Communities of Practice

Throughout my role as an academic advisor (2004 onwards) I have focused upon facilitating and nurturing Communities of Practice (COP) as a model for professional development. Each COP has been critically informed by embedding the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SOTEL), evidenced by a wide corpus of peer reviewed publications, and summarised in a 2016 book chapter (Cochrane & Narayan, 2016). Examples of this embedded CoP model are curated in an eBook report.

On this page I summarise the COPs and associated SOTEL outputs for my work with COPs since 2012.

2012: (5) Product Design (Cochrane, Antonczak, Gordon, Sissons, & Withell, 2012; Cochrane, Antonczak, Sissons, et al., 2012; Withell, Cochrane, Reay, Gaziulusoy, & Inder, 2012), Journalism, Public Relations (iColab), Graphic Design x 2

2013: (8) Product Design (Cochrane, Antonczak, et al., 2013; Cochrane, Munn, & Antonczak, 2013; Cochrane & Withell, 2013a, 2013b), Journalism, Public Relations (iColab), Graphic Design x 2 (MoCop & Elective dev), Law, Communications, Culture & Society, Art & Design (SCOP)

2014: (9) Paramedicine (Cochrane et al., 2014; Greig, Goodson, Peach, Summers, & Cochrane, 2015), Public Health (Cochrane, Narayan, Burcio-Martin, Lees, & Diesfeld, 2015), Communications (Guinibert et al., 2015), Performance for Screen (Brannigan, Walsh, Graham, & Cochrane, 2015), Journalism (Mulrennan, Sissons, Rive, McMeekin, & Cochrane, 2015), Public Relations (Cronin, Cochrane, & Gordon, 2016), Law (Cochrane, Sissons, Mulrennan, & Rive, 2016; Mulrennan et al., 2015), Colab (Kenobi & Cochrane, 2015), Graphic Design (Laurent Antonczak & Cochrane, 2015);

2015: (6) Paramedicine (—reflections-1), Public Health (–transforming-pedagogy-one-step-at-a-time), Communications (Cochrane, Antonczak, et al., 2017), Performance for Screen (, Colab (, Journalism & Law (Cochrane, Sissons, Mulrennan, et al., 2016);

2016: (5) Paramedicine (Cochrane, Cook, Aiello, Harrison, & Aguayo, 2016), Public Health (, Visual Design (Steagall, Sinfield, Cochrane, & Tolutau, 2016), Journalism (Cochrane, Sissons, & Mulrennan, 2016), Colab (L. Antonczak & Cochrane, 2016; Laurent Antonczak, Keegan, & Cochrane, 2016);

2016: Establishment of the ASCILITE Mobile Learning Special Interest Group

2017: (5) Paramedicine (Cochrane, Cook, et al., 2017), Public Health (Lees, Antonczak, & Cochrane, 2017), Visual Design (Cochrane, Cook, et al., 2017; Sinfield, Cochrane, & Steagall, 2017), Physiotherapy (Cochrane, Stretton, et al., 2017), Colab (Cochrane, Antonczak, et al., 2017)

2018: Development of the SOTEL Research Cluster and Annual Symposium

2019: Establishment of the PJTEL open access journal as a scaffold into SoTEL research publication

2020: Development of the University of Melbourne CSHE SoTEL Research Network


Antonczak, L., & Cochrane, T. (2015). Mobile Social Media Curriculum Development. In S. Frielick (Ed.), LTDF 2014 ebook (pp. 82-84). Auckland University of Technology: Centre for Learning And Teaching.

Antonczak, L., & Cochrane, T. (2016, 25 July 2016). Communities of practice: positive peer and student-teacher relationships. Paper presented at the TEU’s ‘Voices from Tertiary Education’ Symposium, Wellington.

Antonczak, L., Keegan, H., & Cochrane, T. (2016). mLearning and Creative Practices: a Public Challenge? International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 8(4), 35-44. doi:10.4018/IJMBL.2016100103

Brannigan, R., Walsh, K., Graham, S., & Cochrane, T. (2015). Performance and Mobile Technology. In S. Frielick (Ed.), LTDF 2014 ebook (pp. 91-92). Auckland University of Technology: Centre for Learning And Teaching.

Cochrane, T., Antonczak, L., Gordon, A., Sissons, H., & Withell, A. (2012, 25-28 November). Heutagogy and mobile social media: post web 2.0 pedagogy. Paper presented at the Ascilite 2012 Conference: Future challenges, sustainable futures, Wellington, New Zealand.

Cochrane, T., Antonczak, L., Guinibert, M., Mulrennan, D., Rive, V., & Withell, A. (2017). Principles for Designing Transformative Mobile Learning. In A. Murphy, H. Farley, L. Dyson, & H. Jones (Eds.), Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies (Vol. In pre print). Puducherry, India: Springer International.

Cochrane, T., Antonczak, L., Guinibert, M., Withell, A., Mulrennan, D., Mountfort, P., & Narayan, V. (2013, 1-4 December). Collaboration unplugged: Herding a flock of MOAs. Paper presented at the Electric Dreams: 30th ascilite Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Cochrane, T., Antonczak, L., Sissons, H., Withell, A., Wagner, D., Gordon, A., . . . Keegan, H. (2012, 25-28 November). Post Web 2.0 Pedagogy: Mobile social media. Paper presented at the Ascilite 2012: Future challenges, sustainable futures, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.

