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Associate Professor Paul Newhouse

Director of CSaLT

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6469, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.228
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6469  
Facsimile: (61 8)  9370 6397  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.228  


Paul is an Associate Professor in the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts and Centre Director for the Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies.

Professional Associations

  • 2001 - Educational Computing Association of WA (ECAWA)

Research Areas and Interest

  • Educational computing - particularly portable computing in schools
  • Assessment
  • Technology education
  • Computer-supported learning environments

Staff Qualifications

  • Grad Dip of Business, Curtin University of Technology .
  • PhD, Curtin University of Technology, 1998 .
  • Master of Applied Science, Curtin University of Technology, 1988 .
  • Grad Dip of Mathematics Education, Curtin University of Technology, 1985 .
  • Teachers Higher Certificate, Other WA higher ed institution, 1983 .
  • Grad Dip in Computing, Curtin University of Technology, 1982 .
  • Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia, 1978 .
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Western Australia, 1977 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Authentic digital representation of creative works in education: Addressing the challenges of digitisation and assessment.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2011 - 2013,  $516,760.
  • Culture Pad: Linking indigenous communities to schools and education through the use of mobile and online technologies.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 1),  2014,  $95,250.
  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2015,  $187,248.
  • Multi-modal digital assessment using iPads within the school environment: enhancing formative and summative assessment, and student and parent involvement.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013,  $16,916.
  • Metacognition conceptual learning and online research tool,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $21,000.
  • Nanotechnology Online game,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012,  $102,761.
  • NanoCity : Stage Two Nanotechnology Game Development,  The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education ,  DIISRTE - Grant,  2013,  $93,425.
  • Investigating a challenge-based model for the development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in K-12 Classrooms using IPADS. ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012,  $24,782.
  • Investigating the feasibility of using digital representations of work for authentic and reliable performance assessment in senior secondary school courses,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2007 - 2010,  $714,679.
  • An evaluation of the use of ICT at John Willcock College in 2011.,  John Willcock College,  John Willcock College - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $3,500.
  • Evaluation of the Bush Schools Network (BSN),  Catholic Education Office of WA,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $52,000.
  • 100 Schools Project,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2003 - 2009,  $502,727.
  • Evaluation of the Use of ICT at John Willcock College,  John Willcock College,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $3,500.
  • Digitally based formats for alternative external assessment for post-compulsory courses of study in WA,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $60,000.
  • Balga Senior High School ICT Evaluation 2006,  Balga Senior High School,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  .
  • Strategic Partnerships in ICT Teacher Development Project,  Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc,  Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $19,091.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Newhouse, P., (2013), Applied Information Technology. Digital Representations of Student Performance for Assessment, 49-98, The Netherlands.
  • Newhouse, P., (2013), Literature Review and Conceptual Framework. Digital Representations of Student Performance for Assessment, 9-28, The Netherlands.
  • Newhouse, P., (2011), Comparative pairs marking supports authentic assessment of practical performance within constructivist learning environments. Applications of Rasch Measurement in Learning Environments Research., 141-180, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Penney, D., Newhouse, P., Jones, A., Campbell, A., (2011), Digital technologies: Enhancing pedagogy and extending opportunities for learning in senior secondary physical education?. Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environments. , 15-27, Pennsylvania, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-074-3.

