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Mr Greg Preston

Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

I have been lecturing at the University of Newcastle since the early 1990s and during this time have taught at the Undergraduate and postgraduate level- with the majority of my work being with the Coursework masters programs of the Faculty of Education and Arts. Prior to working at the University of Newcastle I worked as a teacher with the department of Education in NSW and held other State and Federal positions. I have supervised numerous RHD students and am currently supervising 10 PhD students. I am also involved in the administrative functions of the University currently being the Student Academic Integrity Officer coordinator for the University, and serving on many University and Faculty committees, including University Senate

Research Expertise
My research is typified by activity in two primary domains. These are Information and Communication Technologies,and the History of Education. Research Domain- Information and Communication Technology and Online learning The field of ICT is the domain where most of my research work has been focused since my appointment, and I am a recognized expert in online learning in higher Education. Key in this area has been the conduct of research which is designed to evaluate the use of ICT and Online learning in Educational settings. Specifically I have developed a strong reputation for quality practical research in the area of uses of Multimedia and the Internet in educational settings. This research evaluates and assesses the outcomes of the introduction of ICT into learning environments, and advises on the effectiveness of specific approaches to the use of ICT. This research links directly with my primary teaching responsibilities. The findings of this research has not only formed the basis for my teaching in this area, but has resulted in numerous presentations at local, nation, and international gatherings and refereed journal articles. Additionally, I was recently the institutional lead on a Carrick priority grant which explored the use of e-learning and the iLecture system at four of Australia's Research intensive universities. Similarly, my work on social issues in ICT has resulted in book chapters and fully refereed presentations at the most important international, and national conferences in this field. Research Domain- History and History of Education My work in this area is founded on an interest in the nature of Educational Institutions and the ways that individual institutions adapt and react to external political, economic and social forces. The research is particularly focused on Teaching and the Institutions of Teacher training. My thesis on the History of the Mechanics Institute and School or Arts movement in the Hunter Valley formed the basis for the Newcastle Library Monograph on this subject My current study in this domain is centred on the nature and transformation of an educational institution across time- specifically the development of a comprehensive history of Newcastle Teachers College, Newcastle CAE and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education. I am also part of team from SORTI which has written a commissioned history of the Australian Teacher Education Association. My research in this domain includes traditional historical methods of document, photographic and policy location, analysis, and interpretation.

Teaching Expertise
My major teaching responsibilities are currently in the School of Education Postgraduate program in ICT. I teach: EDUC6018 Information Technologies and Education EDUC6038 An Introduction to ICT in Education EDUC6036 Educational Leadership and ICT EDUC6039 Applications of Computers in Education EDUC6042 Digitally Supported Learning EDUC6101 Web 2.0 and Beyond EDUC6240 Teaching the Digital Generation During my time at the University I have taught within almost all the programs offered by the school of education. This has included lectures to large undergraduate groups and small tutorials for postgraduate coursework groups. I have been involved with the supervision of practicum placements and RHD students, and been at the cutting edge of the appropriate use of computer-based technology in all of these endeavours. Guiding this involvement has been a belief in the notion of students constructing their own learning. This has lead to a student-centred approach to the learning and teaching process, which stresses the importance of students taking control over their own learning. Similarly, the processes of self-reflection and evaluation (both student and peer) have been pivotal in the development of my teaching style. I have received the Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence for 2005, and the Vice-Chancellors Citation for outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for 2006.

