Professor Mark Brown left Massey University at the end of 2013 to establish the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University in Ireland.

Major work areas

Blended Learning, Distance Education, Online Learning, e-Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Academic Development, Teaching and Learning Development, Quality Enhancement, Leadership, Education Policy, Lifelong Learning.

Career in brief

Mark was the Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance at Massey University, New Zealand between 2011 to 2013. Massey has almost 17,000 distance students along with approximately 17,000 internal students studying on three major campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Palmerston North. Mark had specific responsibility for policy and strategic direction in the areas of online, blended and distance education.

Mark has over 20 years experience in the university sector. He originally trained as a primary level teacher and first started work at Massey as a Graduate Assistant in the Faculty of Education. Professor Brown was fortunate to work with some of New Zealand's leading scholars in the area and completed his doctoral study at Massey. Mark has a strong interest in Education across all sectors and supervisors advanced postgraduate research from early childhood to higher education. Before taking on a senior leadership role, Mark coordinated the Doctor of Education (EdD) programme in the College of Education and was the Coordinator of specialist postgraduate qualifications in the area of Educational Technologies.

Some highlights

Mark has a long history of innovation in teaching, recognised by several awards:

  • Apple Distinguished Educator
  • Massey Scholar
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • National Tertiary Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence

He has also been successful in winning several grants from the Fund for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching with a combined total of over $100,000. In 2008, Mark accepted on behalf of Massey University the New Zealand Open Source Education Award for his involvement in the development of the Mahara eportfolio system. In 2007, Mahara was recognised with an IMS Global Award for the Best ePortfolio System. Professor Brown has received a number of citations for research publications and has been involved in external research contracts with a combined budget of over $2.3 million. In 2013, Mark played a leading role in the establishment of Massey University Worldwide.

Committee memberships

During his time at Massey University, Mark served on the following committees and working groups:

  • Academic and International Executive Team
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Stream Board
  • Digital Teaching and Learning Committee - Chair
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards Committee - Chair
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Symposium Committee- Chair
  • International Policy & Strategy Advisory Committee (IPSAC)
  • One Health World Bank Management Group
  • TE@M - Teaching Think Tank
  • Digital Learning Resources Management Group

Outside of Massey University, Mark was active on a number of committees and professional organisations:

  • DEHub Steering Committee
  • National Centre for Excellence in Tertiary Teaching (Ako Aotearoa) Reference Group
  • Australasian Council for Open, Distance and eLearning (ACODE)
  • Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Academy Executive
  • President and Executive Member of New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ)
  • Executive Member and Treasurer of Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCiLiTE)
  • European eLearning Association Committee

research & teaching interests

Professor Brown's main research interests are in the areas of teaching and learning development along with blended learning and distance education. He has a particular interest in learning design, the nature of teachers’ work, and the forces and tensions underlying educational policy. In addition, Mark has a keen interest in the use of eportfolios for the promotion of life-long learning. A notable feature of Mark's research is his deliberate effort to ensure work is globally connected but also locally relevant. Although originally much of Dr Brown's work focused on the compulsory schooling sector, his research interests have increasingly shifted to the use of technology-enhanced learning in the tertiary and higher education sectors.

Mark has previously been centrally involved in a number of large externally funded research and development projects, including a study of the future of teaching and learning, an analysis of international elearning policy, the development of an open source eportfolio (Mahara), and the design and implementation of a new formative assessment tool. Mark was centrally involved in a major externally funded distance education project which focuses on the readiness and success of distance learners. Before leaving Massey he was also supporting a number of research studies on the use and implementation of Massey University’s online learning environment, including use of the video-linked teaching rooms and an evaluation of Open2Study.

