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Biography

Research Profile

  • Research contributions over 23 years in the use of technology for learning with specific foci in: learning technology as an enabler of student engagement and success; adoption of learning technologies in higher education; and the affordances of polysynchronous and virtual learning environments.
  • Awarded seven external research grants totalling $1,024,038 and authored seven books and 87 refereed publications.
  • H-index of 27 and 5268 Google Scholar citations (ranked 4th in Australia and 32nd internationally amongst Online Learning researchers), with thirteen articles cited by over 100 authors.

Educational Profile

  • Received the 2013 ASCILITE Fellow award, a 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) citation and a 2007 Carrick Institute citation for teaching, leadership and the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education and was awarded ASCILITE Life Membership in 2017.
  • Presented 25 invited and keynote presentations on educational topics in Australia, Spain, Korea, the US and the UK.
  • Member of editorial boards and review panels for educational journals and conferences in Australia, UK, US, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Singapore and Canada, assessed educational research grants for the Australian, Canadian, Hong Kong, Singaporian, Austrian and Netherlands research councils, examined doctoral theses for eight universities and was lead editor of the AJET journal from 2012 to 2016.

Awards

2017                    ASCILITE Life Member Award for significant service and sustained contribution to the society’s research and practice mission over 24 years.

2013                    ASCILITE Fellow Award for Outstanding contributions in the exemplary use of and research into technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education

2013                    Outstanding paper award (with Matt Bower, Gregor Kennedy, Jacqueline Kenney and Mark Lee) at the ASCILITE Conference ahead of 140 refereed papers.

2011                    ALTC Citation for Academic leadership, staff development and the scholarship of learning and teaching in higher education, $10000

2011                    Outstanding paper award (with Mark Lee, Sue Gregory, Lauren Carlson and Belinda Tynan) at the ODLAA/DE Hub Summit.

2010                    Faculty of Education award for Leadership Excellence, $2000.

2010                    Outstanding paper award (with Mark Lee, Sue Gregory, Lauren Carlson and Belinda Tynan) at the ASCILITE Conference ahead of 111 refereed papers.

2009                    Outstanding paper award (with Amanda Davies) at the SimTect Conference.

2008                    Outstanding paper award (with Amanda Davies) at the ASCILITE Conference, ahead of 130 refereed papers.

2007                    Carrick Citation for Innovation and sustained quality in the integrated teaching of distance and on-campus Information Technology students, $10000.

2004                    ASCILITE award for Exemplary Application of ICT to Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Education, for The Virtual Chemistry Laboratory.

2003                    Outstanding Paper award at the ASCILITE Conference, ahead of 90 refereed papers.

2002                    CSU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, $2000
Faculty of Science and Agriculture Award for Teaching Excellence, $800

Academic Community

  • Lead editor of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology from 2012 to 2016.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journals Distance Education, Themes in Science and Technology Education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology and International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education and a review panel member for numerous journals including Computers and Education, the British Journal of Educational Technology, Instructional Science, the Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Research in Learning Technologies, and the Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning.
    • External grant reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Singapore Institute of Higher Education, the Austrian Science Fund, the Australian Research Council, and the Telematics Trust.
  • Examined PhDs from the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, Macquarie University, the Queensland University of Technology, Deakin University, Multimedia University in Malaysia, Southern Cross University and the University of Sydney as well as Masters theses from CSU and the University of Melbourne.
    • Presented keynote and invited presentations at the Australian Defence College symposium on Future Trends in Military Education, Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conferences in Brisbane and Seoul, the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Innovation in Teaching Showcase, the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE) conference, the ASCILITE conference, the Criterion Institutional Strategies in Blended Learning conference, the IQPC Learning Analytics Summit, the New Generation Learning Space Design Summit and International Educational Technology Forum (FIET) in Spain.
    • Presented invited seminars at the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, Monash University, RMIT University, Macquarie University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Minnesota as well as webinars for ASCILITE and AECT in the US.
    • Member of Scientific or Program Committees for international conferences including the IASTED International Conference on Education and Technology (Canada), the International Conference of Virtual Words and Education, International Conference on Computers in Education (Singapore), the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (Greece), International Conference on e-Learning and e-Technologies in Music Education (Italy) and International Workshop on Learning Analytics, Technology Adoption and Language Learning in the Big-Data Era (Taiwan).
  • Invited assessor of OLT Citation awards in 2013 and 2014.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Australasian Association for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) from 2006 until 2008.
  • Taught 21 Information Technology subjects and Education subjects, including undergraduate and postgraduate coursework subjects, Online, Distance Education and On-Campus subjects, honours subjects, including guided coursework and Masters project subjects.
  • Developed materials for seven Online and Distance Education subjects including undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, and including print, CD-ROM and online resources.
  • Supervised to completion four PhD theses, three honours dissertations and 16 Masters student projects and currently supervising four PhD students.

Teaching Practice

  • Taught 21 Information Technology subjects and Education subjects, including undergraduate and postgraduate coursework subjects, Online, Distance Education and On-Campus subjects, honours subjects, including guided coursework and Masters project subjects.
  • Developed materials for seven Online and Distance Education subjects including undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, and including print, CD-ROM and online resources.
  • Supervised to completion four PhD theses, three honours dissertations and 16 Masters student projects and currently supervising four PhD students.
  • Six international, national and institutional teaching awards (see above under Awards).

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Wollongong

Award Date: 12 Dec 2004

Master

Award Date: 12 Dec 1997

Bachelor, Australian National University

Award Date: 12 Dec 1986

External positions

Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University

Jul 2019 → …

Acting Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University

Aug 2018Jul 2019

Professor and Director Learning Online Division of Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University

20172018

Professor and Co-Director u!magine Division of Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University

20142016

Acting Head of School School of Education, Charles Sturt University

Jul 2010Dec 2010

Sub Dean then Associate Dean - Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University

20092014

Senior Lecturer then Associate Professor _ School of Education, Charles Sturt University

20072014

Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Information Technology then Associate Head of School - School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University

19982006

Information Technology Officer then IT Support Team Leader - Information Services Division, University of Canberra

19941998

Computing Studies and Mathematics - Teacher, Wade High School

19911994

Various graduate roles within the Information Technology industry in Canberra

19871990

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Research Output

Self-regulation in open-ended online assignment tasks: the importance of initial task interpretation and goal setting

Beckman, K., Apps, T., Bennett, S., Dalgarno, B., Kennedy, G. & Lockyer, L., 20 Aug 2019, In : Studies in Higher Education. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The role of social cues in supporting students to overcome challenges in online multi-stage assignments

    Apps, T., Beckman, K., Bennett, S., Dalgarno, B., Kennedy, G. & Lockyer, L., 1 Jul 2019, In : Internet and Higher Education. 42, p. 25-33 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Understanding self-regulated learning in open-ended online assignment tasks

    Bennett, S., Lockyer, L., Kennedy, G. & Dalgarno, B., 1 Jan 2018, Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education: Assessment for Knowing and Producing Quality Work: Assessment for Knowing and Producing Quality Work. Boud, D., Ajjawi, R., Dawson, P. & Tai, J. (eds.). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, p. 90-98 9 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
  • 34 Citations (Scopus)