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David Sadler


  • The University of Western Australia (M466), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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UWA offers one of the most attractive university environments and campuses in Australia. I am excited to see how the education portfolio can help achieve the University's ambition to be a top 50 University in world rankings.

The student experience at research-intensive universities is one of the most interesting challenges for a DVC Education given the important role that reputation, rankings and perceptions play in the increasingly competitive and globalised world of higher education. Yet across the world research-intensive universities do not traditionally rank highly in student experience surveys.

But it doesn't have to be this way. By identifying what high achieving students value and demonstrating what studying in an intellectually inspiring research environment means for them, we can successfully address this. UWA can be a leader in Australia of a research-informed student experience that brings students into contact with world-leading research; allows them opportunities to engage in research; and delivers experiences that are exceptional in meeting their aspirations. This means demonstrating excellence in learning and teaching, and identifying experiential and global opportunities for students.

I have always been passionate about the student experience and how this directly links to the teaching and research opportunities we provide. We all remember the inspiration we drew from specific teachers and know how important good teaching can be in enhancing experiences.

Put simply education matters and it is through education that we help our students realise their potential to benefit our communities, local, national and global.

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Research Output 2014 2017

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Other contribution
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Article

A national strategy to promote Open Educational Practices in higher education in Australia: 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education

Bossu, C., Ward, L., Wills, S., Alexander, S., Sadler, D., Kandlbinder, P., Brown, N., Chelliah, J., Klapdor, K. & Uys, U., 2016, 6 p. Adelaide, Australia : Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.

Research output: Other contribution

educational technology
educational practice
development policy
2 Citations (Scopus)

Quality Assurance for Massive Open Access Online Courses: Building on the Old to Create Something New

Walls, J., Kelder, J-A., King, C., Booth, S. & Sadler, D., 2015, Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future. McKay, E. & Lenarcic, J. (eds.). United States: IGI Global, p. 25-47 23 p. (Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

open access
quality assurance
open learning

Benchmarking international student experience: Tertiary Education and Management Conference

Booth, S., Keay, J., Sadler, D., Duffy, T., Klekociuk, S. & IR Dobson, M. C. . R. S. (ed.), 2014, 21 p. Cairns, Queensland : Association for Tertiary Education Management and Tertiary Education Facilities Managers' Association.

Research output: Other contribution


Internationalisation Strategy Benchmarking Final Report and Recommendations

Keay, J., Duffy, T., Mackay, C., Bailey, C., Ashby, G., Russell, A., Andrews, F., Knox, K., Kyle, D., Ross, M., Dickie, J., McGillivray, A., Williamson, R., Bishop, I., Foley, M., McMillan, N., Morris, P., Allan, M., Cowper, M., Sadler, D. & 24 othersFrappell, P., Booth, S., Klekociuk, SZ., Khan, F., Wilson, PW., Chalmers, DRC., Coleman, R., Ding, C., Allen, P., Skalicky, JL., Dermoudy, J., Myhill, ME., Holloway, DS., Hingston, MJ., Franz, S., Shih, P., Taylor, S., Joyce, M., Star, MM., Ray, A., Sun, L. M., Lightfoot, MT., Fuglsang, S. & Hart, J., 2014, Australia : University of Tasmania and University of the West of Scotland.

Research output: Other contribution