Dr Lina Markauskaite

MCM(Strath)

Senior Lecturer, eResearch, Centre for Research on Computer-supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo Research Centre)

Thesis Examination and Progress Review Coordinator, Division of Doctoral Studies

Postgraduate Research Student Coordinator, Division of Doctoral Studies

Email:

Phone: +61 2 9036 5320

Fax: +61 2 9036 5205

Building.Room: A35.249

Research interests

Learning sciences; psychology of education

  • Learning technologies and new media

Research on teaching and learning

  • Teacher education and professional learning


Keywords

epistemic fluency, personal epistemology, knowledge work, teacher knowledge, design knowledge, ICT in education, ICT-enhanced social research methods, eResearch in education, social and epistemic shaping of eResearch



Professional biography

Lina Markauskaite is a Senior Lecturer in eResearch (Educational and Social Research Methods) in the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo), within the Faculty of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney.  She received a PhD in informatics from the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (Lithuania), in 2000. Before arriving to Australia in 2004, Lina managed ICT implementation and educational change projects; and was the national coordinator of large-scale national and international studies on ICT in schools in Lithuania (such as IEA's study SITES). She also worked in various expert groups for developing national strategies and programs for ICT implementation in Lithuanian education.

Lina’s current research interests include two main areas: a) ICT-enhanced social and educational research methods and b) epistemic fluency, professional education and professional knowledge work. Lina specialises in various research methods for studying computer-supported teaching and learning and has strong research interests in methodological innovation and ICT-enhanced research methods (eResearch).  Her other strand of research has been exploring epistemological aspects of professional knowledge work. She is also a CI on a large ARC Linkage project that investigates learning issues related to understanding new scientific perspectives emerging from the study of complex systems.



Awards

  • Excellence in teaching award, 2011, The faculty of Education and Social Work



Professional and community roles



Current projects

  • 2009−2011, “Professional learning for knowledgeable action and innovation: The development of epistemic fluency in higher education”, ARC Discovery project (with Peter Goodyear, $220K)
  • 2008, “Redesigning preservice teachers’ ICT capabilities’ development and assessment through the use of ePortfolio”, University of Sydney, TIES grant.
  • 2006, "The influence of 'contextual' factors on trainee teachers’ awareness of how ICT can be used in their future profession." University of Sydney, Research and Development scheme.
  • 2008, visiting research fellowship “Education and eResearch”, Lithuanian Government’s and European Union’s re-integration scheme.
  • 2004−2007, Postdoctoral fellowship “The use of blended learning environments for enhancing ICT literacy”. University of Sydney, Sesqui scheme.
  • 2010-2013, "Learning the Complexity of Scientific Knowledge about Climate Change with Computer Modelling and Visualization Technologies", ARC Linkage project (with Michael Jacobson, Chun Hu, Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW), Centre for Learning Innovation (NSW), $400K)
  • 2009-2010, "Co-developing eResearch infrastructure: Technology-enhanced research practices, attitudes and future requirements" (in collaboration with USyd ICT unit, NSW eResearch Institute Intersect, and 7 NSW universities. Sponsored by USyd ICT (2009) and Intersect (2009-2010))
  • 2012: “Epistemic fluency in professional learning and scientific inquiry: The origins of resourcefulness for knowledgeable action”, University of Sydney, Thompson Fellowship, AU$60000.


Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
The King is in the field: re-creating the poetic vision contained within the ancient historical text of King Solomon’s Song of Songs in a 3D Virtual leanring environment, to determine if serious games can improve academic outcomes for learning literature. PhD Kathrine Petersen
Learning in and out of the classroom: the activation of productive mental resources PhD David Ashe
Exploring teachers’ mental resources in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). PhD Shaista Bibi
Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) teachers’ conceptions of, and approaches to, ICT in professional education. PhD Shahadat Khan
Designing student-centred learning: teachers and students in practice PhD Natalie Spence
Learning and Enactment in Techno-Human Ecosystems: Implications for sustainable learning and innovation of farmers in the Philippines PhD Gilbert Importante
Epistemic Constructs of Online Discussion PhD Samuray Ozay


