Research into innovative and quality uses of ICT in education is still immature compared to more traditional areas in education. There is growing recognition of the need, nationally and internationally, for further research, teaching, and professional development in the field to drive innovation and creativity in our schools through the use of ICT.
INSPIRE will be a focus for research into innovative good practice pedagogy that utilises ICT to enhance student learning outcomes. This research will inform a range of professional learning programs for both pre service and current educators. Research themes include:
- application of ICT to support design thinking, educational design and service design
- development of virtual learning environments and mobile technology applications
- development of frameworks to support the pedagogical applications of ICT (e.g. TPACK)
- the use of ICT to support collaborative knowledge building in professional learning and educational leadership
- work on designing agile learning spaces and augmented reality
Jamieson-Proctor, R., Finger, G., Cavanagh, R., Albion, P, Fitzgerald, R., Bond, T., Grimbeek, P., Romeo, G & Lloyd, M. (2013). Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project TPACK Survey: Summary of the Key Findings, Australian Educational Computing, 27, 3, 13-25.
Jamieson-Proctor, R., Finger, G., Cavanagh, R., Albion, P, Fitzgerald, R., Bond, T., Grimbeek, P., Romeo, G & Lloyd, M. (2013). Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project: Development of the TTF TPACK Survey Instrument. Australian Educational Computing, 27, 3, 26-35.
Munnerley, D., Bacon, M., Wilson, A., Steele, J., Hedberg, J., & Fitzgerald, R. (2012). Confronting an augmented reality. Research In Learning Technology, 20. doi:10.3402/rlt.v20i0.19189.
Sofo, F., Fitzgerald, R.N. & Jawas, U. (2012). Instructional leadership in Indonesian school reform: overcoming the problems to move forward. School Leadership & Management, 32, 5, 503-522.
Roppola, T. (2013). Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience, Routledge Research in Museum Studies Series, Routledge, New York.
Bacon, M., Munnerley, D, Fitzgerald, R., Wilson, A., Steele, J., & Hedberg, J. (Accepted). ARminicamp: Augment your own reality. ALT-C 2012: A confrontation with reality will be held at the University of Manchester, UK, 11 – 13 September 2012.
Fitzgerald, R., Blackall, L., Neill, J., Arnold, A., Williams, J. Young, J. Paris, J. & Kayrooz, C. (2012). Access, Choice and Flexibility: A designed approach. Strategy paper, University of Canberra.
Steele, J. & Jolly, M. (2011). Generating a new sense of place in the age of the metaview., Journal of Australian Studies, 35, 4, 461-474.
Markauskaite, L., Fitzgerald, R., Herrington, J. Wallace, R. (2011). eResearch in education: Overview and selected resources. AARE/ARDEN eResearch task group report prepared for Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian Research Directors of Education Network. 17 April 2011.
Fitzgerald, R.N & Findlay, J. (2011). Collaborative research tools: Using wikis and team learning systems to collectively create new knowledge. Sharlene Hesse-Biber (Ed), Handbook of Emergent Technologies and Social Research. Oxford University Press, Boston.
Styles, C. (2011). Dialogic learning in museum space [online]. Ethos, Vol. 19, No. 3, Sept 2011: 12-20.
Keating, B., Fitzgerald, R. & Barrass, S. (2011). Designing context-specific service systems: applying pattern design principles to service design. Cambridge Academic Design Management Conference (CADMC) University of Cambridge, 7-8 September 2011.
Nielsen, T. W. & Fitzgerald, R. (2011). Enhancing Gen Y’s wellbeing through a Curriculum of Giving. 2nd International Congress on Positive Psychology. Marriott hotel, Philadelphia, July 23-26.
Recent Funded Work
Keating, B., Fitzgerald, R.N., Campbell, J. & Gregor, S. (2012-2015). Information systems theory for location based educational services in informal learning environments (LP120200818). Funding: $225000. Partner Organisations: National Capital Educational Tourism Project, National Portrait Gallery, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, National Museum of Australia.
Munnerley, D., Fitzgerald, R., Bacon, M., Hedberg, J. & Wilson, A. (2011-2013). ARstudio: Creating opportunities for multimodal layered learning through augmented reality. Australian Learning and Teaching Council Innovation & Development. Funding. $204 000.
Spriggs, J., Chambers, B., Fitzgerald, R & Heaney-Mustafa, S. (2011-2014). Underpinning social research for collaborative development of the Pakistan ASLP (Phase 2). Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Funding $1.4 million.
Fitzgerald, R & Fuda, B. (2012). Integrate: A CS4HS workshop for Teachers. Google Australia. Funding: $15000.