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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:
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.
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.
21st Century Citizenship
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)
e-learning, elearning, online, technologies, technology, digital, motivation, digital badges, MOOCs, engagement, portfolios, teaching, learning, learners, teachers, distributed, education, mobile learning, openness
Project Title: Science-based Extension for Lower North Island Sheep and Beef Farmers
Date Range: 2015 - 2017
Funding Body: Ministry for Primary Industries