Kathryn MacCallum

Kathryn MacCallum
University of Canterbury | UC · School of Educational Studies and Leadership

PhD

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Introduction
Kathryn MacCallum is an Associate Professor and Programme Coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme within the School of Computing at Eastern Institute of Technology, NZ. Her research focuses on the applied area of information technology within the context of Educational Technology and is generally focused on informing and leading the use and adoption of Mobile Learning within all sectors.
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April 2009 - present
Eastern Institute of Technology
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (68)
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While eXtended Reality (XR) ha s been shown to provide rich promise, its adoption within the educational context for student created games is still limited. Recent advances in XR technology, especially in mobile XR tools, have made XR more accessible. These advances have also enabled the development of student-created XR experiences that provide op...
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This article is a collective response to the 2020 iteration of The Manifesto for Teaching Online. Originally published in 2011 as 20 simple but provocative statements, the aim was, and continues to be, to critically challenge the normalization of education as techno-corporate enterprise and the failure to properly account for digital methods in tea...
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This study aimed to explore how the purposeful integration of new technology, specifically mixed reality (MR), can support learning across the curriculum through the development of digital artefacts. The study focused on exploring the experiences of teachers at two high schools who were supported by digital technologies teachers and the lead resear...
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To drive the wider adoption of STEM in schools, researchers have promoted the benefits of teaching STEM subjects integrated across the curriculum. This integration can support more authentic learning opportunities where learning is framed in real-world application or driven through problem/project-based learning. The integration of digital technolo...
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Mixed reality (MR) provides new opportunities for creative and innovative learning. MR supports the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualisations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real-time (MacCallum & Jamieson, 2017). The MR continuum links both virtual and augmented reality, whereby v...
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This systematic review has been developed against a background of rapid developments in augmented reality (AR) technology and its application in medical education. The objectives are to provide a critical synthesis of current trends in the field and to highlight areas for further research. The data sources used for the study were the PubMed, Web of...
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Students who are innovating in a project-based context need appropriate frameworks to support applied research that is easily understandable, flexible to different contexts, and appropriate to their needs. Such support is particularly important when the research involves the development of a technology-related artifact, where students need empirica...
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This book is based on a study on the perspectives of international educators at five respective universities in five countries. The aim of the study is to establish the readiness of instructors to implement seamless learning as part of their curriculum. A clarification about the challenges and successes is compiled through this study and will be us...
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The COVID-19 pandemic quickly and suddenly affected many, if not all, parts of the world. As the pandemic progressed, it became evident that it would not be a situation that could be resolved in the short-term as many people believed or hoped. The pandemic, and the subsequent social restrictions that governments have enacted to restrain its spread,...
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Changes to contemporary curricula are increasingly driven by the evolution of technology. The spread of personal digital devices and pervasive communication infrastructure has led to significant changes in global society. These changes have highlighted the need for schools to ensure that all students are prepared for the contemporary digital world....
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Learning theories underpin the expectations of meaningful outcomes that any given learning task should have. However, educators' understanding and application of such theories is likely to vary with their own experience and context. In this article, we explore the potential value of a rubric for the design of mobile learning activities that is base...
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This is a copy of the 2019 Conference Proceedings available at https://www.citrenz.ac.nz/2019-proceedings/ Editor: Emre Erturk. Dobrila Lopez and Samuel Mann have assisted with organising panels and student papers. David Skelton, Kathryn MacCallum, and Kim Hagen-Hall are recognized as peer reviewers from 2012, who have also reviewed in 2019. Thank...
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Augmented Reality (AR) assumes that virtual content is intermediated between the viewer and the real world, but the extent of that intermediation, and the ways in which it is intended to enhance the real-world experience, can vary between tools and contexts. The links between an overlay and the physical world may be weak or strong, and the roles of...
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This article outlines a case study of a team of secondary school students creating a commercially deployed immersive Virtual Reality (VR) game as part of their learning. Given the limited amount of relevant literature on the learning outcomes from students creating and deploying VR games to the commercial marketplace, the study adopted a grounded t...
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There is growing interest in applying both agile and lean concepts in the classroom to improve educational experiences. In this chapter, we draw together the disparate ideas of these two fields from industrial practice and the existing work within this area to develop and frame the major concepts of agile and lean thinking for teaching and learning...
