Dr David Cameron

Deputy Director, Academic Technologies

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Career Summary

Biography

David has worked as a radio broadcaster and content producer, news editor, and multimedia designer. His academic career includes lecturing in journalism, media and communication. His research interests encompass digital game-based learning, applied drama and technology, social media, mobile media, and online education.

Research Expertise
David was a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2007 - 2010) with the Australian Defence Simulation Office, developing and trialing digital game-based and online role-based simulation tools for use in crisis management simulations and training. A protoype scenario and Web-based simulation engine were produced for Australian Defence Force public affairs personnel. This work draws upon and expands David's research interests in digital game-based learning, the use of 'everyday' digital and online media technologies in learning and teaching, and the application of traditional applied drama conventions and techniques to produce engaging blended learning activities. Recent publications have examined the links between drama, education and technology. David has also researched and published widely in the communication and journalism education fields. He is interested in the impact and application of mobile media and social media, and the implications for higher education and training in the media and communication disciplines. Other recent research projects include: - Scholarship in Teaching grant, Charles Sturt University (2008 – 2010) Funded by CSU's Division of Learning & Teaching Services ($10,000) this project explored the application of radio production and presentation training resources to educational podcasting. - Faculty Research Development Grant, Charles Sturt University, (2007 - 2009) This $10,000 Charles Sturt University Faculty of Arts project developed resources to support introduction of mobile media production skills and techniques to the tertiary journalism curriculum.

Teaching Expertise
David has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in journalism, media and communication since 2000. He is experienced in developing and teaching blended and online courses, using a range of digital media technologies and Web-based systems. Throughout his teaching career David has coordinated at course and program level, and has served on Teaching and Learning Committees at School, Faculty and institutional levels. David has also shared his teaching expertise with colleagues through a teaching fellowship (Flexible Learning Institute, Charles Sturt University), and involvement with postgraduate tertiary teaching courses.

Administrative Expertise
David currently coordinates a team of academic and general staff, and deals with the range of administrative duties that entails. He has administered research projects, including budgeting, staffing and reporting tasks.

Collaborations
David has collaborated on cross-disciplinary projects, including an ARC Linkage project (2007 - 2009) with the Australian Defence Force.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication - Journalism), Mitchell College of Advanced Education
  • Master of Arts, University of Wollongong
  • Graduate Certificate in University Teach & Learn, Charles Sturt University

Keywords

  • Applied drama
  • Communication
  • Creative industries
  • Digital games
  • Game-based learning
  • Journalism
  • Mobile media
  • Social media

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130103Higher Education50
200199Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
21/06/2014 - Deputy Director, Academic TechnologUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2000 - 1/07/2010Lecturer, Journalism and InternetCharles Sturt University
School of Communication

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2012 - Membership - Higher Education Research and Development Society of AustralasiaThe Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Australia
1/01/2011 - Membership - Association of Internet ResearchersAssociation of Internet Researchers
Australia
1/01/2008 - Membership - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary EducationAustralian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Australia
1/01/2002 - 31/12/2012Membership - Journalism Education Association of AustraliaJournalism Education Association of Australia
Australia
1/01/2001 - Membership - Australian & New Zealand Communication AssociationAustralian & New Zealand Communication Association
Australia

Invitations

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2012Teacher Visit Day
Organisation: The University of Newcastle Description: Presenting iPad and mobile technology overview to regional educators.
2012International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDiERI)
Organisation: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland Description: Co-convenor of drama and technology research hub at International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDiERI) held in Limerick, Ireland.
2009Research exchange - simulation technology
Organisation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria della Produzione Description: Present research findings to Italian research exchange partners.
2009Journalism and mobile media - guest lecture
Organisation: Auckland University of Technology Description: Address to postgraduate journalism students.
2009International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDiERI)
Organisation: The University of Sydney Description: Co-convenor of drama and technology research hub.
2008Government communication and social media
Organisation: Gavin Anderson, Canberra Description: Presentation to government communication representatives, Canberra Press Club.
2005Future Ink – the Regional Media Futures
Organisation: Charles Sturt University Description: Presentation on young people and digital media.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Cameron DJ, Innovation, technology and converging practices in drama education and applied theatre, Routledge, Abingdon, 153 (2015)
2009Anderson M, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, Drama Education with Digital Technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom, 234 (2009) [A3]
2006Carroll J, Anderson M, Cameron DJ, Real players? drama, technology and education, Trentham Books Limited, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom, 184 (2006) [A1]