Cochrane, T., Cook, S., Aiello, S., Christie, D., Sinfield, D., Steagall, M., & Aguayo, C. (2017). A DBR Framework for Designing Mobile Virtual Reality Learning Environments. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), 33(Accepted for Special Issue on Mobile Augmented and Virtual Reality).

Cochrane, T., Cook, S., Aiello, S., Harrison, D., & Aguayo, C. (2016, 28-30 November). Designing Virtual Reality Environments for Paramedic Education: MESH360. Paper presented at the Show Me The Learning. Proceedings ASCILITE 2016 Adelaide, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Cochrane, T., Munn, J., & Antonczak, L. (2013, 20-22 November). Design thinking for mlearning: Herding a flock of MOAs. Paper presented at the 3rd Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Cochrane, T., & Narayan, V. (2016). Principles of modeling COPs for pedagogical change: Lessons learnt from practice 2006 to 2014. In J. McDonald & A. Cater-Steel (Eds.), Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Dreamers and Schemers (Vol. Part IV, pp. 619-643). Singapore: Springer.

Cochrane, T., Narayan, V., Brannigan, R., Frenchman, K., Nicholson, E., Rutherford, S., . . . Neill, C. (2014). #NPF14LMD AUT University Case Studies. Paper presented at the Rhetoric and Reality, proceedings of the 31st Ascilite Conference, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin. Poster retrieved from – 291

Cochrane, T., Narayan, V., Burcio-Martin, V., Lees, A., & Diesfeld, K. (2015, 29 November – 2 December). Designing an authentic professional development cMOOC. Paper presented at the Globally connected, digitally enabled, Proceedings the 32nd Ascilite Conference, Curtin University, Perth.

Cochrane, T., Sissons, H., & Mulrennan, D. (2016). Mainstreaming Mobile Learning in Journalism Education. In J. Traxler & H. Crompton (Eds.), Mobile Learning in Higher Education: Challenges in Context (Vol. In Review): Routledge.

Cochrane, T., Sissons, H., Mulrennan, D., & Rive, V. (2016). Journalism 2.0: Collaborative curriculum redesign. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Mobile and Blended Learning innovations for improved Learning Outcomes (pp. 181-200). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.

Cochrane, T., Stretton, T., Aiello, S., Britnell, S., Cook, S., Christie, D., & Narayan, V. (2017, 4-6 December). Developing virtual collaborative health team educational environments. Paper presented at the Ascilite 2017, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

Cochrane, T., & Withell, A. (2013a). Augmenting design education with mobile social media: A transferable framework. Journal of the NUS teaching academy (JNUSTA), 3(4), 150-168.

Cochrane, T., & Withell, A. (2013b, 1-4 December). Do 21st Century students dream of electric sheep? A mobile social media framework for creative pedagogies. Paper presented at the Electric Dreams: Proceedings 30th ascilite Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Cronin, C., Cochrane, T., & Gordon, A. (2016). Nurturing global collaboration and networked learning in higher education. Research in Learning Technology, 24. doi:10.3402/rlt.v24.26497

Greig, E., Goodson, H., Peach, A., Summers, L., & Cochrane, T. (2015). Mobilising Paramedic Education. In S. Frielick (Ed.), LTDF 2014 ebook (pp. 67-69). Auckland University of Technology: Centre for Learning And Teaching.

Guinibert, M., Kala, A., Brannigan, R., Waipara, Z., Simeti, C., & Cochrane, T. (2015). Streamlining Social Media and Airplay for Larger Classes. In S. Frielick (Ed.), LTDF 2014 ebook (pp. 73-75). Auckland University of Technology: Centre for Learning And Teaching.

Kenobi, B., & Cochrane, T. (2015). Innovative Pedagogy in Game Design. In S. Frielick (Ed.), LTDF 2014 ebook (pp. 79-81). Auckland University of Technology: Centre for Learning And Teaching.

Lees, A., Antonczak, L., & Cochrane, T. (2017, 5-7 September). Designing ‘phygital’ spaces: Integrating mobile social media in health education. Paper presented at the ALT Annual Conference 2017: Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al), University of Liverpool, UK.

Mulrennan, D., Sissons, H., Rive, V., McMeekin, S., & Cochrane, T. (2015). MoJoMLaw: Mobile Social Media Integration in Journalism and Law. In S. Frielick (Ed.), LTDF 2014 ebook (pp. 70-72). Auckland University of Technology: Centre for Learning And Teaching.

Sinfield, D., Cochrane, T., & Steagall, M. (2017, 7-10 May). Augmented Reality: Connecting the classroom and the community. Paper presented at the THETA2017: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Auckland.

Steagall, M., Sinfield, D., Cochrane, T., & Tolutau, T. (2016, 14-16 November). Contextualising the classroom: Using Google Maps and 360 degree imagery to augment the undergraduate design environment. Paper presented at the ICERI2016 Proceedings: the 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.

Withell, A., Cochrane, T., Reay, S., Gaziulusoy, I., & Inder, S. (2012). Augmenting the Design Thinking Studio. In M. Brown (Ed.), ascilite 2012: Future challenges, sustainable futures (pp. 1071-1081). Wellington, New Zealand: ascilite.