About Us

Leading the way in online learning development

The Inventorium was designed by a group of academics, teachers and corporate professionals to embody a major shift in the way we think about and deliver education. Our team were early adopters in the online learning space, so we have years of mistakes to draw on. From streaming to the classroom to streaming from the classroom, we have done it all. We draw on lessons learned and a broad base of research. You can read some of the research reports that inspire us at the bottom of the page.

The shift to online learning

With COVID-19 closing schools and disrupting workplaces all around the world, many educators and employers are scrambling to deliver existing classes online rather than shifting to a model designed specifically for online teaching. For many this will mean less genuine learning or even disengagement from learning altogether. Educators adapting to online education may want to take a look at the Inventorium's design document, which explains why online learning necessitates a fundamentally different approach to teaching and learning.


Former full-time academic and teacher, Eddie is the brains behind the concept design and the curriculum writing in the Inventorium.

Professor Eddie Blass

Founder and CEO

UX, UI and game designer, Joel is the creative brain behind the user interface design and the light gamification of the avatar sitting in the Inventorium.

Jole Turner

Interface Designer

After 2 decades in secondary education, in Port Augusta and Adelaide, Paul spent 16 years as Chief of Staff or Adviser to South Australian Government Ministers and Premiers. Within that time Paul also worked in Indigenous Affairs for the Australian Government before returning to education between 2018 and 2020 to initiate a project for Catholic Education SA which will support and provide new opportunities for children, young people and families in the City of Playford who experience disadvantage and have become disengaged from learning, work and community participation.

Paul Rayan

Director of Edu. Engagement

David is our Teacher Support Partner and provides support to all the other teachers using the Inventorium, no matter what school they are in, or where they are based.

David Balfour

Teacher Support Partner

Luke is a teacher, entrepreneur, photographer, artist and motivational speaker. His work with young people spans the last two decades and desires his students to seek their passions creatively.

Luke Graves

Teacher and Video Producer

James started his career as a teacher before shifting to specialise in the design and development e-learning materials, particularly with the use of video.

James Sadler

E-Learning Capital Designer

Advisory board

Angela Di Sotto-hames

SACE Expert

Scott Dirix

SACE Expert

David Stillwell

VCAL Expert

Sylvia Noonan

VCAL Expert

Peta Denahey

VCAL Expert

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