Research supervision

Mark is available to supervise doctoral students in the areas of blended learning, distance education and the use of technology-enhanced learning in educational settings from early years to tertiary education. He has successfully supervised to completion over 50 research theses and dissertations and currently supervises four doctoral candidates. He invites potential doctoral students to contact him to discuss their research

Contribution to research:

Professor Brown serves on several journal editorial and review boards, including:

  • Computers in New Zealand Schools
  • ALT-J Research in Learning Technology
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
  • Educational Media International
  • International Journal for Innovation and Quality of Learning
  • Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

He is also active on a number of International Conference Committees, including:

  • Program Committee for the European Conference on e-Learning.
  • Program Committee for International Conference on Computer Supported Education
  • Program Committee for the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)
  • Program Committee for International Ed-Media Conference. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • International Program Committee for E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • International Program Committee for the International Conference on Education and Technology (ICET)
  • Convener of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference Committee, Te Papa, Wellington, 25-28th April, 2010
  • National University Technology Network 2011 Virtual Conference Committee - Co-chair
  • Association of Learning Technology Conference Committee

Selected publications:

Mark has published extensively in his fields of interest and produced over 250 research outputs, including a mix of book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations. Selected publications by year include:

2013

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2013). Feasibility Protocol: An instrument to assist institutional adoption of OER. DEHub 2013 Occasional Paper Series No 1, Armidale NSW, Australia: University of New England, DEHub.

Bossu, C. Brown, M., & Bull, D. 2013. Outcomes of an Australian study to develop an OER Feasibility Protocol: A framework to assist implementation and adoption. 10th Open Education Conference, Nov 6-8, Park City, Utah.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2013). A Feasibility Protocol for OER Adoption. Poster presented at The Higher Education Technology Agenda (Theta): The Edge of the World. Hobart, Australia. 7-10 April.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2013, 16 - 18 Oct). Reporting the evidence: Opportunities and challenges of OER adoption in Australia. Paper presented at the New Strategies for Global Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 25th International Council for Open and Distance Education World Conference, Tianjin, China.

Brown, M.(2013). The new normal of online, blended and distance learning: The Massey University experience. Journal of Distance Education in China, 10. [Translated].

Brown, M. (2013). The new openness movement: Unpacking the hype from the hope. Invited keynote presentation at  presentated at the Teaching Matters: Open UTAS to the World conference, University of Tasmania, Thursday 28th November 2013.

Brown, M. (2013). Designing a quality culture for blended learning. Workshop at the Teaching Matters: Open UTAS to the World conference, University of Tasmania, Thursday 28th November 2013.

Brown, M. (2013). The digital learning revolution: What lies ahead? Invited keynote address at Future Learning and the Digital Student, Wellington, 24th September.

Brown, M. (2013). Designing a quality culture for blended learning. Invited keynote address at 2nd Annual Blended Learning Summit, Sydney, 18th September.

Brown, M. (2013).  The value of distance education: Burden or blessing? Paper presented at the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference, Auckland, 12th July.

Brown, M. (2013). The return of King Kong: A journey to ‘Scull Island’ and beyond. Invited keynote presentation at at Moodle Moot Au: Moodle & Beyond, Melbourne, 25th June.

Brown, M. (2013). The digital learning revolution: What lies ahead? Invited keynote presentation at Future Learning and the Digital Student, Auckland 26th June.

Brown, M. (2013). Realising the dream: Designing a quality culture. Invited keynote address at Digital Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27-28th May.

Brown, M. (2013). Reflections on quality: Educational technology’s dirty little secret. Invited paper presented at the Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba,  22nd May.

Brown, M. (2013). A BOLD new future: The changing face of university education. Australasian MBA Forum, Sydney, 9th May.

Brown, M. (2013). The quality challenge: An inconvenient truth about e-learning, Invited presentation at Aston University, Birmingham, 19th April.

Brown, M. (2013). The changing face of higher education: How online, blended and distance learning is changing the game. Invited workshop at the University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, 18th April.

Brown, M. (2013). Building a culture for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the University of the 21st century. Invited presentation at the University of Calgary, Doha, Qatar, 30th January.

Brown, M. (2013). The quality challenge: Creating a culture of quality enhancement. Invited paper presented at Third International Conference e-Learning and Distance Learning: From Practice to Performance. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 7th February.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2013). In their own words: Student stories of seeking learning support. Open Praxis, 5 (4), pp. 345–354.

