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Mark Brown - Full Professor

Director, National Institute for Digital Learning

Mark Brown

Qualifications: PhD, MEd (Hons), BEd, DipTchg

Contact Details

Office: D117 Bea Orpen      Telephone: 353 01 700 6317     Email: mark.brown@dcu.ie       

Twitter: @mbrownz              Linkedin: https://ie.linkedin.com/in/mark-brown-dcu            Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz 

Background

Professor Mark Brown is Ireland's first Chair in Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL). Prior to taking up this position at the start of 2014, Mark was Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning as well as Director of the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA) at Massey University, New Zealand. In addition, Mark had responsibility for oversight of the Central Hub of Ako Aotearoa - National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence

Over the last decade, Mark has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives, including the selection and enterprise-wide deployment of Moodle, the original design and development of the Mahara e-portfolio platform, a major implementation of a rich media learning system [Mediasite], and the first New Zealand university-wide implementation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform [Open2Study].

Mark is currently Chair of the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Steering Committee for the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and is both an EDEN Fellow and member of the Executive Committee of European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN). He also serves on the Supervisory Board of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and co-leads the Empower Online Learning Leadership Academy (EOLLA) for new and emerging institutional leaders in European universities. This leadership programme draws on Mark's contribution over several yeras as a faculty member to the US-based Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). 

Mark is a member of the Advisory Board for the Online Learning Consortium's Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership and in 2017 was appointed an Ambassador for the Global Advocacy of Open Educational Resources (OER) on behalf of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). In 2017, the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) also recognised Mark as a world leader in Open, Online and Distance Learning. 

In 2016, Mark was appointed as a representative of the Irish Universities Association on the Board of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Additionally, Mark has in the past worked closely with Epigeum, a subsidiary of Oxford University Press, in the development of online professional development programmes for university staff and was Lead Advisor for a course in the area of Blended Learning. He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for DCU's contribution to the EU funded EMED project, which is being led by EADTU to develop and pilot a European Maturity Model for Blended Education. He also contributes to the EU funded EFFECT project, which under the leadership of the European University Assoication (EUA) aims to develop a stronger European Forum for Enhanced Collaboration in Teaching. 

Before taking up his current posiiton, Mark was President of the New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ). He was also Treasurer and an Executive Committee member of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite). ASCILITE is the peak professional body for blended, online and digital learning in Australia and New Zealand. Mark is a recipient of a  National Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching and remains a member of the New Zealand Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Research Interests

Professor Brown’s main research interests are in the areas of digital learning, blended learning, online learning including MOOCs, learning design, effective pedagogy, academic development, higher education, quality enhancement, the nature of the student learning experience, and educational policy and leadership. Mark helps to coordinate the Digital Learning Research Network and leads the Policy and Strategy Expert Group as part of the EMPOWER programme, and was an active member of both the HOME and Score2020 European funded projects. In 2015, Mark was a co-author of the report funded by the international Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) on Quality Models in Online and Open Education Around the Globe. In the Irish context, Mark was a member of both the Y1 Feedback and Student Success Toolbox projects funded by the National Forum. A notable feature of Mark's research is a deliberate effort to ensure his work is critical, globally connected and locally relevant, with a strong emphasis on transforming lives and societies through the concept of turnaround leadership.   

Editorial Boards

Professor Brown serves on several journal editorial boards and reviews articles for the following publications:

  • ALT-J Research in Learning Technology
  • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
  • Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
  • Computers in New Zealand Schools
  • Educational Media International
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Journal of Online Learning (previously known as Journal of Asynchronous Learning)
  • International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education 

Supervision

Mark is available to supervise doctoral students in the areas of blended, online and digital learning in a range of educational settings. Professor Brown has successfully supervised to completion over 50 masterate and doctorate research theses and dissertations ranging from Early Childhood Education to Adult and Life-Learning. He particularly welcomes prospective masterate and doctoral candidates to contact him to discuss their research interests. The team in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) is involved in a number of research projects that lend themselves to related work by postgraduate students. 

Scholarly Outputs

Mark has published extensively in his fields of interest, including a range of book chapters, journal articles, keynote presentations and conference papers. He co-ordinates the Digital Learning Research Network, which includes over 50 people at Dublin City University with a research interest and emerging publication record in this area. Selected publications for Professor Brown by year include:

2017 Outputs

Brown, M. (2017). DCU University of Sancturary. Poster at Conference on Higher Education and Refugees in the Mediterranean Region. Beirut, 26th September. 

Brown, M. (2017). The next big thing(s): Thinking strategically for better futures. Invited presentation at the Allianz Forum, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, Berlin, 12th September. 

Brown, M. (2017). The great digital literacy debate. Foresight Symposium, World Conference on Computers in Education, Dublin, 4th July. 

Brown, M. (2017). DCU Fuse: 24 hour online envisioning for the future. Presentation at Diversity Matters, 26th Annual EDEN Conference, Jonkoping, Sweden, 15th June. 

Brown, M. (2017). A critique of the unbundling movement: Challenges and opportunities for Irish Higher Education. Presentation at EdTech 2017, TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Sligo, 1st June.

Brown, M. (2017). Developing new generation leaders: The EMPOWER leadership development programme. Presentation at UNESCO / ICDE Visionary Leadership for Digital Transformation: Higher Education for the Sustainable World we want. OECD HQ, Paris, 24th May

Brown, M. (2017). Methodological issues in learning analytics: Critical insights and reflections. Invited opinion paper and presentation at ICDE Leadership Summit, Nancy, France, 22nd May. 

Brown, M. (2017). Transforming the future: The example of Dublin City University. Invited presentation at D-Transform Leadership School, Nancy, France, 20th May. 

Brown, M. (2017). Quality in teachnology-enhanced learning: Old traditions, new delights. Invited keynote presentation at Enhancing Quality of Technology-Enhanced Learning at Jordanian Universities, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, 8th May. 

Brown, M. (2017). The first Envisioning Report for EMPOWERING universities in the uptake of new modes of teaching. Invited presentation at the EADTU-EU Summit 2017, Innovations in Teaching and Learning: New Directions for Higher Education. Brussels, 25th April.

Brown, M. (2017). Digital learning revisited: Exploring some of the big questions. Opening presentation as part of Digital Learning Research Symposium at Changing Research: Working the Spaces between Education, Policy and Practice. Education Studies Association Ireland (ESAI) conference, Cork, April 21st

Brown, M. (2017). Me, myself and madness: Breaking outside of the wall. Featured presentation at OLC Innovate, Online Learning Consortium (OLC) conference, New Orleans, 5th April. 

Brown, M. (2017). Telling it straight: The 7 deadly sins of online learning. Keynote presentation at OLC Innovate, Online Learning Consortium (OLC) conference, New Orleans, 5th April. 

Brown, M. (2017). The Open Academy initiative: Fostering an innovation culture with a local flavour. Open Education Week webinar, Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara, Romania, 31st March. 

Brown, M. (2017). An ecological perspective: The whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts. Invited presentation at Next Generation Learning Spaces, London, 30th March. 

Brown, M. (2017). Shaping the future of the digital humanities: Off the rails and other critical tales. Invited keynote presentation at #dariahTeach Open Education Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, 23rd March

Brown, M. (2017). The great unbundling debate: Dystopia or utopia? Paper at Expanding the Horizons in Open and Distance Learning, Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia conference, Melbourne, 6th February. 

Brown, M. (2017). How MOOCs boost student mobility and increase cross-institutional programmes. Invited presentation at at the Maastricht Innovation in Higher Education Days, Maastricht, 31st January.

Brown, M. (2017). Old debates, unanswered questions, better futures (pp. v-viii). Preface in A. Marcus-Quinn & T. Hourigan (Eds.), Handbook on digital learning for K12 schools. Switzerland: Springer. 

Brown, M. (2017). How far will IT go? Could AL one day replace teachers? Invited presentation at Learning Tech Labs, The Vault at Dogpatch Labs, CHQ Building, Dublin, 12th January.

Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, E., & Farrell, O. (2017). Head start online: Plugging a gap in the study lifecycle. Paper at Digital Universities in the MOOC Era: Redesigning Higher Education, ICEM Conference, Naples, 22nd September.

Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Glynn, M., & Gormley, C. (2017). Why Technology fails to transform pedagogy: Lessons for professional learning. Presentation at EdTech 2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Sligo, 2nd June.

Brown, M., Costello, E., & Farrelly, T. (2017). Why unbundling matters: Unpacking competing languages of persuasion. Presentation as part of Digital Learning Research Symposium at Changing Research: Working the Spaces between Education, Policy and Practice. Education Studies Association Ireland (ESAI) conference, Cork, April 21st

Brown, M., de Vries, F., & Farrelly, T. (2017). Empowering online learning leadership development: Wicked scenarios for emerging leaders. Presentation at EdTech 2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Sligo, 2nd June.

Brown, M., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2017). The digital literacy movement: Utopian or dystopian development? Presentation at OEB Mid Summit, Reykjavik, Iceland, 8th June. 

Brunton, J., Brown, M. Costello, E., & Farrell, O. (2917). Head start for online study: Reflections on a MOOC for new learners. Presentation at UK/Ireland MoodleMoot, London, April 11th. 

Brunton, J., Brown, M. Costello, E., & Farrell, O. (2017). Head start online: A good start is half the work. Paper at Expanding the Horizons in Open and Distance Learning, Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia conference, Melbourne, 6th February.

Brunton. J., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Farrell, O. (2017). Developing a systematic programme focused assessment and feedback strategy. Technology-enabled feedback approaches for first-year: Y1 Feedback case studies in practice: Y1 Feedback. Available from: https://www.y1feedback.ie

Butler, D., & Brown, M. (2017). We need to talk: Are we making the right connections? Presentation at Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Conference, St Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University, Dublin, 4th March.

Bulter, D., Leahy, M., Hallissy, M., & Brown, M. (2017). Different strokes for different folks: Scaling a blended learning model of teacher professional learning. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 14 (3), pp.230-245. Available from https://doi.org/10.1108/ITSE-01-2017-0011

Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2017). Coding finding privacy in the big data education haystack. Presentation as part of Digital Learning Research Symposium at Changing Research: Working the Spaces between Education, Policy and Practice. Education Studies Association Ireland (ESAI) conference, Cork, April 21st.

Delaney, L., & Brown, M. (2017). University access: Complexity and technology. Presentation at EdTech 2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Sligo, 2nd June.

Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2017). Supercomplexity in the age of artificial intelligence: Research challenges for 21st Century educators. Presentation at EdTech 2017 TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Sligo, 2nd June.

Donlon, E., Costello, E., & Brown, M. (2017). The next big thing: The impact of Artificial Intelligence on education. Presentation as part of Digital Learning Research Symposium at Changing Research: Working the Spaces between Education, Policy and Practice. Education Studies Association Ireland (ESAI) conference, Cork, April 21st.

Harding N., et al. (2017). Developing digital pedagogy: The impact of national strategy and enhancement themes in an Irish Institute of higher education (pp.219-230). In: Teh G., Choy S. (eds). Empowering 21st Century learners through holistic and enterprising learning. Springer, Singapore.

Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Brown, M. (2017). MOOC myths and institutions? Implementation, observations, predictions and hype. Paper at Digital Universities in the MOOC Era: Redesigning Higher Education, ICEM Conference, Naples, 22nd September. 

Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2017). Opening up education in Irish universities: An analysis of institutional strategy and macro-level policy. Changing Research: Working the Spaces between Education, Policy and Practice. Education Studies Association Ireland (ESAI) conference, Cork, April 21st

Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., Lynn, T., & Nair, B. (2017). MOOC movers and shakers: Who is setting the agenda? OER17: The Politics of Open. London: 6th April. 

2016 Outputs

Brown, M. (2016). MOOCs as social practice: A kaleidoscope of perspectives (pp.31-41). In E. De Corte, L. Enwall, & U. Teichler (Eds.). From Books to MOOCs? Emerging models of learning and teaching in higher education. Wenner-Gren International Series, 88. London: Portland Press.

Brown, M. (2016). Beyond the digital horizon: new learning platforms, old technology debates (Junhong Xiao trans.). Distance Education in China, 10, 5-13.

Brown, M. (2016). Supporting the life-long learning agenda: The force of technology-enhanced learning awakens. Keynote address at Working Towards a Best-in-Class Further Education and Training Services for 21st Century Ireland. Further Education & Training Conference, 23 November.

Brown, M. (2016). Planes, trains and automobiles: Which way to the future? Keynote presentation at Consortium of National and University Libraries (CONUL), Annual Seminar, Dublin, 10th November.

Brown, M. (2016). Reflections on major themes: Weaving together the generations. Closing presentation at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

Brown, M. (2016). EMPOWER online learning leadership academy. Invited Plenary presentation at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Universita Telematica, Rome, Italy, 21st October.

Brown, M. (2016). New moves for new times: Dancing towards the future. Invited keynote presentation at Transforming Learning Conference, Swinburne University, Melbourne, 13th September. 

Brown, M. (2016). Walking through the valley of the shadow of the MOOC. Invited presentation at International MOOC Colloquium: The MOOC identity. Capri, Italy, 3rd September. 

Brown, M. (2016). Scary monsters and super creeps: Collaborating with the enemy. Invited COIL Fischer keynote, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 9th August. 

Brown, M. (2016). The story of distance education: The future is not what it used to be. Invited presentation at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. 8th June. 

Brown, M. (2016). Learning analytics: A messy research construct. Invited presentation at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. 9th June. 

Brown, M. (2016). The future is not what it used to be: A mingled yarn of good and ill together. Invited presentation at IT Carlow, Carlow. 20th May. 

Brown, M. (2016). The unbundling of higher education: A tale of two valleys. Keynote presentation at 5th HEA Forward-Look Forum, "Unbundling of Higher Education: What are the Implications and Opportunities for Ireland?" Dublin, 19th May.

Brown, M. (2016). The story of digital learning: The future is not what it used to be. Invited keynote presentations at Aalborg University, Aalborg and Copenhagen, Denmark, 11th & 12th May. 

Brown, M, (2016). Taking the hype out of the hype cycle. Eden President’s Blog, 20th April.

Brown, M, (2016). Reimagining higher education: A global perspective. Invited presentation at Ashford University, San Diego, 1st April.

Brown, M, (2016). The digital learning revolution: Exploring the gap between rhetoric and reality. Colloquium Series, Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning, Arizona State University (ASU), Phoenix, 30th March.

Brown, M. (2016). Seize the moment: Make the future extraordinary. Keynote presentation at Computers in Education Society Ireland (CESI) Conference, Dublin City University, 27th February.

Brown, M., Brunton, J., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016). Making better choices: Self-regulative tools for flexible learner successIn Proceedings of Global Learn 2016 (pp. 502-506). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Limerick, Ireland, 28th April.

Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016). MOOCs in the Republic of Ireland: A gap in the policy landscape (pp.67-73). In D. Jansen & L. Konings (Eds.). European policy response on MOOC opportunities. Overview of papers representing a European policy response on MOOC opportunities as presented during the HOME policy forum in Brussels, 28th June.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Butler, D., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Thinking strategically about MOOCs: Developing an institutional response. Paper at e-Learning Africa Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 26th May 2016.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Ciphered or shared? Questioning the role of the digital in opening up education. Digital Learning Symposium at Educational Studies Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, 2nd April.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). The Open Academy initiative: Fostering an innovation culture with a local flavour. Presentation at Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C), Connect, Collaborate, Create, University of Warwick, 6th September.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). MOOCs in the news: The 'real' story behind the Irish story. In Proceedings of Global Learn 2016 (pp. 337-345). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Limerick, Ireland, 28th April.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Shaping the future: The DCU Open Academy initiative. Presentation at Ed Tech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 26th May.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Images of openness: A kaleidoscope of competing discourses. Paper at OER16: Open Cultures, Edinburgh, 20th April. 

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Moodle in the age of the MOOC: The DCU Open Academy initiative. Paper at MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016, London: 23rd March.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2016). Story of MOOCs in the Irish media: Hold the front page (pp.26-35). In D. Jensen & L. Konings (Eds.). MOOCs in Europe: Overview of papers representing a collective European response on MOOCs as presented during the HOME conference in Rome November 2015. Maastricht, The Netherlands: European Association for Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU).

Brown, M., Costello, E., Lynn, T., & Nair, B. (2016). BidEdData: The MOOC story deconstructed. Synergy paper at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) conference, Budapest, 15th June.

Brown, M., Costello, E., & McKenna, A. (2016). Supporting new modes of teaching with technology: The role of institutional benchmarking. Presentation at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Universita Telematica, Rome, Italy, 20th October.

Brown, M., Costello, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). A strategic response to MOOCs: What role should governments play? Paper at ASCILITE 2016 conference: In S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show me the learningProceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp.86-96), Adelaide, 30th November.

Brown, M., Costello, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). The Irish online learning landscape: A critical tour through the valley of the shadow of the MOOC. Paper at 9th European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop, Oldenburg, Germany, 6th October.

Brown, M., Glynn, G., Gormley, C., & Doyle, J. (2016). Learning21: Shaping the future. Synergy paper at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) conference, Budapest, 17th June.

Brown, M., & Gormley, P. (2016). Critical reflections on the Irish horizons report: What did we learn from the experience? Concise paper at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016). Developing a suite of flexible learner transition tools: The student success toolbox project. In Remenyi, D. (Ed.). e-Learning excellence awards: An anthology of case studies 2016. Reading, UK: Academic Publishing International. 

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016). Student success toolbox for flexible learners: Supporting transitions from thinking about study to the first weeks. Effective Practice Award Discovery Session at OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. Orlando, Florida. 18th November.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016). Developing a suite of flexible learner transition tools - the student success toolbox project. 15th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL), Prague, 27th October.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., & O’Regan, L. (2016). How to support an effective transition process for flexible learners using digital readiness tools: A workshop. Workshop at EdTech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 26th May.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Cleary, A., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Galvin, C., Gilligan, J., O’Regan, L., & Ward, J. (2016). Lost in transition: A report on enabling success for flexible learners. Dublin: Dublin City University.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Clinch, G., Costello, E., Farrelly, T., Gilligan, J., Murphy, A. (2016). Teaching for Transitions: Reflecting on three nationally funded projects that developed digital tools to facilitate transitions into Higher Education. Conference Proceedings of The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference (pp.661-673), Rome, Italy, 20th October.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Cleary, A., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Gilligan, J., O'Regan, L. & Ward J. (2016). Staying the distance: Using digital readiness tools to support effective transitions into higher education for flexible learners. Poster at ASCILITE 2016 conference: In S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show me the learningProceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp.97-98), Adelaide, 28th November.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016). Begun Is two-thirds done’: Giving flexible learners a head start with a suite of online transition tools for supporting student success in higher education. Presentation at OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. Orlando, Florida. 17th November.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L. (2016). Student success toolbox - Supporting transitions from thinking about study to the first few weeks. Synergy paper at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) conference, Budapest, 15th June.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016). Making and sharing OERs that faciliate successful transition into higher education for flexible learners. Paper at OER16: Open Cultures, Edinburgh, 20th April.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L. & Fox, S. (2016). Digital readiness tools for use in supporting flexible learner transition into higher education. Poster at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2016). Creating a toolbox of OERs to faciliate flexible learner transition into higher education: A collaborative project between four Irish higher education institutions. Paper at Open Education Global Conference, Krakow, 12th April.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Farrell, O., & Mahon, C., (2016). Head Start Online: A MOOC for effectively supporting flexible learner transition into higher education. Poster at ASCILITE 2016 conference: In S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show me the learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp. 99-101), Adelaide, 28th November.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Farrell, O. (2016). A MOOC to facilitate flexible learner transition into higher education - Head Start Online: first steps to flexible study. Concise paper at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Farrell, O. (2016). ‘A good start is half the work’: Developing a MOOC to aid flexible learner transition into higher education. Conference Proceedings of The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference (pp.570-577), Rome, Italy, 21st October.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Farrell, O., & Mahon, C. (2016). Head start online: Thinking about, or preparing for, flexible study. Paper at 9th European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop, Oldenburg, Germany, 5th October. 

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Walsh, E. (2016). Designing and developing a programme focused assessment strategy: A case study. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 31 (2), 1-12.

Butler, D., Brown, M., & Mac Críosta, G. (2016). Telling the story of MindRising: Minecraft, mindfulness and meaningful learning. Paper in proceedings of ICEdTech16, International Conference on Educational Technologies, Melbourne, 8th December.

Butler, D., Brown, M., & Mac Críosta, G. (2016). Minecraft and digital learning: Building a research culture. Concise paper at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

Butler, D., Hallissy, M., Donlon, E., Leahy, M., Hurley, J., & Brown, M. (2016). 21CLD MOOC: A triarchic response to teacher professional learning. Presentation at Ed Tech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 26th May.

Butler, D., Leahy, M., Hallissy, M., & Brown, M. (2016). Scaling a model of teacher professional learning - To MOOC or not to MOOC? Paper in proceedings of ICEdTech16, International Conference on Educational Technologies, Melbourne, 8th December.

Butler, D., Leahy, M., Hallissy, M., & Brown, M. (2016). Embedding classroom practice in a 21st Century learning design (21CLD) MOOC framework. Poster at ASCILITE 2016 conference: In S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show me the learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp. 102-104), Adelaide, 28th November.

Costello, E., Binesh, N., Brown, M., Zhang, J., Giolla-Mhichíl, M.N., Donlon, E. & Lynn, T. (2016). Social media #MOOC mentions: Lessons for MOOC mentions from analysis of Twitter data. Paper at ASCILITE 2016 conference. In S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show me the learningProceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp.157-162), Adelaide, 29th November.

Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Land of the learning giants: The rise of MOOCs. Paper as part of Digital Learning Symposium at Educational Studies Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, 2nd April.

Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., Nair, B., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Lynn, T., Zhang, J., & Perris, K. (2016). Towards a research agenda of MOOCs in Twitter through analysis of a large dataset. Presentation at Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C), Connect, Collaborate, Create, University of Warwick, 8th September.

