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Dr Maggie Hartnett

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Education

I am a senior lecturer within the Institute of Education at Massey University, New Zealand. I teach in the areas of e-learning and digital technologies and am the coordinator of thefollowing postgraduate e-learning programmes within the Institute:

  • Postgraduate diploma in Education (e-learning)
  • Masters of Education (e-learning)

I am an executive member of the Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ), the main professional organisation in online, open, flexible and distance learning in New Zealand. She is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (JOFDL)  the open access academic journal published by the FLANZ organisation.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84409
    Location: 305, Collinson Village
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Massey University (2010)
  • Master of Education - Massey University (2007)
  • Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (First Class - University of Adelaide (0)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersection of technologies and pedagogies and their influence on learners’ and teachers’ experiences, motivation, engagement and behaviour in technology enhanced, mediated and immersive learning contexts. Her research interests include motivation and engagement in digital environments, teaching and learning with digital technologies, support for digital learners and teachers, digital inclusion, digital places and spaces of learning that encompasses new learning environments, emerging digital technologies including open digital badges, teacher and learner experiences in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and the use of digital tools in learning such as electronic portfolios and mobile technologies. My research interests are not confined to formal learning settings but span a wide range of places and spaces for learning.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100): Educational Technology and Computing (130306): Higher Education (130103): Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105): Secondary Education (130106): Specialist Studies in Education (130300)

Keywords

e-learning, elearning, online, technologies, technology, digital, motivation, digital badges, MOOCs, engagement, portfolios, teaching, learning, learners, teachers, distributed, education, mobile learning, openness

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 3
Team Member 1 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Science-based Extension for Lower North Island Sheep and Beef Farmers

This is a 2-year project located at Riverside Farm that develops a new extension model based on high-quality farmer/scientist interaction and farmer-led networking. Building on earlier work by Massey's Farmer Learning Group, the project focuses on the use of perennial summer forages in dryland farming. The reconstituted Farmer Learning Group consists of a cross-College and interdisciplinary team of 12 Massey scientists (drawn from the Institute of Education, IAE and IVABS) working together with some 45 sheep and beef farmers from the eastern Lower North Island. Project leader is Brennon Wood and the team includes a newly-appointed Research Officer, Roxanne Henwood, and one PhD student. The extension programme features 8 day-long, science-based workshops to be held at Riverside, network surveys to collect local knowledge, an industry-sponsored Colloquium and an on-site Field Day.
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Date Range: 2015 - 2017