Administrative Expertise
I have made significant contributions to planning, governance and academic leadership within the University. I have contributed to numerous committees and been active in the development of policy in relation to key teaching, learning and research initiatives at the school, faculty and university level. My committee membership has spanned all areas of University activity, including research, teaching and administration. I was on the standing committee (senior executive) committee of the school for 1992-2000. However it is in the area of ICT where I have had the most impact. My expertise in this area has meant that I have had the opportunity to contribute to the development of computer use policy, purchase policy, and guide the integration of ICT skills into all aspects of the schools focus. As the expert in this area, I have been instrumental in this transition. I was the Manager, ICT and e-learning for the school (1992-2002 and again from 2005-2011) I was the Director, Web-based learning and teaching (2002-2005). I am currently the School Academic Conduct Officer. I have previously served on the numerous school based committees including: School of Education Teaching Committee (1992-2005), School Teacher Education Committee (2002-2005), School of Education Standing committee (1992-2000), School of Education Research committee (1992-1996). Similarly, I have had the opportunity to contribute to academic leadership, governance and planning at the Faculty level. Again I have been active on many committees and have provided advice in relation ICT issues to HOS and PVC both as result of this committee membership and independent to it. My Faculty committee involvement has included: * Chair -Faculty Educational Technology committee (1996- 2002) * Chair - Faculty Open Learning and Flexible Delivery Committee (1998) * Member - Faculty Standing committee (1992 - 2001) * Member Faculty Open Learning and Flexible Delivery Committee (1996-1997) * Member- IT portfolio committee (2002-2004) * Member - Faculty of Education Teaching committee (1992-1998). * Member- Faculty Board (2010-current) I have also provided input into planning and policy development at the University level. I have been the Faculty representative on University Academic and Research IT committee, and the University E-learning group (elected chair for 2006-7). Additionally, I have been the University Representative on the Australian Apple University's Consortium since 1999. Previously, I was the Chair of the University Multimedia committee (1995-1997) and a member of the University Web Development consultative group (1996-1998). Further I have been a member of more than 15 IT review groups or working groups in the period 1992-2010. I am currently a member of the Working group for the university's Virtual learning Management Project, and a member of the University Teaching and Learning Computing Services committee My involvement at the University level has seen me twice become the elected chair of a university committee, and also represent the university on a national IT group for the last twelve years. I have also provided advice to senior executive members of the University independent to this committee membership. I am currently an elected member of the University Senate, and an appointment member of the University Teaching and learning Committee, and the University Program and Course Approval Committee. I am currently the University Student Academic Conduct Officer Coordinator.

Collaborations
My research is typified by activity in two primary domains. These are Information and Communication Technologies, and the History of Education. Research Domain- Information and Communication Technology The field of ICT is the domain where most of my research work has been focused since my appointment. Key in this area has been the conduct of research which is designed to evaluate the use of ICT in Educational settings. This research evaluates and assesses the outcomes of the introduction of ICT into learning environments, and advises on the effectiveness of specific approaches to the use of ICT. My work in this domain has include extensive work with Microsoft and Apple research projects and involvement with the Australian Learning and teaching council. i am a regular reviewer for more than 10 refereed journals in this field. Research Domain- History and History of education My work in this area is founded on an interest in the nature of Educational Institutions and the ways that individual institutions adapt and react to external political, economic and social forces. The research is particularly focused on Teaching and the Institutions of Teacher training. My thesis on the History of the Mechanics Institute and School of Arts movement in the Hunter Valley formed the basis for the Newcastle Library Monograph on this subject . My current study in this domain is similarly centred on the nature and transformation of an educational institution across time. The purpose of the research is to compile a comprehensive history of Newcastle Teachers College, Newcastle CAE and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education. The research involves traditional historical methods of document, photographic and policy location, analysis, and interpretation.


Qualifications

  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Computer Education
  • Computer education
  • History of Education
  • Multimedia
  • Online Education
  • Research methodology

Languages

  • German (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130103Higher Education20
130306Educational Technology and Computing60
220202History and Philosophy of Education20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
15/07/2007 - 30/11/2007Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2011Editorial Board - NSW Computer Education groupNSW Computer Education group
Australia
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2011Membership - Australian Council of Computer EducationAustralian Council of Computer Education
Australia
1/01/2000 - Membership - Australian Society for Computers in learning in Tertiary EducationAustralian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Australia
1/01/1992 - Membership - International Society of Technology EducationInternational Society of Technology Education
Australia
1/11/1986 - 1/04/1992Research assistantUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Australian Council of EducationAustralian Council of Education
Australia
Member - Australian Historical AssociationAustralian Historical Association
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1987 - 1/04/1992NSW School TeacherNSW Department of Education and Training