Costello, E., Brown, M., Donlon, E., Ward, M., & Butler, D. (2016). Massive open online coding: Exploring the role of MOOCs for post-primary computing education in Ireland. Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC), St Patrick's College, Dublin City University, 16th June.

Costello, E., Brown, M., & Holland, J. (2016). What questions are MOOCs asking? An evidence-based investigation. Paper at European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit, Graz, 24th February.

Costello, E., Brunton, J., & Brown, M. (2016). Before we begin: Guiding learner expectations via a preparatory MOOC. Paper at MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016, London: 23rd March.

Costello, E., Brunton, J., Farrell, O., & Brown, M. (2016). Rising to the challenge of flexible learner transition: A pre-induction socialisation MOOC initiative. Presentation at EdTech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 27th May.

Costello, E., Donlon, E., Farrelly, T., Brown, M., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Building digital bridges: A special interest group in digital learning of the Education Studies Association of Ireland. Presentation at EdTech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 27th May.

Costello, E., Lynn, T., Brown, M., Nair, B., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., & Zhang, J. (2016). An exploration of #MOOC networks and their stories. Presentation at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Universita Telematica, Rome, Italy, 20th October.

Costello, E., Lynn, T., Brown, M., Nair, B., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2016). Rising or falling? Tracing MOOC trends in social media. Presentation at EdTech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 26th May.

Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016). Power of the crowd: The promise and the potential of crowdsourcing in education. Paper at ASCILITE 2016 conference. In S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show me the learningProceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp.206-211), Adelaide, 30th November.

Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016). Harnessing the crowd: Framing a research agenda. Concise paper at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

Donlon, E., Brown. M., & Costello, E. (2016). Why the many are smarter than the few: Applications and aspirations of crowdsourcing for education. Presentation at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Universita Telematica, Rome, Italy, 20th October.

Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016). Virtual learning environments: Locking in learning or opening educational opportunities? Paper as part of Digital Learning Symposium at Educational Studies Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, 2nd April.

Foley, C., & Brown, M. (2016). Gaming the system: Reflections on formative approaches to academic integrity. Presentation at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Universita Telematica, Rome, Italy, 20th October.

Glynn, M., Gormley, C., Brown, M., & Doyle, J. (2016). New approaches to old learning spaces. Presentation at EdTech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 27th May.

Gormley, C., Glynn, M., Brown, M., & Doyle, J. (2016). Mobile learning spaces for a mobile generation: Redesigning the classroom. 15th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL), Prague, 27th October.

Lederman, D., with Anderson, T., Brown, M., Shea, P., & Swan, K. (2016). What do we know about online learning? The current and possible future state of online learning research. Panel discussion at OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. Orlando, Florida. 17th November.

Lynn, T., Nair, B., Gourinovitch, A., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2016). On-message out-of-class: An exploration in to the effect of message source credibility and message content on student engagement on Twitter. Concise paper at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

Mac Griosta, G., Butler, D., & Brown, M. (2016). MindRising16: From blockheads to grayheads. 6th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (IGBL 2016). Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 1st September.

Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2016). Researching usability and design in the Irish 101 MOOC. Presentation at EdTech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 27th May.

Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Kirwan, C. (2016). Irish 101 - Incorporating cultural and strategic drivers. Paper at OER16: Open Cultures, Edinburgh, 19th April.

Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Brown, M., Costello, E, Donlon, E., Kirwan, C. Gormley, C., & O Ciardubhain, C., (2016). Classifying the Irish 101 LMOOC. Paper in published Proceedings of the European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit, Graz, 24th February.

Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., Ó Ciardúbháin, C., Brown, M., & Gormley, C. (2016). Engaging a diaspora: Representing an Irish Language and culture in the Irish 101 MOOC. Paper at American Conference for Irish Studies: The worlding of Irish studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, 2nd April.

O’Regan, L., Brown, M., Maguire, M., Harding, N., Walsh, E., Gallagher, G., & McDermott, G. (2016). Assessment feedback practice in first year  – Findings from an Irish multi-institutional project. Poster at The Next Generation Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November.

O'Regan, L., Harding, N., Brown, M., Maguire, M., Munro, M., McDermott, G., Ryan, S., Farrell, O., Cranny, D., Gallaher, G., & McKevitt, C. (2016). Y1 Feedback - the story so far: Progress and reflections from an Irish multi-institutional learning and teaching enhancement project. The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 8 (3), 2991-29914. 

O'Regan, L., Harding, N., Brown, M., Maguire, M., Munro, M., Gallagher, G., McDermott, G., Ryan, S., Cranny, D., McKevitt, C., & Farrell, O.  (2016). Y1 feedback: Technology-enabled approaches for first year. Presentation at Ed Tech 2016, ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dublin, 27th May.

O'Regan, L., Munro, M., Brown, M., Maguire, M & Harding, N. (2016). Show me the feedback: A multi-institutional project exploring technology-enabled feedback approaches for first year. Paper at ASCILITE 2016 conference: In S. Baker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show me the learningProceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp. 476-480), Adelaide, 29th November.

O'Regan, L., Munro, M., Brown, M., Harding, N., &  Maguire, M. (2016). Y1 Feedback: Enhancing feedback in first year using digital technologies. Synergy paper at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) conference, Budapest, 15th June.

O'Regan, L., Munro, M., Maguire, M., Harding, N., Brown, M., McDermott, G., Gallagher, G., Cranny, D., McKevitt, C., & Ryan, S. (2016). Y1 Feedback: Technology enhanced feedback approaches for first year. Paper at  SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference, Edinburgh, 12th May.

Orellana, A., with Atwell, A., Brown, M., & Jowallah, R. (2016). Town hall international perspectives. Panel discussion at OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. Orlando, Florida. 18th November.

Pedersen, K.L., & Brown, M. (2016). An exploration of ten quality assurance frameworks: A focus on technology enhanced learning. Newburyport, MA: The Online Learning Consortium.

Regan, L., with Brown, M., Swan, C., Weidemann, C. (2016) Leading the transformation: Emerging Issues. Panel discussion at OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. Orlando, Florida. 16th November.

Vaughan, N., Armatas, C., Zhou, L., Van Vuuren, M., Stenborn, S., Brown, M., MacDonald, D., (2016). Blended learning from design to evaluation: International case studies of evidence-based practice. Presentation at OLC Accelerate: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. Orlando, Florida. 17th November.  

2015 Outputs

Bossu, C., Bull, D., & Brown, M. (2015). Enabling open education: A feasibility protocol for Australian higher education (Chapter 5, pp. 41-52).  In C. Bonk, M. Lee, T. Reeves & T. Reynolds (Eds.). MOOCs and open education around the world. London: Routledge.

Brown, M. (2015). Looking over the horizon: New learning platforms, old technology debates (pp.40-48). In B. Mooney (Ed.). Education matters: Shaping Ireland's education landscape. Galway, Ireland: Education Matters. 

Brown, M. (2015). From click to brick: What is the future of higher eductaion? Invited [online] presentation for the Rotary Club of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 16th November. 

Brown, M. (2015). Images of the future: Numbers, narratives and nomenclature. Invited presentation at International Symposium: The Future is Now - Open and Distance Universities in Europe. Athens, 5th November. 

Brown, M. (2015). MOOCs as social practice: The political ecology of online education. Invited presentation at International MOOC Conference: Where are MOOCs Going? The Future of Distance Learning. University of Naples Federico II, Naples/Capri, 25th September.

Brown, M. (2015). Reframing the networked world: Transformative life-long learning for all. Keynote presentation at 10th European Conference on Technology-enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2015), Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World, Toledo, Spain, 17th September.

Brown, M. (2015). Learning futures: Telling tales out of school. Keynote presentation at JMB Education Conference, Digital Technology for Teaching: Innovation, Integration, Invisibility. Croke Park, Dublin, 16th September.

Brown, M. (2015). The NIDL: Listening, linking and leading. Presentation at 1st Irish Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Symposium, Dublin City University, Dublin, 11th September.

Brown, M. (2015). A cross country comparison: The good, bad and ugly of blended learning. Invited [online] presentation at GW4 Alliance Away Day, 14th July.

Brown, M. (2015). The digital learning revolution: Godsend or gimmick? Keynote presentation at Blending your Learning: Incorporating Technology in your Teaching, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 25th June.

Brown, M. (2015). Designs for learning: Blending with purpose. Workshop at Blending your Learning: Incorporating Technology in your Teaching, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 25th June. 

Brown, M. (2015). Opportunities and threats of the MOOC movement for Higher Education: A European perspective. Presentation at ‘How Europe Seizes the Opportunities Offered by MOOCs’, HOME Pre-Conference Workshop, European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference, Barcelona, 9th June. 

Brown, M. (2015). Looking back over the horizon: Critical reflections on learning futures. Presentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 27th May. 

Brown, M. (2015). Scenarios for the future: Reshaping the MOOC landscapeInvited presentation at Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching: From Books to MOOCs? Wenger-Gren Centre, Stockholm, 23rd May.

Brown, M. (2015). Internationalising the curriculum: Teaching and learning for the digital world. Keynote presentation at SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference, Internationalising the Curriculum: What does it mean? How can we achieve it? Manchester, 15th May.

Brown, M. (2015). Empowering European universities in their transition to new modes of teaching and learning. Invited presentation at EADTU-EU Summit 2015: Innovating higher education by new modes of teaching and learning. Brussels, 23rd April.

Brown, M. (2015). Developing a vibrant digital culture: Exploring the question of quality. Invited presentation at Talis Insight 2015, Birmingham, 15th April.

Brown, M. (2015). Learning leadership: Personal insights, lessons and reflections. Invited [online] presentation to Study Tour for Vice-Chancellors, Pakistan, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver. 27th April.

Brown, M. (2015). Developing a shared vision and goals for digital learning nationally - is this a realistic aspiration/how might it be approached? [Panel Discussion] National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Dublin, 10th March.

Brown, M. (2015). Making the future: Debates, designs and dilemmas. Keynote address at the International Conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the American University of Beirut. Beirut. 7th February.

Brown, M., & Benke, M.  (2015). Global scan in online learning. Workshop facilitated at Instituted for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. 13th August.

Brown. M., & Brunton, J. (2015). Flexible toolbox project. Synergy session at European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference, Barcelona, 11th June.

Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2015). MOOCs in question: Strategic insights from two institutional experiences. In D. Jansen & A. Teixeira, A. (Eds). Position papers for European cooperation on MOOCs, European Association for Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), 130-148.

Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2015). Why adopt MOOCs? Defining institutional drivers. Presentation at Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium, Dublin City University, Dublin, 1st May.

Brown, M., Costello, E., & Donlon, E. (2015). The VLE and open education: Problems, potentials and practicalities. Paper presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat, 29th October.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2015). A strategic response to MOOCs: How one European university is approaching the challenge. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16, (6), 98-115.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2015). Why institutions adopt MOOCs: Breaking down traditional barriers or reproducing privilege. Paper at Shaping the Future of Learning Together, Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference (ALT-C), Manchester, 8th September, 2015.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2015). The many shades of MOOCs: An analysis of high level strategic drivers. Presentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 28th May.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015). Hold the front page: The story of MOOCs in the Irish media. Invited paper at WOW Conference: Europe Embraces MOOCs, Rome Italy, 30th November. 

