Report

Understanding completion rates of Indigenous higher education students from two regional universities: a cohort analysis

This analysis provides the depth of understanding required for targeted Indigenous higher education policy and practice appropriate to students from regional and remote places.
Conference paper

Caring for carers of people with dementia: A protocol for harnessing innovation through deploying leading edge technologies to enable virtual support groups and services

In rural Australia, knowledge and utilisation of support by informal carers is lacking. Developing and improving access to peer support to enable carers to effectively cope with the challenges of caring may positively influence their caring experience.
Journal article

The academic journey of university students on Facebook: An analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semester

This paper reports on an observation of 70 university students’ use of their personal social network site (SNS), Facebook, over a 22-week university study period. The study sought to determine the extent that university students use their personal SNSs to support learning by exploring frequencies...
Journal article

'I am not a person with a creative mind': facilitating creativity in the undergraduate curriculum through a design-based research approach

Today's graduates need the skills to enable them to 'persevere in the face of complexity and unresolvability' (McWilliam and Haukka 2008: 660), and to respond creatively in work environments that are increasingly dependent on digital technologies (Cunningham 2006). However, although many higher education institutions (HEIs)...
Journal article

Learning to use the internet and online social media: what is the effectiveness of home-based intervention for youth with complex communication needs?

Youth with complex communication needs (CCN) face increased barriers to their social participation due to limited communication abilities and opportunities. Youth today use the internet as a social tool and youth with CCN may also benefit from internet use to increase their social participation. Five...