Lyn Hay

Online Learning Innovation Leader

Lyn has over 20 years of experience working as an academic in library, education and IT programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across blended and online modes. She has considerable experience in learning design using a range of asynchronous and synchronous technologies to enhance teacher presence, student engagement, and collaboration with professional communities, and employs qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore teaching and learning in school and higher education contexts. Lyn is responsible for supporting the integration of innovative pedagogical approaches and emerging technologies in online learning design; developing, implementing and evaluating online learning innovation and incubation projects; and facilitating scholarship in online learning initiatives.

    • Henri, J., Hay, L., & Oberg, D. (2017). An international study on principal support of school libraries: Synergy in themes and methods. M.A. Mardis (Ed.), Librarians and educators collaborating for success: The international perspective, (pp. 10-27). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited & IASL.
    • Hay, L . (2017). “Do we have to use a wiki, Miss?” How Web 2.0 technologies can support students as inquiry learners in a secondary school. (Doctoral dissertation, Charles Sturt University, Australia). Retrieved from
    • Hay, L. (2015). The evolution of the iCentre model: Leading inquiry, digital citizenship, and innovation in schools. Teacher Librarian, 42(4), 15-19.
    • Garrison, K., & Hay, L. (2015). Using international literature to support the development of global perspectives and intercultural understandings in teachers and students. Learning Hub, 2 (Autumn), 14-18.
    • Gregory, S., Willems, J., Wood, D., Hay, L., Ellis, A., & Jacka, L. (2013). Learning and teaching in Second Life: Educator and student perspectives. In B. Tynan, J. Willems & R. James (Eds.), Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning (pp. 220-242). Hershey, PA: Information Science (IGI Global).
    • Hay, L., & Pymm, B. (2010/2011). Real learning in a virtual world: A case study of the School of Information Studies’ Learning Centre in Second Life. Education for Information, 28(2-4), 187-202.
    • Hider, P., Kennan, M.A., Hay, L., McCausland, S. & Qayyum, A. (2011). Moving from LIS to IS+L: Curriculum renewal at Charles Sturt University. Australian Library Journal, 60(3), 205-217.