Dr Mutuota Kigotho

Lecturer, English, Literacies and Language Education - School of Education; Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

Mutuota Kigotho

Phone: +61 2 6773 3829

Email: mkigotho@une.edu.au


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)

Teaching Areas

Literacy Education
Secondary English

Research Interests

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.


Edited Book

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.

Guest Editor

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.

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.

Refereed proceedings

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%)

Conference presentations

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

Research Publications

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).

Doctoral Thesis

The Structure of Kikuyu Oral Narratives and its Relationship to the Teaching of Writing in Kenyan Secondary Schools (2004).


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