Journal Articles

  • Newhouse, P., (2014), Using digital portfolios for high-stakes assessment in visual arts. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(3).
  • Newhouse, P., Tarricone, P., (2014), Digitizing practical production work for high-stakes assessments. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 40(2), 1-17.
  • Newhouse, P., (2014), Using digital representations of practical production work for summative assessment. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 21(2), 205-220, DOI: 10.1080/0969594X.2013.868341.
  • Newhouse, P., Cooper, M., (2013), Computer-based oral exams in Italian language studies. ReCALL, 25(3), 321-339.
  • Newhouse, P., (2013), Computer-Based Practical Exams in an Applied Information Technology Course. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 45(3), 263-286.
  • Newhouse, P., (2013), Using digital technologies to improve the authenticity of performance assessment for high-stakes purposes. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, n/a(n/a), n/a, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2013.851031.
  • Newhouse, P., (2013), Learning with portable digital devices in Australian schools: 20 years on!. The Australian Educational Researcher, n/a(n/a), n/a, DOI: 10.1007/s13384-013-0139-3.
  • Newhouse, P., (2013), Computer-based exams in schools: Freedom from the limitations of paper?. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 8(3), 431?447, Singapore.
  • Newhouse, P., (2011), Using IT to assess IT: Towards greater authenticity in summative performance assessment. Computers and Education, 56(2), 388-402,, DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.08.023.
  • Penney, D., Jones, A., Newhouse, P., Campbell, A., (2011), Developing a digital assessment in senior secondary physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, November(2011), 1-28, DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2011.582490.
  • Newhouse, P., (2010), Aligning Assessment with Curriculum and Pedagogy in Applied Information Technology. Australian Educational Computing, 24(2), 4-11, Canberra.
  • Tondeur, J., Cooper, M., Newhouse, P., (2010), From ICT coordination to ICT integration: a longitudinal case study. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26(4), 296-306, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00351.x.
  • Newhouse, P., Njiru, J., (2009), Using Digital Technologies and Contemporary Psychometrics in the Assessment of Performance On Complex Practical Tasks. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 18(2), 221-234, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/14759390902992626.

Conference Publications

  • Newhouse, P., Lane, J., Cooper, M., Twining, P., (2014), Redefining education: sustaining 1 to 1 computing strategies in Western Australian schools..
  • Newhouse, P., (2014), Digital portfolios for summative assessment., 260-267.
  • Newhouse, P., (2013), ICT in the Australian curriculum. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education 2013, 914-919, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia.
  • Newhouse, P., (2013), Digital Representation of Visual Artworks for High-Stakes Assessment. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education 2013, 832-839, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia.
  • Sari, E., Pagram, J., Newhouse, P., (2012), Go online and have a chat with your colleagues: a new image of teacher professional learning in Indonesia. Australian Computers in Education Conference 2012: Refereed Conference Proceedings, 8, Perth, Australia.
  • Masek, M., Murcia, K., Morrison, J., Newhouse, P., Hackling, M., (2012), Learning in transformational computer games: Exploring design principles for a nanotechnology game. AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, 1-12, Sydney.
  • Newhouse, P., (2012), Effective School Leadership for Return on Investment in ICT. Australian Computers in Education Conference 2012: Refereed Conference Proceedings, 7, Perth, Australia.
  • Newhouse, P., (2012), Authentic digital representation of creative works for assessment. Australian Computers in Education Conference 2012: Refereed Conference Proceedings, 7, Perth, Australia.
  • Newhouse, P., (2012), Digital forms of assessment: aligning with pedagogic and curriculum intentions. Australian Computers in Education Conference 2012: Refereed Conference Proceedings, 1-7, Perth, Australia.
  • Penney, D., Gillespie, L., Jones, A., Newhouse, P., Campbell, A., (2011), Assessment in Senior Secondary Physical Education. Questions of Judgement. Edited Proceedings of the 27th ACHPER International Conference, 103-110, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Newhouse, P., (2011), Realising the investment in ICT in schools: School Leadership the missing piece. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, 672-676, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Newhouse, P., (2011), Transforming schooling with 1:1 mobile computer support. International Conference on Computers in Education., 401-405, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Newhouse, P., (2010), Digital Forms of Performance Assessment. ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010, 8p., Canberra.
  • Newhouse, P., (2010), School Leadership critical to maximising the impact of ICT on learning. ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010, 7p., Online.
  • Newhouse, P., (2010), Empowering Learners with ICT is a Battle Against Educational Fundamentalism. ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010, 6p., Canberra.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Examination Of The Capabilities Required By University Tutors In Online Learning Environments And The Factors Affecting The Relative Importance Of These Capabilities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Construction Of A Business English Curriculum, Relevant To The Workplace, And Making Use Of Word Processing In A Place Of Handwriting..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Into The Feasibility Of Using Digital Representations Of Students' Work For Authentic And Reliable Performance Assessment In Applied Information Technology..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Performance Enhancement Of The Task Assessment Process Through The Application Of An Electronic Performance Support System..

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Teacher Professional Development In An Online Learning Community: A Case Study In Indonesia.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Use Of A Genre Approach To Teach Western Scientific Report Writing In A Thai Undergraduate Efl Program: A Comparison Of Two Modes..
  • Master of Education,  Tablet Pc Use In Teaching And Learning: A Case Study.
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