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E., Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015). MOOCs in the media: The story behind the story. Paper presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat, 29th October.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E.,  Nic Giolla Mhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015). What to do about MOOCs: Beyond the fear of missing out. Paper at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference, Barcelona, 9th June.

Brown, M., Costello, E., Donlon, E.,  Nic Giollamhichil, M., & Kirwan, C. (2015). MOOCs in Irish media: Messages behind the story. Presentation at Opening Up Education: National MOOC Symposium, Dublin City University, Dublin, 1st May. 

Brown, M., Donohue, F., Doyle, J., Glynn, M., & Spillane, I.  (2015). New generation learning spaces: Investing in the digital campus. Presentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 28th May.

Brown, M., & Gormley, P. (2015). Looking to the future: Lessons from the Horizon Report for Irish higher education. Paper presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat, 30th October.

Brown, M., & Gormley, P. (2015). Thinking about the future: Reflections on the all Ireland Horison Report. Paper at Shaping the Future of Learning Together, Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference (ALT-C), Manchester, 8th September. 

Brown, M., Hughes, H., & Delaney, L. (2015). Giving voice to distance learners: Methodological decisions and challenges. Special issue of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning (EURODL), Best of EDEN RW8, 170-185.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., & Smith L. (2015). Stories from students in their first semester of distance learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16 (4), 1-17. 

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S. (2015). Student success toolbox: Digital tools for use in supporting flexible learners. Poster presented at OER15, 14th April, Cardiff.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., & Fox, S.,& Lonergan, N. (2015). Toolbox for flexible learners: Supporting student success in the transition to higher education. Presentation at working meeting of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) Teaching and Learning Steering Committee, Aveiro, Portugal, 2nd October.

Brunton, J., Brown. M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Galvin, C., & Lonergan, N. (2015). Digital readiness tools for use in supporting flexible learners: A research and development transitions project. Presentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 28th May.

Brunton, J., Brown, M., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Fox, S., Galvin, C., & Lonergan, N. (2015). Free, focused and flexible: A suite of online transition tools for supporting student success. Paper presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat, 29th October.

Costello, E., Brown, M., Brunton, J., & Delaney, L. (2015). It's on the exam! Affecting student engagement through crowd-sourced assessment. Paper at Shaping the Future of Learning Together, Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference (ALT-C), Manchester, 10th September, 2015.

Costello, E., Brown, M., Brunton, J., & Delaney, L. (2015). Learning beyond the horizon: Using Peerwise to increase engagement for students in transition. Presentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 27th May.

Costello, E., Holland, J., & Brown, M. (2015). The future of online testing with MOOCs: An exploratory analysis of current practicePresentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 28th May.

Donlon, E., Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2015). What’s on the horizon for the VLE: Extinction or evolution?  Presentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 28th May.

Fox, S., & Brown, M. (2015). ODL in the policy stream: A case study of Ireland. Paper presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat, 29th October.

Harnett, M., Brown, M., & Wilson, A. (2015). MOOCs down under: Insights from the Open2Study experience (Chapter 8, pp. 78-88). In C. Bonk, M. Lee, T. Reeves & T. Reynolds (Eds.). MOOCs and open education around the world. London: Routledge.

Hartnett, M., Wlison, A., & Brown, M. (2015). MOOC experiences from a staff perspective. Poster at Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Melbourne, 6-9th July. 

Ives, K., Brown, M., & Ragan, L. (2015). Leadership in elearning: Developing the next generation of leaders. Workshop presented at European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference, Barcelona, 10th June.

O’Regan, L., Brown, M., Maguire, M., Harding, N., Walsh, E., Gallagher, G., & McDermott, G. (2015). Assessment feedback in first year using digital technologies - Preliminary findings from an Irish multi-institutional project. Poster session (Best Poster Award) at International Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Birmingham, 25th June.

O’Regan, L., Brown, M., Maguire, M., Harding, N., Walsh, E., Gallagher, G., & McDermott, G. (2015). Assessment feedback in first year using digital technologies - A baseline review. Presentation at EdTech 2015, Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, Limerick. 27th May.

O’Regan, L., Walsh, E., Brown, M., Maguire, M., Gallagher, G., Harding, N., & McDermott, G. (2015). Supporting transition: Enhancing (assessment) feedback in first year using digital technologies - A current practice review. Paper presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat, 29th October.

Ossiannilsson, E., Williams, K., Camilleri, A., & Brown, M. (2015). Quality models in online and open education around the globe: State of the art and recommendations. International Council for Open and Distance Education, Oslo, Norway.

Schuwer, R., Jaurena, I.G., Hakan Aydin, C., Costello, E., Dalsgaard, C., Brown, M., Jansen, D., & Teixeira, A. (2015). Opportunities and threats of the MOOC movement for higher education: The European perspective. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16, (6), 20-38.

Titlestad, G., Appel, C., Brown, M., Hadzilacos, T., Ruhl, P., & Tynan, B. (2015). The change: Connected and collaborative for quality learning outcomes. Invited presentation and panel discussion hosted by International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) at OEB 2015: Shaping the Future of Learning, Berlin, 4th December. 

Ubachs, G., Guardia-Ortiz, L., & Brown, M. (2015). Empowering universities: The transition of European Higher Education to new modes of teaching and learning. Workshop presented at European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference, Barcelona, 10th June.

2014 Outputs

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2014). Adoption, use and management of Open Educational Resources to enhance teaching and learning in Australia. Final Report. Australia: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Brown, M. (2014). Digital learning & entrepreneurship education: Living and learning on the edge. Invited presentation at Digital Learning and Entrepreneurship Education Seminar, Dublin City University, Dublin, 5th December. 

Brown, M. (2014). Online learning in the Irish context. Presentation to Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, Dublin, 3rd December. 

Brown, M. (2014). Twenty shades of grey: Reflecting on digital realities and digital futures. Invited presentation at Digital Futures Symposium hosted by Evaluation of Learners' Experiences of e-Learning Special Interest Group (ELESIG), Southampton Solent University, Southampton, 2nd December. 

Brown, M. (2014). Blended learning: Putting policy and principles into practice. Keynote presentation at Epigeum Blended Learning Event, London, 18th November

Brown, M. (2014). Digital higher education and its potential for the innovation of European higher education systems. Invited presentation at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, 25th November.

Brown, M. (2014). Digital higher education and its potential for the innovation of European higher education systems. Keynote presentation at The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Europeam Association for Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Krakow, Poland, 24th October.

Brown, M. (2014). Diving deeper: Integrating Epigeum modules into Stream+. Presentation at University & College Teaching Conference, Birmingham, 19th September. 

Brown, M. (2014). The digital dream: Myths, magic and monsters. Keynote presentation at 3U N-Step Conference. Dublin City University, 11th September. 

Brown, M. (2014). My leadership story: Personal insights and reflections. Presentation at the Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning, Penn State University, State College, 11th August.

Brown, M. (2014). Global developments in online learning: Around the world in 90 minutes. Workshop at the Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning, Penn State University, State College, 14th August.

Brown, M. (2014). Dancing towards the future: Designing new moves for new times. Keynote presentation at the Annual Online (Sloan) Learning Consortium Conference, Denver, 9th June. 

Brown, M. (2014). Flipping quality teaching: Licking, tasting and sustaining innovation. Keynote presentation at The Flipped Classroom: Facilitating the transition to blended learning. Athlone: Althone Institute of Technology, 16th June.

Brown, M. (2014). Education and the digital world: Promise, progress, pain. Keynote presentation at e-Learning Summer School: Digital Futures. Dublin Institute of Technology: Dublin, 27th June.

Brown, M. (2014). Increasing flexible access: Better understanding the value of higher education. Paper at Ed Tech 14, Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Learning Technology, University College Dublin, Dublin, 30th May.

Brown, M. (2014). Thinking about digital learning: Opportunities for student support and development. Invited presentation at Student Support and Development Services retreat, Dublin City University, Dublin. 9th May.

Brown, M. (2014). Leadership for learning and teaching: Personal reflections and takeaways. Invited presentation at Training and Development Unit leadership course. Dublin City University, 7th May.

Brown, M. (2014). The digital age scholar: Building international research collaborations. International Research Afternoon, Dublin City University, 29th April.

Brown, M. (2014). Teaching matters: Education for change in the new digital world. Keynote presentation at the President’s Teaching Awards, Dublin City University, Dublin, 16th April.

Brown, M. (2014). Beyond braindead innovation: Moodling up from cottage to corporate. Invited opening presentation at the UK and Irish Moodle Moot, Edinburgh, 15th April.

Brown, M. (2014). Student success in a digital world: Designing transition pedagogy for first-time online and distance learners. Workshop as part of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, Dublin City University, Dublin, 12th April.

Brown, M. (2014). A BOLD agenda for higher education: Leading in uncertain times. Invited presentation at 2nd European Summit on Open and Online Learning, Brussels, 2nd April.

Brown, M. (2014). Making and managing MOOCs: An experience from the udder-side. Presentation at Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Annual Conference, Galway, 1st March.

Brown, M. (2014). Reframing the digital landscape: Painting a different version of the future. Online presentation at Future of Learning Conference, Park Royal Hotel, Sydney, 25th February.

Brown, M. (2014). The challenges of doing educational research: Exploring the layers of online, flexible and distance learning. Invited online keynote presentation at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Graduate Research Symposium, 14th February.

Brown, M. (2014). The new normal of online, blended and distance learning: The Massey University experience. Journal of Distance Education in China, 11. [Translated].

Brown, M., & Costello, E. (2014). MOOCs in question: Strategic insights from two institutional experiences. Paper presented at Mapping the European MOOC Territory Conference, Porto, Portugal,  27th November.

Brown, M., Hartnett, M., Jamieson., A., Symonds, S., & Wilson, A. (2014). A view from downunder: Lessons from an institutional MOOC experience. Paper at Ed Tech 14, Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Learning Technology, University College Dublin, Dublin, 30th May.

Brown, M., & Hughes, H. (2014). Understanding the student experience: Doing things better in studying first-time distance learners (pp. 57- 66). In A. Moreira Teixeira & A. Szűcs (eds.). Paper in proceedings of the Eight EDEN Research Workshop, Challenges for research into open and distance learning: Doing things better - doing better things. Oxford, United Kingdom, 28th October.

Hartnett, M., Anderson, A., & Brown, M. (2014). Learning in the digital age: How are the ways in which we are learning changing with digital technologies? In A. St.George, S. Brown, & J. O’Neill (Eds.), Facing the big questions in teaching: Purpose, power and learning (2nd ed., pp. 116-125). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage.

Wilson, A., Hartnett, M., Brown, M., Jamieson, A., & Symonds, S. (2014). An Open2Study MOOC experience from a staff perspective. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014  (pp. 416-420).