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This book explores the application of agile and lean techniques, originally from the field of software development and manufacturing, to various aspects of education. It covers a broad range of topics, including applying agile teaching and learning techniques in the classroom, incorporating lean thinking in educational workflows, and using team-bas...
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This chapter discusses the findings of an ethnographic case study investigating the implementation of mobile learning at an early childhood centre in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The study describes how mobile technology is being used to support children's learning and communication. The findings show that the devices are an integral part of the learni...
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Agile and lean concepts from industry are increasingly being brought into education. The most common way in which agile methods are used in the classroom is to manage student learning using an adaptation of processes such as Scrum, while the most popular adoption of lean thinking is to manage the pull and flow of learning via a Kanban board. Suppor...
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With the advancement of mobile technology and the recent advances within the field of Augmented Reality (AR), the application of these tools to support language learning in new ways is now becoming a real possibility. However, due to the emerging nature of these ideas, the use of AR to teach language learning, especially for Māori language learning...
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The concept of a digital curriculum has been discussed widely both nationally and internationally in recent years. In New Zealand, the 2017 Digital Curriculum (Hangarau Matihiko) outlined a vision for two technology areas that provide both an entitlement curriculum (to which every student should be entitled) and a specialist curriculum (for electiv...
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Submission With the advancement of mobile technology and the recent advances within the field of Augmented Reality (AR), the application of these within early childhood education to support literacy learning is now becoming a real possibility. However, due to the emerging nature of these ideas, the area of ARMobile with children still needs further...
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This chapter explores the relationship between mobile learning and policy as it pertains to the curriculum. Instructional content is often guided by national or international curricula, which reflect the education policies of government agencies or other organizations. Few of these curricula directly address mobile learning, but many include refere...
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This paper outlines the development and testing of an online mobile tool, the Mobile Learning Activity Design Analyser, intended to assist educators in designing mobile learning activities that leverage important concepts from a set of relevant learning theories. We describe the first cycle of a 6 stage design science process from motivation throug...
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The development of effective mobile learning activities requires the careful selection of, and emphasis on, appropriate learning theory. However, operationalising the various principles of learning theories in mobile learning activity design can be challenging due to the dynamic changes in technology and learning environments taking place in educat...
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Augment reality is slowly emerging as a new way of better engaging and supporting learners. Its adoption within education has shown to improve learning achievement, increased motivation and engagement with learning. However, despite this interest, this area its application within education is still developing with most studies confined to being sma...
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Learning theories underpin the expectations of meaningful outcomes that any given learning task should have. However, educators' understanding and application of such theories is likely to vary with their own experience and context. In this article, we explore the potential value of a rubric for the design of mobile learning activities that is base...
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Mobile technology promises to enhance and better support students' learning. The exploration and adoption of appropriate pedagogies that enhance learning is crucial for the wider adoption of mobile learning. An increasing number of studies have started to address how existing learning theory can be used to underpin and better frame mobile learning...
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Theory is often neglected when planning and analysing mobile learning projects, beyond perhaps a brief but unexamined list of learning theories in the introductions to articles. Theory is, however, important since it underpins the expectations of meaningful learning outcomes that any given mobile learning activity should have. Attention has been pa...
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This chapter discusses the findings of an ethnographic case study investigating the implementation of mobile learning at an early childhood centre in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The study describes how mobile technology is being used to support children's learning and communication. The findings show that the devices are an integral part of the learni...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the factors that influence a learner’s ability to be self-directed (Andragogy) and self-determined (Heutagogy) may influence the understanding and modelling of mobile learning adoption. Heutagogy is seen as a progression along a continuum of pedagogical approaches from pedagogy to andragogy to heutago...
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Mobile learning has enabled students to be active participants in their own learning. Students now have the ability to better develop and control their learning inside and outside the teaching context. Effective mobile learning practices require educators to develop an environment that fosters and supports their student’s learning. Educators are ho...
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In 2014 a New Zealand nationwide, Ako Aotearoa funded project was launched. This project was aimed at exploring and developing a range of practical strategies to utilise the affordances of mobile devices for pedagogical transformation and empowering learners within different contexts of tertiary education. Small community of practices (COPs) were s...
