Kate Mitchell

Educational designer in Melbourne, Australia

Kate Mitchell

Educational designer in Melbourne, Australia

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I originally studied and worked in film, video and multimedia production. I then found myself passionately working in education, including teaching across vocational, secondary and higher education.

More recently, I have been fortunate enough to work in projects and roles that incorporate both. This includes staff development, training and support in educational technologies, learning design, interactive projects and undertaking research in e-Learning and blended learning.

I still get really excited about exploring the ways that technology can be used for learning and teaching, and discussing the climates and factors that may help or hinder using technologies in practice. It's not always an easy road! Supporting others in this journey is something that I especially enloy, which is why my research focusses on these challenges and what they mean for implementation and support.

I hold research interests in e-Learning adoption and integration and in academic and teaching staff professional development. I recently completed my Masters of Education by Research thesis exploring vocational educators’ perceptions of the enablers and barriers shaping their use of e-Learning.

Read my latest work:

Mitchell, K., Simpson, C. & Adachi, C. (2017). What’s in a name: the ambiguity and complexity of technology enhanced learning roles. In H.Partridge, K. Davis, & J. Thomas. (Eds.), Me, Us, IT! Proceedings ASCILITE2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in theUse of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp. 147-151).

Young, T., Mitchell, K., & Cross, R. (2017). A Mobile first clinical assessment model. In ePortfolios Australia forum 2017: Owning, supporting and sharing the journey: Book of short papers (pp. 105-112).

Mitchell, K 2016, Better for the students and easier for us : factors shaping vocational educators' perceptions of e-Learning, Masters by Research, Education, RMIT University.

  • Education
    • Bachelor of Art (Multimedia)
    • Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
    • Master of Education (Research)