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Professor Toni Downes has worked with universities, educational systems and schools, for nearly 30 years in the pursuit of improving educational outcomes through her scholarship in the effective use of digital technologies and her leadership in teacher education and her commitment to social justice and Indigenous Reconciliation.

Her scholarly work has included numerous research and professional projects, over 70 publications, many keynote addresses, professional presentations and workshops and over $1 million in grants and consultancies.  She has been a keynote or distinguished speaker at international conferences in New Zealand, US, England, Switzerland, Hungary, PNG, Thailand, Hong Kong, Wales, China, Finland and Norway.

Currently Professor Downes is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education at Charles Sturt University.  The Faculty houses the disciplines of education, information studies, exercise science and Indigenous studies.  Previous roles include Professor and Head of School of Education and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Western Sydney.  Key outcomes of these roles include significant transformation of teacher education curriculum and course profile in both institutions, and at CSU significant increase in research infrastructure, productivity and income.

In 2011 Professor Downes was made a fellow of the Australian Teacher Education Association and the Australian College of Educators for her career-long achievements in teacher education and the field of ICT in education.

Her full vita may be found in this document  CV Downes 2013.pdf

At ACEC2014 you can also connect with Toni in person at:

Breakfast with the Keynotes

as well as at her “Conversation with the Keynotes” session after her keynote address.

BlogNOW IT’S PERSONAL. ACEC2014. Keynote: Professor Toni Downes: