Dr Rachael Adlington

Lecturer, ICT Education - School of Education

Rachael Adlington

Phone: +61 2 6773 4224

Email: rachael.adlington@une.edu.au

Biography

Rachael Adlington is an academic in the School of Education, University of New England. She works with Education students to become proficient users of Information and Communication Technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Dr Adlington is also an experienced primary school teacher, specializing in the teaching of literacy, technology and music. Her current research interests include the new literacy practices emerging alongside new technologies, co-authorship in online spaces such as blogs, children as online authors, systemic functional linguistics, social semiotics, multiliteracies and the role of technology in all levels of education.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Australian Catholic University)

Bachelor of Education (Southern Cross University)

Memberships

Australian Literacy Educator's Association – secretary ALEA Northern NSW Local Council
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology - reviewer

Consultancy Interests

blogs, Web 2.0 literacies, technology in education, multiliteracies, young children as web 2.0 authors.

Teaching Areas

ICT Education

Research Interests

blogs, Web 2.0 literacies, technology in education, multiliteracies, young children as web 2.0 authors.

Publications

Adlington, R. (2017). Teddy bear, teddy bear: Modal hybridity and the co-constructed blog. In P. Chappell & J. S. Knox (Eds.), Transforming Contexts: Papers from the 44th International Systemic Functional Congress (pp. 26 - 32). Wollongong, Australia: The Organising Committee of the 44th International Systemic Functional Congress.

Adlington, R. (2016). Young children’s online authoring: the Techno-semiotic co-construction of blogs (Doctoral thesis), Australian Catholic University. http://researchbank.acu.edu.au/theses/618/

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. https://journal.spera.asn.au/index.php/AIJRE/article/view/96

Adlington, R. (2014). Exploiting the distinctiveness of blogs to overcome geographic isolation. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(3), 1-13.

Adlington, R. (2013). Hierarchy of periodicity in blogs. Paper presented at the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Adlington, R. (2013). Blogs: Understanding and capitalizing on ‘newness’. Paper presented at the Australian Association for the Teaching of English/Australian Literacy Educators' Association, Brisbane, Australia.

Adlington, R., Parkes, M., & Unsworth, L. (2011). Herding Cats: The collection, classification and analysis of web-based content for online researchers Proceedings of the 'Bridging the Gap’ postgraduate research conference. University of New England, Armidale, 2010.

Adlington, R., & Harvey, H. (2010). Engaging young learners: The multi-faceted and changeable nature of student engagement in technology-rich learning projects. Paper presented at the Australian Computers in Education Conference, Melbourne, Australia. http://acec2010.acce.edu.au/sites/acec2010.info/files/proposal/172/acec2010engagingyounglearners.pdf

Quinn, F., & Adlington, R. (2010). Coupling online quizzes with interactive digital content: familiarising pre-service teachers with resources available for science and sustainability. DE Quarterly, 4, 1-2. http://archive.dehub.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/DEQuarterly-Autumn-2010-Edition-No-4.pdf

Stewart, C., & Adlington, R. (2010). Dance of change: Print-based distance education to creative networked learning. In W. Kinuthia & W. Taylor (Eds.), Cases 'n' Places: Global Cases in Performance and Educational Technology. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Tynan, B., Adlington, R., Stewart, C., Sims, R., Shanahan, P., & Vale, D. (2010). Managing projects for change: Contextualised project management. Journal of Distance Education (Online), 24(1), 187. http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/632

Stewart, C., & Adlington, R. (2010). Changing direction with teacher educators in distance education provision. In W. Halloway & J. Maurer (Eds.), International Research in Teacher Education: Current Perspectives (pp. 225-238). Armidale: Kardoorair Press. http://isfte.org/Default.aspx?p=26

Stewart, C., & Adlington, R. (2009). Shall we dance? Managing change from print-based to interactive networked learning. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 9(9), 93-104. http://ijm.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.28/prod.1113

Adlington, R. (2009). Reading beyond the lines? The role of digital texts and technology in reading groups. Conference proceedings of the National Conference for Teachers of English and Literacy. Hobart, Tasmania.
http://www.englishliteracyconference.com.au/files/documents/hobart/conferencePapers/refereed/AdlingtonRachel.pdf

Stewart, C., & Adlington, R. (2009). Changing direction with teacher educators in distance education provision. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 13(2), 62-70.

Adlington, R., & Hansford, D. (2009). Digital spaces and young people's online authoring: challenges for teachers. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 32(1, 2), 55-68, 94.

Adlington, R., & Hansford, D. (2008). Digital spaces and young people’s online authoring: Challenges for teachers. Conference proceedings of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English/Australian Literacy Educators' Association National Conference. Adelaide, Australia. http://www.englishliteracyconference.com.au/files/documents/AdlingtonHansford-Digital%20spaces.pdf

Reading, C., & Adlington, R. (2008). Integrating Mathematics and Quality Teaching in Isolated Schools Through Technology (Evaluation included in the final ASISTM project report). Armidale, NSW: University of New England, SiMERR – National Centre,.

Tynan, B., Stewart, C., Adlington, R., Littledyke, M., & S., S. (2008). Participatory action research for professional development: Changing our approach to distance learning. In Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ascilite Melbourne. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/melbourne08/procs/tynan.pdf

Adlington, R., Unsworth, L., & Parkes, M. (2006). ICT and beginning literacy pedagogy: constructing electronic texts in the early years. Paper presented at the ‘Bridging the Gap’ postgraduate conference, University of New England, Armidale.