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Michael Cowling

PhD MBA GradCertHighEd BInfoTech(Hons)
CQUniversity Educational Technology & Innovation Champion
School of Engineering and Technology
(07) 3295 1196
Brisbane - Level 21
About Me

Associate Professor Michael Cowling is an information technologist with a keen interest in educational technology and technology ubiquity in the digital age, especially as it relates to the use of mixed reality in skills training, the changing technology culture in education, and the specific needs of students from non-English speaking backgrounds. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering & Technology at CQUniversity Australia.

Associate Professor Cowling is a recipient of an Australian Government Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, an Australian Government TEQSA expert, and a CSIRO STEM Professional in Schools. He was appointed an ASCILITE Community Fellow in 2018 for his work in community outreach.

Additionally, A/Prof. Cowling was a partner in an OLT Innovation and Development grant and is the recipient of 3 CQUniversity Learning and Teaching grants related to teaching technology. He is is a three time recipient of a CQUniversity Learning & Teaching Award, and gained a CQUniversity Student Voice Commendation for his teaching practice in 2014. He is a regular contributor to media outlet The Conversation and is also a regular contributor in Australian radio and print media on the topics of Educational Technology and Technology Ubiquity.

A/Professor Cowling has a passion for the practical application of technology in the classroom, with a focus specifically on not just bolting technology onto a classroom setting, but instead investigating how technology can be weaved into the pedagogy of a classroom setting. Living by the mantra “pedagogy before technology”, Michael works to help teachers and academics to innovate with technology to improve their students motivation and learning outcomes, leveraging technology as a tool to improve the overall education process, not a another resource that will gather dust in the corner of a classroom.

General
Media Citations

Tweeting the Teacher in Higher Education

§  CQUniversity Media Release: http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=10123

§  Daily Mercury, Mackay, QLD – 26/11/12

§  ABC Capricornia, Rockhampton – 27/11/12 - 9:05 AM Mornings – Kallee Buchanan

§  Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton QLD  - 27/11/12

§  The Observer, Gladstone QLD – 27/11/12

§  ABC Mackay 27 Nov 2012 12:33 PM 12:30 News

§  ABC Capricornia 27 Nov 2012 12:33 PM 12:30 News

§  ABC Capricornia 27 Nov 2012 5:33 PM 17:30 News

§  ABC TV + ABC News 24 01 Dec 2012 7:17 PM ABC News (Weekend)

§  Rockhampton Mirror – 28/11/12

§  The Community Advocate, Gladstone – 10/12/12

Spelling and the Digital Native Student

§  CQUniversity Media Release: http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=9525

§  Daily Mercury, Mackay QLD – 02/06/12

§  Central Queensland News, Emerald QLD - 13/06/12

§  ABC Wide Bay, Bundaberg – 13/06/12 - 9:06 AM Mornings David Dowsett

§  MX (Sydney), Sydney  - 14/06/12 - Cathy Morris

§  MX (Melbourne), Melbourne- 14/06/12 - Cathy Morris

§  The Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton QLD  - 18/06/12

§  ABC Tropical North, Mackay – 18/06/12 - 7:12 AM Breakfast Meecham Philpott

§  Rockhampton Mirror, Rockhampton - 20/06/12

§  Gladstone News Weekly, Gladstone – 30/06/12

Ubiquitous Computing

§  CQUniversity Media Release: http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/viewStory.do?story=6823

§ ABC Local Wide Bay Online – 12/04/2012

Technology Competency of Academics & Teachers

§  CQUniversity Media Release: http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/viewStory.do?story=8990

§  2MCE (National Australia) 08:00 News - 27/01/2012 - 08:01 AM Newsreader

§  HEART FM (Hobart) 08:00 News - 27/01/2012 - 08:01 AM Newsreader

§  2MCE (National Australia) 10:00 News - 27/01/2012 - 10:01 AM Newsreader

§  ABC North Queensland (Townsville) Regional Afternoons - 30/01/2012 - 02:19 PM Georgia Stynes

§  ABC Darwin (Darwin) Afternoon - 31/01/2012 - 02:24 PM Annie Gastin

 

Twitter in Schools

§  Southern Cross University Media Release: http://www.scu.edu.au/news/media.php?item_id=3521&action=show_item

§  Sunrise Morning Television (Channel 7) – 16/01/2012.

§  Courier Mail Newspaper – 16/01/2012.

§  ABC 612 Brisbane (Brisbane) Breakfast - 16/01/2012 - 07:19 AM Spencer Howson

§  4BC Mornings - 16/01/2012

§  ABC 612 Brisbane Evenings - 16/01/2012

§  ABC Coffs Coast (Coffs Harbour) Morning Show - 17/01/2012 - 10:51 AM Katya Quigley

§  2LM (Lismore) 12:00 News - 17/01/2012 - 12:10 PM Newsreader

§  Bellingen Courier Sun - 01/02/2012

§  CQUniversity BE Magazine – Issue 14, May 2012

Previous teaching

Business

  • Conceptual Foundations of Mathematics
  • Foundations of Business Computing
  • Information System Management
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Professional & Technical Communication
  • Systems Management Overview
  • University Learning
  • Web Applications for Business


Information Systems/Technology & Multimedia

  • Analysis & Specification
  • Computer Hardware Fundamentals
  • Computing Systems
  • Conceptual Foundations of Computing
  • Data Communications
  • Database Development and Management
  • Database Use and Design
  • Digital Telecommunications and Networks
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems Management with e-Commerce Applications
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Innovation in Interactivity and Social Networks
  • Internet Application Development
  • Management & Design of Advanced Systems
  • Network Security
  • Programming Principles
  • Security, Ethics & E-Commerce Systems
  • Software Fundamentals
  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Systems Development Overview    

Professional Experience

§  Panel Member (appointed by President of Academic Board), CQUniversity Awards for Learning and Teaching Review Panel  (Mar 2012 – Current)

§  CMS Representative, Higher Education Coursework Committee, CQUniversity (Jan 2013 – Jun 2013)

§  Chair, CMS Academic Management Group, CQUniversity (Mar 2012 – Jun 2013)

§  Member, CMS Academic Management Group, CQUniversity (Dec 2010 – Jun 2013)

§  CMS Representative, Faculty Education Committee, Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics & Education, CQUniversity (Nov 2009 – Dec 2012)

§  CMS Representative, Faculty Education Committee, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Health, CQUniversity (Nov 2009 – Dec 2012)

§  CMS Representative, Technology Innovations in Learning & Teaching (TILT) Committee, CQUniversity (Mar     2010 – Sept 2012)

§  CMS Representative, Academic Systems Support Project – Academic Reference Group, CQUniversity (Mar       2010 – Jan 2012)

§  Panel Member, Course Accreditation Panel (non-self-accrediting institutions), QLD Office of Higher Education, Department of Training & the Arts (May 2009 – Dec 2010)

§  Postgraduate Student Representative, Academic Committee, Griffith University (Feb 2003 – Feb 2004)

§  Office Bearer, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (Jan 2001 – Dec 2002)

Professional Memberships

§  Member, Australasian Research Management Society (Apr 2012 – present)

§  Member, International Education Association of Australia (Feb 2012 – present)

§  Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (Jan 1999 – Dec 2004)

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Specialist Studies in Education

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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