2013 Outputs

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2013). Feasibility Protocol: An instrument to assist institutional adoption of OER. DEHub 2013 Occasional Paper Series No 1, Armidale NSW, Australia: University of New England, DEHub.

Bossu, C. Brown, M., & Bull, D. 2013. Outcomes of an Australian study to develop an OER Feasibility Protocol: A framework to assist implementation and adoption. 10th Open Education Conference, Nov 6-8, Park City, Utah.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2013). A Feasibility Protocol for OER Adoption. Poster presented at The Higher Education Technology Agenda (Theta): The Edge of the World. Hobart, Australia. 7-10 April.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2013, 16 - 18 Oct). Reporting the evidence: Opportunities and challenges of OER adoption in Australia. Paper presented at the New Strategies for Global Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 25th International Council for Open and Distance Education World Conference, Tianjin, China.

Brown, M. (2013). The new openness movement: Unpacking the hype from the hope. Invited keynote presentation at  presentated at the Teaching Matters: Open UTAS to the World conference, University of Tasmania, Thursday 28th November 2013.

Brown, M. (2013). Designing a quality culture for blended learning. Workshop at the Teaching Matters: Open UTAS to the World conference, University of Tasmania, Thursday 28th November 2013.

Brown, M. (2013). The digital learning revolution: What lies ahead? Invited keynote address at Future Learning and the Digital Student, Wellington, 24th September.

Brown, M. (2013). Designing a quality culture for blended learning. Invited keynote address at 2nd Annual Blended Learning Summit, Sydney, 18th September.

Brown, M. (2013).  The value of distance education: Burden or blessing? Paper presented at the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference, Auckland, 12th July.

Brown, M. (2013). The return of King Kong: A journey to ‘Scull Island’ and beyond. Invited keynote presentation at at Moodle Moot Au: Moodle & Beyond, Melbourne, 25th June.

Brown, M. (2013). The digital learning revolution: What lies ahead? Invited keynote presentation at Future Learning and the Digital Student, Auckland 26th June.

Brown, M. (2013). Realising the dream: Designing a quality culture. Invited keynote address at Digital Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27-28th May.

Brown, M. (2013). Reflections on quality: Educational technology’s dirty little secret. Invited paper presented at the Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba,  22nd May.

Brown, M. (2013). A BOLD new future: The changing face of university education. Australasian MBA Forum, Sydney, 9th May.

Brown, M. (2013). The quality challenge: An inconvenient truth about e-learning, Invited presentation at Aston University, Birmingham, 19th April.

Brown, M. (2013). The changing face of higher education: How online, blended and distance learning is changing the game. Invited workshop at the University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, 18th April.

Brown, M. (2013). Building a culture for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the University of the 21st century. Invited presentation at the University of Calgary, Doha, Qatar, 30th January.

Brown, M. (2013). The quality challenge: Creating a culture of quality enhancement. Invited paper presented at Third International Conference e-Learning and Distance Learning: From Practice to Performance. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 7th February.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2013). In their own words: Student stories of seeking learning support. Open Praxis, 5 (4), pp. 345–354.

Brown, M., Hughes, H. Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2013). In their own words: Student stories of seeking learning support. Paper presentated at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference in Tianjin, China, 16-18th October.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2013). Exploring the disconnections: Student interaction with support services upon commencement of distance education. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 4 (2), 63-74.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., Smith, L. (2013). Exploring the disconnections: Student interaction with support services upon commencement of distance education. Paper presented at First Year Higher Education Conference, Wellington, 9th July.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Smith, L. (2013). Stories of learning spaces: From distant places. In Frielick, S., Buissink-Smith, N., Wyse, P., Billot, J., Hallas, J. and Whitehead, E. (Eds.) Research and Development in Higher Education: The Place of Learning and Teaching, 36 (pp 58-68). Auckland, 2nd July.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Keppell, M., Hard, N., Smith, L. (2013). Stories of joy and despair in the virtual classroom. Paper presented at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Conference. Oslo, 12th June.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2013). In their own words: Experiences of first-time distance learners. Final Report 2012. Dehub Report Series 2013, Armidale, NSW, Australia: DeHub, University of New England. Available from http://www.dehub.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Massey_Report_HR_24072013_TD_270720131.pdf

Childs, M., Brown, M., Keppell, M., & Hard, N. (2013). Wicked issues: Higher education research, and institutional innovation for learning and teaching – a reflection. Paper presented at Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference. Auckland, 1st July.

Childs, M., Brown, M., Keppell, M., Nicholas, Z., Hunter, C. and Hard, N. (2013). Managing institutional change through distributive leadership approaches: Engaging academics and teaching staff in blended and flexible learning. Final Report 2012. dehub Report Series 2013, Armidale NSW, Australia: University of New England, dehub. Available from http://bit.ly/17KxSBD

Hartnett, M., Brown, M., & Symonds, S. (2013). Looking through a window to another part of the room: Staff perspectives of immersive video-linked classes. Paper presentated at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference in Tianjin, China, 16-18th October.

Hartnett, M. Symonds, S. & Brown, M. (2013). Synchronous teaching spaces, distributed learning places: Staff and student perspectives of immersive video-linked classes. In Frielick, S., Buissink-Smith, N., Wyse, P., Billot, J., Hallas, J. and Whitehead, E. (Eds.) Research and Development in Higher Education: The Place of Learning and Teaching, 36 (pp 187-199). Auckland, 4th July.

Hartnett. M., Brown, M., Symonds, S., & Butler, P. (2013). Report on the video linked teaching project: Staff and student experiences during the experimental pilot. Massey University, Palmerston North.

Kennedy, G., O’Halloran, K., & Brown, M. (2013). Opening debate - the dream has been realized. Invited debate panel at the 30th Annual ascilite Conference, 2nd to 4th December, Macquaire University, Sydney.

Lefevre, D., Brown, M., & Jamieson, A. (2013). Walking the talk: Online skills develop for academics preparing to teach online. Epigeum workshop at the 30th Annual ascilite Conference, 2nd to 4th December, Macquaire University, Sydney.

2012 Outputs

Bossu, C., Bull, D., & Brown, M. (2012). Opening up down under: The role of open educational resources in promoting social inclusion in Australia. Distance Education, 33 (2), 151-164.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2012). Do open educational resources represent additional challenges or advantages to the current climate of change in the Australian Higher Education sector? Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 26th November.

Bossu, C., Bull, D., & Brown, M. (2012). The open educational movement in Australia: The need for political leadership. Paper presented at the OER Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: An Asia Perpective on Policy and Practices, Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia, 19-21 September.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2012). Recent OER developments across the sector. Presentation at the National Open Educational Resources Symposium, Sydney, 30th August.

Brown, M. (2012). Backing a winner: A form guide for higher education in uncertain times. Keynote address presented at CSUEd2012, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 7th November.

Brown, M. (2012). Working together to enhance student engagement: Supporting success across the study lifecycle. Invited keynote address at the Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ) Conference, Hamilton, 22nd November.

Brown, M. (2012). How do we address the issue of quality? Blended Learning 2012, Sydney, 29th August.

Brown, M. (2012). Building digital engagement of distance students to enhance their success. Invited presentation at Engaging Students through Digital Communications, Sydney, 15th August.

Brown, M. (2012). Inspire a digital generation: Thinking differently about our achievements. Keynote presentation at the International Blended Learning Conference, Reflecting on our achievements: What’s next for technology-enhanced learning and teaching? Hertfordshire, 14th June.

Brown, M. (2012). The digital revolution is transforming the halls of learning. Dominion Post, 11th April, B5.

Brown, M. (2012). Selection and implementation of an open source Learning Management System. Invited presentation at the 2nd Annual eLearning Summit, Sydney, 27-28th February.

Brown, M., Cage, K., Rullan, S., & Thompson, J. (2012). Third generation teaching and learning development: An integrated service framework for supporting online, blended and distance education. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Brown, M., Carter, H., & Greener, E. (2012). Comparative analysis of blended learning over traditional teaching methods: Panel discussion. Blended Learning 2012, Sydney, 29th August.

Brown, M., & Elliot, A. (2012). Supporting them to do it: Insights into the beliefs and experiences of beginning teachers. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology. Singapore, 30th March.

Brown, M. , Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (Eds.) (2012). Future challenges | Sustainable futures. Proceeding of the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 25 to 28th November. http://www.ascilite2012.org/images/custom/asclite2012_proceedings.pdf

Brown, M. , Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (2012). Giving a great conference presentation. Ascilite webinar, 2nd November. 

Brown, M., Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (2012). How to prepare a paper for the ascilite 2012 conference. Ascilite webinar, 18th May.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2012). The challenges for mature life-long learners: Insights from video dairies of first-time distance students. Paper presented at the European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) Conference, Porto, 9th June.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Shillington, S., Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2012). Life happens: Experiences of first-time distance learners. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 11th April.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Keppell, M., & Smith, L. (2012). Enhancing the supports and services for first-time distance learners. DE Quarterly, 9, p.7-8.

Brown, M., & Jamieson, A. (2012). On the cusp of profound change: Who is redefining academic scholarship and for what purpose? Poster presented at the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Symposium, Wellington, 30th October.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, T., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2012). Living the new normal: Reflections on the experiences of first-time distance learners. Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 28th November.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2012). Superficial social inclusion? Reflections from first-time distance learners. A practice report. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 3 (2), 73-80.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Shillington, S., & Smith, L. (2012). In their own words: Experiences of first-time distance learners. Final report. DEHub, Armidale, Australia.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2012). Distance learner colloquium: Exploring the enigma. Half-day colloquium hosted at the International Higher Education First Year Experience Conference, Brisbane, 26th June.

Brown, M., Keppell, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., & Smith, L. (2012). Superficial social inclusion: Reflections from first-time distance learners. Paper presented at the International Higher Education First Year Experience Conference, Brisbane, 27th June.

Childs, M., Keppell, M., Brown, M., Hunter, C., Hard, N., & Hughes, H. (2012). Learning leadership in higher education – the big and small actions of many people. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia Conference, Hobart, 3rd July, Available from http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2012/HERDSA_2012_Male.pdf

Childs, M., Brown, M., Hard, N., Hunter, C., Keppell, M. (2012). Building understanding of learning leadership, innovation and institutional change in blended and flexible and open and distance education. DE Quarterly, 9, p.4-5.

Milne, M., & Brown, M. (2012). How are teachers using rich media to enhance distance. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Minichiello, V., James, R., Albion, P., Brown, M., & Keppel, M. (2012). DEHub: Examples of some projects and models for future collaboration. Symposium presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 27th November.

Norman, L. Vink, D., Laven, L., & Brown, M. (2012). Taking higher education offshore: Opening access and promoting development. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Shillington, S., Brown, M., MacKay, A., Paewai, S., Suddaby, G., & While, F. (2012). Avoiding the goulash: Closing  gaps and bridging distances. Open Learning: Journal of Open, Distance and eLearning, 27, (1), 65-80.

