Dr Jean MacNish

Dr Jean MacNish
PhD, MEd
Associate Professor, ICT Co-ordinator

Email: jean.macnish@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0165

Biography
Jean is an Associate Professor at The University of Notre Dame Australia's School of Education, Fremantle campus, and co-ordinates and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) units. She has extensive experience in K-12 education, both as a teacher and in senior management roles.

Jean currently supervises PhD students in the areas of one-to-one laptop program implementation, mobile learning in early childhood education, and ICT enriched problem based learning in secondary high school science classrooms.

In 2006, Jean was awarded the Walter D. Neal Award by Curtin University for Excellence in Research for her PhD study on ICT in education: “Learning about eLearning”. Jean has continued her research focus on ICT integration in education where she seeks to generate and apply new knowledge in how to best leverage such technologies in teaching and learning. She is passionate about sound ICT integration.
Teaching Areas
ICT
Research Expertise and Supervision
Educational computing - particularly mlearning in schools Assessment
Technology education integration
Computer-supported learning environments
Examining the impacts of technology-based interventions

Currently supervising three PhD students in the areas of:
  • One-to-one laptop program: Effect on boys’ education
  • An inquiry into using mobile learning as a catalyst for sustainable educational change in early childhood education: A schools-university partnership model
  • ICT enriched problem based learning in secondary high school science classrooms.

 

Research and engagement

Book Chapters
Trinidad, S. G., J. M. Aldridge, and J. Macnish. 2004. “Transforming education: Linking technology, work, community and lifelong learning..” In Using ICT in education: Effective leadership, change and models of best practice, ed. S. Trinidad and J. Pearson, 100-117. Sydney: Pearson Education.
Journal Articles and Proceedings
2014:
  • Handal, B., Novak, A., Watson, K., Maher, M., Macnish, J., & Eddles-Hirsch, K. (2014). Numeracy education through mobile apps. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 14(1), 28-37.
  • Handal, B., Macnish, J. & Petocz, P. (2014). Adopting mobile learning in tertiary environments: Instructional, curricular and organizational matters. Education Sciences. 3(4), 359-374
2013:
  • Macnish, J. & Bate, F. (2013). Using mobile learning technologies as a catalyst for educational change in early childhood education: A Western Australian schools-university partnership model. In Jan Herrington et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 585-591). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved September 18, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/112015
  • Bate, F. Macnish, J. & Males, S. (2013). Understanding parent perceptions of a 1:1 laptop program in Western Australia. Australian Educational Computing. 27(2), 18-21.
  • Handal, B., Macnish, J., & Petocz, P. (2013). Academics adopting mobile devices: The zone of free movement. In H. Carter, M. Gosper and J. Hedberg (Eds.), Electric Dreams. Proceedings ascilite 2013 Sydney. (pp. 350-361).
  • Bate, F., Day, L. & Macnish, J., (2013). Conceptualising changes to pre-service teachers' knowledge of how to best facilitate learning in mathematics: A TPACK inspired initiative. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 38, (5), 14-30.
2012:
  • Bate, F. G., Macnish, J. M., & Males, S. (2012). Managing student distraction: Responding to problems of gaming and pornography in a Western Australian school for boys. In EDULEARN12 Proceedings 4th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Barcelona, Spain, (pp. 2715-2725)
  • Bate, F. G., Macnish, J. M., & Males, S. (2012). Understanding parent perceptions of a 1:1 laptop program in Western Australia. In Australian Computers in Education (ACEC) Conference. Perth, WA, 2-5 October, 2012.
  • Bate, F., Macnish, J., & Males, S. (2012). Parent and student perceptions of the initial implementation of a 1:1 laptop program in Western Australia. In Proceedings 2012 International Conference on Education and Management Innovation. IPED, 30, 61-67.
  • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Wright, A. & Steketee, C. (2012). Monitoring possible effects of examiner stringency/leniency using simple statistics. Proceedings Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-13 March 2012.
2011:
  • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Wright, A. & Steketee, C. (2011, August). Improving the validity and reliability of OSCE scores through a comprehensive measurement instrument. Proceedings Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. Vienna, Austria, 29-31 August, 2011.
  • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Wright, A. & Steketee, C. (2011, August). Defensibility, credibility and feasibility of three standard setting procedures for OSCE: Developing evidence-informed assessments. Proceedings Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. Vienna, Austria, 29-31 August 2011.
Conference Papers
2013:
  • Macnish, J. & Bate, F. (2013, July). Using mobile learning technologies as a catalyst for educational change in early childhood education: A Western Australian schools-university partnership model. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Handal, B., Macnish, J., & Petocz, P. (2013, December). Academics adopting mobile devices: The zone of free movement. Electric Dreams. ascilite 2013 Sydney.
2012:
  • Bate, F. G., Macnish, J. M., & Males, S. (2012, July). Managing student distraction: Responding to problems of gaming and pornography in a Western Australian school for boys. EDULEARN12 4th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bate, F. G., Macnish, J. M., & Males, S. (2012, October). Understanding parent perceptions of a 1:1 laptop program in Western Australia. Australian Computers in Education (ACEC) Conference. Perth, WA, 2-5 October, 2012.
  • Bate, F., Macnish, J., & Males, S. (2012, February). Parent and student perceptions of the initial implementation of a 1:1 laptop program in Western Australia. 2012 International Conference on Education and Management Innovation. IPED.
  • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Wright, A. & Steketee, C. (2012, March). Monitoring possible effects of examiner stringency/leniency using simple statistics. Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-13 March 2012.
2011:
  • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Wright, A. & Steketee, C. (2011, August). Improving the validity and reliability of OSCE scores through a comprehensive measurement instrument. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. Vienna, Austria, 29-31 August, 2011.
  • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Wright, A. & Steketee, C. (2011, August). Defensibility, credibility and feasibility of three standard setting procedures for OSCE: Developing evidence-informed assessments. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. Vienna, Austria, 29-31 August 2011.
2010:
  • Campbell, C., & Macnish, J. (2010, July). Pre-service teachers using the Le@rning Federation's digital resources. Paper presented at the ED-MEDIA: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Toronto, Canada, 28 June-2 July, 2010.
Professional Affiliations
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education AACE
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE
Australian Medical Schools Assessment Collaboration AMSAC
EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Community Engagement
Facilitated numerous technology workshops (e.g. cyberbullying and using the Ipad creatively) for parents, carers, and staff; including eight workshops during 2013-2015.

Actively volunteer for various community groups; for example, St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal, Multiple Sclerosis Charity Appeal, Clean Up Day Australia, Mt Henry Peninsula Conservation Group, Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, and state and national sporting events.
Awards
Walter D. Neal Award by Curtin University for Excellence in Research for PhD study on ICT in education: “Learning about eLearning”.
Other
2013: Chief Investigator for the Public Education Endowment Grant: Mobile Learning in Early Childhood Education.