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Researcher: Thomas, AA (Dr Angela Thomas)

Research Fields

English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Computer-Human Interaction
Computer Gaming and Animation
Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Educational Technology and Computing
Education Systems
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Sociology of Education
Learning Sciences
Geospatial Information Systems
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development

Research Impact

Pedagogy
Education and Training Systems
Curriculum
Learner and Learning Achievement
The Media
Languages and Literacy
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Languages and Literature
Computer Software and Services
Application Tools and System Utilities
Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'I rest my case': Linguistic resources used by successful young writers of persuasive texts; 39th International Systemic Functional Congress
'MSN was the next big thing after Beanie Babies': Children's virtual experiences as an interface to their everyday lives; E-Learning and Digital Media
Augmented reality in the English classroom; English Teaching and New Literacies Pedagogy: Interpreting and Authoring Digital Multimedia Narratives
Australian higher education institutions transforming the future of teaching and learning through 3D virtual worlds; Ascilite Conference
Blurring and breaking through the boundaries of narrative, literacy and identity in adolescent fan fiction; A new literacies sampler
Children Online: Learning in a virtual community of practice; E-Learning and Digital Media
Children's literature and computer-based teaching; McGraw-Hill
Children's writing goes 3D: a case study of one primary school's journey into multimodal authoring; Learning, Media & Technology
Culture, community and citizenship in cyberspace; Handbook of research on new literacies
Cyberliteracies: Implications for education; On-Call Journal (Australia)
Digital Fiction; English teaching and new literacies pedagogy
Digital literacies of the cybergirl; E-Learning and Digital Media
Engaged young writers: Dialogic choices beyond NAPLAN; The Future of Educational Research
Enhancing pedagogy with mLearning; Technologies for enhancing pedagogy, engagement and empowerment in education: Creating learning-friendly environments
Fan fiction online: Engagement, critical response and affective play through writing; Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Fictional Blogs; Uses of Blogs
Foul Whisperings, Strange Matters
Genre, performance and Sex and the City; Telecinematic Discourse. Approaches to the language of films and television series
How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?; Ascilite 2011
iFiction: mobile technology, new media, mixed reality and literary creativity in English teaching; ISMAR2012 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2012
Machinima: Composing 3D multimedia narratives; New literacies and the English curriculum
Points of difference: Intermodal complementarity and social critical literacy in children's multimodal texts; Critical multimodal studies of popular discourse
Stop-motion animation; DIY Media: Creating sharing and learning with new technologies
Teaching inanimate Alice; English teaching and new literacies pedagogy
The role of images and image-text relations in group 'basic skills tests' of literacy for children in the primary school years; Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Towards a Transformative Digital Literacies Pedagogy; Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy
Using contemporary picture books to explore the concept of intermodal complementarity; English Teaching and New Literacies Pedagogy
Virtual Macbeth: Using virtual worlds to explore literary texts; English Teaching and New Literacies Pedagogy
Youth Online: Identity and literacy in the digital age; Peter Lang

Research Projects

Augmented Reality and New Dimensions of Experience with Literature and Multimodal Authoring: Mobile Technology, New Media and Literary Creativity in English Teaching; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Teaching effective 3D authoring in the middle school years: Multimedia grammatical design and multimedia authoring pedagogy; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

An Investigation of the Role of Participation and Its Effect on Narrative in Young People's Multimodal Storytelling Practices on YouTube
The Semiotics of Game Authoring