Information Technology for Future Education Research Cluster

The Information Technology for Future Education (ITFE) Research Cluster's mission is to exploit and explore new opportunities to provide enhanced learning experiences, supported by the innovative use of information technology.


Major research areas

The focus of ITFE is to understand how new technologies can be used effectively and efficiently to support student learning. We explore how: 

  • information technology will transform the classroom of the future
  • information technology can add value to all aspects of the learning experience, and 
  • information technology can deliver education seamlessly as part of students' lifestyles.


Current projects

  • Delivering community to co-located students: a virtual studio using games and interactive virtual environments
  • Using tablet-based technologies for improved student learning opportunities 
  • Beyond apps: engaging IT students with their studies to improve career planning and preparation
  • Technology-enhanced intervention strategies for student support
  • Ensuring digital literacy capabilities for the digital age

Contact us

Group Direction
Prof John Yearwood
+61 3 9246 8727
Email Prof Yearwood

Group Director 
A/Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson 
+61 3 5227 1417
Email A/Prof Coldwell-Neilson