Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Webinar 4: What’s in a name? Roles, meaning and the third space, 1 June 2017


The ‘third space’ is the area between (or across) teaching and administration that most TEL edvisors work in. It’s not a well defined space and few job titles are used consistently across the education sector, meaning that there can be a lack of clarity about what it is that we know and can do. This confusion can then make effective collaboration with teachers/lecturers/management more complex than it needs to be. Our presenters have been exploring these issues in the search for better ways of working and also advocating for our work as TEL edvisors.


  • Dominic McGrath, Team Lead, Learning Designers Higher Education Group, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, University of Queensland – Exploring learning designer roles in a changing higher education sector
  • Colin Simpson, CBE Education Innovation Office, Australian National University – Practice, meaning and identity in Third Space TEL roles

Video Recordings

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Institutional Members