Funding Body: Ministry for Primary Industries

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Henwood, R., Wood, B., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: a sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. Forthcoming before 31 December 2017 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Drysdale, D., Hartnett, MK., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Kemp, P., & Wood, B. (2017). Measuring farmers’ self-efficacy for managing perennial summer forages. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. forthcoming before 31December 2017 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Hartnett, MK., Gray, DI., Blair, HT., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Wood, BA. (2017). Using educational theory and research to refine agricultural extension: affordances and barriers for farmers’ learning and practice change. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 23(4), 313-333
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Hartnett, M. (2017). Differences in the digital home lives of young people in New Zealand. British Journal of Educational Technology. 48(2), 642-652
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Tilton, J., & Hartnett, MK. (2016). What are the influences on teacher mobile technology self-efficacy in secondary school classrooms?. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 20(2), 79-93 Retrieved from http://www.jofdl.nz/index.php/JOFDL
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Davis, N., Fields, A., & Hartnett, MK. (2016). Editorial: Promoting open, flexible and distance learning in increasingly challenging times.. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 20(1), 1-7 Retrieved from http://www.jofdl.nz/index.php/JOFDL/index
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Kearney, A., & Hartnett, M. (2016). Students taking charge of their learning: What are the issues?. International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum. 23(3), 35-51
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Kearney, A.
Fields, A., Davis, N., & Hartnett, MK. (2015). Editorial: Open Access–Our golden route in academic publishing in an increasingly open world. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning. 19(1), 1-11 Retrieved from http://www.jofdl.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/view/251/191
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, MK., Davis, N., & Fields, A. (2015). Back to the Future—Predicting possibilities in open, flexible, and distance learning. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 19(2), 1-7 Retrieved from http://deanz.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Louwrens, N., & Hartnett, MK. (2015). Student and teacher perceptions of online student engagement in an online middle school. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 19(1), 27-43 Retrieved from http://deanz.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M. (2015). Influences that undermine learners' perceptions of autonomy, competence and relatedness in an online context. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 31(1), 86-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, MK. (2014). Book Review - Adding some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ activities for motivating and retaining learners online. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 18(2), 82-84 Retrieved from http://www.jofdl.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/view/234
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Sewell, AM., & Hartnett, M. (2014). Transforming agricultural extension to promote farmer knowledge. Primary Industry Management. 18(3), 22-26 Retrieved from https://www.nzipim.co.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Sewell, A.
Davis, N., Fields, A., & Hartnett, MK. (2014). Editorial: Prizing equity in education and research in the field of open, flexible and distance learning. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 18(2), 1-10 Retrieved from http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/viewFile/237/178
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, MK. (2014). Title Book review: Adding some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ activities for motivating and retaining learners online. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 18(2), 82-84Retreived from http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/view/234/184
[Book Review]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Davis, N., Fields, A., & Hartnett, MK. (2014). Editorial: Engaging in open, flexible, and distance learning with a new editorial team.. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 18(1), 1-10 Retrieved from http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/viewFile/230/176
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Edmunds, B., & Hartnett, MK. (2014). Using a learning management system to personalise learning for primary school students. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 18(1), 11-29 Retrieved from http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL/index
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M., St George, A., & Dron, J. (2014). Exploring motivation in an online context: A case study. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. 14(1), 31-53 Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol14/iss1/general/article1.cfm
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M., St George, A., & Dron, J. (2011). Examining motivation in online distance learning environments: Complex, multifaceted, and situation-dependent. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 12(6), 20-38
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, MK. (2012). Relationships between online motivation, participation and achievement: More complex than you might think. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. 16(1), 28-41 Retrieved from http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/view/90
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M., St George, A., & Dron, J. (2011). Being together - factors that unintentionally undermine motivation. The Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning. 15(1), 1-16 Retrieved from http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/view/19
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Billany, T., Hartnett, M., & Bhattacharya, M. (2007). Understanding topical science issues - A learning design approach. Journal of Interactive Learning Research. 18(1), 85-100
[Journal article]Authored by: Hartnett, M.

Book

Hartnett, MK.(2016). Motivation in online education. Singapore: Springer
[Authored Book]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M., Brown, M., & Wilson, A. (2015). MOOCs down under: Insights from the open2study experience. In MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. (pp. 78 - 88).
[Chapter]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, MK., Anderson, B., & Brown, ME. (2014). Learning in the digital age: How are the ways in which we learn changing with the use of technologies?. In A. St. George, S. Brown, & J. O'Neill (Eds.) Facing the big questions in teaching: Purpose, power and learning. (pp. 116 - 125). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning
[Chapter]Authored by: Hartnett, M.Edited by: O'Neill, J.
St. George, A., Riley, T., & Hartnett, MK. (2014). Motivation and learning: Can I do it do I want to. In A. St. George, S. Brown, & J. O'Neill (Eds.) Facing the big questions in teaching: Purpose, power and learning. (pp. 1 - 11). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning
[Chapter]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Riley, T.Edited by: O'Neill, J.
Hartnett, M. (2008). Addressing diversity in design of online courses. In S. Hirtz Dr, & DG. Harper (Eds.) Education for a digital world: Advice guidelines and effective practice from around the globe. (pp. 41 - 49). Canada: BCcampus and Commonwealth of Learning
[Chapter]Authored by: Hartnett, M.

