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Beckman, Karley Dr

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - University of Wollongong

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Karley’s area of expertise is in digital technologies and education. Originally a primary school teacher, Karley’s research spans across primary, secondary and higher education settings. Her doctoral research investigated high school students’ technology practices. Her research focuses on students’ technology practices, with particular interest in understanding how children and young people engage with technologies across their everyday lives and educational contexts. Building on her doctoral research of secondary students’ technology practices through a Bourdieusian sociology, her current research explores technology practices in higher education.

    Other areas of research interest include:

    • the role of self-regulation in online learning environments in higher education
    • digital literacy, including pre-service teacher and teacher digital literacy
    • sociology of education and technology
    • technology practices across educational contexts (early childhood education, primary, secondary and higher education).

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    British Journal of Educational Technology
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 14
    ISSN
    0007-1013
    2019

    Published In
    The Internet and Higher Education
    Volume
    42
    Pages
    25 - 33
    ISSN
    0742-2342
    2018

    Published In
    Learning, Media and Technology
    Volume
    43
    Pages
    197 - 210
    ISSN
    1743-9884
    2014

    Published In
    Learning, Media and Technology
    Volume
    39
    Pages
    346 - 367
    ISSN
    1743-9884
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpyschology
    Publisher
    Oxford, England: Oxford University Press
    Pages
    1 - 19
    ISBN
    9780198812746
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2014

    Published In
    EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014
    Pages
    1554 - 1559

Impact Story


Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Karley has a background in primary education. She has worked in a number of schools across the Illawarra and South Western Sydney regions, teaching students from kindergarten to Year 6, including gifted and talented learners (Opportunity Class) and students with specific behavioural needs.

    Karley is currently a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Informed by her work as a primary school teacher, research and professional relationships with primary schools, she teaches mainly in the area of educational technologies in pre-service teacher education. She has taught in the Masters of Education, Masters of Teaching, Bachelor of Primary Education, and Bachelor of Physical and Health Education programs, in the following subjects areas:

    • Educational technology for teaching and learning 

    • Educational psychology 

    • Educational development and cognition 

    • Curriculum and pedagogy.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Karley’s area of expertise is in digital technologies and education. Originally a primary school teacher, Karley’s research spans across primary, secondary and higher education settings. Her doctoral research investigated high school students’ technology practices. Her research focuses on students’ technology practices, with particular interest in understanding how children and young people engage with technologies across their everyday lives and educational contexts. Building on her doctoral research of secondary students’ technology practices through a Bourdieusian sociology, her current research explores technology practices in higher education.

    Other areas of research interest include:

    • the role of self-regulation in online learning environments in higher education
    • digital literacy, including pre-service teacher and teacher digital literacy
    • sociology of education and technology
    • technology practices across educational contexts (early childhood education, primary, secondary and higher education).

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    British Journal of Educational Technology
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 14
    ISSN
    0007-1013
    2019

    Published In
    The Internet and Higher Education
    Volume
    42
    Pages
    25 - 33
    ISSN
    0742-2342
    2018

    Published In
    Learning, Media and Technology
    Volume
    43
    Pages
    197 - 210
    ISSN
    1743-9884
    2014

    Published In
    Learning, Media and Technology
    Volume
    39
    Pages
    346 - 367
    ISSN
    1743-9884
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpyschology
    Publisher
    Oxford, England: Oxford University Press
    Pages
    1 - 19
    ISBN
    9780198812746
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2014

    Published In
    EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014
    Pages
    1554 - 1559

Impact Story


Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Karley has a background in primary education. She has worked in a number of schools across the Illawarra and South Western Sydney regions, teaching students from kindergarten to Year 6, including gifted and talented learners (Opportunity Class) and students with specific behavioural needs.

    Karley is currently a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Informed by her work as a primary school teacher, research and professional relationships with primary schools, she teaches mainly in the area of educational technologies in pre-service teacher education. She has taught in the Masters of Education, Masters of Teaching, Bachelor of Primary Education, and Bachelor of Physical and Health Education programs, in the following subjects areas:

    • Educational technology for teaching and learning 

    • Educational psychology 

    • Educational development and cognition 

    • Curriculum and pedagogy.
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