Julie Lindsay, PhD

Consultant, Adjunct Lecturer, and Faculty Academic Lead in Australia

Julie Lindsay, PhD

Consultant, Adjunct Lecturer, and Faculty Academic Lead in Australia

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Julie is a global collaboration consultant, innovator, teacherpreneur and author. She has a 30+ years career in K-12 schools and more recently has become employed in higher education. She worked in international schools for fifteen years across Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an educational technology and curriculum leader. Her passion is for online global collaboration and as Founder and CEO of Flat Connections she designs and manages award-winning online projects for all K-12 levels and customizes learning experiences for educators including virtual courses and live events. She has presented keynotes and workshops at conferences around the world and designed and implemented her own conferences that bring learners of all ages (educators and students) together for challenge-based problem-solving.

At Charles Sturt University she is currently an Academic Lead for the Faculty of Arts and Education in the Retention and Engagement Project, Open Pathways Online Facilitator with the u!magine innovation unit and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Education. At the University of New England she is a Subject Coordinator for EDIT in the School of Education.

Julie has a PhD through the University of Southern Queensland with a research focus of online global collaborative educators and pedagogical change. She also has a Master of Arts in Music (La Trobe), and a Master of Arts in Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington).

Julie is the author of two books 'Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step and a Time', (Pearson 2012) is a definitive text on how to embed global connections and collaborations for meaningful learning, and (her new book), ‘The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching (ISTE, 2016) shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how to learn online both locally and globally. Julie is also an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE, 2010), Google for Education Certified Innovator (2014), former ISTE Board member, recipient of ISTE 'Making IT Happen' Award (2013), and winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award (2007).

  • Work
    • Founder, CEO, Flat Connections
  • Education
    • PhD, University of Southern Queensland
    • MA Educational Tech Leadership, GWU
    • MA Music, LaTrobe
    • Grad Dip Compter Ed, University of Melbourne
    • Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne