Professor (Educational Technology)
School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
University of Southern Queensland
Ph: +61 7 4631 2321
My teaching and research are directed toward the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education, with emphasis on teacher education, online education, and mobile learning.
I was born and raised in Toowoomba. In 1967 I commenced my undergraduate degree in Chemistry with the first group of students to enrol on the campus of what is now USQ. After graduation, in 1970, I moved to Brisbane where I completed my Masters degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Queensland while undertaking research at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT). In 1973 I completed a Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland. I taught and was Principal in Queensland secondary schools for a total of 17 years before joining USQ as a lecturer in 1991. During 2001-2002 I worked with what is now the Learning Design and Technology group at Purdue University in the USA. Since returning to USQ in 2002 I have served in various administrative roles as well continuing with teaching and research. I am currently Professor (Educational Technology) and was Chair of Academic Board during 2014-15.
My current research interests centre on online education, integration of ICT in teaching, and the educational application of multimedia. My publications list includes links to the full text of a number of papers.
I am a member of several professional associations. From 1995 until 2001 I was chair of the Toowoomba Chapter of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education and during 1999 - 2001 I was Editor of the QSITE Journal, QUICK. From 2005 until 2009 I was Vice-President of the Information Technology Council in the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. I was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education from 2005 until March 2012 and Editor-in-Chief from then until March 2015.
I maintain blogs at DrAlb, mostly for links and occasional professional posts, and at pamatravel, for notes about travels, have an entry in Linkedin and am active on Twitter and Facebook. I cycle and walk for fitness and enjoy photography when I have a little time to spare.