Symonds, S., Hartnett, M. & Brown, M. (2012). Flex and inflexibility: The impact of real-time collaborative technologies in highly customisable video-linked teaching spaces. Poster presented at ascilite conference, 26th November. In M. Brown., M. Hartnett, & T. Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges | Sustainable futures, Proceedings 2012 ascilite conference (pp.895-897), Wellington 25-28th November.

Symonds, S., Hartnett, M., Butler, P., & Brown, M. (2012). Video-linked teaching: Designing and evaluating technology-rich classrooms for real-time collaboration. Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 27th November. In M. Brown., M. Hartnett, & T. Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges | Sustainable futures, Proceedings 2012 ascilite conference, Wellington 25-28th November.

Symonds, S., Jamieson, A., Brown, M., & Tait, S. (2012). Video conferencing not… developing a new model of video-linked teaching. Paper presented at Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference, Wellington, 13th April.

Taipjutorus W, Hansen SE, Brown M. (2012). Linking between learner control and self-efficacy of online learners in a New Zealand postgraduate online programe.
AARE-APERA2012, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2-6 Dec.

Taipjutorus, W., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Improving learners’ self-efficacy in learner-contolled online learning environment: A correlational study. Paper presented at the 29th Annual ascilite Conference, Wellington, 28th November.

Taipjutorus, W., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Investigating a relationship between learner control and self-efficiacy in an online learning environment. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 16 (1), 56-69.

Widchaporn, T., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Does learner control help online learners improve their self-efficacy? A study in an authentic online setting.  Virtual brief paper presented at E-Learn 2012—World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Montréal, Canada, October 9-12.

Taipjutorus, W., Hansen, S., & Brown, M. (2012). Investigating university students' self-efficacy in a learner-controlled online learning environment. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia Conference, Hobart, 4th July, Available from http://events.cdesign.com.au/ei/viewpdf.esp?id=314&file=//srv3/events/eventwin/docs/pdf/herdsa2012abstract00140.pdf

2011 Outputs

Brown, M. E. (2011). Standing up for teaching: The ‘crime’ of striving for excellence. Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2, 52-57.

Bossu, C., Brown, M., & Bull, D. (2011). Playing catch-up: Investigating public and institutional policies for OER practices in Australia. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 15 (2), 41-54.

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Hard, N., Keppell, M., Shillington, S. & Smith. E. (2011). Lights, camera, action: Gathering experiences of first time distance learners. Paper presented at the Ascilite Conference. In G. Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings, 4-7 December, Hobart. (pp.194-199).

Brown, M., & Day, I. (2011). The new face of internationalization: Distance education for today’s socially wired and globally connected world. Paper presented at 7th QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (Apple) conference, 16-18th November, Manila.

Brown, M.E. (2011). Quality enhancement in teaching and learning strategy. The 3rd Annual New Zealand Tertiary Education Summit. 28th & 29th November, Wellington.

Brown, M. (2011). All black and blended: Broken promises and serious challenges. Invited keynote presentation at the National Teaching and Learning Conference, 14-16 October, Nelson.

Brown, M. , Shillington, S., Mackay, A., & Paewai, S. (2011). Beyond the retention goulash: Supporting the transition of distance learners. Paper presented at Broad participation, diverse futures, UTL Futures Conference, 14-15 September, Armidale.

Brown, M., Argyle, R., Kendall, L., & Sandbrook, P. (2011). Saving money or adding value? What students say about the move to digital learning resources. Paper presented at European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN) Conference. 20th June, Dublin.

Brown, M., & Bossu, C. (2011). Open educational resources (OERs) in Australia: A cross sector environmental scan. Pecha Kucha presentation presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 29th June, Lisbon. 

Brown, M., Mackay, A., Shillington, S., Paewai., S., Suddaby, G., & White, F. (2011). Bridging the distance: Enhancing the success of distance learners. Paper presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 28th June, Lisbon.

Brown, M., & Walker, R. (2011). Building a rich digital learning culture: Insights from the student experience in a College of Business. Full paper presented at EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 28th June, Lisbon.

Brown, M., & Day, I. (2011). Expanding the reach of internationalisation: Delivering untethered learning for today’s globally connected world. Paper presented at QS-Maple Conference, Dubai, 1-2nd May.

Brown, M. (2011). Distance education in Aotearoa / New Zealand: Challenges and opportunities. Invited keynote presentation at Education Summit 2011 – 2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning. Sydney, 15th February.

Brown, M. (2011). Helicopter view of Distance Education: The new face of internationalization. Invited presentation at Education Summit 2011 – 2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning. Sydney, 15th February.

Brown, M., Day, I., & O’Hara, D. (2011). Beyond the technology bungy: Designing untethered learning for today’s socially wired distance students. Symposium at Education Summit 2011 – 2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning. Sydney, 17th February.

Bull, D., Bossu, C., & Brown, M. (2011). Gathering the evidence: The use, adoption and development of open educational resources in Australia. Paper presented at the Expanding horizons – new approaches to open and distance learning. 24th International Council for Distance Education world conference on open and distance learning, 2-5 October, Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia.

Child, M., Keppell, M., Brown, M., Hunter, C., Hard, N. Hughes, H. (2011). Fostering institutional change through learning leadership – a study of stories of adaptation in blended and flexible learning and distance education. Paper presented at the Ascilite Conference. In G. Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings, 4-7 December, Hobart. (pp.220-226).

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2011). It’s the way the world is going: Beginning teachers’ beliefs bout ICT in schools. Paper (no 645) presented at British Educational Research Association, London, 6-8th September.

Ryan, Y., & Brown, M. (2011). National quality assurance guidelines and polices for distance education in Australia and New Zealand (chapter 9). In I. Jung, & C. Latchem, Quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning: Models, policies and research. London: Routledge.

Shillington, S., Brown, M., MacKay, A., & Paewai, S. (2011). Real-world skills for real-world people: The case for rural broadband. Paper presented at the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) Rural Broadband Symposium, 8-9 November, Taupo.

Suddaby, G., & Brown, M. (2011). Peer review: Promoting a quality culture. Paper presented at IADIS International Conference Information Systems. Avila, Spain, 11-13 March.

Walker, R.J., Brown, M.E., Moore, C., & Hughes, H. (2011). The move to Moodle: Perspective of academics in a College of Business. Paper presented at the Ascilite Conference. In G. Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings, 4-7 December, Hobart. (pp.1275-1280).

2010 Outputs

Brown, M. (2010). Up stream, down stream and out of stream: Institutional challenges of redesigning for blended learning. Paper presented at Association of Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C), Nottingham, 9th September.

Brown, M. (2010). University in transition: A case study of redesigning for blended learning. Paper presented at Ed- Media, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Toronto, 28 June.

Brown, M. Day, I., & van Zyl, H. (2010). Breaking free of the technology bungy: Delivering untethered learning for today’s socially wired world. Paper presented at National University Technology Network, Colorado Springs, 29th September.

Brown, M., Paewai, S., & Suddaby, G. (2010). The VLE as a Trojan Mouse: Policy, politics and pragmatism. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 8 (2), 63-72.

Brown, M., & Stewart, T. (2010). Designing for learning: An online scenario for pedagogical conversations. Paper presented at EdMedia, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Toronto, 2 July.

Datt, A., Brown, M., Gunn, C. (2010). Walking the talk: Challenges designing and implementing online professional development in elearning. Paper presented at Quality Connections – Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference (DEANZ), Wellington 25-28th April.

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2010). The beginning teacher and ICT: Impact of the school context. Paper presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Annual Conference, Auckland, 9th December.

Milne, J., Brown, M., Charbonneau, J., & Macpherson, T. (2010). What’s the difference between campus and distance students’ use of a learning management system? Paper presented at Reshaping Higher Education HERDSA Conference, Melbourne, 8th July.

Milne, J., Brown, M., Charbonneau, J., & MacPherson, T. (2010). Love it or hate it? What undergraduate business students say about blended learning. Paper presented at Quality Connections – Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference (DEANZ), Wellington 25-28th April.

Mackay, A., Shillington, S., Paewai, S., Brown, M., Suddaby, G., & White, F. (2010). Bridging the distance: Achievement and success for distance learners. Paper presented at Quality Connections – Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. Distance Education Association of New Zealand Conference (DEANZ), Wellington 25-28th April.

Stewart, T., Flint, S., & Brown, M. (2010). Fast, flexible and value for money? Trialing a “Virtual lab” in a food safety microbiology course. Paper presented at Global Learn Asia Pacific Conference (pp. 4097 – 4102). Penang, Malaysia, 17-20 May.

Selected Earlier Outputs

2009

Brown, M. (2009). The crime of teaching excellence. New Zealand Education Review, 14 (14), 17 April, 9-10.

Brown, M. (2009). Deep reflection and constructive alignment: The challenge of translating theory into practice. Proceedings of Eportfolio 2009: London Forum. 22-24th June.

Brown, M. (2009). Learning for life: Are institutional eportfolios really the answer?  Roundtable at the 8th European Conference on eLearning, Bari, Italy, 28th-30th Oct, 2009.

Brown, M. (2009). Invited keynote address at eLearning event: CampusMoodle. The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. 11th June.

Brown, M. (2009). The story of Mahara: An eportfolio for Moodle. Canadian Moodle Moot Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 1-3 April.

Brown, M. (2009). Learning can be fun: Combining low-tech teaching methods with hi-tech elearning to promote critical reflection. Proceedings of the M-2009, International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) Conference, Maastricht: Holland. 7-10th June.

Brown, M., Paewai, S., & Suddaby, G. (2009). Moodle as a Trojan mouse: Policy, politics and pragamtism. Paper presented at the 8th European Conference on eLearning, Bari, Italy, 28th Oct.

Brown, M., & Stewart, T. (2009). The game of ethics: An ethical misadventure for blended delivery. Proceedings of the International Conference on Blended Learning. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield: UK. 17-18th June.

Brown, M., & Stewart, T. (2009). Finding your own blend: An online scenario for conversations about learning. Paper presented at the Future of Online and Blended Learning Conference, Vancouver, 24th Oct.

Brown, C.A., Black, T., Brown, M.E., Henare, E., Houla, W., & Roa, T. (2009). Te Reo Måori systems translations and processes: e-Learning in Aotearoa for the tertiary sector. Final report to Ako Aotearoa - National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, Wellington.

Brown, M., & Suddaby, G. (2009). Policy, politics and pragmatism: Making the case for a new learning management system. Proceedings of the M-2009, International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) Conference, Maastricht: Holland. 7-10th June.

Downey, M., & Brown, M. (2009). The challenge of equivalence: Meshing food technology with blended learning across campuses and modes. Poster presentation at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) Conference (pp. 218-221), Auckland 6-9th Dec.

Heinrich, E., Brown, M., & Suddaby. G. (2009) ePortfolio for every Australian/New Zealand citizen: An exploration. Symposium presented at the Australia eportfolio symposium, Brisbane, 6-7th February.

Roder, J., & Brown, M. (2009). What leading educators say about Web 2.0, PLEs and e-portfolios in the future. Paper presented at Same  Places – Different Places, the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) Conference (pp. 870-882). Auckland, 6-9 Dec.

