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Denise Wood, PhD

Associate Head of School: Teaching and Learning , University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia

Research field: Social Sciences - Communication
cultural studies
virtual worlds
Web 2.0
digital literacy
scholarship of teaching and learning
disability studies
access and equity

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Awards and Grants

  •  Aug 2011 
    DEEWR Office for Learning and Teaching: Design as a catalyst for engaging students in the creative r
  •  Jul 2009 
    Sustainable Online Community Engagement, SA Government, Office for Volunteers Grant
  •  Nov 2008 
    UniSA funded project: The use of Web 2.0 for career planning and industry engagement
  •  Nov 2008 
    UniSA funded project: Increasing the social participation of children with physical disabilities
  •  Nov 2008 
    UniSA funded project: Crash(Ed): A road safety initiative to educate young people
  •  Jul 2008 
    Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded project: Accessible 3D Virtual Learning
  •  Dec 2007 
    UniSA funded project: Strategies for Strengthening the Teaching and Research Nexus
  •  Nov 2007 
    UniSA funded project: Creating a ‘Third’ Life
  •  Jul 2007 
    Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded project: Peer Review of Online Teaching and Learning

Biographical Information

Denise Wood is Associate Head of School: Teaching and Learning, and a researcher in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia (UniSA), and an Extraordinary Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Western Cape.

Her research focuses on the use of accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs) to increase social participation, as well as the pedagogical benefits of social media in teaching and learning. She has been the project leader of three national teaching and learning funded projects, including a recently completed project involving the design and development of an accessible 3D virtual learning environment. She is currently undertaking collaborative research in South Africa with the Gauteng and Limpopo Provincial Governments, which is investigating the use of accessible ICTs to enhance student learning and increase student retention in rural and semi-rural special schools.

She is Associate Editor of the Higher Education and Research Development Journal and a peer reviewer of several high ranked journal publications. She is also a member of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), Standing Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (SACDI) and the Australian Disability Professionals Association, as well as various advisory committees and working groups concerned with increasing social participation through improved access to ICTs.

Her work in innovative teaching and learning, and accessibility solutions for learners with special needs has been recognised with several awards including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, a SA Great Award, several University teaching and equity awards and the inaugural 2010 Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell award for Telecommunications and Disability.

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Professional Experience


2012 - Present
Extraordinary (adjunct) Professpr at University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
2012 - Present
Associate Head of School: Teaching and Learning at University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia
Education


2007 - Present
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia
Master of Design
2004 - Present
University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba Se Cnr, Australia
Master of Educational Technology
2004 - Present
University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba Se Cnr, Australia
Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning
1991 - Present
Flinders University of South Australia in Bedford Park, Australia
PhD
1986 - Present
South Australian College of Advanced Education in Adelaide, Australia
Graduate Diploma in the Instructional Uses of Computers
1983 - Present
Flinders University of South Australia in Bedford Park, Australia
Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences
1981 - Present
South Australian Institute of Technology in Adelaide, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)

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