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Beckman, Karley Dr

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - University of Wollongong

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Karley Beckman is a researcher and teacher educator in educational technology in the School of Education. Karley’s area of expertise is in digital technologies and education. Her body of research explores children, young people and adult learners’ technology practice and implications for learning. Her doctoral research investigated high school students’ technology practices with particular interest in understanding how young people engage with technologies across their everyday lives and educational contexts. Central to Karley’s body of research is a sociological framing to critically engage with issues of digital inequality, digital literacy and toward developing a theoretically informed understanding of the place of technology in people’s lives.

    Her current research, undertaken with colleagues both locally and internationally, involves a number of projects that explore aspects of technology practice in young people’s lives as they transition from high school into a range of post-school contexts; and projects exploring higher education students’ engagement in online learning.

    Other research interests include pre-service teachers and teacher’s digital literacy and learning design with digital technology, particularly the ways teachers can design learning to address digital inequality; the role of self-regulation in online learning environments in higher education; and sociology of education and technology.

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
    2019

    Published In
    The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpyschology
    Publisher
    Oxford, England: Oxford University Press
    Pages
    98 - 114
    ISBN
    9780198812746
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2014

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

Impact Story


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Pre-service teachers or teacher’s digital literacy and learning design with digital technology
    • Young people’s experiences with technology inside and outside formal education settings
    • Higher education student's engagement in online learning

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Karley is 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 

    • Curriculum and pedagogy.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Karley Beckman is a researcher and teacher educator in educational technology in the School of Education. Karley’s area of expertise is in digital technologies and education. Her body of research explores children, young people and adult learners’ technology practice and implications for learning. Her doctoral research investigated high school students’ technology practices with particular interest in understanding how young people engage with technologies across their everyday lives and educational contexts. Central to Karley’s body of research is a sociological framing to critically engage with issues of digital inequality, digital literacy and toward developing a theoretically informed understanding of the place of technology in people’s lives.

    Her current research, undertaken with colleagues both locally and internationally, involves a number of projects that explore aspects of technology practice in young people’s lives as they transition from high school into a range of post-school contexts; and projects exploring higher education students’ engagement in online learning.

    Other research interests include pre-service teachers and teacher’s digital literacy and learning design with digital technology, particularly the ways teachers can design learning to address digital inequality; the role of self-regulation in online learning environments in higher education; and sociology of education and technology.

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
    2019

    Published In
    The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpyschology
    Publisher
    Oxford, England: Oxford University Press
    Pages
    98 - 114
    ISBN
    9780198812746
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2014

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

Impact Story


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Pre-service teachers or teacher’s digital literacy and learning design with digital technology
    • Young people’s experiences with technology inside and outside formal education settings
    • Higher education student's engagement in online learning

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Karley is 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 

    • Curriculum and pedagogy.
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