Dr Mutuota Kigotho
Lecturer, English, Literacies and Language Education - School of Education
Phone: +61 2 6773 3829
Mutuota is a member of the English Literacies and Language Education team within the School of Education and is a member of the Centre of Research in English and Multiliteracies (CREME).
BEd (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
MEd (Kenyatta University, Kenya)
EdD (Macquarie University)
Open and Distance Association of Australia – ODLAA, Vice President
Australian Teacher Education Association- ATEA
Australian Literacy Educators' Association – ALEA
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia – ALAA
English Teachers Association - ETA
Distance Education and eLearning
Other interests include.....
Uptake in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in African Educational systems
Social Media: The use of ICT for Educational purposes.
Sims, R. & Kigotho, M (2013)(Eds.) Education across space and time (ISBN 9780646901657) (My contribution 50%) Published by Blurb.com for the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. 150 pages.
Sims, R. & Kigotho, M. (2013), "Education across space and time: meeting the diverse needs of the distance learner", Journal of Distance Education, Taylor & Francis, Melbourne.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2013.806018 My contribution (50%)
Refereed Journal article
Clary, D., Kigotho, M. & Barros-Torning, M. (2013)
"Harnessing mobile technology to engage and deepen adolescents' knowledge of
multimodal literacies" (Literacy
Learning: the Middle Years,
volume 21 No. 3 pp.49-60. Australian Literacy Educators' Association, Adelaide SA.
Kigotho, M. & Doyle, H. (2012) "It's time to connect: twitter for educational purposes", Australian Computers in Education Conference - 2012 pp.353-362. (Refereed Proceedings ISBN 978-0-646-58654-0)
http://bit.ly/ACEC2012_Proceedings (My contribution 50%)
Kigotho, M. (2014) "Digital narratives and the teaching of writing" Paper presented at the Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE2014) 16-17 January in Hong Kong. icofe2014.ouhk.edu.hk/abs/037.html
Kigotho, M. (2011) "Fibre optic technology in Educational settings in Africa" Paper presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference – ASFLA, UNE, Armidale, 21st -23rd September 2011. ird.stou.ac.th/RD/Odl/file/group4/file_26.pdf
Kigotho, M. (2011) "Awakening the sleeping giant: Innovation in distance education in Africa" Paper presented at the Education 2011- 2021 Summit: Global Challenges and Perspectives of Blended and Distance Learning, Sydney 15th - 18th February 2011. www.docstoc.com/docs/71863533/Daily-Program_Final_280111-DB
Literacy: From recount to writing in true narrative (Conference publications 2007).
From implicit to explicit: Literacy and the oral narrative within ESL Classrooms (Conference publications 2006).
The teaching of narratives (Conference publications 2004).
The Structure of Kikuyu Oral Narratives and its Relationship to the Teaching of Writing in Kenyan Secondary Schools (2004).