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Steven Pace

BAppSc(Maths & Comp) UCCQ, MAppSc CQU, PhD ANU
Assoc Prof/HOC BMmSt, BDigital Media, Assoc Deg DM, DDM
School of Education and the Arts
LEAP Centre (Learning, Equity, Access and Participation)
(07) 4940 7417
Mackay Ooralea
Building 22 - Room G.12
About Me

Associate Professor Steven Pace is the Head of Digital Media in the School of Education and the Arts at CQUniversity. Some highlights of Steven's academic career include:

  • being appointed as an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion in 2016;
  • winning the award for National ICT Educator of the Year in 2011;
  • receiving a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2011;
  • winning the CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in 2010
  • serving as a member of the Register of Experts of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA);
  • serving as an international expert for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications;
  • working on accreditation assessment panels for the Queensland Office of Higher Education;
  • participating in an international research project in South America funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2010;
  • participating in the Australia 3.0 national ICT leaders’ summit;
  • completing a PhD in the field of human-computer interaction at the Australian National University in 2003; and
  • serving two terms as Head of Digital Media at CQUniversity.

General
Awards

2011. iAward for National ICT Educator of the Year (www.iawards.com.au)

2011. Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2010. Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

2010. Faculty Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

2010. Dean's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

2010. Students' Choice Award

2010. Finalist - Opal Award for Excellence in Engagement

2004. Dean's Award for Progress in Research

2002. Dean's Award for Quality Teaching

Media Citations

2014

Cairns Sun 2014, 'Projects sought', Cairns Sun, 24 September, p. 10.

Daily Mercury 2014, ‘Trial day', Daily Mercury, 19 February, p. 16.

Gladstone Observer 2014, 'Digital students take on clients', Gladstone Observer, 10 September, p. 5.

Prain, E 2014, 'Protect your image', News Mail, 4 September, p. 4.

Noosa News 2014, 'Digital options open up to CQU Noosa campus students', Noosa News, 19 September, p. 16.

Viljoen, P. 2014, ‘School students reap rewards of workshops', Midweek, 19 February, p. 11.


2013

Daily Mercury 2013, ‘School and uni connect for tech studies’, Daily Mercury, 3 September, p. 8.

Daily Mercury 2013, ‘Teachers get help with technology’, Daily Mercury, 31 August, p. 38.

Philpott, M. 2013, Breakfast with Meecham Philpott, radio program, ABC Radio, Mackay, 18 April.

Viljoen, P. 2013, ‘Exciting transition’, Midweek, 7 August, p. 10.

 

2012

Be 2012, ‘Raw Digitalent 2012’, Be, no. 13, p. 5.

Daily Mercury 2012, ‘CQU exhibition’, Daily Mercury, 2 October, p. 6.

Pace, S. 2012, ‘Exhibit with interaction’, Midweek, 26 September, p. 10.

Rackham, M. 2012, 'Structures, strictures and students: Challenge and change in media arts education', RealTime, no. 110, p. 22.

Woods, M. 2012, ‘Learning from the best’, Learn, no. 2, p. 18.


2011

Crighton, P. 2011, ‘Blockbuster performance’, Learn, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 11.

McIntosh, D. 2011, ‘iAwards 2011 - Honouring the ICT industry’s finest’, Information Age, September/October, pp. 26-29.

Philpott, M. 2011, Breakfast with Meecham Philpott, radio program, ABC Radio, Mackay, 12 July.

Viljoen, P. 2011, ‘Major awards for Mackay IT guru’, Midweek, 7 September, p. 6.

White, T. 2011, ‘An unhealthy obsession’, Cairns Post, 29 November, p. 10.

Williams, T. 2011, ‘Lecturer awarded citation: ALTC honours Dr Steven Pace for his work with digital media’, Daily Mercury, 30 June, p. 15.

Wong, A. 2011, ‘Recognising heroes of our tech sector’, The Australian, 23 August, p. 36.

 

2010

Daily Mercury 2010, ‘Peek inside Avatar’, Daily Mercury, 17 April, p. 3.

Daily Mercury 2010, ‘Seminar on creation of Avatar’, Daily Mercury, 29 April, p. 19.

Hufton, M. 2010, ‘Surprise invitation for Mackay lecturer’, Midweek, 6 October, p. 11.

Kleidon, K. 2010, Mornings with Kim Kleidon, radio program, ABC Radio, Mackay, 30 April.

Midweek 2010, ‘Avatar’s guru of creatures holds seminar’, Midweek, 28 April, p. 34.

Robinson, I. 2010, ‘Avatar expert’, WIN News, television program, WIN Television, Mackay, 4 May.

Wyllie, F. 2010, Statewide Afternoons, radio program, ABC Radio Illawarra, Wollongong, 14 September.

 

2009

Boyd, C. 2009, ‘Game’s up’, Be, Winter, pp. 24-25, <http://be.cqu.edu.au/FCWViewer/getFile.do?id=28000>.

Chipperfield, H. 2009, ‘One in 12 gamers “addicted”, study shows’, radio program, The Wire, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide, 27 May.

Cosmopolitan 2009, ‘I set my alarm to check Facebook every two hours!’, Cosmopolitan, May, p. 223.

Dudley-Nicholson, J. 2009, ‘Game on in a new world’, Courier Mail, 10 June, p. 21.

