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Denise Wood

  • PhD
  • Extraordinary (adjunct) Professpr
  • Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland
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Research Interests

cultural studies virtual worlds Web 2.0 digital literacy scholarship of teaching and learning disability studies access and equity

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  • Rebecca Vivian

    Rebecca Vivian The University of Adelaide, CSER Group

  • Michael Gallagher

    Michael Gallagher Blackwell's University of London Institute of Education

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    Ghada altelihi

  • Lee Hopkins

    Lee Hopkins

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    Nader Ale Ebrahim Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya

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Following (7)

  • Michael Gallagher

    Michael Gallagher Blackwell's University of London Institute of Education

  • Ghada altelihi

    Ghada altelihi

  • Lee Hopkins

    Lee Hopkins

  • Nader Ale Ebrahim

    Nader Ale Ebrahim Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya

  • Patrick Plante

    Patrick Plante Université du Québec à Rimouski

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About

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.

Publications

Perspectives on the telecommunications access methods of people with complex communication needs

Sellwood D, Wood D, Raghavendra P

Telecommunications Journal of Australia (2012)

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Responding to the widening participation agenda through improved access to and within 3D virtual learning environments

Wood D, Willems J

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2012)

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Virtual learning in health care disciplines: Learning via avatars

Sim J, James J, McDonald M, Maude P, Ryan T, Scutter S, Wood D

INTED2012 Proceedings (2012)

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Why aren't you on Facebook?: Patterns and experiences of using the Internet among young people with physical disabilities

Raghavendra P, Wood D, Newman L, Lawry J

Technology and Disability (2012)

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How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds

Gregory B, Gregory S, Wood D, Masters Y, Hillier M, Stokes-Thompson F, Bogdanovych A, Butler D, Hay L, Jegathesan J

Changing demands, changing directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011 (2011)

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Professional experience

Extraordinary (adjunct) Professpr

Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

August 2012 - Present

Associate Head of School: Teaching and Learning

University of South Australia

May 2012 - Present

Education history

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Master of Design

December 2007 - Present

University of Southern Queensland

Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning

December 2004 - Present

Flinders University of South Australia

PhD

May 1991 - Present

South Australian College of Advanced Education

Graduate Diploma in the Instructional Uses of Computers

December 1986 - Present

Flinders University of South Australia

Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences

December 1983 - Present

South Australian Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)

May 1981 - Present

University of Southern Queensland

Master of Educational Technology

Present