Birthing Children and Chapters

My family, friends and those working round me know that I’ve been working on a book manuscript that is due early next year. I just made it past the halfway mark early morning yesterday after many sleepless nights because I don’t have the knack of turning on my writing skills at will and seem best…

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Copyright and e-publications

I was trawling the internet a moment ago in search of something or other, I forget. Oh yes, software updates for my android mobile phone and myriad fancy new doodahs when lo and behold, a new (to me)/old (been around since the early 1990s) journal popped up and I was off! Chasing articles, recognising names,…

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Timely Feedback

It isn’t easy providing timely feedback as a supervisor amidst the many tasks that call for your attention. Does one drop the lecture being prepared, the paper being written or essay being marked to read through the draft sent by a student? How does one set up expectations so a reasonable time frame is allowed…

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Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology

A new journal specially addressing new media, gender and technology, Ada, according to the Fembot collective who published it is: a feminist, multimodal, peer reviewed journal that examines the intersections of gender, new media, and technology. It is a publication of the Fembot Collective, and the product of countless hours of volunteer labor on the…

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What is Good Supervision?

For the past few weeks I’ve been attending a series of seminars on research supervision, conducted by Geoff Hill, with staff from across the different faculties. Just this Monday we were looking at each others’ definition of what is good supervision? For many of my colleagues, it was about being systematic, offering guidance and providing…

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Migrating from Joomla to WordPress

When I decided to set up a web presence, a web site was my first port of call. I decided on Joomla as a content management system mostly because I thought it looked fairly logical. Or rather, similar in logic to how websites used to be design in terms of its terminology. And it is….

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Projects I Supervise

I’m currently co-supervisor on a few projects. One of which is based on the transformative potential of digital storytelling and another on community media in the developing world. My students have successfully completed projects on topics as diverse as new media in retirement villages in Australia and the notion of place in master planned communities…

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Hello

I call this blog Academia from a Scooter because most days that’s how I get to the campus where I work. The view from my modest little scooter is quite interesting. One I never thought I’d gain from the cosy interior of my Australian petrol monster a few years ago. I am an academic, which…

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Research Publications

The following list is of my research publications, which I update (last update: 27 July 2017). Wherever possible, I have included copies in PDF format. Some, however, are either book chapters or works-in-progress where digital copies are not available or not permissible for download online. If you’d like a copy, please contact me via email…

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