Information Technology for Future Education


Understanding the appropriate use of technologies to effectively and efficiently support student learning is the key to delivering education in the future. Mobile technologies and social media are driving current developments in education and will continue to have a significant impact on both teaching and learning.
The mission of this research lab is to create and explore new ways of educating which are supported by appropriate information technology. We will explore:

  • how information technology will transform the classroom of the future
  • how information technology can add value to all aspects of the learning experience
  • how information technology can deliver education seamlessly as part of students' lifestyles
  • the impact on the skills and pedagogical approaches of educators

Lab Co-ordinator

Prof Wanlei Zhou
(Expertise: distributed and parallel systems, network and system security, mobile computing, bioinformatics, and e-learning.)

Lab members

A/Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson
(Expertise: eLearning, technologies to support online learning, student engagement; gender issues in IT; and education in IT)

A/Prof Annemieke Craig
(Expertise: Access and equity, with particular emphasis on women and computing; the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in computing; the use of technology in teaching in higher education; online learning and teaching)

Dr Elicia Lanham

Ms Sophie McKenzie
(Expertise: Human computer interaction: creativity support systems; Learning with technologies; Educational and social aspects in computing and gaming)

Mr Jason Wells

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Major research themes

Delivering community to co-located students: a virtual studio using games and interactive virtual environments

Providing learning via tablet-based technologies

Beyond apps: engaging IT students with their studies to improve career planning and preparation

The role of online technologies in information management and knowledge transfer

Technology-enhanced intervention strategies for student support

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