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Luke Padgett

Manager, Teaching Innovation and Copyright

TUU Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1843 (phone)


2017 Open Education Consortium Award for Open Education Excellence
This is a team award recognising outstanding contributions in the Open Education community for distinctive Open Educational Resources (OER), open projects and open initiatives worldwide. The team conceptualised, designed and developed the OEL Toolkit to support the use and development of OER in the Australian higher education sector.
2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning.
This is a team award for innovation in coordination, development, design and marketing of online learning and teaching through the delivery of UTAS's first massive open online course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia.
2014 Career Development Scholarship
University of Tasmania Award to fund organisation of the Australian National Symposium on Open Educational Practices hosted in Hobart, Tasmania in November 2014.
2000 Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.
Top 2% of students at Murdoch University.
Funded Research

Shared Transfer of Care eLearning Course
Project Manager
University of Tasmania
Project Title: Streamlined Care Pathways: Shared Transfer of Care e-learning program

2014 – 2016 Office for Learning and Teaching – Innovation and Development Program
Project partner
Lead Institution: Swinburne University of Technology
Project Title: Effective open licensing policy and practice for Australian universities: making online education really work
2014 – 2015 UTAS Projects of Institutional Significance Funding Scheme
Project team member
Project Title: Sharing Learning Resources Project (SLRP)

General Responsibilities

Career Summary

Luke currently manages the development and refinement of strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines to support sustainable innovation in learning and teaching resource development and open educational practices.­ He also manages University-wide copyright activities.

Luke has previously had roles as a Librarian, Copyright Officer and Advisor at Curtin University and Swinburne University. In 2009 he was appointed as the Copyright Officer for the CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service.  This service was funded by the Department of Innovation (DIISR) and steered by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) to provide support for all institutional digital content repositories in Australian universities.


Editorials and Reviews
  • Padgett, L. Reviewer for RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal, Vol 11, No 3 (July 2014)
Journal Articles & Conference Papers
  • Brown, N., Padgett, L., & Bossu , C. (2015). Open access education at the University of Tasmania: MOOCs and beyond. Paper presented at the 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Madrid, Spain
  • Padgett, L. (2013, 16-18 October). Understanding open educational resource licensing in Australia. Paper presented at the 25th ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Education, Tianjin, China.
  • Padgett, L. (2009, 3 – 6 May). Copyright challenges for digital repositories, EDUCAUSE Australia.
  • Padgett, L. (2003) Computer programs and copyright: an Australian perspective, Digital Technology Law Journal 4(1)
Forum & Panels
  • Padgett, L. (2013, 28 November). How could Tasmanian tertiary education be more open to the world? Panel Participant at the Teaching Matters Conference, Hobart.
  • Padgett, L. (2012, 18 June). Participant in the Australian Library Copyright Committee (ALCC) Leadership in Libraries Workshop, Canberra.
  • Padgett, L. (2008, 10 November). Forum on copyright issues in education. Panel Participant at the Copyright Conference hosted by the Australian Copyright Council and the Copyright Society of Australia, 10th November 2008

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Fields of Research

  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Education (139999)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)


Total publications


Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
2017Padgett L, Wright R, Bossu C, Whitehead D, 'Enabling open education in Australia by supporting open licensing decisions', Proceedings of the 2017 ODLAA conference, 5-7 February 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bossu C

2016Padgett LB, Bossu CM, 'Enhancing the sharing of learning and teaching resources at UTAS', Proceedings of the 15th Teaching Matters Conference, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bossu CM

2016Wright R, Bossu C, Padgett L, Whitehead D, Carew T, et al., 'Open Education Licensing: A toolkit for achieving openness in the global education market', ASCILITE 2016 Conference Proceedings, 28-30 November 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 672-674. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bossu C; Carew T; van der Veer B

2016Wright R, Padgett L, Whitehead D, Bossu C, 'Open Education Licensing - making online education really work', ASCILITE 2016 Conference Proceedings, 28-30 November 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 675-676. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bossu C

2015Brown N, Padgett L, Bossu C, 'Open access education at the University of Tasmania: MOOCs and beyond', INTED2015 Proceedings, 2-4 March 2015, Madrid, Spain, pp. 2054-2061. ISBN 978-84-606-5763-7 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown N; Bossu C

2014Padgett L, Warren V, Bossu C, 'Sharing learning resources to meet Teaching Performance Expectations: an institutional significance project', Teaching Matters 2014 Program, 2‐3 December 2014, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 52. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Warren V; Bossu C

2013Bossu C, Padgett L, Brown N, 'UTAS' Open Educational Practices developments: Past, present and future', Electric Dreams: Proceedings of the 30th Ascilite Conference, 1-4 December 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-13. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bossu C; Brown N

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



e-learning package for Talking Point Guidelines for Shared Transfer of Care (2015 - 2016)$89,576
This project will deliver a flexible, open access asynchronous e-learning package that will assist individual health professionals and organisations in Tasmania to learn to the principles of the Talking Points Guidelines (TPG) for Shared Transfer of Care (STC).
Primary Health Tasmania ($89,576)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooling NB; O'Reilly JB; Padgett LB
2015 - 2016
Effective open licensing policy and practice for Australian universities: making online education really work (2015 - 2016)$222,000
This project will address the nationally significant issue of copyright and licensing for open educational practices (oeP) in Australlian higher education. It will survey current business and policy plans for oeP and develop a practical online Open Educational Licensing Toolkit which will empower teachers and universities to make informed policy and licensing decisions to support open online teaching and learning.
Office for Learning & Teaching ($222,000)
Grant-Innovation and Development Grants Program
Administered By
Swinburne University of Technology
Research Team
Wright R; Padgett LB; Whitehead D; Bossu CM
2015 - 2016