Associate Professor Thomas Cochrane
Associate Professor (Technology Enhanced Learning)
Goal: Pedagogical transformation to facilitate student- centered learning.
Thomas Cochrane (PhD) 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. His research interests include mobile learning, 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 over 50 mobile learning projects, recently focusing on BYOD devices as catalysts to enable student-generated content and student-generated learning contexts, bridging formal and informal learning environments. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications, with best paper awards at Ascilite 2009, ALT-C 2011, ALT-C 2012, ieeeTALE2018. 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, an invited speaker at EdMedia2014 (Tampere, Finland), and an Educator In Residence at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University, September 2015. He was an invited keynote at the UWA’s Mlearning Summit in September 2016. In 2017 he was a member of the team winning the AUT Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence, Teaching Innovation Award. In 2017 he established the #SOTELNZ Research Cluster https://SOTEL.nz. In 2018 he was elected to the ASCILITE Executive, and became one of the first accredited Senior CMALT holders.
Thomas is an AJET Associate Editor, ASCILITE Executive member and Mobile Learning SIG coordinator, an editorial board member of BJET, RLT and IJMBL, and a regular reviewer for high impact journals.
Research Profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0192-6118