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Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Faculty Office

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 1996
Master of Science, Heriot Watt College Edinburgh, 1974
Bachelor of Science, Wales Inst. of Science & Tech., 1973

Career highlights

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) (ongoing)
  • Chair, Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee
  • eLearning Manager (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Research interests

  1. Digital Literacy
  2. eLearning, technologies to support online learning, student engagement
  3. Gender issues IT
  4. IT education

Teaching interests

Teaching areas
IT practice and professional ethics
Fundamentals of IT
Database
Research Methods
Work Integrated Learning
IT placements and internships

Units taught

SIT223
SIT306

Professional activities

  • Chair, Facilities Committee, Go Girl Go for IT
  • Track Chair, ACIS 2012
  • Editor, JITE
  • Reviewer, Computers & Education, JITE, ACIS2012, AJET

Awards

Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow

Publications

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2020

Capability demands of digital service innovation

Josette Coldwell-Neilson, Trudi Cooper, Nick Patterson

(2020), pp. 45-64, Leadership, management, and adoption techniques for digital service innovation, Hershey, Pa., B1

book chapter
2019

Learning problem solving skills: comparison of E-learning and M-learning in an introductory programming course

Sohail Malik, Roy Mathew, Rim Al-Nuaimi, Abir Al-Sideiri, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2019), pp. 1-18, Education and information technologies, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Implications of updating digital literacy - a case study in an optometric curriculum

J Coldwell-Neilson, J Armitage, R Wood-Bradley, B Kelly, A Gentle

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 033-049, Issues in informing science and information technology, Santa Rosa, Calif., C1

journal article

Digital literacy expectations in higher education

J Coldwell-Neilson

(2019), pp. 103-112, ASCILITE 2018 : Open oceans: learning without borders : Proceedings of the 35th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

The Push-pull of digital literacy

Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Kathleen Cain

(2019), pp. 1-11, IATUL 2019 : Shifting Sands and Rising Tides - Leading Libraries through Innovation : Proceedings of the International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries, Perth, Western Australia, E1

conference
2018

Understanding the career development and employability of information technology students

S Mckenzie, Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Stuart Palmer

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 456-468, Journal of applied research in higher education, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Gender differences in an introductory programming course: new teaching approach, students' learning outcomes, and perceptions

S Malik, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 2453-2475, Education and information technologies, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Occupational outcomes for Australian computing/information technology bachelor graduates and implications for the IT bachelor curriculum

S Palmer, J Coldwell-Neilson, M Campbell

(2018), Vol. 28, pp. 280-299, Computer science education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

A model for teaching an introductory programming course using ADRI

S Iqbal Malik, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2017), Vol. 22, pp. 1089-1120, Education and information technologies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Informing the career development of IT students by understanding their career aspirations and skill development action plans

S Mckenzie, J Coldwell-Neilson, S Palmer

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 14-23, Australian journal of career development, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Impact of a new teaching and learning approach in an introductory programming course

S Iqbal Malik, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2017), Vol. 55, pp. 789-819, Journal of Educational Computing Research, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal article

Comparison of tradition and ADRI based teaching approaches in an introductory programming course

S Malik, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 267-283, Journal of information technology education: research, Santa Rosa, Calif., C1

journal article

Assumed digital literacy knowledge by Australian universities: are students informed?

J Coldwell-Neilson

(2017), pp. 75-6, ACE 2017 : Proceedings of the 19th Australiasian Computing Education Conference 2017, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

Digital literacy - a driver for curriculum transformation

J Coldwell-Neilson

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 84-94, HERDA 2017 : Research and development in higher education: curriculum transformation : Proceedings of the 40th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference

Career aspirations and skills expectations of undergraduate IT students: are they realistic?

S Mckenzie, J Coldwell-Neilson, S Palmer

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 229-240, HERDSA 2017: Research and development in higher education: curriculum transformation : Prcoeedings of the 40th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2016

Towards a framework for aligning learning outcomes, academic literacies and assessment criteria

R Dew, A Goscinski, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 401-423, Education and Information Technologies, C1

journal article

The book: production and participation

S Luck, J Lamp, A Craig, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2016), Vol. 65, pp. 2-19, Library review, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Students' computing use and study: when more is less

C McLachlan, A Craig, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2016), Vol. 20, pp. 1-17, Australasian journal of information systems, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Influencing girls' interest in information technology

E Gorbacheva, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2016), pp. 1-14, ECIS 2016: Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, E1

conference
2015

Usability in mLearning

A Atalatti, E Lanham, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 213-219, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon, Portugal, E1

conference

Responding to student evaluation of teaching : closing the loop

J Coldwell-Neilson, R Dew, A Goscinski

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 72-81, HERDSA : Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

Developing career aspirations of information technology students at Deakin University

