Transforming distance education curricula through distributive leadership


  • Mike Keppell Charles Sturt University
  • Carolyn O’Dwyer Charles Sturt University
  • Betsy Lyon Charles Sturt University
  • Merilyn Childs Charles Sturt University



This paper examines a core leadership strategy for transforming learning and teaching in distance education through flexible and blended learning. It focuses on a project centred on distributive leadership that involves collaboration, shared purpose, responsibility and recognition of leadership irrespective of role orposition within an organisation. Distributive leadership was a core principle in facilitating the transformation of learning and teaching through a Teaching Fellowship Scheme that empowered leaders across a regional distance education university. In parallel, a design-based research project analysed the perceptions of the Teaching Fellows in relation to blended learning, time/space, peer learning, innovation and equity issues in relation to distance education.


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Keppell, M., O’Dwyer, C., Lyon, B., & Childs, M. (2010). Transforming distance education curricula through distributive leadership. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(8).