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Professor Mark McMahon

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6434, Email: m.mcmahon@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML10.101
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6434
Email: m.mcmahon@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML10.101  

 

Mark is the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Qualifications

  • doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1991.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • What makes a child school ready? Executive functions and self-regulation in pre-primary students ,  CingleVue Pty Ltd,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Project,  2017 - 2020,  $90,000.
  • Applications of an online, self-completed, psychometric tool for the purposes of furthering education,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $91,487.
  • Developing an online, self-completed, psychometric tool for quantifying students' individual learning differences,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $91,427.
  • Research and Development of Transformative Assessment within a Learning Management System Stage 2,  CingleVue Pty Ltd,  CingleVue - Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $9,059.
  • Professional development program to embed inclusive and explicit teaching practices in higher education first year units,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Innovation and Development Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $106,000.
  • Research and Development of Transformative Assessment within a Learning Management System,  CingleVue Pty Ltd,  CingleVue - Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $29,224.
  • Research into Flexible Learning Toolboxes Development Processes Series 13, 2010,  Kangan Batman TAFE,  Kangan Batman TAFE - Grant,  2011,  $7,353.
  • Promoting metacognitive processing through negotiated assessment,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2005 - 2007,  $14,000.
  • External relations-committees-flag strategy 2005 evaluation & research quality e-learning resources,  TAFE NSW,  Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $36,300.
  • Toolbox Series 8 Mentoring Service,  e-Works,  Grant,  2005,  $82,003.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • McMahon, M., (2013), Enhancing Nutritional Learning Outcomes within a Simulation and Pervasive Game-Based Strategy. Cases on Digital Game-based Learning: Methods, Models, and Strategies, 119-130, Hershey, PA, IGI Global , DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2848-9.ch007.

Journal Articles

  • McMahon, M., Garrett, M., (2016), A Classification Matrix of Examination Items to Promote Transformative Assessment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 27(3), 267-287, Chesapeake VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • McMahon, M., Garrett, M., (2014), Applications of binocular parallax stereoscopic displays for tasks involving spatial cognition in 3D virtual environments. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 6(4), 17-33, IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/ijgcms.2014100102.
  • Garrett, M., McMahon, M., (2013), Indirect measures of learning transfer between real and virtual environments. Australiasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(6), 806-822, Tugun, QLD, Australia, Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.

Conference Publications

  • McMahon, M., Garrett, M., (2017), Mind vs. Machine: A comparison between human analysis and autonomous natural language processing in the classification of learning outcomes. edMedia 2015?World conference on educational Media and Technology, 1(28-30 June), 635-643, Waynesville NC, AACE.
  • McMahon, M., Jung, J., (2016), Applying a Learning Outcomes Taxonomy to Ensure Digital Literacy in Undergraduate Units of Study. EdMedia 2016--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology , 1061-1067, Waynesville, USA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • McMahon, M., Garrett, M., (2016), Evaluation of a learning outcomes taxonomy to support autonomous classification of instructional activities. Show Me The Learning. Proceedings ASCILITE 2016 Adelaide, 421-430, online only, University of South Australia.
  • McMahon, M., Garrett, M., (2015), A Classification Matrix of Examination Items to Promote Transformative Assessment. Global Learn 2015 - Global Conference on Learning and Technology, 175-184, Waynesville, USA, AACE.
  • McMahon, M., (2014), Ensuring the development of Digital Literacy in higher education curricula. Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014, 524-528, ASCILITE.
  • McMahon, M., (2014), A multidimensional approach to understanding and addressing digital literacy in higher education. Research and Development in Higher Education: Higher Education in a Globalized World, 37(7-10 July 2014), 237-244, Milperra, NSW, HERDSA.
  • Li, R., McMahon, M., Haddad, H., (2013), An investigation into a new aesthetics of scientific data visualisation. 2013 Proceedings of Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference , 14p, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • Garrett, M., McMahon, M., (2013), Generalised Design Guidelines for Supporting Knowledge Construction and Learning Transfer using 3D, Problem-based Learning Environments. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications , 2013(24-28 June), 883-893, Chesapeake, VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • McMahon, M., Haddad, H., Medley, S., (2013), The Making of SCA Face: building a school of art and design identity within a university. ACUADS 2012: Region and Isolation: The changing function of art & design education within diasporic cultures and borderless communities, 10p, Western Australia, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • Garrett, M., McMahon, M., (2013), Identifying learning transfer in simulations without access to real world performance measures. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications , 2013(24-28 June), 515-520, Chesapeake, VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • Jung, J., McMahon, M., (2012), Press Any Key: Repositioning digital literacy as an enabler for self-regulated learning. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012 , 632-637, Chesapeake, VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • Bradbury, P., McMahon, M., (2012), Web 2.0 technologies in remote community schools in Western Australia. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012 , 139-148, Chesapeake, VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Developing Knowledge For Real World Problem Scenarios: Using 3d Gaming Technology Within A Problem- Based Learning Framework

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Using Technology To Foster Leaner Reflection In Higher Education.
  • Master of Communications by Research,  Connecting Dots: Interaction Design For Holistic Learning
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A New Approach To Data Visualisation Through Traditional Chinese Aesthetics And Gesture-based Gaming Technology
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