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2006Vice-Chancellors Citation for outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Unknown
2005Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence
University of Newcastle

Research Award

YearAward
1991Minor Thesis in Educational Studies Prize.
Unknown
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Publications

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


Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009May JR, Holbrook AP, Thompson AM, Preston GD, Bessant B, Claiming a Voice: The First Thirty-Five Years of the Australian Teacher Education Association, Australian Teacher Education Association, Perth, WA, 169 (2009) [A2]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Josephine May
1998Heaton B, Preston G, Rabbit M, Science, Success and Soirees: the Mechanics'' Institute movement in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter, Newcastle Region Public Library, newcastle, NSW, 136 (1998) [A1]

Chapter (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Buchanan RA, Holmes K, Preston G, Shaw K, 'The Global And The Local: Taking Account Of Context In The Push For The Technologization Of Education', Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke 227-244 (2015)
Co-authorsRachel Buchanan, Kylie Shaw, Kathryn Holmes
2007Preston GD, 'A beginner's guide to technology for study: What should I have and how do I use it?', Stepping Stones: A Guide for Mature-Aged Students at University, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic. 74-82 (2007) [B2]
2005Preston G, 'What''s in the net', , Nelson-Thompson 392-409 (2005) [B1]
2001Preston G, 'Net Gain? Computing in a social context', , Social Science Press, Katoomba, 325-342 (2001) [B2]
1998Preston GD, 'Caught in the 'Net'', Sociology of Education - Possibilities and Practices, Social Science Press, Sydney 371 (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Shaw K, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Innovative Teaching and Learning: Part two. Spotlight on Practice', Scan: The journal for educators, 33 29-38 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Kathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw, Maxwell Smith
2014Shaw K, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Innovative Teaching and Learning: From research to practice. Part one', Scan: The journal for educators, 33 19-28 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Kathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw
2014Shaw K, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Innovative Teaching and Learning: From research to practice. Part one', Scan: The journal for educators, 33 19-28 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Maxwell Smith, Kathryn Holmes
2013Holmes K, Preston GD, Shaw K, Buchanan R, ''Follow' Me: Networked Professional Learning for Teachers', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 54-65 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.14221/ajte.2013v38n12.4
Co-authorsKathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw, Rachel Buchanan
2013Holmes KA, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Shaw KM, Smith MW, 'Supporting innovation in teaching: What are the key contextual factors?', International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 1 85-102 (2013) [C1]
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Kathryn Holmes, Sid Bourke, Maxwell Smith
2012Buchanan RA, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Shaw KM, 'Basic literacy or new literacies? Examining the contradictions of Australia's education revolution', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37 97-110 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsRachel Buchanan, Kathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw
2011Gosper M, McNeill M, Woo K, Phillips R, Preston G, Green D, 'Web-based lecture technologies and learning and teaching: A study of change in four Australian universities', Journal of Asynchronous Learning Network, 15 84-95 (2011)

The uptake of web-based lecture technologies for recording and delivering live lectures has increased markedly in recent years. Students have responded positively, and for many their use has transformed learning - freeing them up from rigid timetables by providing choice in lecture attendance and supporting learning by extending the lecture experience and enabling them to revisit key concepts and ideas in their own time. Less transformational has been the impact on teaching. Although changing attendance patterns and disquiet about the quality of learning are of concern to many, lecturers have largely responded by simply modifying lectures. For most, the challenges of catering for the learning needs of a cohort with variable lecture attendance have not been addressed at a whole of the curriculum level. The technologies have been added on, rather than integrated into the curriculum. This paper will review the changes taking place in learning and teaching, explore the reluctance to embrace more wholesale change to the curriculum, and discuss the implications for institutions in the face of ongoing change.

