Designing for Learning using social media and Web 2.0. Working with multimedia and global classrooms.
Gail is a PhD student with an Australian Postgraduate Award. Her research focus is on designing teaching and learning experiences using action research to investigate how Web 2.0 and social media can be used to enhance the teaching and learning process. She has a masters in language and literacy education, a graduate diploma in computing and a bachelor of applied science in Mathematics. In 2011 Gail received a Highly Commended award by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) for the innovative approach to online learning that her research demonstrated. She accepted an invitation to present at their June 2011 conference in Philadelphia, USA. Gail will also present a research paper in Singapore at the December 2011 International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education which is focused on embracing diversity and empowering Gen Y learners. Gail is supervised by Professor Terry Evans, Deakin University.
ISTE - First Place, Online Learning Award 2012, http://www.iste.org/membership/awards-and-recognition/list-of-awards/sigol-online-learning-award.aspx
ISTE - Highly Commended Award for Online Learning, 2011
ISTE - Honorable Mention for Online Learning, 2011
Australian Postgraduate Award, 2010
Golden Key International Honour Society membership
Deakin Postgraduate Scholarship, 2009
ICTEV Research Scholarship, 2008
Learning to Lead effective schools scholarship, 2007
This report presents the results of a classroom action research that looked at how one teacher redesigned her curriculum while integrating social media, Web 2.0 and face-to-face teaching in an Australian public high school.
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