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This paper explores the impact of ICT anxiety, ICT literacy, perceived ease of use and usefulness on the adoption of mobile learning. A modified version of the Technology Adoption Model was used to measure student and educator intention to adopt mobile learning. The research questions were tested using structural equation modelling. Two questionnai...
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p>Mobile technology has gained increased focus in academic circles as a way to enable learning that is not confined by time and place. As the benefits of mobile learning are being clarified so too will researchers need to understand the factors that influence its future use. The adoption of mobile technology will largely depend on whether students...
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This paper describes a study into the use of podcasts in a New Zealand ITP. The findings suggest that podcasts are seen as useful by students, and the study identifies benefits not previously identified in the literature. As well as providing a New Zealand and in particular an ITP focus and context for some questions raised in the literature, it ad...
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Technology offers new possibilities to provide effective teaching and learning. One of the most recent technologies that has ignited considerable interest by educators is mobile technology. Mobile technology has been quickly adopted in everyday life, and it is common for most people to have, and carry, a mobile device with them at all times. In add...
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The increased ubiquitous nature of mobile phones have made them a vital source of communication and have provided users with a way of get information anywhere and anytime. While mobile computing provides a potentially vast number of possible uses, the cost and platform incompatibility have inhibited the adoption and development of a wide range of m...
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Given the prevalence of mobile devices in everyday life and recent interest in using mobiles in education, it is critical to understand teachers' perspectives regarding mobile technology and its possible integration in their teaching. Therefore a small scale study (n=42) was conducted on a group of tertiary educators from around NZ in order to prov...
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This paper presents an infrastructure for developing problem-based pervasive learning environments. Building such environments necessitates having many autonomous components dealing with various tasks and heterogeneous distributed resources. Our proposed infrastructure is based on a multi-agent system architecture to integrate various components of...
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How well do discussion forums perform when viewed on a mobile device? This paper assesses the effectiveness of discussion forums and how well these forums performed when viewed on four different mobile devices. The paper focuses on how the device influences the interaction with the discussion board. The guiding questions are: • What functionality o...
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Mobile technology offers learning institutes theopportunity to extend e-learning opportunities and enablestudents the opportunity to have more control over theirlearning. Mobile technology truly enables learning to takeplace were and when the learner wants to learn. Discussionboards are typically used in teaching to enable students tocollaborate an...
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Mobile technology offers learning institutes the opportunity to extend e-learning opportunities and enable students the opportunity to have more control over their learning. Mobile technology truly enables learning to take place were and when the learner wants to learn. Discussion board are typically used in teaching to enable students to collabora...
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Many university courses use electronic discussion boards to support student collaboration and learning. The purpose of this research is to compare the attitudes of distance education and on-campus students in the use of an electronic discussion board. Two groups of students - one group situated on campus and the second taking the course at a distan...
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Mobile technology offers learning institutes the opportunity to extend e-learning opportunities and enable students the opportunity to have more control over their learning. Mobile technology truly enables learning to take place were and when the learner wants to learn. Discussion boards are typically used in teaching to enable students to collabor...
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With the advent of smatter and more powerful mobile devices, educators have started looking at how these devices can be incorporated into education, to better support learners. Mobile Learning (ML) can be seen as a way to support learners and complement the existing learning structure. However the introduction and inclusion of mobile technology may...
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Mobile and wireless computing technologies have influenced how students learn and interact with each other. For the first time, mobile technology and student lifestyle choices are converging to allow mobile learning (m-learning) to be a viable choice for delivery and execution of coursework material. This paper looks at the initial practical issues...
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Mobile and wireless computing technologies have influenced how people interact with each other. For the first time, mobile technology and student lifestyle choices are converging to allow mobile learning (m-learning) to be a viable choice for delivery and execution of coursework material. This study looks at the current research on how asynchronous...
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How well do discussion forums perform when viewed on a mobile device? This paper assesses the effectiveness of three different discussion forums and how well these forums performed when viewed on three different mobile web browsers. The paper will mainly focus on how the browser influences the interaction with the discussion board. The guiding ques...

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How can digital technologies, specifically mixed reality (MR) tools, be adopted to facilitate learning across the curriculum?
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How can different learning theories be integrated and operationalised in mobile learning activities?