Tony Hughes is an anglo-australian who was educated in Australia where he spent his early career before moving to Europe in the 1980’s. He worked in digital media consulting, distance and online learning and international education for over 20 years and is an inspiring speaker helping organizations and individuals to develop their creative learning skills to meet the educational and training challenges of the 21st Century.
He was a lead consultant in Europe for the International Development Program of Australian Universities and Colleges (IDP) and on behalf of Austrade (The Australian Trade Commission) and the IDP he gave a series of seminars on Australian education at universities in Europe and provided digital media consultancy services for Australian private and public sector educational organizations recruiting students from the European market.
He was Director of Mondolingua, the international education conference and fair in Geneva from 1993 to 1995 and developed a number of multimedia based English language courses for Swiss television as well as audio courses for the Institut Victor Ebner in Geneva. During this time he also provided consultancy services for a number of universities and colleges. In 1995 he co-founded The Digital Education Network Ltd and started one of the Internet’s earliest and most successful international digitally-driven education portals, EduFind.
He has written extensively on digital media topics and has been published in leading journals including the International Journal of Education, written an award winning online English grammar and has been a speaker at such events as the BASELT Conference (UK), The International Education Marketing Conference (Geneva), and The ARELS Conference (UK).
He has designed and delivered digital media development, communications, cross-cultural, and ‘soft-skills’ training programs to clients in Germany, the USA, Scotland, and England.
Since 1995 he has worked on digital media projects for e-learning and educational marketing and has provided leading organizations with consultancy regarding ‘best use’ of the Internet for marketing, online learning and training, delivery of courses, and online recruitment.
He was a contributing writer for a recent edition of ‘Australian Education’ and has delivered presentations on new approaches to digital media and community-based online learning to conferences in Korea, Italy, France, Germany, and the UK .
He has spoken at the ‘Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’ conference , the International E-Learning Conference in Geneva, and forums, training workshops and conferences in South Korea, the UK and Malta for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.