|Present||Lecturer (Teaching Scholar), Southern Cross University ‐ School of Education|
Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Coffs Harbour NSW
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Journal articles (5)
Adaptive expertise: in understanding and teaching “eco-friendly” design, are teachers Googling it right? Creative Education (2015)
Any curriculum is a construct of perceived social, political and economic needs developed at a point in time. Given that these needs are in a constant state of flux, the curriculum is subjected to periodical ...
Procedural skills, sketchup and vodcasting: distance teaching of design drawing skills and student learning autonomy Creative Education (2014)
The popularity of sites like YouTube demonstrates the potential preference for users to use video podcasts (vodcasts) as an instructional tool. As educators have been encouraged to become more literate in authoring Web 2.0 technologies, ...
Sketching up new geographies: open sourcing and curriculum development Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2013)
The functionality of web 2.0 technologies has caused academics to rethink their development of teaching and learning methods and approaches. The editable, open access nature of web 2.0 encourages the innovative collaboration of ideas, the ...
Identifying quality with pre-service technology educators: a different perspective on assessment Institute of Industrial Arts and Technology Education (Members only Journal) (2012)
The development of an ‘eye for good design’- the ability to determine what looks good and is functionally appropriate - has always been a challenge for technology educators when dealing with students designing their own ...
Journal Publications (5)
What's in the soup? I look into fusion within difference STEM programs Proceedings of the TENZ-ICTE Conference on Technology: an Holistic Approach to Education (2017)
STEM education is a pedagogical approach that regularly incorporates technology education as well as the other disciplines to contextualise content. However, what constitutes a STEM program can be confusing as it can differ greatly from ...
Equipping all Australians with the knowledge and skills required to live sustainably: a look at the new draft Australian curriculum- technologies Proceedings of PATT27: Technology education for the future: a play on sustainability (2013)
What is known is that along with the climate, the curriculum is changing (IPCC, 2007 & BAMS, 2012). To enable people to react and adapt to the uncertainties of climate change, Australia –and the rest ...
Virtual worlds in Australian and New Zealand higher education: remembering the past, understanding the present and imagining the future Proceedings of the 30th ascilite Conference: electric dreams (2013)
3D virtual reality, including the current generation of multi-user virtual worlds, has had a long history of use in education and training, and it experienced a surge of renewed interest with the advent of Second ...
How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds? 28th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference: Changing demands, changing directions (2011)
Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consisting of Australian and New ...
Book chapters (6)
Blog Posts (1)
Developing procedural knowledge via a distance The Online Science Educator for the Distance Learning Community (2013)
Ever tried to assemble a flat packed piece of furniture without the pictures? How about successfully landing a passenger aircraft without stepping into the cockpit? In higher education, the nature of specific disciplines requires academics ...