Mal Lee is an educational consultant and author specializing in the development of digital schools and networked school communities.
Mal is a former director of schools, secondary college principal, technology company director and a member of the Mayer Committee that identified the Key Competencies for Australia’s schools. A Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Administration (FACEA) Mal has been closely associated with the use of digital technology in schooling, particularly by the school leadership for the last two decades.
A historian by training Mal has written extensively in the last two decades, particularly in the Practising Administrator, the Australian Educational Leaders and Access, Educational Technology Guide on school planning for the Information Age, Digital Schooling and the effective use of digital technology in schooling.
Mal has released three previous publications with ACER Press. In 2008 Mal and Professor Michael Gaffney edited and had published Leading a Digital School. In 2009 he co-authored with Dr Arthur Winzenried The Use of Instructional Technology in Schools – Lessons to be Learned, and with Chris Betcher, The Interactive Whiteboard Revolution – Teaching with IWBs.
Copies of the books can be obtained from the ACER Press website at - http://shop.acer.edu.au/acer-shop/product/A4032BK
Mal is currently working with Associate Professor Glenn Finger (Griffith University) in the writing of his most significant work yet for ACER Press on Developing Networked School Communities – on the next phase of schooling.
Mal brings not only a business, research and school administrator’s perspective, but also an extensive understanding of the structural, organisational and technological challenges facing school and education leaders as they seek to take advantage of the immense and ever merging educational and administrative opportunities made available by digital technology, in a networked world.