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 senior lecturer at the School of Computing at Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand and recently been appointed as Associate Programme manager of the Bachelor of Business Systems. 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). Here 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.
She is an editor for Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice and Journal of Information Technology Education: Research and Associate Editor of International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL). She has also been a lead researcher for a National Project funded by Ako Aotearoa involving six tertiary institutions addressing learners and their use of mobile technology. As well as being involved in two other big international and domestic research projects (Massey University, NZ (EQuake) and Athabasca University, Canada (Learning Communities Project).
She is a member of International Association for Mobile Learning and the special interest group for Mobile Learning ASCILITE, Co-President of ANZmLearn, a committee member of Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand and New Zealand Association (FLANZ) of Cooperative Education (NZACE). She is the Monitor for Unitec’s Masters of Applied Practices Programme as well as course moderator for a number of programmes around NZ.
Learners and mobile devices (#NPF14LMD): A framework for enhanced learning and institutional change. Ako Aotearoa National Research Fund (2014-current) – Lead researcher at EIT.
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.”