Chapter (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cameron DJ, 'Mobile journalism: A snapshot of ongoing research and practice', The End of Journalism Version 2.0: Industry, Technology and Politics, Peter Lang, Oxford, UK 89-100 (2014) [B1]
2014Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'Social Media Networks and the "Unthinkable Present"', Networks in Society: Links and Language, Pan Stanford, Boca Raton, FL 167-200 (2014) [B1]
DOI10.1201/b16448-8
2013Anderson M, Cameron DJ, 'Drama and Learning Technologies: To Affinity Spaces and Beyond', How Drama Activates Learning, Bloomsbury, London 226-244 (2013) [B1]
2011Cameron DJ, 'Encoding liveness: performance and real-time rendering in machinima', The Machinima Reader, MIT Press, Cambridge, US 127-142 (2011) [B1]
2011Cameron DJ, 'Mobile journalism: A snapshot of current research and practice', The End of Journalism: News in the Twenty-First Century, Peter Lang, Bern 63-71 (2011) [B1]
2011Cameron DJ, Finlayson A, Wotzko R, 'Visualizing social computing output: Mapping student blogs and tweets', Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments, Springer, Heidelberg 337-350 (2011) [B1]
2009Cameron DJ, Anderson M, 'Potential to reality: drama, technology and education', Drama education with digital technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom 6-19 (2009) [B1]
2009Cameron DJ, 'Mashup: Digital media and drama conventions', Drama education with digital technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom 52-66 (2009) [B1]
2009Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Lessons from applied drama: Conventions to help serious games developers', Serious games on the move, Springer, Vienna, Austria 27-42 (2009) [B1]
2007Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'Epistemic video games and Mantle of the Expert: A communities of practice approach', Planting trees of drama with global vision in local knowledge: IDEA 2007 dialogues, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America 324-335 (2007) [B1]
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Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Anderson M, Cameron DJ, Sutton P, 'Participation and creation in these brave new worlds: Technology and innovation as part of the landscape', Research in Drama Education, 17 469-476 (2012) [C3]
2009Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Lessons from applied drama: Conventions to help serious games developers', Networks, 12 87-96 (2009) [C1]
2009Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'Drama, digital pre-text, and social media', Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 14 295-312 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/13569780902868960
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
2008Arciuli J, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'The use of applied drama in crisis management: An empirical psychological study', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 3 3-8 (2008) [C1]
2005Cameron DJ, 'Playing the game: Role distance and digital performance', Applied Theatre Researcher, 6 x-x (2005) [C1]
2004Cameron DJ, ''The story so far...': The researcher as a player in game analysis', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, February 62-72 (2004) [C1]
2001Cameron DJ, 'Playing serious games in journalism classes', Asia Pacific Media Educator, 141-149 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Cameron DJ, Carroll J, Wotzko R, 'Epistemic games and applied drama: Converging conventions for serious play', Proceedings of DiGRA 2011 Conference: Think Design Play, Hilversum, The Netherlands (2011) [E1]
2010Bossomaier T, Tulip J, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, 'SCCRASL and CADGE: Crisis representation and simulation in serious games', Proceedings of the International Workshop on Applied Modelling & Simulation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010) [E1]
2009Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Encoding liveness: Performance and real-time rendering in machinima', Proceedings of the Digital Games Research Association conference, London, UK (2009) [E1]
2009Finlayson A, Cameron DJ, Hardy M, 'Journalism education as a perpetual beta test: Notes on the design and delivery of tertiary 'social media' subjects', Proceedings of the Journalism Education Association conference, Perth (2009) [E1]
2008Cameron DJ, 'Mobile journalism: A snapshot of research and practice', End of Journalism?, Luton, UK (2008) [E1]
2008Cameron DJ, Van Heekeren B, 'Hello, and welcome to the show: Applying radio's 'explaining voice' to educational podcasting', Ascilite conference proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2008) [E1]
2007Cameron DJ, 'Mobile media and the journalism curriculum', Mobile media, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2006Cameron DJ, 'The rocket in your pocket: How mobile phones became The Media by stealth', Proceedings of the Journalism Education Association conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2005Cameron DJ, 'The Net Generation goes to university?', Journalism Education Association conference, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2005Boland G, Cameron DJ, 'Newspaper Theatre: Applying performance-based learning to journalism education', Proceedings of the Journalism Education Association conference, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2005Cameron DJ, 'Machinima: Digital performance and emergent authorship', Digital Games Research Association conference, Vancouver (2005) [E1]
2003Cameron DJ, 'To the Spice Islands: Interactive Process Drama', Digital Arts & Culture conference, Melbourne (2003) [E1]
2003Cameron DJ, 'Small Screen, big picture: Students explore TV journalism with streaming media', Digital voyages 2003: Proceedings of the Apple University Consortium Conference, Adelaide (2003) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$354,000

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $29,000

New Space Challenge$29,000

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding bodyOffice for Learning and Teaching
Project TeamDoctor David Cameron
SchemeExtension Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401500
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20081 grants / $10,000

Lessons from the explaining voice$10,000

Internal competitive Description: Scholarship in Teaching grant to investigate the role of radio production in staff development of podcasting pedagogies.
Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding bodyCharles Sturt University
Project Team
SchemeInternal competitive
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20072 grants / $315,000

Crisis management simulation: developing a methodology for transforming communication response$305,000

The ability of any large corporation or public institution to handle a crisis can have major economic, environmental, social or cultural consequences. For the Australian Defence Force (ADF), effective crisis management communication can literally mean life or death. This project merges cutting-edge digital games technology with applied drama techniques to produce a crisis management game to simulate conflict and crisis scenarios. Working closely with the ADF to better understand organisational communication under extreme pressure, this new approach will build teamwork and break down barriers to effective crisis management. The methodology developed will have global application to public and private organisations.
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Mobile media$10,000

Faculty of Arts research development grant to investigate the role of mobile media in the journalism curriculum.
Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding bodyCharles Sturt University
Project Team
SchemeInternal competitive
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011Role in Affinity Spaces
Communication & Media Studies, Charles Sturt University
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2010Tuning them in : creating engaging radio news for teenagers
Communication & Media Studies, Charles Sturt University
Principal Supervisor
2006Radio documentary : an endangered species?
Communication & Media Studies, Charles Sturt University
Principal Supervisor
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Dr David Cameron

Position

Deputy Director, Academic Technologies
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Academic Division

Contact Details

Emaildavid.cameron@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5360
Fax(02) 4921 7115

Office

RoomDB 203
BuildingDrama Building (DB)
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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