Kathryn MacCallum is an Associate Professor, senior lecturer and Programme Coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme within the School of Computing at Eastern Insitute of Technology, NZ. 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.
She has a PhD in Information Technology from Massey University (NZ) focusing on mobile learning adoption and has wide experience in both academia and industry.
Her research has been well received by both the academic world and local and international media (She was interviewed by TV, radio and print media about her PhD research
). Her survey which she developed for her thesis has been adopted and translated into a number of languages. She has also been a guest speaker for a number of academic events. And she has authored over 30 academic articles including book chapters, journals and conferences mainly in the area of mobile learning and 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
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