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Professor Mark McMahon

Director, International and Strategic

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

  • The effect of digitally supported schema acquisition on middle school students' problem-solving achievement,  CingleVue Pty Ltd,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Project,  2019 - 2024,  $120,000.
  • 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.
  • Algorithmic Matching of Employee Attributes with Employer Contexts and Needs,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2018 - 2019,  $99,998.
  • 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)

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.

Conference Publications

  • Berg, V., McMahon, M., Rogers, S., Garrett, M., Manley, D., (2019), The eFun App: A New Tool to Measure Executive Functions to Support Learning in a Child-Friendly, Valid and Engaging Way. EdMedia 2019 proceedings, 76-85, Waynesville, United States of America, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • McMahon, M., Heather, J., (2017), Using Blog Comments as Feedback to Promote the Metacognitive Development of Creativity. Proceedings of the HEAd’17. 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances, 3(21-23 June 2017), 933-940, Valencia, Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, DOI: 10.4995/HEAd17.2017.5478.
  • 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., 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), Mind vs. Machine: A comparison between human analysis and autonomous natural language processing in the classification of learning outcomes. Proceedings of EdMedia 2016--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 1(28-30 June), 635-643, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • 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.

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,  A new approach to data visualisation through traditional Chinese aesthetics and gesture-based gaming technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Using technology to foster leaner reflection in higher education.
  • Master of Communications by Research,  Connecting dots: Interaction design for holistic learning
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