Dr Mitchell Parkes

Lecturer, ICT Education - School of Education

Mitchell Parkes

Phone: +61 2 6773 5082

Email: mparkes2@une.edu.au

Biography

Mitch Parkes is 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 is also a qualified Teacher Librarian.

Qualifications

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

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).

Publications

Parkes, M., Fletcher, P. & Stein, S. (2015). ‘Applying an Action Research Model to Learning (Re)Design’. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 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 (Vol. 2002, No. 1, pp. 1293-1298).

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

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

Parkes, M. (1999).  A Review of the Issues Associated with the Preservation of Digital Documents. Australian Library Journal, 48(4), pp 358 - 377.

Parkes, M. (1999).  The Man Who Could only Dream: A Tribute to Vannever Bush, Grandfather of the Internet.  Access 13(4), pp 41.

Parkes, M. (1999). One Kid, an Adult and a Computer. Access, 13(2),  pp.17-18.

Parkes, M. (1998). Authoring Web Pages: Some Copyright Concerns. Access, 12(4), pp.23-25.

Parkes, M. (1997). Merging the Library and Computing Resources at O'Connor Catholic High School, Armidale. Access, 11(3), pp 20-22.