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Apps, Tiffani 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


Impact Story


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Education Unpacking AI: A Study of Teachers’ Conceptions of Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom Peloche, Juliana
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Digital Literacy and Learning Practices: Observation, Intention, Interaction, Analytics and Action Cook, Henry

Education And Training


  • D.Phil. in Education, School of Education, ICT literacy and the digital divide: Understanding primary students' ICT practices and possibilities 2015
  • B.E., University of Wollongong, School of Education, Honours Class 1 2006

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


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Education Unpacking AI: A Study of Teachers’ Conceptions of Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom Peloche, Juliana
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Digital Literacy and Learning Practices: Observation, Intention, Interaction, Analytics and Action Cook, Henry

Education And Training


  • D.Phil. in Education, School of Education, ICT literacy and the digital divide: Understanding primary students' ICT practices and possibilities 2015
  • B.E., University of Wollongong, School of Education, Honours Class 1 2006

Keywords


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