Thesis

Hartnett, M. (2010). Motivation to learn in online environments: An exploration of two tertiary education contexts. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M. (2006). How does an integrative approach to electronic portfolio development foster critical reflection?. (Master's Thesis, Massey University)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Hartnett, M.

Report

Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Henwood,, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Corner-Thomas, R., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Enabling Farmer Learning: Educational Principles for Innovation in Agricultural Extension.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Kennedy, B., Brogt, E., Jordens, Z., Jolley, A., Bradshaw, R., Hartnett, M., . . . Burr, N. (2013). Transforming science education: Improving learning during lectures. Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Hartnett, M., Jordens, J.

Conference

Rawlins, PLC., Hartnett, M., & Riley, T. (2017, August). Transforming a research culture through the use of mixed methods research in Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented at MMIRA Asia regional conference and 3rd JSMMR annual conference: Achieving transformation through mixed methods research. Ritsumeikan University , Osaka, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Rawlins, P., Riley, T.
Rawlins, ., Hartnett, ., & Riley, .Using mixed methods research to transform research culture and build researcher capacity Aotearoa New Zealand's changing academic landscape. . Durham University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Rawlins, P., Riley, T.
Gray, DI., Sewell, AM., Hartnett, M., Wood, B., Kemp, P., Blair, H., . . . Morris, ST. (2016, April). Improved extension practices for sheep and beef farmers. Presented at Hill Country Symposium. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Hartnett, MK., Kearney, A., & Mentis, M. (2015). A blended learning ecosystem: What are the motivational issues for students. In T. Reiners, BR. von Konsky, D. Gibson, V. Chang, L. Irving, & K. Clarke (Eds.) Proceedings ascilite 2015 in Perth. (pp. 476 - 480). Perth, Australia: ascilite (Australasain Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education) 2015
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Gray, DI., Sewell, AM., Hartnett, M., Wood, BA., Kemp, PD., Blair, HT., . . . Morris, ST. (2016). Improved extension practices for sheep and beef farmers. Grassland Research and practice Series no. 16. (pp. 61 - 66). : Hill Country Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.Contributed to by: Morris, S.
Kearney, AC., & Hartnett, M. (2015, July). Learners taking charge of their learning: What are the challenges?. Presented at The Learner. Madrid Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Kearney, A.
Hartnett, M., Kearney, A., & Mentis, M. (2015, November). A blended learning ecosystem: What are the motivational issues for students?. Presented at Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary EducationAscilite. Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Wilson, AD., Hartnett, MK., & Brown, M. (2015). MOOC experiences from a staff perspective. Poster session presented at the meeting of Higher education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Wilson, A., Hartnett, M., Brown, M., Jamieson, A., & Symonds, S.An Open2Study MOOC experience from a staff perspective. Proceedings of ASCILITE 2014 - Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education. (pp. 416 - 420).
[Conference]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Wilson, A., Hartnett, MK., Brown, ME., Jamieson, A., & Symonds, S. (2014). Wilson, A. D., Hartnett, M., Brown, M., Jamieson, A., & Symonds, S. (2014). An Open2Study MOOC experience from a staff perspective. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014. (pp. 416-420). Dunedin, New Zealand: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & . S.-K. Loke (Eds.) Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014.. (pp. 416 - 420). : 2014 Ascilite (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Jamieson, A., Symonds, S.
Edmunds, B., & Hartnett, MK. (2014, April). Using a learning management system to personalise learning for primary school students.. Presented at DEANZ 2014 conference: Open, flexible and distance learning: where is the “e” in engagement?. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Wood, BA., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Hartnett, MK., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Sewell, AM. (2014). From extension to distributed learning: The embedding of agricultural scientists in farmer knowledge networks. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 173 - 178). Cambridge, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production (NZSAP) 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Hartnett, MK., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Wood, BA. (2014). The farmer learning project: Improving the design of agricultural extension to promote learning. In SW. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 166 - 172). Cambridge, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production (NZSAP) 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Brown, ME., Hartnett, MK., Jamieson, A., Symonds, S., & Wilson, A. (2014). A View from Downunder: Lessons from an Institutional MOOC Experience. , The 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) - Eurovision 2020: Technology Enhanced Learning for a New Horizon