Roder, J., & Brown, M. (2009). What leading educators say about Web 2.0, PLEs and e-portfolios in the future. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference (pp. 870-882).

Stewart, T., & Brown, M. (2009). To spray or not to spray? A scenario-based exercise for tertiary-level horticultural students. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference (pp. 1023-1027).

Stewart, T., Brown, M., & Weatherstone, A. (2009). Interactive scenario design: The value of flow charts and schemas in developing scenario-based lessons. Journal of Distance Education, 13, 22-31.

2008

Anderson, B., Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2008). Learning in the digital age: Are the ways we learn changing with the use of educational technologies? In A. St.George, S. Brown, & J. O’Neill, (Eds.). Facing the big questions in teaching: Purpose, power and learning. Melbourne, Vic.: Cengage Learning.

Brown, M. (2008). Interactive learning environments: Review of an old construct with a new critical twist. In J. Voogt and G. Knezek (eds.), International Handbook of Information Technology in primary and secondary education (pp. 231-248). USA: Springer.

Brown, M. (2008). Foreword. In T. S. Roberts (Ed.), Student plagiarism in an online world: Problems and solutions (pp. xvi-xviii). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Brown, M.E. (2008). Introducing Mahara: A new open source eportfolio for higher education. Paper presented at Technology Learning Spaces: 2008 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, 7-8 July, Hong Kong.

Brown, M.E. (2008). An eportfolio in initial teacher education: Reflecting on the pillars of learning. Paper presented at IADIS International eLearning Conference, 22 to 25th July, Amsterdam.

Brown, M.E. (2008). New trends in technology. Paper presented at TelSig Conference. 26th June, Palmerston North.

Brown, M., Anderson, B., Murray, F., Simpson, M. (2008). Patterns in elearning policy (2000 to 2005). Lessons from a global analysis. Paper presented at IADIS International eLearning Conference, 22 to 25th July, Amsterdam.

Brown, M. (2008). The end of an era: All good things come to an end. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 20 (3), 2.

Brown, M., Anderson, B., Murray, F., Simpson, M. (2008). Patterns in elearning policy (2000 to 2005).  Lessons from a global analysis. Paper presented at IADIS International eLearning Conference, 22 to 25th July, Amsterdam.

Brown, M., Stewart, T., & O'Neill, J. (2008). "Is that ethical?" : Developing an ethical misadventure for research training. NZARE Conference 24-27th Nov, Palmerston North.

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2008). Why teachers don't exploit ICT in schools: An insights into the problem of beginning teacher induction. Paper presented at Technology Learning Spaces: International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, 7-8 July, Hong Kong.

Stewart, T.M., & Brown, M.E. (2008). But surely it’s harmless?” Developing a multimedia ethical misadventure for web delivery. Proceedings of the 7th European e-Learning Conference, Cyprus. Book 2. P. 530-539.

Stewart, T.M., & Brown, M.E. (2008). Developing interactive scenarios: The value of good planning, whiteboards and table-based schemas. Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne. 30th November – 3rd December.

2007

Brown, M.E. (2007). Schools out: Looking back to the future. Invited keynote address to the annual PPTA conference, Wellington, 25 September.

Brown, M.E. (2007). Just another tool: Beyond authentic learning and psycho-pedagogy. Paper presented at the New South Wales Computers in Education Group Annual Conference, Newcastle, 1 July.

Brown, M.E. (2007). Having the courage to teach: An alternative e-learning pedagogy for inclusiveness. Paper presented at the Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, Leicester, 12 July.

Brown, M.E. (2007). New teachers for new times: Redefining the landscape of pre-service teacher education. Paper presented at the 35th Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Wollongong, 4 July.

Brown, M.E. (2007). The ANZ picture - Roundtable all Australian and New Zealand universities. 1st Sakai Regional Conference. 5-6 November, 2007, Canberra.

Brown, M., Anderson, B., & Murray, F. (2007). E-learning policy issues: Global trends, themes and tensions. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) Conference, Singapore, 2-5 Dec.

Brown, M., Anderson, B., Simpson, M., & Suddaby, G. (2007). Showcasing Mahara: A new open source eportfolio. Poster presentation at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) Conference, Singapore, 2-5th Dec.

Brown, M., & Stratford, R. (2007). Looking back to the future: Lessons from the history of educational computing. Paper presented at the Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference, Leicester, 13 July.

Brown, M., & Stratford, R. (2007). Problematising the ICT movement: Learning for which future? Paper presented at the 35th Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Wollongong, 5 July.

Cross, L., & Brown, M. (2007). Digital delights and dilemmas: A digitally enhanced classroom. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 19 (3), 33-41. 

Elliot, A., & Brown, M. (2007). Beyond pre-service teacher education: What happens when new teachers meet ICT in primary classrooms? Paper presented at the 35th Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Wollongong, 5 July.

O’Hara, D., & Brown, M. (2007). Switching them on and keeping them on: Online professional development for university teachers. Poster presentation at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) Conference, Singapore, 2-5th Dec.  

2006

Anderson, B., Brown, M., Murray, F., Simpson, M., & Mentis, M. (2006). Global picture, local lessons: E-learning policy and accessibility. Report to the Ministry of Education. Massey University College of Education, Palmerston North.

Brown, M.E. (2006). Point, click and play: Critically ‘reading’ the new digital learning objects. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 6 July, Fremantle.

Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2006). A case of conflict: Thinking differently about teacher learning. Paper presented at Australian Computers in Education Conference, 3 October, Cairns.

Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2006). ICT and young children: Laying the foundations for the digital future. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 18 (2), 38-44.

Brown, M., & Murray, F. (2006). Thinking differently: Preparing critically informed hi-tech teachers. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 10 July, Perth.

Brown, M., Murray, F., & Ong, C. (2006). Thinking differently about interactive whiteboards: Exploring the bleeding edge of innovation. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 6 July, Fremantle.

Brown, M., Vossler, K., & Murray, F. (2006). Let’s get digital: Redesigning pre-service teacher education from the ground up. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 8 July, Fremantle.

Brown, M., & Stratford, R. (2006). The next big thing: Learning for which future? Paper presented at Australian Computers in Education Conference, 3 October, Cairns. 

Cooper, C. & Brown, M. (2006). eLearning strategies: Are they useful? New Zealand Education Review, 11, 6 July, p.8. 

Lloyd, M., & Brown, M. (2006). Why teachers should publish: Writing as professional development. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 18 (3), 42- 48.

Murray, F., Brown, M., Anderson, B., Simpson, M., & Mentis, M. (2006). Global picture, local lesson: A comparative analysis of (e)learning policy. Paper presented at Enabling E-Learning Approaches: Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Biennial Conference, 3-5 July, Auckland. 

2005

Brown, M. (2005). Telling tales out of school: The political nature of the digital landscape. In K-W Lai (ed.), e-Learning communities: Teaching and learning with the Web (pp. 23-38). Dunedin: Otago University Press.

Brown, M. (2005). The growth of enterprise pedagogy: How ICT policy is infected by neo-liberal ideology. Australian Journal of Educational Computing, 20 (2), 16-22.

Brown, M. (2005). The new technology god: The battle to win teachers' hearts, minds and souls. Invited keynote address to the Top of the South ICT Conference, Picton, 10th September.

Brown, M. E. (2005). Readers respond: Ubiquitous computing- Are we crazy? Learning & Leading with Technology 33 (2), 5.

Brown, M.E. (2005). What you need to know about ICT in schools: Why we need more critical debate. M. Cooper (Ed) in Australian Teacher Education Association 33rd Annual Conference, Australian Teacher Education Association, Launceston, TAS. pp. 76-83. Teacher Education: Local and Global July 6-9. Gold Coast, Queensland. 

Brown, M. E., & Cross, L. (2005). Reframing learning through wireless technologies: The wonders and the worries. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 17 (2), 43-49.

Brown, M.E., Murray, F. M. (2005). A culture of technology critique: Low tech to high tech teacher education. in Australian Teacher Education Association 33rd Annual Conference, Australian Teacher Education Association, Lauceston, TAS. pp. 84-92. Teacher Education: Local and Global July 6-9. Gold Coast, Queensland.

Murray, F. M., & Brown, M. E. (2005). Sharpening the focus: Reframing teacher education through critical dialogue. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 17 (1), 33-38.

Murray, F.M., & Brown, M.E. (2005). Engaging teachers in critical dialogue: a low tech approach to high tech teacher education. 12th International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) International Conference. July 3-6 Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney, NSW.

2004

Brown, M. E. (2004). Notschool.net uncovered: Not all it seems. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 1 (1), 7-15.

Brown, M.E. (2004). Thinking different: Lessons from the study of experienced internet-using teachers. European Conference on Educational Research. September 22-25 University of Crete, Crete, Greece.

Brown, M.E. (2004). Telling a different story: Lessons from ICT teacher education in New Zealand. Minerva Dissemination Conference. September 17-18 Leiden, The Netherlands.

Brown, M.E. (2004). The use of ICT in schools: It's time to ask some searching questions. Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference. July 5-7 Auckland College of Education, Auckland.

Brown, M.E. (2004). Engaging teachers in critical dialogue: Helping to problematize the use of ICT in schools. Evolving Technologies in Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning: International Conference on Educational Technology. September 9-10 Suntec, Singapore.

Brown, M.E. (2004). Thinking different about ICT: A critical perspective on the orthodoxy of optimism. Charting the Future: The Way Forward for Secondary Education. April 18-20 Wellington.

Brown, M.E., & Murray, F.M. (2004). Engaging teachers in critical dialogue: Using role play to problematise ICT in schools. Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2004. July 5-7 Auckland College of Education, Auckland. 

2003

Brown, M. E. (2003). Beyond the digital horizon: The untold story. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 15 (1), 34-40.

Brown, M. E. (2003). Critical voices on the digital revolution. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 15 (2), 3-5. Guest Editorial.

Brown, M. (2003). Beyond digital literacy: What every teacher should know. Future Rush: Russell Street School ICT Cluster Conference. Palmerston North, 18 July.

Brown, M. E., & Murray, F. M. (2003). Whose line is it anyway? Alternative stories about the digital world. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 15 (2), 10-15. 

2002

Brown, M. (2002). Teachers and technology: Playing with fire. Invited keynote address at Fuel the Fire Conference, Rangitaiki Plains ICT Cluster Event, Edgecumbe. 7th September.

Brown, M.E. (2002). The status of ICT in teacher education: Should we be concerned?. Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Biennial Conference. August 28-31 Wellington.

Brown, M.E. (2002). Online learning pedagogies and implementation strategies. QEM7 Conference, 22 August, Palmerston North.

Brown, M.E. (2002). Learning and educational technologies: The theory that fuels the fire. Fuel the Fire Conference, Rangitaiki Plains ICT Cluster Event, Edgecumbe. 7 Sept.

Brown, M.E. (2002). Leading change involves seeing the future. Manawatu ICTPD Cluster Conference, 4 October, Palmerston North.

Stratford, R., & Brown, M. E. (2002). Towards a political understanding of New Zealand's ICT strategies. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 14 (2), 3-9.

