Personal profile


As a sought-after international leader in digital pedagogies and STEM education, Dr Blannin offers a 20+ year career in educational innovation and change leadership. Her current role at Monash University is as Senior Lecturer, Digital Transformations. Her previous roles include leadership positions in schools, education systems, banking, business, outdoor education and private consultancy.

As a higher education teacher, Jo has been recognised as providing models of best practice in innovative teaching as well as an ongoing engagement with research through University and international awards. Her background in education and teaching in three countries and in two languages means she consistently brings research and evidence-based practices into her work to the benefit of both her students, research partners and colleagues.

Dr Blannin's Key Research Areas include:

  • Pedagogical use of technology in educational settings for improved learner outcomes.
  • Engaging in the effective pedagogic use of innovative learning environments for enhanced learning outcomes.
  • Development of teacher agency and efficacy for technology use.
  • Preparing learners to be digitally literate through tertiary education.
  • Leading change in large organisations.
  • The place of technology in STEM education.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctorate of Education, ‘Accounting for teachers’ pedagogical choices to use or not to use Web 2.0 in the upper primary school classroom.’ , University of Melbourne

1 Jun 201220 Apr 2018

Award Date: 20 Apr 2018

Education, Master, Master of Education, University of Melbourne


Award Date: 2 Jul 2010

Education, Grad.Dip Education (Primary), Graduate Diploma of Education, RMIT University


Award Date: 6 Dec 2002

Social studies, Double Bachelor of Arts (Double Honours), B.A. (hons) in French and in American Studies, Keele University


Award Date: 28 Jun 1997

Research area keywords

  • Educational Technology And Computing
  • Education and Globalisation
  • Pedagogy and curriculum K- 12
  • Pedagogy of Teacher Education

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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