Sandie Elsom - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Sandie Elsom

MEd Sunshine Coast, BBus S.Qld, DipEd Sunshine Coast, Cert IV TAA ACTE

  • Associate Lecturer, Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP)
+61 7 5456 4401
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Sunshine Coast
Sandie Elsom

Sandie Elsom teaches across a range of courses in the Preparatory and Enabling Unit. Her Masters research focused on the experiences of Tertiary Preparation Pathway students at a regional learning hub. She believes that an understanding of the students’ needs can inform the design of courses, programs and support services.

Sandie is currently researching the potential of alternate reality (and other) games to enhance the learning and engagement of students in higher education. She is a member of The 14%, USC’s Women in Games group, and advocates and supports the use of games for learning.


  • Research Week 2014 — Best Research Presentation — FAB (for the MyTED project)
  • Learning and Teaching Week 2014 — People's Choice Winner — FAB (for the MEEM project)

Professional memberships

  • National Association of Enabling Educators Australia
  • Women in Technology
  • International Game Developers Association
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)

Research areas

  • enabling education
  • games for learning and engagement

Teaching areas

  • UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications
  • TPP107 Critical Thinking in Society

Sandra is an Associate Lecturer in the Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) and works closely with the course coordinators for TPP101 Academic Skills and TPP111 Business Study Skills.

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