Academic Advisor (eLearning & Learning Technologies)
Dr Thomas Cochrane is an Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in educational Technology at AUT University's Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT). He was recently awarded as an Ascilite Fellow http://www.ascilite.org.au/index.php?p=awards. Previously Thomas Cochrane was an Academic Advisor (elearning and Learning Technologies) with Unitec from 2004 to 2011. His research interests include mobile learning, web 2.0, and communities of practice. His PHD thesis was titled: "Mobilizing Learning: Transforming pedagogy with mobile web 2.0". Thomas has managed and implemented over 35 mobile learning projects, with a recent focus upon Android and iOS smartphones and the iPad as catalysts to enable student-generated content and student-generated learning contexts, bridging formal and informal learning environments. He has over 70 peer reviewed publications, receiving best paper awards at Ascilite 2009 and ALT-C 2011, and has been invited to keynote at educational conferences including: the New Zealand Moodle Moot 2011, and the inaugural 2011 Technology for Teaching and Learning Summit in Melbourne Australia.
Thomas is a musician and has been a loudspeaker designer, audio engineer, youth pastor, and lecturer in audio engineering and music production.
BE, BD, GDHE, MTS, Mcomp, PHD (Monash).
mlearning, web2.0, Communities of Practice,