S McKenzie, J Coldwell-Neilson, S Palmer

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 331-343, HERDSA 2015: Proceedings of the 38th International Conference of Research and Development in Higher Education : Learning for life and work in a complex world, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2014

Development of an information management knowledge transfer framework for evidence-based occupational therapy

A Hamilton, J Coldwell-Neilson, A Craig

(2014), Vol. 44, pp. 59-93, VINE, C1

journal article

ICT Interventions for girls : factors influencing ICT career intentions

E Gorbacheva, A Craig, J Beekhuyzen, J Coldwell

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 289-302, Australasian journal of information systems, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Managing learning evidence using eportfolio

Shang Gao, Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Andrzej Goscinski

(2014), Vol. 05, pp. 1585-1590, Creative Education, Irvine, CA, C1

journal article

Longitudinal evaluation of ICT intervention programs for girls

E Gorbacheva, J Beekhuyzen, A Craig, J Coldwell

(2014), pp. 1-11, ASICS 2014 : Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, E1

conference

The impact of IT intervention programs for girls

J Coldwell-Neilson, A Craig, E Gorbacheva, J Beekhuyzen

(2014), pp. 10-20, Gender IT '14: Proceedings of Gender and IT Appropriation. Science and Practice on Dialogue - Forum for Interdisciplinary Exchange, Siegen, Germany, E1

conference

Impact of Assurance of Learning (AOL) in programming course for novices

S Iqbal Malik, R Mathew, M Chowdhury, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2014), pp. 1-5, BCS 2014 : Proceedings of 2nd BCS The Chartered Institute for IT International Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, E1

conference

Understanding career aspirations of Information Technology students at Deakin University

S McKenzie, J Coldwell-Neilson, S Palmer, K Coleman

(2014), pp. 301-305, TALE 2014 : Learning for the future now : Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference
2013

The silicon ceiling : women managers and leaders in ICT in Australia

A Craig, J Coldwell, J Fisher, C Lang

(2013), pp. 177-200, Women and management : global issues and promising solutions, Santa Barbara, Calif., B1

book chapter

managing expectations: A changing landscape

J Coldwell-Neilson

(2013), pp. 1-17, ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction, B1

book chapter

Approaches to Improving Teaching

Shang Gao, Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Andrzej Goscinski

(2013), Vol. 04, pp. 1-7, Creative Education, C1

journal article

Improving Assessment Management Using Tools

Shang Gao, Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Andrzej Goscinski

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 168-173, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS, C1

journal article

Are IT interventions for girls a special case?

A Craig, J Coldwell-Neilson, J Beekhuyzen

(2013), pp. 451-456, SIGCSE 2013 - Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, E1

conference

ICT interventions for schoolgirls do matter! understanding the factors influencing ICT career intentions through partial least squares analysis

E Gorbacheva, A Craig, J Beekhuyzen, J Coldwell-Neilson

(2013), Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, E1

conference
2012

Which e-learning technology is right for me?

J Coldwell-Neilson, J Beekhuyzen, A Craig

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 13-21, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, C1

journal article

A review of e-learning technologies: Opportunities for teaching and learning

A Craig, J Coldwell-Neilson, A Goold, J Beekhuyzen

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 29-41, CSEDU 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, E1

conference

Preparing for WIL : online career development for IT students

J Coldwell-Neilson, A Craig

(2012), pp. 37-41, ACEN 2012 : Collaborative education, investing in the future : Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Collaborative Education Network national conference, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference
2011

Using eTechnologies for active learning

J Coldwell, A Craig, A Goold

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 95-106, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, C1

journal article
2010

An initiative to address the gender imbalance in tertiary IT studies

A Craig, J Coldwell

(2010), Vol. 5, pp. 177-190, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, C1

journal article

An examination of the role of the e-tutor

A Goold, J Coldwell, A Craig

(2010), Vol. 26, pp. 704-716, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, C1

journal article

Student perceptions of ICT: A gendered analysis

C McLachlan, A Craig, J Coldwell

(2010), Vol. 103, pp. 127-136, Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series, E1

conference
2009

Gender and equity in e-learning

J Coldwell, J Coldwell, A Goold, A Goold, A Craig, A Craig, J Mustard, J Mustard

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 9-24, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, C1

journal article

The role of the online teacher in supporting student learning: A case study

A Craig, J Coldwell, A Goold

(2009), pp. 1181-1187, E-Learn 2009 : Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada, E1

conference
2008

Professional ethics and responsibilities

J Coldwell

(2008), pp. 277-302, Ethics in ICT : an Australian perspective, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

