In an increasingly complex and digitally mediated world, the Digital Transformation Lab provides a critical examination of how, when and why digital technologies can (and can’t) be used to positively impact teaching and learning and aims to answer the question ‘Can technologies completely change the appearance and character of teaching and learning so it is improved’?
The Digital Transformation Lab draws together people who share a passion for exploring the ways in which digital technologies shape teaching and learning. The Lab is therefore the people not the place.
The Lab is directed by Associate Professor Mike Phillips, and at its core includes several researchers drawn from the Digital Education Research Group. Fellow researchers, visiting scholars and PhD students join the lab from time to time as their work aligns with ours.
This webinar will feature The LAb’s Mike Phillips along with Hazel Vega Quesada from Clemson University (USA) and they will introduce the idea of Participatory Quantitative Ethnography (PQE) in which research participants are given active roles in meaning making. The session will draw on examples from a number of different research projects which have begun to use different PQE techniques. From these examples opportunities and challenges associated with new tools and methods along with ethical issues associated with participant involvement in the QE process will be raised in the hope they spark fruitful conversations and collaborations that advance explorations and understandings of PQE.
This is a free event but registration is required.
The launch of the Digital Transformation Lab occurred on Thursday 5 November 2020. We were thrilled to have two great friends of the Lab – Professor Punya Mishra and Professor Judi Harris – join us to discuss the future of arguably the world’s most influential educational technology integration model.
Knowing how to teach with technologies is arguably more important now than ever before. The technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) framework has become the world’s most widely recognised way of understanding what teachers need to know in order to effectively integrate digital technologies to support learning.
But is TPACK still relevant? In this seminar you can hear from one of the original developers of TPACK, Professor Punya Mishra, and international scholars Professor Judi Harris and Associate Professor Michael Phillips. They will question whether TPACK is still relevant, offering new critical insights for researchers, educational leaders and educators.
The Digital Transformation Lab is part of the Digital Education Research Group (DER), based in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. In this presentation, our esteemed colleagues Amber McLeod and Jo Blannin will shared insights from their review of how technologies are positioned in ITE programs across 32 Australian Universities. To find out more about this work, please feel free to contact Amber and Jo.