Bennett, Sue J. Professor

Head of School

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Early Start Research
  • Head of School - School of Education
  • School of Education
  • Centre for Higher Education Research, Innovation and Impact (CHERII), Faculty of Social Sciences Research Group

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Prof. Sue Bennett’s area of expertise is in information and communication technologies in education. Her research investigates how people engage with technology in their everyday lives and in educational settings. She has extensive experience in the design, development and evaluation of multimedia and on-line instructional materials developed for both university and commercial clients.

    Sue has published over 135 publications. As of March 2018, her Google Scholar profile lists more than 7000 citations and a h-index of 30, and her SCOPUS h-index is 15.

    Prior to joining the UOW team, she managed the Interactive Multimedia Unit at Central Queensland University. She previously held positions at Griffith University, the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.

    Research Interests

    Current research projects include:

    • Learning design as supports for supporting teachers’ educational design practices
    • Sociological perspectives on educational technology investigating young people’s creative practices with technology
    • Functional brain imaging and multimedia-based problem solving

    In addition to the above, she is interested in supervising Higher Degree Research students investigating the following areas:

    • Young people’s experiences with technology inside and outside formal education settings
    • Implementations of ICT in the classroom
    • Design thinking and practices, including educational design, instructional design and in design education programs
    • Technology integration in school music education

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Technology Enhanced Learning Environments within Physical Education Teacher Education: Application of Self-Regulated Learning and Self-Determination Theory Mondaca Fernandez, Fernando
    Doctor of Philosophy Examining NSW Primary Students Outcomes of Learning Music in the School Curriculum Rogerson, Claire
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) How Information Overload and Data Literacy Affects the Use of Analytics when Designing Online Learning Opportunities Fulcher, David
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating Learning Designs to Support Self-Regulated Learning in a Problem-B Learning Curriculum in Medical Education Thomas, Lisa
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring the influences on university teachers' decisions to integrate technology in their teaching Gigliotti, Amanda Rita

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Prof. Sue Bennett’s area of expertise is in information and communication technologies in education. Her research investigates how people engage with technology in their everyday lives and in educational settings. She has extensive experience in the design, development and evaluation of multimedia and on-line instructional materials developed for both university and commercial clients.

    Sue has published over 135 publications. As of March 2018, her Google Scholar profile lists more than 7000 citations and a h-index of 30, and her SCOPUS h-index is 15.

    Prior to joining the UOW team, she managed the Interactive Multimedia Unit at Central Queensland University. She previously held positions at Griffith University, the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.

    Research Interests

    Current research projects include:

    • Learning design as supports for supporting teachers’ educational design practices
    • Sociological perspectives on educational technology investigating young people’s creative practices with technology
    • Functional brain imaging and multimedia-based problem solving

    In addition to the above, she is interested in supervising Higher Degree Research students investigating the following areas:

    • Young people’s experiences with technology inside and outside formal education settings
    • Implementations of ICT in the classroom
    • Design thinking and practices, including educational design, instructional design and in design education programs
    • Technology integration in school music education

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Technology Enhanced Learning Environments within Physical Education Teacher Education: Application of Self-Regulated Learning and Self-Determination Theory Mondaca Fernandez, Fernando
    Doctor of Philosophy Examining NSW Primary Students Outcomes of Learning Music in the School Curriculum Rogerson, Claire
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) How Information Overload and Data Literacy Affects the Use of Analytics when Designing Online Learning Opportunities Fulcher, David
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating Learning Designs to Support Self-Regulated Learning in a Problem-B Learning Curriculum in Medical Education Thomas, Lisa
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring the influences on university teachers' decisions to integrate technology in their teaching Gigliotti, Amanda Rita
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