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

Code Description Percentage
130103 Higher Education 50
200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Deputy Director, Academic Technolog University of Newcastle
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2000 - 1/07/2010 Lecturer, Journalism and Internet Charles Sturt University
School of Communication

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Membership - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Membership - Association of Internet Researchers Association of Internet Researchers
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Australia
1/01/2002 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Journalism Education Association of Australia Journalism Education Association of Australia
Australia
1/01/2001 -  Membership - Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Australian & New Zealand Communication Association
Australia

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Teacher Visit Day
Organisation: The University of Newcastle Description: Presenting iPad and mobile technology overview to regional educators.
2012 International 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.
2009 Research exchange - simulation technology
Organisation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria della Produzione Description: Present research findings to Italian research exchange partners.
2009 Journalism and mobile media - guest lecture
Organisation: Auckland University of Technology Description: Address to postgraduate journalism students.
2009 International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDiERI)
Organisation: The University of Sydney Description: Co-convenor of drama and technology research hub.
2008 Government communication and social media
Organisation: Gavin Anderson, Canberra Description: Presentation to government communication representatives, Canberra Press Club.
2005 Future 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Cameron DJ, Innovation, technology and converging practices in drama education and applied theatre, Routledge, Abingdon, 153 (2015)
2009 Anderson M, Carroll J, Cameron DJ, Drama Education with Digital Technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom, 234 (2009) [A3]
2006 Carroll 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Cameron 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]
2014 Carroll 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]
DOI 10.1201/b16448-8
2013 Anderson M, Cameron DJ, 'Drama and Learning Technologies: To Affinity Spaces and Beyond', How Drama Activates Learning, Bloomsbury, London 226-244 (2013) [B1]
2011 Cameron DJ, 'Encoding liveness: performance and real-time rendering in machinima', The Machinima Reader, MIT Press, Cambridge, US 127-142 (2011) [B1]
2011 Cameron 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]
2011 Cameron 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]
2009 Cameron DJ, Anderson M, 'Potential to reality: drama, technology and education', Drama education with digital technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom 6-19 (2009) [B1]
2009 Cameron DJ, 'Mashup: Digital media and drama conventions', Drama education with digital technology, Continuum, London, United Kingdom 52-66 (2009) [B1]
2009 Cameron 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]
2007 Carroll 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Anderson 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]
2009 Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Lessons from applied drama: Conventions to help serious games developers', Networks, 12 87-96 (2009) [C1]
2009 Carroll 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]
DOI 10.1080/13569780902868960
Citations Web of Science - 2
2008 Arciuli 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]
2005 Cameron DJ, 'Playing the game: Role distance and digital performance', Applied Theatre Researcher, 6 x-x (2005) [C1]
2004 Cameron 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]
2001 Cameron DJ, 'Playing serious games in journalism classes', Asia Pacific Media Educator, 141-149 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Cameron 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]
2010 Bossomaier 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]
2009 Cameron DJ, Carroll J, 'Encoding liveness: Performance and real-time rendering in machinima', Proceedings of the Digital Games Research Association conference, London, UK (2009) [E1]
2009 Finlayson 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]
2008 Cameron DJ, 'Mobile journalism: A snapshot of research and practice', End of Journalism?, Luton, UK (2008) [E1]
2008 Cameron 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]
2007 Cameron DJ, 'Mobile media and the journalism curriculum', Mobile media, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2006 Cameron 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]
2005 Cameron DJ, 'The Net Generation goes to university?', Journalism Education Association conference, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2005 Boland G, Cameron DJ, 'Newspaper Theatre: Applying performance-based learning to journalism education', Proceedings of the Journalism Education Association conference, Surfers Paradise (2005) [E1]
2005 Cameron DJ, 'Machinima: Digital performance and emergent authorship', Digital Games Research Association conference, Vancouver (2005) [E1]
2003 Cameron DJ, 'To the Spice Islands: Interactive Process Drama', Digital Arts & Culture conference, Melbourne (2003) [E1]
2003 Cameron 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 grants 4
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 body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team Doctor David Cameron
Scheme Extension Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401500
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body Charles Sturt University
Project Team
Scheme Internal competitive
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

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 body Charles Sturt University
Project Team
Scheme Internal competitive
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2010 Tuning them in : creating engaging radio news for teenagers
Communication & Media Studies, Charles Sturt University
Principal Supervisor
2006 Radio 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

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

Office

Room DB 203
Building Drama Building (DB)
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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