2001

Brown, M. (2001). Teachers and Technology: Stoking the fire. Invited keynote address at ICT mini conference, Edgecumbe. 14th May.

Brown, M.E. (2001). ICT in schools: What does the future promise?. ICT mini conference, Edgecumbe. 14 May.

Brown, M.E. (2001). Learning and multimedia: Leaping into the classroom of the future!. ICT mini conference, Edgecumbe. 14 May.

Codd, J. A., Brown, M. E., Clark, J. A., McPherson, J. E., O'Neill, H., O'Neill, J. G., Waitere-Ang, H. J., Zepke, N. G. (2001). Future scenarios for education: A New Zealand perspective. New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. December 6-9 Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch.

2000

Brown, M. E. (2000). Good teachers and the internet. Education Quarterly Australia 2, 49-51.

Brown, M.E. (2000). Preparing teachers for the 21st century: The challenge of new educational technologies. Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference. August 30-September 1 Christchurch.

Brown, M. E., & Vossler, K. R. (2000). Teacher preparation for the 21st century: What should we be teaching beginning teachers? Computers in New Zealand Schools 12 (3), 47-53.

Ryba, K., & Brown. M.E. (2000). How proficient IT teachers integrate computers into the curriculum. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 16 (4), 6-11.

Pre 2000

Brown, M.E. (1999). The wired curriculum: A choice of content, connectivity or community? In K.W.Lai (Ed.), Net-working: Teaching, learning and professional development with the internet (pp. 25-40). Dunedin: Otago University Press.

Brown, M. (1999). The promise of computers in schools: In search of true bliss. Invited keynote address at Implementing ICT in the classroom: Past, present, future. New Plymouth, August.

Brown, M.E. (1999). Super teaching on the superhighway: A study of proficient internet-using teachers. Joint Australian and New Zealand Educational Research Association Conference, Melbourne, Nov.

Brown, M.E. (1999). Beyond the first wave: A framework for online learning. Journal of Online Learning, 11 (1), 7-11.

Brown, M.E. (1999). A new professional community: Educational technologies in teacher education. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 11 (3), 47.

Brown, M.E. (1999). The piano is still out of tune: A New Zealand study of proficient computer-using teachers. Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference, Edinburgh, July.

Brown, M., Riley, T., & Santos, I. (1999). Weaving a workable web: Lessons from an online post-graduate distance education course. Joint Australian and New Zealand Educational Research Association Conference, Melbourne, Nov.

Sewell, A., & Brown, M. (1999). Computer technology and citizenship education: A social partnership. New Zealand Journal of Social Studies Education, 8 (2), 20-26.

Sewell, A., & Brown, M. (1999). Computers and social studies education: Towards a meaningful partnership. Computers in New Zealand Schools , 11 (1). 3-9.

Brown, M. (1998). The sage returns to the stage: Lights, camera action. Keynote address presented at Teaching for Effective Learning: Using IT in the Classroom, Auckland, August.

Brown, M.E. (1998). The use of computers in New Zealand schools: A critical review. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 10 (3), 35-43.

Brown, M.E. (1998). New teachers for a new age: The myths and realities of the global classroom. Apple University Consortium Conference, Melbourne, Sept.

Brown, M.E., & Riley, T. L. (1998). Multimedia that works: Mixing talent and technology. Journal of Hypermedia and Multimedia Studies, 8 (4), 4-9.

Brown, M.E., & Riley, T. L. (1998). Talent and technology: Catching the wave. Virtual paper presented at 15th Australian Computers in Education Conference, Adelaide, July.

Brown, M.E., & Riley, T.L. (1998). Internet investigations: Talent, teachers and telecommunications. Learning and Leading with Technology, 26 (3), 28-34.

Brown, M.E., & Riley, T. L. (1998). Clever kids and computers: The future down under! Logo Exchange: Journal of the International Society for Technology in Education, 16 (3), 26-32.

Brown, M.E., & Riley, T. L. (1998). IT and clever kids: Taking the plunge. Paper presented at Teaching for Effective Learning: Using IT in the Classroom, Auckland, August.

Davenport, S., Burnett, M., Morrison, F., & Brown, M. (1998). Learning with multimedia: Making history! Paper presented at Teaching for Effective Learning: Using IT in the Classroom, Auckland, August.

Riley, T.L., & Brown, M.E. (1998). The magic of multimedia: Creating leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Gifted Child Today, 21 (5), 20-26.

Riley, T.L., & Brown, M.E. (1998). Internet investigations: Solving mysteries on the information superhighway. Gifted Child Today, 21 (1), 28-33.

Brown, M.E. (1997). Information and communication technology: More than just computers! In J. Burns (Ed.), Perspectives on technology education (pp. 248-268). Palmerston North: Dunmore Press

Brown, M. (1997). Classrooms, computers and change: I've been thinking. Keynote address presented at Innovations 2000, Rotorua, April.

Brown, M.E. (1997). Educational technology: I've been thinking. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 9 (1), 45-48.

Brown, M.E. (1997). In search of the good Internet-using teacher. Paper presented at World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Telecommunications in Education, June, Calgary.

Brown, M.E., & Benn K. (1997). Internet investigations: Learning in cyberspace. Paper presented at New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers Conference, Palmerston North, Oct.

Brown, M.E., & Riley, T.L. (1997). Creations in cyberspace: Challenging clever kids with computers. Australian Journal of Educational Computing, 12 (2), 32-35.

Brown, M. E., & Gower, B. (1997). Making connections: A network for New Zealand teachers. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 9 (3), 48-50.

Brown, M.E., & Riley, T. L. (1997). Brewing brainstorms ... the potential of computers in the education of gifted children. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 9 (3), 3-5.

Riley, T.L., & Brown, M.E. (1997). The wave of the future: Computing for Clever Kids. APEX: The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education, 10 (1), 23-31.

Riley, T.L., & Brown, M.E. (1997). Computing for clever kids... down under! Address delivered at the National Association for Gifted Children 44th Annual Convention, Little Rock, Ar. Nov.

Riley, T., & Brown, M.E. (1997). Making microworlds: Building the road ahead. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 9 (3), 18-22.

Riley, T., & Brown, M.E. (1997). Computing for clever kids: The future is what we make it. Gifted Child Today, 20 (5), 22-29.

Brown, M. (1996). Realities of learning with multi-media: Leaping into the classroom of the future! Keynote address at Information and Communications Technology in Education. Auckland, October.

Brown, M.E. (1996). Information technology: Shifting foundations in tertiary education. Paper presented at Innovations in Teaching, Palmerston North, July.

Brown, M.E. (1996). Learning with multimedia: Beyond the rhetoric. Paper presented at Information Technology Expo, Napier, April.

Brown, M.E. (1996). The proficient computer-using teacher. Paper presented at Information and Communications Technology in Education. Auckland, October.

Brown, M.E., & Ryba, K. (1996). A teacher's guide to the Internet. In K-W. Lai (Ed.), Words have wings: Teaching and learning with computer networks (pp. 19-34). Dunedin: Otago University Press.

Brown, M.E., & Ryba, K. (1996). Superhighway teachers: The effective use of Internet in education. The New Zealand Principal, 11 (4), 13-15.

Bulls, M., Brown, M., Hunter, W., & Fryatt, M. (1996). Virtual teaching in the information age: Pre-service teacher perceptions. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 8 (3), 12-15.

Bulls, M., & Brown, M.E. (1996). A window into the future: A virtual teaching experience. Telecommunication in Education News, 1-3.

Hunter, W., & Brown, M.E. (1996). A virtual teaching experience. Paper presented at World Conference on Multimedia in Education and Telecommunications in Education, Boston, June.

Watson, C., & Brown, M.E. (1996). Whose reality: Opportunities and pitfalls in multimedia teaching. Paper presented to Apple University Consortium Conference, Brisbane, September.

Brown, M.E. (1995). The information superhighway: Making sense of cyberspace. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 7 (1), 3-14.

Brown, M.E. (1995). What is the role of information and communication technology in the New Zealand curriculum? Computers in New Zealand Schools, 7 (2), 7-14.

Brown, M.E. (1995). Electronic discussion groups: Creating virtual communities. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 7 (2), 34-36.

Brown, M.E., & Shuker, R. (1995). Young children and computers: What is the case? Paper presented at the Montessori Kindergarten Association Annual Conference, Palmerston North, November.

Brown, M.E. (1994). Really using those computers: After the supermarket vouchers. The New Zealand Principal, 9 (3), 33-34.

Brown, M.E., & Dougherty, U. (1994). Young children and computers: Early childhood teacher's perceptions. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 6 (3), 14-20.

Ryba, K., & Brown, M.E. (1994). The teacher as researcher: Studying new approaches to teaching and learning with information technology. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 6 (2), 3-5.

Little, L., & Brown, M.E. (1994). After the cakestalls: Perceptions of computer use in three New Zealand primary schools. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 6 (2), 15-20.

Brown, M.E. (1992). An ecological perspective on research with computers in science education. Research in Science Education, 22, 63-71.

Brown, M.E. (1992). Computer inservice education for teachers: A whole school approach. Paper presented to joint Australian and New Zealand Educational Research Association Conference, Geelong, November.

Brown, M.E. (1992). An ecological approach to the use of computers in science education. Paper presented to New Zealand Science Teachers Association Conference, Hamilton, September.

Brown, M.E. (1992). An ecological perspective on research with computers in science education. Paper presented to Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference, Hamilton, July.

Brown, M.E., & Reade, S. (1992). Computers in New Zealand education: A principal's perspective on tomorrow's schools. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 4 (3), 18-23.

Ryba, K., & Brown, M.E. (1992). Making it happen: How to get the most out of what we've got. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 4 (3), 3-5.

Ryba, K., Anderson, B., & Brown, M.E. (1992). Computer inservice training for teachers: A collaborative whole school approach. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 4 (2),  5-12. 

Prizes, Awards and Honours

• 2013 - ICDE Best Paper Award, China

• 2013 - EDEN conference, Oslo - nominated best paper award

• 2012 - ascilite Innovation and Excellence Award – Bridging the Distance Project

• 2012 - ascilite conference, Wellington - nominated best paper award

• 2012 - DEANZ Highly Commended Award – Student Success Framework

• 2011 - Highly Commended Award , National University Technology Network (NUTN), United States

• 2008 - New Zealand Open Source Education Award – Mahara (ePortfolio System)

• 2008 - Distinguished Paper Award – International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong

• 2007 - IMS Global Award – Best ePortfolio System (Mahara), Austin, Texas

• 2007 - Award from Fund for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Massey University

• 2006 - National Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching

• 2006 - Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, Massey University

• 2005 - Award from Fund for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Massey University

• 2000 - Award from Fund for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Massey University

• 1999 - Apple Distinguished Educator Award

• 1999 - Award from Fund for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Massey University

• 1996 - International Society for Technology in Education Online Teaching Award

• 1995 - Award from Fund for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Massey University       

• 1993 - Extramural Students’ Association Teaching Award, Massey University

•1990 - Massey University Scholar

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