works and a registered chair design (as at June 2015).

 

Funding attracted (total)

$1,222,693

Funding attracted
(as CI-A)

$625,361

 

Publications (2011-5)

Type

Number published

Number First Author

Number Sole Author

Refereed Journal Articles

9

3

1

Research Book Chapters

2

2

0

Refereed Conference Papers

20

10

3

 

Internationally recognised service

·        2004 elected member of UNESCO’s International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee 3 Working Group 3.3 on Educational Research (world peak body for research into computers in education). Secretary since 2007 and Vice-Chair since 2013.

 

Nationally recognised service

·       2000-2002 co-convenor of the Australian Computers in Education Conference, Hobart, with 490 delegates, 326 of whom came from outside Tasmania from mainland Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Luxembourg, India, USA and England.

·       Delivered keynote address to national conference: 1987 Micro-Electronics in Special Education - Keynote address. Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Special Education: Melbourne, Australia.

·       Member of DEST writing party for (2001) Making Better Connections, a national report into the future direction of ICT in school education.

·       Member of national reference group for (2002) Raising the Standards: A proposal for the development of an information and communication technology (ICT) competency framework for teachers for the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training: Canberra, Australia.

·       In 1994 I contributed the policy document Computers in Schools - a framework for development – a discussion paper to the national peak body in Australia for ICT in education, which remained current for over a decade.

·       2001 and 2013 gave invited keynote addresses to the Tiger Leap Conference in Tallinn, Estonia.

·       2005 gave invited keynote speech for the Ministry of Education for the Global Project Based Learning Forum and Exhibition from September 9 to 10, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 

Employment Record

Position: Head of Science

From: September 1977

To: July 1979

Afikpo High School, Imo State, Nigeria. Appointed as a Voluntary Service Overseas teacher, I restored the laboratory block and science teaching after the depredations of the Biafran war.

Position: Head of Computing

From: September 1979

To: May 1984

Stantonbury Campus, Buckinghamshire, England. I co-wrote a syllabus which was adopted as the global Royal Society of the Arts certificate in Computer Literacy and Information Technology.

Position: Director

From: May 1984

To: February 1989

Redbridge SEMERC (Special Education Micro-Electronics Resource Centre), London, England. I led a team of over 12 staff, co-ordinating the introduction of information technology into schools for the 20% of students with special needs in south east England. At the national level, I developed materials which were subsequently written into the National Curriculum.

Position: Computer Co-ordinator From: February 1989

To: September 1989

Tasmania ITeC. I was able to write several courses and enabled people with disabilities to obtain employment.

Position: Teacher

From: September 1989

To: December 1989

Taroona High School. Working as a Science/Maths teacher I was also able to commence serious work on my research project as Scholar-in-Residence at the Philip Smith Education Centre.

Position: State Secondary Computer Consultant & Advisory Officer

From: February 1990

To: September 1991

Elizabeth Computer Centre. I was able to find ways in which schools could utilise the Internet, and my task focussed upon connecting secondary schools into this system for student management and curriculum purposes.

Position: Advanced Skills Teacher 1
From: September 1991

To: December 1991

Kingston High School. I widened the use of technology in the school, creating the first network there.

Position: AST 1 & Network Manager
From:
February 1992

To: May 1995

Claremont College. I explored radically new forms of student-centred education, enabling students to log into the college from home after hours, changing the nature of the educational process.

Position: Lecturer in Technology Education [and Network Manager to February 2002]

From: June 1995

To: 2010

Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania. Starting to teach electronics and control technology, I moved on to successfully integrate IT skills into the Bachelor of Education, the BEd In-Service, and the Bachelor of Teaching. I also ran courses for University lecturing staff from other Faculties who were exploring the new technologies for teaching. A major responsibility was supporting the computing infrastructure in the Faculty, co-ordinating the platform switch from Macintosh to PC and upgrading networks to cope with major video content. Championed the adoption of WebCT/Blackboard and other virtual learning environment applications to complement face-to-face teaching.

Position: Senior Lecturer in Information Technology

From: March 2010

To: present

Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania. Now working on eExaminations and dramatic examples of transformative learning through computers (starting with integral calculus in primary schools). Graduate Research Coordinator from July 2014.

 

Interests:

Family and homestead, Information Technology in Education, Australian Computer Society, Archery [Director of Judges for Tasmania, member of national official committee]

Revised 30Jun15