Brown, M., Hughes, H. Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2013). In their own words: Student stories of seeking learning support. Paper presentated at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference in Tianjin, China, 16-18th October.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2013). Exploring the disconnections: Student interaction with support services upon commencement of distance education. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 4 (2), 63-74.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., Smith, L. (2013). Exploring the disconnections: Student interaction with support services upon commencement of distance education. Paper presented at First Year Higher Education Conference, Wellington, 9th July.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Smith, L. (2013). Stories of learning spaces: From distant places. In Frielick, S., Buissink-Smith, N., Wyse, P., Billot, J., Hallas, J. and Whitehead, E. (Eds.) Research and Development in Higher Education: The Place of Learning and Teaching, 36 (pp 58-68). Auckland, 2nd July.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., Smith, L. (2013). Stories of joy and despair in the virtual classroom. Paper presented at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference. Oslo, 12th June.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2013). In their own words: Experiences of first-time distance learners. Final Report 2012. Dehub Report Series 2013, Armidale, NSW, Australia: DeHub, University of New England. Available from http://www.dehub.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Massey_Report_HR_24072013_TD_270720131.pdf

Childs, M., Brown, M., Keppell, M., & Hard, N. (2013). Wicked issues: Higher education research, and institutional innovation for learning and teaching – a reflection. Paper presented at Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference. Auckland, 1st July.

Childs, M., Brown, M., Keppell, M., Nicholas, Z., Hunter, C. and Hard, N. (2013). Managing institutional change through distributive leadership approaches: Engaging academics and teaching staff in blended and flexible learning. Final Report 2012. dehub Report Series 2013, Armidale NSW, Australia: University of New England, dehub. Available from http://bit.ly/17KxSBD

Hartnett, M., Brown, M., & Symonds, S. (2013). Looking through a window to another part of the room: Staff perspectives of immersive video-linked classes. Paper presentated at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference in Tianjin, China, 16-18th October.

Hartnett, M. Symonds, S. & Brown, M. (2013). Synchronous teaching spaces, distributed learning places: Staff and student perspectives of immersive video-linked classes. In Frielick, S., Buissink-Smith, N., Wyse, P., Billot, J., Hallas, J. and Whitehead, E. (Eds.) Research and Development in Higher Education: The Place of Learning and Teaching, 36 (pp 187-199). Auckland, 4th July.

Hartnett. M., Brown, M., Symonds, S., & Butler, P. (2013). Report on the video linked teaching project: Staff and student experiences during the experimental pilot. Massey University, Palmerston North.

Kennedy, G., O’Halloran, K., & Brown, M. (2013). Opening debate - the dream has been realized. Invited debate panel at the 30th Annual ascilite Conference, 2nd to 4th December, Macquaire University, Sydney.

Lefevre, D., Brown, M., & Jamieson, A. (2013). Walking the talk: Online skills develop for academics preparing to teach online. Epigeum workshop at the 30th Annual ascilite Conference, 2nd to 4th December, Macquaire University, Sydney.

2012

Bossu, C., Bull, D., & Brown, M. (2012). Opening up down under: The role of open educational resources in promoting social inclusion in Australia. Distance Education, 33 (2), 151-164.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2012). Do open educational resources represent additional challenges or advantages to the current climate of change in the Australian Higher Education sector? Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 26th November.

Bossu, C., Bull, D., & Brown, M. (2012). The open educational movement in Australia: The need for political leadership. Paper presented at the OER Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: An Asia Perpective on Policy and Practices, Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia, 19-21 September.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2012). Recent OER developments across the sector. Presentation at the National Open Educational Resources Symposium, Sydney, 30th August.

Brown, M. (2012). Backing a winner: A form guide for higher education in uncertain times. Keynote address presented at CSUEd2012, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 7th November.

Brown, M. (2012). Working together to enhance student engagement: Supporting success across the study lifecycle. Invited keynote address at the Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ) Conference, Hamilton, 22nd November.

Brown, M. (2012). How do we address the issue of quality? Blended Learning 2012, Sydney, 29th August.

Brown, M. (2012). Building digital engagement of distance students to enhance their success. Invited presentation at Engaging Students through Digital Communications, Sydney, 15th August.

Brown, M. (2012). Inspire a digital generation: Thinking differently about our achievements. Keynote presentation at the International Blended Learning Conference, Reflecting on our achievements: What’s next for technology-enhanced learning and teaching? Hertfordshire, 14th June.

Brown, M. (2012). The digital revolution is transforming the halls of learning. Dominion Post, 11th April, B5.

Brown, M. (2012). Selection and implementation of an open source Learning Management System. Invited presentation at the 2nd Annual eLearning Summit, Sydney, 27-28th February.

