eLearning, ePedagogies and Innovation
eLearning, ePedagogy and Innovation Research Network Group
The eLearning, ePedagogy and Innovation Research Network is a diverse group with members coming from most educational discipline areas. We believe that learning and pedagogy are the integral to excellent teaching and learning and the incorporation of Information Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance this.
Efficacy of Social Media Technologies in Pedagogy
This subgroup investigated the use of social media technology, Google Discussion Circles in pedagogy. It aims to understand the efficacy of different social media technologies in facilitating learning, teaching and assessment.
Contact: Associate Professor Charles Kivunja
elearning and ePedagogies
This subgroup scopes first year students’ perceptions of their initial experience in online teacher education and academic perceptions of first year pedagogy.
Contact: Dr Jennifer Charteris
This subgroup has several projects. The first was funded by an OLT grant where the researchers created a website of resources for pre-service and in-service teachers. See http://pstonline.info/ for more information. Another project explores the use of Snapchat in schools, funded by a UNE Seed Grant. For more information, please contact either of the following researchers (who can put you in contact with the appropriate researcher):
Literacy and Digital Storytelling
This subgroup aims to improve literacy among struggling readers and writers in primary school and encourage teachers to improve, create, assess, document and retain digital content. The project supports and enhances the use of digital media in assessing literacy content including reading and viewing, writing and composing, speaking and listening.
Contact: Dr Mutuota Kigotho
Mentoring the Mentors
The eMentoring subgroup have been liaising with schools and Department of Education and Communities (DEC) in relation to creating and presenting Professional Development resources for school teachers on how to mentor students when on professional experience. Resources and training have been developed for teachers and pre-service teachers.
Contact: Dr Elisabeth Betlem
Practices and Politics of eLearning
The Practices and Politics of eLearning (formally Formative Assessment) subgroup have been collecting data provided through student feedback in an online unit via audio as well as text.
Contact: Dr Mitchell Parkes
Principal and teacher perceptions of youth social media and networked affect in Australian schools
This subgroup explores teacher and principal perceptions of social media and youth activism in Australian schools.
Technologies in Early Childhood Settings
This subgroup develops innovative online support materials to directly increase the confidence and capacity of early childhood teachers to integrate digital technologies into the early childhood curriculum. The online support materials include video, podcasts, downloadable readings, fact-sheets and digital-play exemplars.
This subgroup follows on from previous TPACK research in the School of Education in 2011, exploring ICT expertise in the School of Education and ways of increasing academics’ knowledge of ICT.
Contact: Dr Nadya Rizk