The student experience of working in teams online

A Goold, A Craig, J Coldwell

(2008), pp. 343-352, ASCILITE 2008 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, E1

conference
2007

Accommodating culture and cultural diversity in online teaching

Annegret Goold, Annernieke Craig, Jo Coldwell

(2007), Vol. 23, pp. 490-507, AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, C1

journal article
2006

Gender and equity in elearning

J Coldwell, A Goold, A Craig, J Mustard

(2006), pp. 1-8, AusWIT 2006: Participation One Year On: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Women in IT Conference, Adelaide, Australia, E1

conference

Student perspectives of online learning

J Coldwell, A Craig, A Goold

(2006), pp. 97-107, ALT-C 2006 : the next generation : research proceedings : Association for Learning Technology, Edinburgh, Scotland, E1

conference

Video games research: gender inequities

I Zupanovic, J Coldwell

(2006), pp. 1-8, AusWIT 2006: Participation One Year On: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Women in IT Conference, Adelaide, S.A., E1

conference
2005

Managing student expectations online

D Newlands, J Coldwell

(2005), Vol. 3583, pp. 355-363, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, C1

journal article

Learning through computer-mediated communication: a comparison of Australian and Chinese heritage students

P Smith, J Coldwell, S Smith, K Murphy

(2005), Vol. 42, pp. 123-134, Innovations in education and teaching international, London, England, C1

journal article

Real time, perceived time and time online : a review of student experiences of time over thirty years of distance and online education

M van der Klooster, J Coldwell

(2005), pp. 1-14, 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii, E1

conference

Solving problems collaboratively online: Experiences of Australian and Chinese Heritage University students

P Smith, S Smith, J Coldwell, K Murphy

(2005), 8th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2005, E1

conference

Teaching ethics in a virtual classroom

A Goold, J Coldwell

(2005), pp. 232-236, Proceedings of the 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, E1

conference
2004

Deakin Online: an evolving case study

J Coldwell, D Newlands

(2004), Vol. 1, pp. 1-10, Journal of issues in informing science and information technology, Santa Rosa, Calif., C1

journal article
2003

A model of online teaching and learning

J Coldwell, D Newlands

(2003), pp. 77-85, CBLIS'03 : Computer based learning in science : proceedings, Nicosia, Cyprus, E1

conference

Mapping pedagogy to technology - A simple model

J Coldwell

(2003), Vol. 2783, pp. 180-192, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), E1

conference

Students' perspective of online learning

J Coldwell, J Wells

(2003), Vol. 131, pp. 101-108, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, E1

conference
2000

Using technologies in teaching: an initiative in academic staff development

Christine Spratt, Christine Spratt, Stuart Palmer, Stuart Palmer, Jo Coldwell, Jo Coldwell

(2000), Vol. 3, pp. 455-461, Journal of educational technology and society, [Palmerston North, N.Z.], C1-1

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Constructivist Learning: Understanding and Experience in IT Tertiary Education

Shang Gao, Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Andrzej Goscinski

(), Vol. 2, Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, C1

journal article

Perceptions of Roles and Responsibilities in Online Learning: A Case Study

Annemieke Craig, Annegret Goold, Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Jamie Mustar

(), Vol. 4, pp. 205-223, Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Develop Digital Literacy understanding and benchmark

Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson

OLT Fellowship - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2016: $90,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Responsible gambling for preventing and reducing harm through digital education.

Dr Nick Patterson, Mrs Sophie Mckenzie, Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Dr Elicia Lanham, Dr Guy Wood-Bradley, Dr Chathu Ranaweera, Prof Samantha Thomas, Dr Hannah Pitt

  • 2019: $75,000

Industry and Other Funding

Go Girl Go for IT programme in Victoria-to ascertain its short term and longer term impact

A/Prof Annemieke Craig, Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson

  • 2010: $5,000
  • 2009: $4,500

Evaluation of the 'Go Girls G for IT 2012' Showcase

Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson, A/Prof Annemieke Craig

  • 2012: $5,000

ACDICT Grant - Exploring the contexts of ICT degrees with high female participation

Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson

  • 2013: $13,925

Go Girls Go for IT Evaluation

Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson, A/Prof Annemieke Craig

  • 2014: $6,454

Lightweave Project - Part 2

Dr Greg Bowtell, Dr Jordan Vincent, Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson

  • 2020: $57,725

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Sophie Claire McKenzie

Thesis entitled: A Career Development Model Improving Information Technology Students¿ Graduate Outcomes

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2016

Sohail Iqbal Malik

Thesis entitled: Role of ADRI Model in Teaching and Assessing Novice Programmers

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2008

Shona Leitch

Thesis entitled: A Systems Analysis Strategy for Online Teaching and Learning Systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2002

Paul Sullivan

Thesis entitled: The Evolving Nature of Fraud Investigation and Prevention

Master of Science (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Executive Supervisor
2015

Anita Hamilton

Thesis entitled: The Importance of Digital Literacy in the Knowledge Era

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Co-supervisor
2017

Christine McLachlan

Thesis entitled: Teachers' Perceptions of factors affecting the successful teaching of ICT

Doctor of Philosophy, Dept. of Information Systems & Business Analytics