Brown, M., Cage, K., Rullan, S., & Thompson, J. (2012). Third generation teaching and learning development: An integrated service framework for supporting online, blended and distance education. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Brown, M., Carter, H., & Greener, E. (2012). Comparative analysis of blended learning over traditional teaching methods: Panel discussion. Blended Learning 2012, Sydney, 29th August.

Brown, M., & Elliot, A. (2012). Supporting them to do it: Insights into the beliefs and experiences of beginning teachers. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology. Singapore, 30th March.

Brown, M. , Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (Eds.) (2012). Future challenges | Sustainable futures. Proceeding of the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 25 to 28th November. http://www.ascilite2012.org/images/custom/asclite2012_proceedings.pdf

Brown, M. , Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (2012). Giving a great conference presentation. Ascilite webinar, 2nd November. 

Brown, M., Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (2012). How to prepare a paper for the ascilite 2012 conference. Ascilite webinar, 18th May.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2012). The challenges for mature life-long learners: Insights from video dairies of first-time distance students. Paper presented at the European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) Conference, Porto, 9th June.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Shillington, S., Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2012). Life happens: Experiences of first-time distance learners. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 11th April.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2012). Enhancing the supports and services for first-time distance learners. DE Quarterly, 9, p.7-8.

Brown, M., & Jamieson, A. (2012). On the cusp of profound change: Who is redefining academic scholarship and for what purpose? Poster presented at the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Symposium, Wellington, 30th October.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, T., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2012). Living the new normal: Reflections on the experiences of first-time distance learners. Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 28th November.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2012). Superficial social inclusion? Reflections from first-time distance learners. A practice report. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 3 (2), 73-80.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2012). In their own words: Experiences of first-time distance learners. Final report. DEHub, Armidale, Australia.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2012). Distance learner colloquium: Exploring the enigma. Half-day colloquium hosted at the International Higher Education First Year Experience Conference, Brisbane, 26th June.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2012). Superficial social inclusion: Reflections from first-time distance learners. Paper presented at the International Higher Education First Year Experience Conference, Brisbane, 27th June.

Childs, M., Keppell, M., Brown, M., Hunter, C., Hard, N., & Hughes, H. (2012). Learning leadership in higher education – the big and small actions of many people. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia Conference, Hobart, 3rd July, Available from http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2012/HERDSA_2012_Male.pdf

Childs, M., Brown, M., Hard, N., Hunter, C., Keppell, M. (2012). Building understanding of learning leadership, innovation and institutional change in blended and flexible and open and distance education. DE Quarterly, 9, p.4-5.

Milne, M., & Brown, M. (2012). How are teachers using rich media to enhance distance. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Minichiello, V., James, R., Albion, P., Brown, M., & Keppel, M. (2012). DEHub: Examples of some projects and models for future collaboration. Symposium presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 27th November.

Norman, L. Vink, D., Laven, L., & Brown, M. (2012). Taking higher education offshore: Opening access and promoting development. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Shillington, S., Brown, M., MacKay, A., Paewai, S., Suddaby, G., & While, F. (2012). Avoiding the goulash: Closing  gaps and bridging distances. Open Learning: Journal of Open, Distance and eLearning, 27, (1), 65-80.

Symonds, S., Hartnett, M. & Brown, M. (2012). Flex and inflexibility: The impact of real-time collaborative technologies in highly customisable video-linked teaching spaces. Poster presented at ascilite conference, 26th November. In M. Brown., M. Hartnett, & T. Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges | Sustainable futures, Proceedings 2012 ascilite conference (pp.895-897), Wellington 25-28th November.

Symonds, S., Hartnett, M., Butler, P., & Brown, M. (2012). Video-linked teaching: Designing and evaluating technology-rich classrooms for real-time collaboration. Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 27th November. In M. Brown., M. Hartnett, & T. Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges | Sustainable futures, Proceedings 2012 ascilite conference, Wellington 25-28th November.

Symonds, S., Jamieson, A., Brown, M., & Tait, S. (2012). Video conferencing not… developing a new model of video-linked teaching. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Taipjutorus W, Hansen SE, Brown M. (2012). Linking between learner control and self-efficacy of online learners in a New Zealand postgraduate online programe.
AARE-APERA2012, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2-6 Dec.

