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Leigh Blackall
Postal Address:
32 Badenoch Cresent, Evatt. ACT 2617
Drivers license:
Class C
 Career Objective
To gain full time employment in a dynamic organisation that draws on my strengths in research,innovation, teaching and policy in social media, online communications, networked learning andeducation.
Leigh Blackall+61 0404561009leighblackall@gmail.com about.me/leighblackallPage
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Over the last 12 years, my employers and colleagues have noted the following skills and attributes:Challenging, ethical, left field, critical thinker; innovative change agent; able tolink practice with theory; good communicator, verbally, written and online; strongcommitment to tasks, getting things done.Technical strengths in online networked learning and teaching; digital informationliteracy; media design and production; and the development of open education andresearch practices.6 years social media experience.Has taught many people, from community workers to senior executives, how to considerthe contemporary Internet in their work. For example, open education and researchpractices at Otago Polytechnic and University of Canberra.6 years copyright policy experience.Wrote the copyright policy for Otago Polytechnic, stimulating a PR success story for theorganisation, helping to make it a world leader in open education.12 years media production experience.Video documentary for the This Is Not Art (TINA) festivals. Numerous educationalmedia productions from training CDs and animation, to crowd sourced Wikibooks and Wikipedia projects.
2010 - Doctor of Philosophy - in progress2004 - Certificate 4 in Small Business - Hunter Business and Enterprise Centre2003 - Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment - Hunter Institute of TAFE NSW 2002 - Diploma in Education, secondary school visual arts - University of Newcastle1998 - Bachelor of Arts/Visual Arts - University of Newcastle1994 - Associate Diploma in Fine Arts - Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW 
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 Work History 
 2009 - 2011
 Learning Commons Coordinator, University of Canberra
Staff development in social media and Internet skills
Funding applications and project management
Undergraduate teaching, post graduate research supervision
Maintenance of the Faculty website
Presentations and papers
 Working on a PhD about networked learning
1.Production management:
The History of the Australian Paralympic Movement 
 (HOPAu). Crowd sourcing research and resource production through Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikibooks. Australian Paralympic Committee2.Curriculum development:
 Business, Politics and Sport 
(BPS2011). An online, open andflexible unit of study for the University of Canberra, Sport Management degree3.Curriculum development:
 Adventure Studies
. Initiated a partnership between theUniversity of Canberra, and Thompson Rivers University 4.Event management:
UC IP mini conference
. Convened a mini conference for theUniversity of Canberra's review of their intellectual property policies5.Event management:
 Recent Changes Camp
(RCC) unconference on wikis and onlinecollaborative development in 2010 and 20116.Public speaking: Panelist at Critical Animals, This is Not Art 2011, discussing the role of archives and museums in preserving online cultural heritage7.Committee member:
Greater Access, Choice and Flexibility
. University of Canberra's key strategic theme working group8.Public speaking:
 Making Sense of Social Media in Education, Government, and the Enterprise
. Panelist at Athabasca University's Conference9.Supervisor: Laura Hale’s PhD studying sport fandom online
Leigh Blackall+61 0404561009leighblackall@gmail.com about.me/leighblackallPage
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