CitationsScopus - 1
2010Gosper M, McNeill M, Phillips R, Preston GD, Woo K, Green D, 'Web-based lecture technologies and learning and teaching: A study of change in four Australian universities', Research in Learning Technology, 18 251-263 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09687769.2010.529111
CitationsScopus - 12
2010Gosper M, McNeill M, Phillips R, Preston G, Woo K, Green D, 'Web-based lecture technologies and learning and teaching: A study of change in four Australian universities', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26 251-263 (2010)

The uptake of web-based lecture technologies for recording and delivering live lectures has increased markedly in recent years. Students have responded positively, and for many their use has transformed learning - freeing them up from rigid timetables by providing choice in lecture attendance and supporting learning by extending the lecture experience and enabling them to revisit key concepts and ideas in their own time. Less transformational has been the impact on teaching. Although changing attendance patterns and disquiet about the quality of learning are of concern to many, lecturers have largely responded by simply modifying lectures. For most, the challenges of catering for the learning needs of a cohort with variable lecture attendance have not been addressed at a whole of the curriculum level. The technologies have been added on, rather than integrated into the curriculum. This paper will review the changes taking place in learning and teaching, explore the reluctance to embrace more wholesale change to the curriculum, and discuss the implications for institutions in the face of ongoing change.© 2010 Association for Learning Technology.

2010Preston GD, Phillips R, Gosper M, McNeill M, Woo K, Green D, 'Web-based lecture technologies: Highlighting the changing nature of teaching and learning', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26 717-728 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 14
2008Preston GD, 'Louise Shaw: Making a difference: A history of the Auckland College of Education 1881-2004', History of Education Review, 37 84-85 (2008) [C3]
2008Woo K, Gosper M, McNeill M, Preston GD, Green D, Phillips R, 'Web-based lecture technologies: Blurring the boundaries between face-to-face and distance learning', ALT-J, 16 81-93 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09687760802315895
2006Preston GD, 'Podcasting: profiles of student Teachers', Information Transfer, 25 21-30 (2006) [C3]
2004Preston GD, 'Student use of Web evaluation rubrics', Information Transfer, Vol 24 (3) 24-30 (2004) [C3]
1994Preston GD, 'Maximising the effectiveness of students'' learning experiences using Multimedia projects', Proceedings of the 2nd International Interactive Multimedia Symposium, Perth:Promaco. pp 448-454., 448-454 (1994) [C1]
1993Preston GD, 'Gender Equity: Interpreting the Past, Implementing the Vision', Australian Educational Computing, Vol. 8, July 211-216 (1993) [C1]
1992Moore PJ, Plotnikoff RC, Preston GD, 'A study of school students'' long term retention of expired air resuscitation knowledge and skills', Resuscitation, Vol 24 17-25 (1992) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Fairbairn HM, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Publishing in Academic Journals in Education', - (2009) [D1]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Jill Scevak
2009Preston GD, 'Publishing in electronic media', Publishing in Academic Journals in Education (2009) [D2]