Selected publications

Books

Book chapters

  • Goodyear, P. Markauskaite, L. . (in press). Pedagogic designs, technology and practice-based education. In S. Billett, M. Hutchings & F. Trede (Ed.), Practice-based education: Perspectives and strategies Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.
  • Markauskaite, L. Kennan, M. A. Richardson, J. Aditomo, A. Hellmers, L. (2012). Investigating eResearch: collaboration practices and future challenges. In Juan, A. Daradoumis, T., Roca, M., Grasman, S., Faulin, J. (Ed.), Collaborative and distributed e-research: Innovations in technologies, strategies and applications (pp. 1–33), Hershey PA: IGI Books.
  • L. Markauskaite, P. Freebody & J. Irwin. (2011). Bridging and blending disciplines of inquiry: Doing science and changing practice and policy. In L. Markauskaite, P. Freebody & J. Irwin (Ed.), Methodological choice and design: Scholarship, policy and practice in social and educational research (pp. 1–16), Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Markauskaite, L. (2011). Digital knowledge and digital research: What does eResearch offer education and social policy?. In In L. Markauskaite, P. Freebody & J. Irwin (Ed.), Methodological choice and design: Scholarship, policy and practice in social and educational research (pp. 235–252), Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Freebody, P., Markauskaite, L., & Irwin, J. (2011). Knowledge and epistemology in scholarship, practice and policy: Research-as-science and research-as-project. In L. Markauskaite, P. Freebody & J. Irwin (Ed.), Methodological choice and design: Scholarship, policy and practice in social and educational research (pp. 17–35), Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Reimann, P., & Markauskaite, L. (2010). New learning - old methods? How e-research might change technology-enhanced learning research. In M. S. Khine & I. M. Saleh (Ed.), New science of learning: Cognition, computers and collaboration in education (pp. 249–272), Springer.
  • Markauskaite, L. (2009). National policies and practices in ICT for education in Lithuania. In T. Plomp, R. E. Anderson, N. Law & A. Quale (Ed.), Cross-national information and communication technology policies and practices in education (2nd ed., pp. 477–495), Greewich, CT: Information Age Publishing Inc..
  • Calvo, R, Ellis, R, Carroll, N, Markauskaite, L. (2007). Informing eLearning software development processes with the student experience of learning. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Ed.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice (pp. 175–185), NSW, Australia: University of Sydney Press.
  • Calvo, A. R., Ellis, R. A., Carroll, N., & Markauskaite, L. (2007). Informing eLearning software development processes with the student experience of learning. In A. Brew & J. Sachs (Ed.), Transforming a University: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Practice (pp. 175–185), Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Journal articles

  • Sutherland, L. Markauskaite, L. (2012). Examining the role of authenticity in supporting the development of professional identity: an example from teacher education. Higher Education, 64, 747–766.
  • Kali, Y. Goodyear, P. Markauskaite, L. . (2011). Researching design practices and design cognition: Contexts, experiences and pedagogical knowledge-in-pieces. Learning, Media & Technology, 36(2), 129–149.
  • Sutherland, L., Howard, S., & Markauskaite, L. (2010). Professional identity creation: Examining the development of beginning preservice teachers’ understanding of their work as teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(3), 465–465. DOI:10.1016/j.tate.2009.06.006
  • Calvo, R. A., Markauskaite, L., & Trigwell, K. . (2010). Factors affecting students' experiences and satisfaction about teaching quality in engineering. Australasian Journal for Engineering Education, 16(2), 139–148.
  • Markauskaite, L. (2010). Digital media, technologies and scholarship: Some shapes of eResearch in educational inquiry. Australian educational researcher, 37(4), 79–101.
  • Markauskaite, L, Sutherland, L, Howard, S. (2008). Knowledge labels and their correlates in an asynchronous text-based computer-supported collaborative learning environment: Who uses and who benefits?. Research and practice in technology enhanced learning, 3(1), 65–93.
  • Markauskaite, L., & Sutherland, M. L. (2008). Exploring individual and collaborative dimensions of knowledge building in an online learning community of practice. Informatics in Education, 7(1).
  • Markauskaite, L, Sutherland, L. (2008). Exploring individual and collaborative dimensions of knowledge building in an online learning community of practice. Informatics in Education, 7(1), 105–126.

