Hello, my name is Kathryn MacCallum, I am an senior lecturer at Eastern Institute of Technology, in the wonderful Hawkes Bay, NZ.
Kathryn MacCallum is a Associate Professor, senior lecturer and Programme Coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme within the School of Computing. She has taught at a tertiary level for over 10 years at a number of locations including at PTE, Polytechnics and University level teaching both business and computing qualifications (undergraduate and post-graduate). Her teaching is underpinned by her research which is driven by her passion to be a better teacher and develop effective teaching practices usually with the use of appropriate educational technology.
Co-editing a book, with Dr David Parsons, about agile and lean techniques in education, entitled ‘Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: Bringing Methodologies from Industry to the Classroom’. The book is due to be published by Springer in late 2018. Here are more details about the book.
I have also been developing some materials around applying specific aspects of learning theory to mobile learning, including a software tool, the mobile learning activity design analyser.
Learners and mobile devices (#NPF14LMD): A framework for enhanced learning and institutional change. Ako Aotearoa National Research Fund (2014-current) – Lead researcher at EIT. You can access the ebook here which outlines the results of this project.
My current research explores the role of mobile technology in supporting education in all levels of education – from pre-school to tertiary.
- In addition, my interests include the following fields: education, mobile technology, eLearning, digital technology design, innovative teaching pedagogy, distance education, Information Systems, UX design, usability and adoption of IT, Information System development, design research.
- Published three book chapters, 7 international journals and over 26 local and international conference articles.
- Reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences.
- Editor of three Education Journals.
A list of my publications, affiliations and academic representations are available on request or on Google Citations or at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathryn_Mac_Callum/publications
ORCID Link: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3844-7628
What aspect of the lecturer’s approach best helped you learn? “Appling (sic) an interesting and enthusratic (sic) environment to the subject and creating a good learning environment”
“Enthusiasm, She does her best to make the classes entertaining. Helps because its quite easy to drift off during a boring lecture.”
“The way she explains everything in detail and still will answer questions”
“Lots of examples used in class discussions helps with understanding”
“Love the fun feel and humour tutor has with class.”
“Great presentation skills, relaxed but dedicated. Involves the class, Easy to understand and follow.”
“She enjoy’s (sic) teaching the subject, is always bright.”
“Her applications of what she is teaching to the real world. Extremely interesting as she is not just stating facts”
“Her teaching techniques are very well organised and if I wasn’t understanding a matter then I will ask. Very good class.”
“I like that you can approach Kathryn anytime and she is always willing to help.”