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Jamieson, A., Symonds, S.
Henwood,, R., Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: A sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. PLACEHOLDER Rural Extension & Innovation Systems Journal.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Drysdale, D., Hartnett, M., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Kemp, P., & Wood, BA. (2017). Measuring farmers’ self-efficacy for managing perennial summer forages. PLACEHOLDER: Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Hartnett, M., Symonds, S., & Brown, M. (2013). Synchronous teaching spaces, distributed learning places: Staff and student perspectives of immersive video linked classes. In S. Frielick, N. Buissink-Smith, N. Wyse, J. Billot, J. Hallas, & E. Whitehead (Eds.) Research and Development in Higher Education: The Place of Learning and Teaching: Refereed papers from the 36th HERDSA Annual International Conference. Vol. 36 (pp. 187 - 199). Australia: 36th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia [HERDSA] Annual International Conference: The place of learning and teaching
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Symonds, S.
Hartnett, MK., brown, M., & Symonds, S.(2013, October). Looking through a window to another part of the room: Staff perspectives of immersive video-linked classes. . Retreived from http://www.tjrtvu.edu.cn/icde/en/index-en.html
[Conference]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Symonds, S.
Brown, M., Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (2012). Editor of the proceedings of ascilite 2012 future challenges sustainable futures. In M. Brown, M. Hartnett, & T. Stewart (Eds.) ascilite 2012 Future Challenges / Sustainable Futures. New Zealand: 29th Annual ascilite International Conference: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Stewart, T.Edited by: Hartnett, M., Stewart, T.
Symonds, S., Hartnett, M., & Brown, M. (2012). Flex and inflexibility: The impact of real-time collaborative technologies in highly customisable video-linked teaching spaces. ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education. (pp. 895 - 897).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M., Symonds, S.Edited by: Hartnett, M.
Symonds, S., Hartnett, M., Butler, P., & Brown, M. (2012). Video-linked teaching: Designing and evaluating technology-rich classrooms for real-time collaboration. ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education. (pp. 898 - 906).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Butler, P., Hartnett, M., Symonds, S.Edited by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M. (2012). Facilitating motivation through support for autonomy. ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M.Edited by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M. (2009). Factors undermining motivation in place-based blended learning. ASCILITE 2009 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. (pp. 439 - 443).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Bhattacharya, M., & Hartnett, M. (2007). E-portfolio assessment in higher education. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, M., Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2007). Diversity in online learners: Searching for differences that may matter. Proceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007. (pp. 899 - 900).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hartnett, M.

Other

Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Hartnett, M., Gray, D., & Wood, B. (2015, March). Innovations in agricultural extension: The farmer learning project.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.Contributed to by: Sewell, A.
Hartnett, MK. (2012, March). Motivation in Online learning contexts. In Online, hosted by CIDER.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hartnett, M.
Hartnett, MK.Motivation in Online learning contexts.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hartnett, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Bridget Percy - Doctor of Education
    Moments of clarity: A STUDY OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES.

CoSupervisor of:

  • Evelyn Lewis - PhD
    The relationship between self-regulated learning and the use of open digital badges in an online learning environment.
  • Doug Drysdale - PhD
    Farmers' efficacy, learning and practice change in an agricultural extension context.

Media and Links

Media

  • 05 Jul 2016 - Magazine
    Motivation in Online education
    Education Review Series: Postgraduate & Research
  • 03 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    Teenagers as digital natives 'a myth'
    Sunday Start Times Newspaper article (p. A5)

Other Links

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