Taipjutorus, W., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Improving learners’ self-efficacy in learner-contolled online learning environment: A correlational study. Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 28th November.

Taipjutorus, W., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Investigating a relationship between learner control and self-efficiacy in an online learning environment. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 16 (1), 56-69.

Widchaporn, T., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Does learner control help online learners improve their self-efficacy? A study in an authentic online setting.  Virtual brief paper presented at E-Learn 2012—World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Montréal, Canada, October 9-12.

Taipjutorus, W., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Investigating university students' self-efficacy in a learner-controlled online learning environment. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia Conference, Hobart, 4th July, Available from http://events.cdesign.com.au/ei/viewpdf.esp?id=314&file=//srv3/events/eventwin/docs/pdf/herdsa2012abstract00140.pdf

2011

Brown, M. E. (2011). Standing up for teaching: The ‘crime’ of striving for excellence. Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2, 52-57.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2011). Playing catch-up: Investigating public and institutional policies for OER practices in Australia. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 15 (2), 41-54.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Keppell, M., Shillington, S. & Smith. E. (2011). Lights, camera, action: Gathering experiences of first time distance learners. Paper presented at the Ascilite Conference. In G. Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings, 4-7 December, Hobart. (pp.194-199).

Brown, M., & Day, I. (2011). The new face of internationalization: Distance education for today’s socially wired and globally connected world. Paper presented at 7th QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (Apple) conference, 16-18th November, Manila.

Brown, M.E. (2011). Quality enhancement in teaching and learning strategy. The 3rd Annual New Zealand Tertiary Education Summit. 28th & 29th November, Wellington.

Brown, M. (2011). All black and blended: Broken promises and serious challenges. Invited keynote presentation at the National Teaching and Learning Conference, 14-16 October, Nelson.

Brown, M. , Shillington, S., Mackay, A., & Paewai, S. (2011). Beyond the retention goulash: Supporting the transition of distance learners. Paper presented at Broad participation, diverse futures, UTL Futures Conference, 14-15 September, Armidale.

Brown, M., Argyle, R., Kendall, L., & Sandbrook, P. (2011). Saving money or adding value? What students say about the move to digital learning resources. Paper presented at European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) Conference. 20th June, Dublin.

Brown, M., & Bossu, C. (2011). Open educational resources (OERs) in Australia: A cross sector environmental scan. Pecha Kucha presentation presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 29th June, Lisbon. 

Brown, M., Mackay, A., Shillington, S., Paewai., S., Suddaby, G., & White, F. (2011). Bridging the distance: Enhancing the success of distance learners. Paper presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 28th June, Lisbon.

Brown, M., & Walker, R. (2011). Building a rich digital learning culture: Insights from the student experience in a College of Business. Full paper presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 28th June, Lisbon.

Brown, M., & Day, I. (2011). Expanding the reach of internationalisation: Delivering untethered learning for today’s globally connected world. Paper presented at QS-Maple Conference, Dubai, 1-2nd May.

Brown, M. (2011). Distance education in Aotearoa / New Zealand: Challenges and opportunities. Invited keynote presentation at Education Summit 2011 – 2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning. Sydney, 15th February.

Brown, M. (2011). Helicopter view of Distance Education: The new face of internationalization. Invited presentation at Education Summit 2011 – 2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning. Sydney, 15th February.

Brown, M., Day, I., & O’Hara, D. (2011). Beyond the technology bungy: Designing untethered learning for today’s socially wired distance students. Symposium at Education Summit 2011 – 2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning. Sydney, 17th February.

Bull, D., Bossu, C., & Brown, M. (2011). Gathering the evidence: The use, adoption and development of open educational resources in Australia. Paper presented at the Expanding horizons – new approaches to open and distance learning. 24th International Council for Distance Education world conference on open and distance learning, 2-5 October, Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia.

Child, M., Keppell, M., Brown, M., Hunter, C., Hard, N. Hughes, H. (2011). Fostering institutional change through learning leadership – a study of stories of adaptation in blended and flexible learning and distance education. Paper presented at the Ascilite Conference. In G. Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings, 4-7 December, Hobart. (pp.220-226).

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2011). It’s the way the world is going: Beginning teachers’ beliefs bout ICT in schools. Paper (no 645) presented at British Educational Research Association, London, 6-8th September.

