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Associate Professor Steven Pace

BAppSc(Maths & Comp) UCCQ, MAppSc CQU, PhD ANU
Associate Professor / Head of Course - Digital Media
School of Education and the Arts
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
Mackay Ooralea
Building 22 - Room G.09
About Me

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

  • being recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2020;
  • 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 (HKCAAVQ);
  • participating in an international research project in South America funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2010;
  • completing a PhD in the field of human-computer interaction at the Australian National University in 2003; and
  • serving as the Head of Course for Digital Media at CQUniversity.

General
Awards

2017. Special Commendation Business Partnership Award - Creative Futures Recognition Awards

2016. Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion.

2011. iAward for National ICT Educator of the Year

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

2004. Dean's Award for Progress in Research

2002. Dean's Award for Quality Teaching

Professional Experience

2013-Present. Associate Professor in Digital Media (Level D), School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus

2002-2012. Senior Lecturer in Multimedia (Level C), School of Creative & Performing Arts / School of Arts & Creative Enterprise / School of Contemporary Communication / School of Computing & Information Systems, Central Queensland University, Mackay Campus

1998-2001. Lecturer in Multimedia (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

Professional Memberships

2020-Present. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

2016-Present. Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI)

2016-Present. Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)

1992-2013. Member / Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

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

Responsibilities

2015-Present. International Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

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

2010-2011. Assessment Panel Member, Office of Higher Education, Queensland Department of Education and Training

Professional Interests

My research interests include experience design, user experience design, interaction design, human-computer interaction, web design, mobile application design, game design, flow experiences, the psychology of optimal experiences, curriculum and pedagogy, and many facets 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.

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:

  • 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
  • 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 4609 Information Systems

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Research Interests
Creative Arts And Writing

Screen and digital media - Screen and digital media not elsewhere classified

Creative Arts And Writing

Screen and digital media - Screen media

Education

Curriculum and Pedagogy - Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy

Information And Computing Sciences

Graphics, augmented reality and games - Entertainment and gaming

Information And Computing Sciences

Graphics, augmented reality and games - Serious games

Information And Computing Sciences

Human-centred computing - Affective computing

Information And Computing Sciences

Human-centred computing - Computing education

Information And Computing Sciences

Human-centred computing - Human-computer interaction

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