Seven News 2009, television program, Seven Network, Mackay, 10 June.

 

2008

Daily Mercury 2008, ‘Mackay makes a giant splash as thousands view YouTube’, Daily Mercury, 27 December, pp. 10-11.

Midweek 2008, ‘Wiz bang stage show from Con’, Midweek, 9 April, p. 8.

Tregenza, J. 2008, ‘Is there such a thing as Internet addiction?’, radio program, The Wire, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide, 20 November.

 

2007

Daily Mercury 2007, ‘Movie makers to share skills with students’, Daily Mercury, 8 February, p. 11.

Daily Mercury 2007, ‘Oscar winner set to share his know-how’, Daily Mercury, 10 August, p. 17.

Daily Mercury 2007, ‘Visual effects studio to tell of its secrets’, Daily Mercury, 27 July, p. 18.

Daily Mercury 2007, ‘Visual treat for CQU’, Daily Mercury, 30 July, p. 7.

Fountain, R. 2007, ‘Movie brings course to life for students’, Morning Bulletin, 1 June, p. 38.

Fountain, R. 2007, ‘Web ‘flow’ absorbs surfers’, Morning Bulletin, 27 August, p. 23.

Hennessy, E. 2007, ‘University lecturer in thick of action’, Daily Mercury, 30 May, p. 3.

Hicks, S. 2007, ‘Tosca finds new fame with modern twist’, radio program, ABC Radio, Mackay, 14 September.

Midweek 2007, ‘Film guru to share know-how at CQU’, Midweek, 15 August, p. 7.

Midweek 2007, ‘Guests project knowledge’, Midweek, 7 February, p. 31.

News Mail 2007, ‘Concert with comic book feel enthralls’, News Mail, 29 September, p. 26.

Philpott, M. & Kelly, J. 2007, ‘Local students get digitally innovative’, radio program, ABC Radio, Mackay, 23 March.

Seven News 2007, television program, Seven Network, Mackay, 23 March.

 

2006

Australian 2006, ‘Expert says eBay bargain hunt is addictive as games’, Australian IT Business, 25 April, p. 2.

Baker, J. 2006, ‘Computer gamers are flowing into the zone’, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January, p. 6, http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/01/18/1137553651240.html>.

Canberra Times 2006, ‘Thousands of Aussie online traders pick up cash, and a buzz, from eBay’, Canberra Times, 22 April, p. 24.

Central Western Daily 2006, ‘Profit only part of eBay’s appeal’, Central Wester

Professional Experience

2013. Head of Multimedia Program and Associate Professor in Multimedia (Level D), School of Education & the Arts, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus

2012. Head of Multimedia Program and Senior Lecturer in Multimedia (Level C), School of Creative & Performing Arts, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus 

2009-2011. Senior Lecturer in Multimedia (Level C), School of Creative & Performing Arts, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

2006-2008. Senior Lecturer in Multimedia (Level C), School of Arts & Creative Enterprise, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

2005-2006. Senior Lecturer in Multimedia (Level C), School of Contemporary Communication, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

2004. Head of Multimedia Program and Senior Lecturer in Multimedia (Level C), School of Contemporary Communication, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

2002-2003. Head of Multimedia Program and Senior Lecturer in Multimedia (Level C), School of Computing & Information Systems, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

2000-2001. Head of Multimedia Program and Lecturer in Multimedia (Level B), School of Computing & Information Systems, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

1998-2000. Lecturer in Information Technology (Level B), School of Computing & Information Systems, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

1992-1997. Associate Lecturer in Information Technology (Level A), Department of Mathematics and Computing, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus.

1988-1991. Programmer/Analyst, Sugar Research Institute, Mackay, Queensland. Worked as a member of the team responsible for the development of the Animated Cane Transport Scheduling System (ACTSS)-an animated simulation of a sugar factory's cane transport and harvesting operations.

Professional Memberships

1991-2013. Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

1993-1996. Member of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA)

2003-2012. Member of the Mackay Information Technology Network (MITN)

Responsibilities

2012-2013. Member of the Register of Experts of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

2010-2011. Member of accreditation assessment panels for the Queensland Office of Higher Education.                        

Editor

Lead editor, Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, vol. 8, no. 2, December 2011, http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewissue.php?id=26

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Information Systems
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Film, Television and Digital Media
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Computer-Human Interaction
Example research topics include human-computer interaction, interaction design, experience design, web design, mobile application design, game design, flow experiences, the psychology of optimal experiences, and many aspects of digital media and the creative industries. I employ primarily qualitative research methods such as the grounded theory method, case studies, ethnography, autoethnography and semi-structured in-depth interviews.

Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Film, Television and Digital Media - Computer Gaming and Animation
Example research topics include human-computer interaction, interaction design, experience design, web design, mobile application design, game design, flow experiences, the psychology of optimal experiences, and many aspects of digital media and the creative industries. I employ primarily qualitative research methods such as the grounded theory method, case studies, ethnography, autoethnography and semi-structured in-depth interviews.

Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Film, Television and Digital Media - Interactive Media
Example research topics include human-computer interaction, interaction design, experience design, web design, mobile application design, game design, flow experiences, the psychology of optimal experiences, and many aspects of digital media and the creative industries. I employ primarily qualitative research methods such as the grounded theory method, case studies, ethnography, autoethnography and semi-structured in-depth interviews.

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