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Apps, Tiffani L. Dr

Lecturer, Digital Technologies for Learning

  • School of Education

Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Children and young people’s digital literacy practices across early years, school, higher education and work place settings.
    • The integration of digital technologies in curriculum, schools and higher education 
    • Digital inclusion/exclusion and transformative pedagogies 
    • The role of self-regulated learning in online and blended learning contexts  

    My research draws on sociological theory to critically engage with issues associated with digital technologies in education and society. My doctoral research employed Bourdieu’s theory of practice to explore inequalities in school students’ digital literacy practices.

    My current research examines young people’s technology practices as they transition into their post-school futures. This work draws on the theory of practice to understand how young people’s technology practices are structured and how these technology practices enable and/or constrain the experiences of transition into further study, work and other everyday life contexts. My other research interests include a critical analysis of popular digital discourses in education and the impact of platforms and data on schools, paying attention to the ways that teachers, students and parents engage with platforms and navigate the associated data.

    The central goal of my research is to connect evidence with teaching practice, policy and curriculum to promote digital inclusion, so that all young people can participate in digital society.   

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Technology, Pedagogy and Education
    2019

    Published In
    Studies in Higher Education
    2019

    Published In
    The Internet and Higher Education
    2018

    Published In
    Learning, Media and Technology
    2010

    Published In
    British Journal of Educational Technology
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World
    Publisher
    Switzerland
    2019

    Published In
    The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpyschology
    Publisher
    Oxford, England
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2011

    Published In
    Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011

Impact Story


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Examining NSW Primary Students Outcomes of Learning Music in the School Curriculum Rogerson, Claire
    Doctor of Education The role of teacher leaders: A study of artificial intelligence and educational change Peloche, Juliana
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Digital Literacy and Learning Practices: Observation, Intention, Interaction, Analytics and Action Cook, Henry

Keywords


    • Education 
    • Self-regulated learning
    • Digital technologies for learning
    • Online learning
    • Digital literacy 
    • Digital work 
    • Educational sociology 
    • Theory of practice

Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Children and young people’s digital literacy practices across early years, school, higher education and work place settings.
    • The integration of digital technologies in curriculum, schools and higher education 
    • Digital inclusion/exclusion and transformative pedagogies 
    • The role of self-regulated learning in online and blended learning contexts  

    My research draws on sociological theory to critically engage with issues associated with digital technologies in education and society. My doctoral research employed Bourdieu’s theory of practice to explore inequalities in school students’ digital literacy practices.

    My current research examines young people’s technology practices as they transition into their post-school futures. This work draws on the theory of practice to understand how young people’s technology practices are structured and how these technology practices enable and/or constrain the experiences of transition into further study, work and other everyday life contexts. My other research interests include a critical analysis of popular digital discourses in education and the impact of platforms and data on schools, paying attention to the ways that teachers, students and parents engage with platforms and navigate the associated data.

    The central goal of my research is to connect evidence with teaching practice, policy and curriculum to promote digital inclusion, so that all young people can participate in digital society.   

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Technology, Pedagogy and Education
    2019

    Published In
    Studies in Higher Education
    2019

    Published In
    The Internet and Higher Education
    2018

    Published In
    Learning, Media and Technology
    2010

    Published In
    British Journal of Educational Technology
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World
    Publisher
    Switzerland
    2019

    Published In
    The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpyschology
    Publisher
    Oxford, England
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2011

    Published In
    Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011

Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Examining NSW Primary Students Outcomes of Learning Music in the School Curriculum Rogerson, Claire
    Doctor of Education The role of teacher leaders: A study of artificial intelligence and educational change Peloche, Juliana
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Digital Literacy and Learning Practices: Observation, Intention, Interaction, Analytics and Action Cook, Henry

Keywords


    • Education 
    • Self-regulated learning
    • Digital technologies for learning
    • Online learning
    • Digital literacy 
    • Digital work 
    • Educational sociology 
    • Theory of practice
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