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Personal profile

Biography

Amber McLeod is a lecturer and early career researcher in the Faculty of Education, Monash University.  Before joining Monash, Amber was a microbiologist and then taught English as an additional language in Japan, Brunei and Australia.  She is the Director of Pathways Programs and teaches a range of units including digital technologies. Amber’s research focus is on increasing digital competence in the community, including investigating attitudes towards ICT, cultural understandings of ICT and ways to increase pre-service teacher digital competence.  Amber is also passionate about developing transferrable skills in young people to increase access and equity, in particular, how digital competence can be taught in pathway courses, and its role in successful student transition to university and retention. 

Research interests

Access and equity in education

Cultural and gendered understandings of ICT

Digital literacy in pre-service teachers

Community service

Tech Savvy Teachers is an initiative which aims to increase ICT literacy in pre-service teachers at Monash. It is delivered as a series of opt-in workshops on using ICT in the classroom that run throughout the year. Workshops include digital presentations, using iPads, electronic whiteboards, simple programming and robotics, augmented reality, creating real time surveys, excel, making YouTube videos and information on borrowing resources from the TLS.

Keywords

  • Digital learning
  • Gender and diversity
  • Computers and society
  • Community attitudes
  • F-12 education
  • Information Technology
  • Transition
  • Stereotypes
  • Teacher Education
  • Adult education and training
  • Educational Technology

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Projects 2009 2019

Research Output 2013 2018

Digital technology and learning

McLeod, A., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 166-176 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Teaching with digital technologies

McLeod, A., Carabott, K. & Lang, C., 2018, Learning to Teach in a New Era. Allen, J. & White, S. (eds.). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 111-158 48 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Transforming education through technology: vision vs reality

McLeod, A. & Latheef, I., 2017. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Understanding the best way to embed ICT in teacher education

McLeod, A. & Carabott, K., 1 Jan 2017, Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing. Tatnell, A. & Webb, M. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 366-375 10 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 515).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2018

  • 5 Contribution to conference

IFIP Open Conference on Computers in Education, TC 3

Amber McLeod (Organiser), Kelly Jane Carabott (Organiser)
25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

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IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE) 2017

Amber Beth McLeod (Speaker), Kelly Carabott (Speaker)
2017

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Australian Teacher Education Association Conference 2011

Kelly Carabott (Speaker), Amber Beth McLeod (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Asian Conference on Technology in Classrooms

Amber Beth McLeod (Speaker), Kelly Carabott (Speaker)
2016

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Australian Teacher Education Association Conference 2011

Kelly Carabott (Speaker), Amber Beth McLeod (Speaker)
2015

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