Conference (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Shaw K, Preston GD, Bourke S, Holmes K, Smith M, 'Innovative Teaching Practices: School leader and teacher beliefs in five Australian Secondary Schools', Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning, Munich, Germany (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Kathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw
2013Preston GD, Shaw K, Holmes K, Bourke S, Smith M, 'School Characteristics, teacher beliefs and innovative teaching practice', Responsible Teachingand Sustainable Learning, Munich, Germany (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Kathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw
2012Buchanan RA, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Shaw KM, 'Shifting horizons: A critical examination of projects, policy and progress towards digital education in Australia', Learning with New Media Inaugural Conference. Critical Perspectives on Learning with New Media Conference, Glen Waverley, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Kathryn Holmes, Rachel Buchanan
2012Preston GD, Phillips RA, Maor D, Cumming-Potvin W, 'Exploring Learning Analytics as Indicators of Study Behaviour.', Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Denver, Colorado (2012) [E1]
2012Shaw KM, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Smith MW, 'LEAP21 professional learning in Australia', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Kathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw
2012Shaw KM, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Exploring 21C teaching practices in schools through ITL dimensions', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Kathryn Holmes, Maxwell Smith
2011Phillips R, Maor D, Cumming-Potvin W, Roberts P, Herrington J, Preston GD, et al., 'Learning analytics and study behaviour: A pilot study', Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ASCILITE Hobart 2011, Hobart, Tas (2011) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Phillips R, Preston GD, Roberts P, Cumming-Potvin W, Herrington J, Maor D, Gosper M, 'Using academic analytic tools to investigate studying behaviours in technology-supported learning environments', Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Fairbairn HM, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'A profile of education journals', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2008Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Some results of the education journal banding study', Abstracts of Focus Conference Papers 2007, Canberra (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2008Gosper M, McNeill M, Woo K, Phillips R, Preston GD, Green D, 'Web-based lecture technologies: Guidelines to support learning and teaching', Hello! Where are You in the Landscape of Educational Technology? Proceedings ascilite Melbourne 2008, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008Preston GD, 'Podcasting in education', NSW Computer Education Group 24th Annual Conference. Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Preston GD, 'Avatars and Second Life in education', NSW Computer Education Group 24th Annual Conference. Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Green D, McNeill M, Gosper M, Woo K, Phillips R, Preston GD, 'Web based lecture technologies: A lens intensifying the changing roles of learners and lecturers', Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria (2008) [E1]
2007Phillips R, Gosper M, McNeill M, Woo K, Green D, Preston GD, Eckersley CE, 'Student perceptions of web based lecture recording technologies', Teaching and Learning Furum 2007. Abstracts, Perth, W. A. (2007) [E3]
2007Phillips R, Gosper M, McNeill M, Woo K, Preston GD, Green D, 'Staff and student perspectives on web based lecture technologies: Insights into the great divide', Proceedings of ASCILITE Singapore 2007, Singapore (2007) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 4
2007McNeill M, Woo K, Gosper M, Phillips R, Preston GD, Green D, 'Using web-based lecture technologies - advice from students', HERDSA Annual Conference. Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship. Papers, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
2004Preston GD, 'Multimedia and the rise of the Internet.', London (2004) [E3]
2003Preston GD, 'Web Evaluation for Education: Teacher and Student Perspectives', Sydney (2003) [E3]
2003Preston GD, 'How to get your students to be Web Authors', Sydney (2003) [E3]
2003Preston GD, 'Innovative CADD Ideas', Sydney (2003) [E3]
1997Preston GD, 'The effects of website Construction on Website Usage', ISTE Sisth International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia in Education, Austin Texas (1997)
1997Preston GD, Byrne G, 'What do teachers Value in a Website', ISTE Sixth International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia in Education, Austin Texas (1997)
1997Preston GD, Bryne G, 'Valuing the Internet: Content, Context and Confusion', Powerful Partnerships: Networking, Internet and Managing Change, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW (1997)
1997Preston GD, 'The Top Ten: Ideas for Teaching Computing Studies', Powerful Partnerships: Networking,Internet and managing Change, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW (1997)
1997Preston GD, 'Hype in Hyperspace: How do schools Deal with Net Nasties', Powerful Patnerships: Networking, Internet and manging Change, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW (1997)
1995Preston GD, 'The effects of age on gender stereotyping of Computing', World Conference on Computers in Education IV, Birmingham, UK (1995)
1995Preston GD, 'Interactive Multimedia:Dimensions of Real Life Interaction', World Conference on Computers in Education (CA), Birmingham, UK (1995)
1995Preston GD, 'The effects of Hypermedia Construction on Hypermedia Usage', World Conference on Computers in Education (CA), Birmingham, UK (1995)
1994Preston GD, 'Multimedia Projects in the Classroom', Computers in Education, Bathurst, NSW (1994)
1992Preston GD, 'Software: Copyright Issues for Schools', Kids, Curriculum, Computers and..., Bathurst, NSW (1992)
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Software (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1992Preston GD, 'Window on the Wetlands', v1.0, NSW Environmental protection Authority, Shortland (1992)

