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Sandie Elsom

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

  • Lecturer, Tertiary Access Studies
  • School of Education and Tertiary Access
+61 7 5456 4401
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SD J.5.27
Sunshine Coast
Sandie Elsom

Sandra (Sandie) Elsom is the course coordinator for TPP102/UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications. A specialist in adult learning, her Masters research explored the experiences of Tertiary Preparation Pathway students, and her current PhD research is in game-based learning in Higher Education. Sandie is also an adjunct lecturer in Languages/International Affairs at the RheinAhr Campus of The Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in Remagen, Germany.


Professional Memberships 

  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Research Week 2014 — Best Research Presentation — FAB
  • Learning and Teaching Week 2014 — People's Choice Winner — FAB


Research areas

  • Widening participation in higher education
  • Tertiary access
  • Game-based learning
  • Diverse learners
  • Wellness in academia
  • Intercultural communication

Teaching areas

  • UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications
  • TPP101/UCC102 Academic Skills for Success

Sandra is an Associate Lecturer in Tertiary Access Studies and is a specialist in adult learning.

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