About

Thomas Cochrane is an Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in educational Technology at AUT University’s Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT). In 2011 he was awarded as an Ascilite Fellow http://www.ascilite.org.au/index.php?p=awards. His research interests include mobile learning, social software (web 2.0), communities of practice, and the scholarship of technology enhanced learning (SOTEL). His PHD thesis was titled: “Mobilizing Learning: Transforming pedagogy with mobile web 2.0”. Thomas has managed and implemented over 50 mobile learning projects, with a recent focus upon Android and iOS smartphones and the iPad as catalysts to enable student-generated content and student-generated learning contexts, bridging formal and informal learning environments. Thomas has a peer-reviewed research portfolio spanning 38 journal articles, 22 book chapters, and over 100 conference proceedings (http://goo.gl/maps/YxkYP), receiving best paper awards at Ascilite 2009, ALT-C 2011, ALT-C 2012. He has been invited to keynote at several international educational technology conferences including: the 2012 Australian Moodle Moot, the 2012 m-Libraries conference in the UK, the launch of UWS massive iPad project in February 2013, the 2014 IBSA VET Practitioners Conference in Melbourne, and an invited speaker at EdMedia2014 (Tampere, Finland), and an Educator In Residence at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University in September 2015. Thomas was an invited keynote at the University of Western Australia’s Mlearning Summit in September 2016.

Thomas is an AJET Associate Editor, an editorial board member of BJET,  RLTEdeR, and IJMBL, and the coordinator of the Ascilite Mobile Learning Special Interest Group. He is a regular reviewer for a number of educational technology journals including: AJET, CHB, IJMBL, JCHE, UAIS, and TLT.

Research Profiles:

Example Altmetrics:

Previous Employment:
2004-2011 Unitec:
Support for elearning and learning technologies for Unitec teaching staff, pushing the boundaries of educational technology for enhancing teaching and learning at Unitec. Development of eLearning strategy integrating : SOTL, communities of practice for professional development, mobile learning, and worked with ITS to deploy a campus WiFi infrastructure.

1997-2004 MAINZ:

Tutor Audio Engineering and Music Production. Specializing in digital recording technologies, loudspeaker design, and multimedia.
Developed elearning environment for MAINZ, implemented student wireless laptop scheme (1999-2004), developed interactive multimedia learning objects for audio engineering, MAINZ website development (1998-2003), developed and maintained the institutions Apple Macintosh network etc…

Interests:
Using IT to create pedagogical rich/exciting collaborative student environments.
Music – acoustic guitar, keyboards
Digital recording & MIDI
Running, cycling.
Multimedia, Macs.
Some Favourite Websites:
http://www.powerpage.org
http://www.soundonsound.com
iOS Musicians http://flip.it/FxrkM
http://www.syllabus.com

One thought on “About

  1. Hi there – notice you linked to my mobile phone film blog posts, cheers for the pingbacks! I’d be really interested in seeing how you get on. Let me know if you need any info –
    Helen Keegan

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s