Report (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Maor D, Phillips R, Preston GD, Herrington J, Cumming-Potvin W, 'Investigating Student Study Behaviours in Blended-learning Environments to Enhance Retention', Echo 360 (2015)
2013Shaw K, Bourke S, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith M, 'ITL Australia: Innovative Teaching and Learning- 2013', NSW Department of Communities/ Microsoft, 101 (2013) [R1]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Maxwell Smith, Kathryn Holmes, Kylie Shaw
2008Gosper M, Green D, Macneill M, Phillips R, Preston GD, Woo K, 'The impact of Web-Based Lecture Technologies on Current and Future Practices in Learning and Teaching', Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2008) [R1]
2007Preston GD, Bourke S, 'Report on the National Learnscope Project conducted for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework' (2007) [R1]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1991Preston GD, A comparative Evaluation of the Aims and Achievements of the Mechanics' Institute Movement, with Particular reference to the Lower Hunter Valley, 1800-1914, The University of Newcastle (1991)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants12
Total funding$335,530

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


20131 grants / $1,500

EARLI 2013, Munich 27-31 August 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamMr Greg Preston
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300770
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20122 grants / $8,350

People, Places, Pedagogy, Paradigm and Purpose: Evaluating Innovation and Building Research Capacity within a K-12 School $7,350

Funding body: Association of Independent Schools

Funding bodyAssociation of Independent Schools
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Shaw, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Rachel Buchanan, Mr Greg Preston
SchemeIndependent Schools Centre for Excellence
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200696
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Investigating student study behaviors in blended-learning environments$1,000

Funding body: Echo360

Funding bodyEcho360
Project TeamMr Greg Preston
SchemeBlended Learning Grants Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200282
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

20111 grants / $54,043

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research Project$54,043

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding bodyNSW Department of Education and Training
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Mr Greg Preston, Doctor Kylie Shaw
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000993
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20081 grants / $11,277

The Impact of Web-based Lecture Technologies on Current and Future Practice in learning and Teaching$11,277

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project TeamMr Greg Preston
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189173
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20071 grants / $8,000

2007 LearnScope Project Evaluation$8,000

Funding body: LearnScope

Funding bodyLearnScope
Project TeamMr Greg Preston, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188427
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20062 grants / $209,685

The impact of web-based lecture technologies$192,175

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

History of the Australian Teacher Education Association$17,510

Funding body: Australian Teacher Education Association

Funding bodyAustralian Teacher Education Association
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May, Mr Greg Preston, Professor Bob Bessant, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186621
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20041 grants / $4,975

The College: A history of Newcastle Teachers' College$4,975

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeProject Development Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $29,666

Comparisons of evaluations by PhD examiners and ARC Discovery Grant assessors$29,666

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Mr Greg Preston
SchemeMulti-Year Project Grant Scholarship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182326
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $1,734

Sixth IFIP World Conference Computers in Education - United Kingdom$1,734

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Greg Preston
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175525
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19921 grants / $6,300

The Wetlands Multimedia project$6,300

Funding body: Environment Protection Authority NSW

Funding bodyEnvironment Protection Authority NSW
Project Team
SchemeNational Wetlands Program
RoleLead
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Examining Webs as an Emerged Digital Space to Support Learning Processes in the Online Education Setting
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013Social Media Use by Professionals in the Creative Industries
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012Applying Computer-Mediated Collaborative Learning into English Foreign Language Classrooms at a Vietnamese University
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011The Effect of Using Online Discussion Forums in Blended Learning Courses at Saudi Universities
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009Student Motivation to Engage in Blended Learning: A Singapore Case Study
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2006Using ICT to Teach the Modern Concept of the Gene
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement for Public Universities in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015The Study of the Use of ICT Blended Instruction in the Teaching of English in a Thai University
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Online Instruction in Saudi Arabian Universities: Attitudes and Satisfaction Towards E-Learning Systems
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Quality of Teaching Performance in Higher Education Institutions in North Sulawesi Indonesia
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009"Are Schools Ready to go Online?" A Study that Examines the Current State of Information and Communication Technologies in Secondary Schools and Explores the Possibility of the Introduction of a More Flexible Educational Structure Though Online Technology
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Mr Greg Preston

Position

Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Emailgreg.preston@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5891
Fax(02) 4921 7887

Office

RoomHC72
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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