Ryan, Y., & Brown, M. (2011). National quality assurance guidelines and polices for distance education in Australia and New Zealand (chapter 9). In I. Jung, & C. Latchem, Quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning: Models, policies and research. London: Routledge.

Shillington, S., Brown, M., MacKay, A., & Paewai, S. (2011). Real-world skills for real-world people: The case for rural broadband. Paper presented at the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) Rural Broadband Symposium, 8-9 November, Taupo.

Suddaby, G., & Brown, M. (2011). Peer review: Promoting a quality culture. Paper presented at IADIS International Conference Information Systems. Avila, Spain, 11-13 March.

Walker, R.J., Brown, M.E., Moore, C., & Hughes, H. (2011). The move to Moodle: Perspective of academics in a College of Business. Paper presented at the Ascilite Conference. In G. Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings, 4-7 December, Hobart. (pp.1275-1280).

2010

Brown, M., Paewai, S., & Suddaby, G. (2010). The VLE as a Trojan Mouse: Policy, politics and pragmatism. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 8 (2), 63-72.

Brown, M. Day, I., & van Zyl, H. (2010). Breaking free of the technology bungy: Delivering untethered learning for today’s socially wired world. Paper presented at National University Technology Network, Colorado Springs, 29th September.

Brown, M. (2010). Up stream, down stream and out of stream: Institutional challenges of redesigning for blended learning. Paper presented at Association of Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C), Nottingham, 9th September.

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2010). The beginning teacher and ICT: Impact of the school context. Paper presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Annual Conference, Auckland, 9th December.

Milne, J., Brown, M., Charbonneau, J., & Macpherson, T. (2010). What’s the difference between campus and distance students’ use of a learning management system? Paper presented at Reshaping Higher Education HERDSA Conference, Melbourne, 8th July.

Brown, M. (2010). University in transition: A case study of redesigning for blended learning. Paper presented at Ed- Media, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Toronto, 28 June.

Brown, M., & Stewart, T. (2010). Designing for learning: An online scenario for pedagogical conversations. Paper presented at EdMedia, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Toronto, 2 July.

Stewart, T., Flint, S., & Brown, M. (2010). Fast, flexible and value for money? Trialing a “Virtual lab” in a food safety microbiology course. Paper presented at Global Learn Asia Pacific Conference (pp. 4097 – 4102). Penang, Malaysia, 17-20 May.

Datt, A., Brown, M., Gunn, C. (2010). Walking the talk: Challenges designing and implementing online professional development in elearning. Paper presented at Quality Connections – Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference (DEANZ), Wellington 25-28th April.

Milne, J., Brown, M., Charbonneau, J., & MacPherson, T. (2010). Love it or hate it? What undergraduate business students say about blended learning. Paper presented at Quality Connections – Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference (DEANZ), Wellington 25-28th April.

Mackay, A., Shillington, S., Paewai, S., Brown, M., Suddaby, G., & White, F. (2010). Bridging the distance: Achievement and success for distance learners. Paper presented at Quality Connections – Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference (DEANZ), Wellington 25-28th April.

Earlier

Stewart, T., Brown, M., & Weatherstone, A. (2009). Interactive scenario design: The value of flow charts and schemas in developing scenario-based lessons. Journal of Distance Education, 13, 22-31.

Brown, M., & Stewart, T. (2009). Finding your own blend: An online scenario for conversations about learning. Paper presented at the Future of Online and Blended Learning Conference, Vancouver, 24th Oct.

Brown, M. (2009). The crime of teaching excellence. New Zealand Education Review, 14 (14), 17 April, 9-10.

Roder, J., & Brown, M. (2009). What leading educators say about Web 2.0, PLEs and e-portfolios in the future. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference (pp. 870-882).

Stewart, T., & Brown, M. (2009). To spray or not to spray? A scenario-based exercise for tertiary-level horticultural students. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference (pp. 1023-1027).

Brown, M., Paewai, S., & Suddaby, G. (2009). Moodle as a Trojan mouse: Policy, politics and pragamtism. Paper presented at the 8th European Conference on eLearning, Bari, Italy, 28th Oct.