Conference papers

  • Bibi, S. Markauskaite, L. Ashe, D. . (2012). A study of university teachers’ planning their teaching with Information and Communication Technologies: A mental resource perspective. . In The 25nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. ASCILITE 2012 Conference Proceedings. New Zealand, Wellington, 25th – 28th November.
  • Kelly, N. Jacobson, M. Markauskaite, L. Southavilay, V. (2012). Agent-based computer models for learning about climate change and process analysis techniques. In The International Conference of Learning Sciences. ICLS 2012 Proceedings (1pp. 25–32). Sydney, Australia, 2–6 July 2012.
  • Markauskaite, L. Jacobson. M. Southavilay, V. Kelly, N. . (2012). Using process analysis techniques to understand students’ learning strategies with computer models. In Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (based on refereed abstract) . Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 12-17 April 2012.
  • Jacobson. M. Markauskaite, L. Kelly, N. (2012). Model Based Learning about Climate Change with Productive Failure: Preliminary Findings. In American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (based on refereed abstract). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 12-17 April 2012.
  • Kali, Y. Markauskaite, L. Goodyear, P. Bachfischer, A. Ward, M.-H. (2011). Bridging multiple expertise in collaborative design for technology-enhanced learning. In Spada, H., Stahl, G., Miyake, N., Law, N. (Eds.) Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings (vol. 2,pp. 831–835). Hong Kong, 4–8 July 2011.
  • Thompson, K. Kennedy-Clark, S. Markauskaite, L. Southavilay, V. . (2011). Capturing and analysing the processes and patterns of learning in collaborative learning environments. In Spada, H., Stahl, G., Miyake, N., Law, N. (Eds.) Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings (vol 2,pp. 596–600). Hong Kong, China, 4–8 July 2011.
  • Markauskaite, L., Bachfischer, A., Kali, Y., & Goodyear, P. . (2011). Beyond technology, pedagogy and content: Insights into the knowledge bases for collaborative elearning design. In The American Educational Research Association annual meeting (*based on refereed abstract).
  • Markauskaite, L. Goodyear, P. (2011). Pedagogical p-prims: Insights into the shape of teachers’ intuitive mental resources for educational design and action. In The American Educational Research Association annual meeting (*based on refereed abstract). New Orleans, Louisiana, 8-12 April, 2011.
  • Markauskaite, L. Goodyear, P. (2009). Designing for complex ICT-based learning: Understanding teacher thinking to help improve educational design. In Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. 26th Annual ascilite International Conference (pp. 614–624). Auckland, New Zealand, 6-9 December 2009.
  • Goodyear, P. Markauskaite, L. Kali, Y. (2009). Learning design, design contexts and pedagogical knowledge-in-pieces. In The Future of Learning Design Conference Proceedings (pp. 13–19). Australia, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 10 December 2009.
  • Goodyear, P. Markauskaite, L. (2009). Teachers’ design knowledge, epistemic fluency and reflections on students’ experiences. In In The 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference proceedings, The Student Experience (pp. 154–162). Darwin, Australia, 6–9 July 2009.
  • Markauskaite, L, Reimann, P. (2008). Enabling teacher-led research and innovation: A conceptual design of an inquiry framework for ICT-enhanced teacher innovation. In Luca J, Weippl ER. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 3484–3493). Vienna, 30 June-4 July 2008.
  • Markauskaite, L, Reimann, P. (2008). Enhancing and scaling-up design-based research: The potential of e-research. In Kirschner PA, Prins F, Jonker V, Kanselaar G. International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World. PROCEEDINGS of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences–ICLS 2008 (pp. 27–34). Utrecht, 2008.
  • Markauskaite, L., Sutherland, L. M., Howard, S. K. (2008). Knowledge labels and their correlates in an asynchronous test-based computer-supported collaborative learning environment: Who uses and who benefits?. In Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (3pp. 65–93).
  • Carroll, N, Markauskaite, L. (2006). E-portfolios and blogs: online tools for giving young engineers a voice. In Proceedings 7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (pp. 1–8). UTS, Haymarket, 10-13th July 2006.
  • Markauskaite, L, Goodyear, P, Reimann, P. (2006). Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Who’s Learning? Whose Technology?. In Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear, Peter Reimann 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Who's Learning? Whose Technology? Proceedings volume 1 (pp. 1033–1033). Sydney, Australia, 3-6 December 2006.

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