Dr Mitchell Parkes

Senior Lecturer, ICT Education - School of Education

Mitchell Parkes

Phone: +61 2 6773 5082

Email: mparkes2@une.edu.au

Biography

Mitch Parkes is a Senior Lecturer in ICT Education. He teaches into both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Education. Prior to working at UNE, Mitch was a secondary teacher with a teaching background in Computing Studies, Science and Mathematics. He also has Teacher Librarian qualifications.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of New England
Master of History, University of New England
Master of Applied Science (Library and Information Management) Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Master of Education (Computers in Education) Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
Bachelor of Science, Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma in Education (Computer Education), Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
Graduate Diploma in Education (Science Education), Hunter Institute of Higher Education, Newcastle

Memberships

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research Interests

Mitch's research interests include Learning Design; Learning Management Systems; e-learning competencies; assessment; integration of ICT across the curriculum; teacher librarian issues; information literacy and the use of wombats as a teaching tool (enrol in a unit he teaches to found out how).

Awards

Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching
Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2016 UNE Awards for Teaching Excellence
Certificate of Recognition, 2015 UNE Awards for Teaching Excellence
Outstanding Paper Award, EdMedia 2015, World Conference on Educational Media & Technology

Publications

Alshammari, R., Parkes, M., & Adlington, R. (2017). Using WhatsApp in EFL Instruction with Saudi Arabian University Students. Arab World English Journal, 8(4), 68-84.

Parkes, M., & Fletcher, P. (2017). Student Preparedness for Interaction in an Online Learning Environment. In EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 662-665). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Parkes, M., & Fletcher, P. (2017). A longitudinal, quantitative study of student attitudes towards audio feedback for assessment. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(7), 1046-1053.

Parkes, M., Fletcher, P. & Stein, S. (2016). Applying an Action Research Model to Learning (Re)Design. In Bastiaens, T.J., Marks, G., (Eds.) Education and Information Technology Annual 2016: A Selection of AACE Award Papers. (pp. 95-104). United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Alshammari, R., Reyes Jr, V.C., & Parkes, M. (2016). Faculty Attitudes towards the Use of Mobile Devices in EFL Teaching in a Saudi Arabian Setting. Mobile Learning Futures–Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning, 16-24.

Charteris J., Quinn, F., Parkes, M., Fletcher, P., & Reyes, V. (2016). e-Assessment for Learning and Performativity in Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Case for Existential Learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 32(3), 112-122.

Parkes, M., Fletcher, P. & Stein, S. (2015). Applying an Action Research Model to Learning (Re)Design. EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media & Technology, 2015(1), 238-247.

Parkes M., Gregory S., Fletcher P., Adlington R. & Gromik N. (2015). Bringing People Together While Learning Apart: Creating Online Learning Environments to Support the Needs of Rural and Remote Students. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25 (1), 66-78.

Charteris, J., Quinn F, Parkes, M., Fletcher, P. & Reyes, V. (2015). e-Assessment for Learning (eAfL) in higher education: is it a wolf in sheep's clothing? Journal for Learning Development in Higher Education (9), 1-24.

Parkes, M., Stein, S. & Reading, C. (2015). Student preparedness for university e-learning environments. The Internet and Higher Education, 25, pp. 1-10.

Parkes, M., & Fletcher, P. R. (2014). Talking the Talk: Audio Feedback as a Tool for Student Assessment.  World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2014(1), 1606-1615.

Parkes, M., Reading, C., & Stein, S. (2013). The competencies required for effective performance in a university e-learning environment. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(6) pp 777-791.

Parkes, M., Hawkes, G., & Landrigan, B. (2013). Collaborative Annotated Bibliographies: An Online Strategy to Foster Student Collaboration and Understanding. In World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (Vol. 2013, No. 1, pp. 2205-2211).

Gregory, S., Brown A., & Parkes, M. (2013). A Preliminary Evaluation of the iPad as a Tool for Learning and Teaching. In B. Tynan, J. Willems, & R. James (Eds), Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning (pp. 154-158). Hershey, PA Information Science Reference.

Parkes M. (2010) The competencies required for effective performance in a university e-learning environment. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of New England, Australia.

Parkes, M. (2010). Universal Design for Learning. DE Quarterly, 5, pp. 4-5.

Muwanga-Zake, J., Parkes, M. & Gregory, S. (2010) Blogging at university as a case study in instructional design: Challenges and suggestions towards professional development. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT 6 (1), 14-29

Parkes, M., Reading, C. & Stein, S. (2010). E-learning: just how difficult can it be? In D. Gronn and G. I. Romeo, G.I. (eds), Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010 ACEC 2010. Australian Computers in Education Conference: digital diversity, 6 - 9 April 2010, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

McDonell, J., Parkes, M., & Tynan, B. (2010). Virtual tutor support using SMARTHINKING: Preliminary findings. In Proceedings ASCILITE 2010: 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Curriculum, Technology and Transformation for an Unknown Future (pp. 595-603). University of Queensland.

Parkes, M. & Reading, C. (2006). The use of Behavioural Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) in the identification of the competencies required to be an effective e-learner. Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006. ACEC 2006 Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006, 2-4 October 2006, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Noone, G., & Parkes, M. (2003). Learning and desire. International Journal of Learning, 10, 2033-2044.

McLoughlin, C., & Parkes, M. (2002). Self-direction online through structured task activity: Is online moderation always needed? In World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002(1), 1293-1298.

Parkes, M., Reading, C., & Reid, J. A. (2001). Mapping new territories. In Proceedings of the IFIP TC3 Seventh IFIP World Conference on Networking the Learner: Computers in Education, 715-721. Kluwer, BV.

Parkes, M. (2000). Don't shoot me! I'm only the photocopier! Access, 14(4), 17-19.

Parkes, M. (1999).  A Review of the issues associated with the preservation of digital documents. Australian Library Journal, 48(4), 358 - 377.

Parkes, M. (1999).  The man who could only Dream: A Tribute to Vannever Bush, Grandfather of the Internet.  Access 13(4), 41.

Parkes, M. (1999). One kid, an adult and a computer. Access, 13(2), 17-18.

Parkes, M. (1998). Authoring web pages: Some copyright concerns. Access, 12(4), 23-25.

Parkes, M. (1997). Merging the library and computing resources at O'Connor Catholic High School, Armidale. Access, 11(3), 20-22.