Brown, M. (2009). Deep reflection and constructive alignment: The challenge of translating theory into practice. Proceedings of Eportfolio 2009: London Forum. 22-24th June.

Brown, M. (2009). The crime of teaching excellence. New Zealand Education Review, 14 (14), 9-10.

Brown, C.A., Black, T., Brown, M.E., Henare, E., Houla, W., & Roa, T. (2009). Te Reo Måori systems translations and processes: e-Learning in Aotearoa for the tertiary sector. Final report to Ako Aotearoa - National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, Wellington.

Brown, M., & Stewart, T. (2009). The game of ethics: An ethical misadventure for blended delivery. Proceedings of the International Conference on Blended Learning. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield: UK. 17-18th June.

Brown, M. (2009). Invited keynote address at eLearning event: CampusMoodle. The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. 11th June.

Brown, M. (2009). Learning can be fun: Combining low-tech teaching methods with hi-tech elearning to promote critical reflection. Proceedings of the M-2009, International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) Conference, Maastricht: Holland. 7-10th June.

Brown, M., & Suddaby, G. (2009). Policy, politics and pragmatism: Making the case for a new learning management system. Proceedings of the M-2009, International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) Conference, Maastricht: Holland. 7-10th June.

Brown, M. (2008). Interactive learning environments: Review of an old construct with a new critical twist. In J. Voogt and G. Knezek (eds.), International Handbook of Information Technology in primary and secondary education (pp. 231-248). USA: Springer.

Brown, M. (2008). Foreword. In T. S. Roberts (Ed.), Student plagiarism in an online world: Problems and solutions (pp. xvi-xviii). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Anderson, B., Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2008). Learning in the digital age: Are the ways we learn changing with the use of educational technologies? In A. St.George, S. Brown, & J. O’Neill, (Eds.). Facing the big questions in teaching: Purpose, power and learning. Melbourne, Vic.: Cengage Learning.

Brown, M., Anderson, B., Murray, F., Simpson, M. (2008). Patterns in elearning policy (2000 to 2005). Lessons from a global analysis. Paper presented at IADIS International eLearning Conference, 22 to 25th July, Amsterdam.

Brown, M. (2008). The end of an era: All good things come to an end. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 20 (3), 2.

Brown, M., Stewart, T., & O'Neill, J. (2008). "Is that ethical?" : Developing an ethical misadventure for research training. NZARE Conference 24-27th Nov, Palmerston North.

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2008). Why teachers don't exploit ICT in schools: An insights into the problem of beginning teacher induction. Paper presented at Technology Learning Spaces: International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, 7-8 July, Hong Kong.

Brown, M.E. (2007). Schools out: Looking back to the future. Invited keynote address to the annual PPTA conference, Wellington, 25 September.

Brown, M., Anderson, B., & Murray, F. (2007). E-learning policy issues: Global trends, themes and tensions. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) Conference, Singapore, 2-5 Dec.

Brown, M., & Stratford, R. (2007). Looking back to the future: Lessons from the history of educational computing. Paper presented at the Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, Leicester, 13 July.

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2007). Beyond pre-service teacher education: What happens when new teachers meet ICT in primary classrooms? Paper presented at the 35th Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Wollongong, 5 July.

Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2006). ICT and young children: Laying the foundations for the digital future. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 18 (2), 42-48.

Anderson, B., Brown, M., Murray, F., Simpson, M., & Mentis, M. (2006). Global picture, local lessons: E-learning policy and accessibility. Report to the Ministry of Education. Massey University College of Education, Palmerston North.

Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2006). A case of conflict: Thinking differently about teacher learning. Paper presented at Australian Computers in Education Conference, 3 October, Cairns.

Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2006). Thinking differently: Preparing critically informed hi-tech teachers. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 10 July, Perth.

Brown, M., Vossler, K., & Murray, F. (2006). Let’s get digital: Redesigning pre-service teacher education from the ground up. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 8 July, Fremantle.

Brown, M. (2005). Telling tales out of school: The political nature of the digital landscape. In K-W Lai (ed.), e-Learning communities: Teaching and learning with the Web (pp. 23-38). Dunedin: Otago University Press.

Brown, M. (2005). The growth of enterprise pedagogy: How ICT policy is infected by neo-liberal ideology. Australian Journal of Educational Computing, 20 (2), 16-22.

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