Neil Selwyn is a professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. His research and teaching focuses on the place of digital media in everyday life, and the sociology of technology (non)use in educational settings.

Neil has written extensively on a number of issues, including digital exclusion, education technology policymaking and the student experience of technology-based learning. He has carried out funded research on digital technology, society and education for the Australian Research Council (ARC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), British Academy, the BBC, Nuffield Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, Gates Foundation, Microsoft Partners in Learning, Becta, Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), Save The Children, Centre for Distance Education, the Welsh Office, National Assembly of Wales and various local authorities in the UK.

Neil was editor of the journal ‘Learning, Media and Technology’ (2010-2016), and a regular keynote speaker at international conferences. Neil is a core member of the ‘Learning with New Media’ research group within Monash.

Research interests

  • Digital technology and society
  • The use of digital technologies in educational settings
  • The role(s) that digital technologies play in people’s everyday lives
  • Digital technology and social exclusion
  • Public policy making in the ‘information age’

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Sanna_Jarvela Sanna Järvelä, PhD, is a professor in the field of learning and educational technology and a head of the Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET) in the Department of Educational Sciences, University of Oulu. Her main research interest deal with learning processes in technology-enhanced learning, self-regulated learning and computer supported collaborative learning. Järvelä and her research group is internationally well known from theoretical advancement of motivation as a contextual phenomena and of social aspects of self-regulated learning. Her research work has also strong contribution to the methodological development of process oriented and qualitative research methods in the field of learning, collaboration and motivation. She has been responsible leader of several international research projects funded by the Finnish Science Academy and her research group (LET) has been partner in the Networks of Excellence (NoE) KALEIDOSCOPE in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning. Järvelä has been an invited expert in different national (e.g. Ministry of Education) and international expert commissions (e.g. OECD and scientific organizations) as well keynote speaker in international conferences (e.g. EARLI and CSCL).

During the year 2000-2001 she was visiting scholar in Kings’ College London, UK. She has been an associate editor of Learning and Instruction (2010-2014). Currently is an Editor of Frontline Learning Research and Associate Editor in International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) and editorial board member in several scientific journals (e.g. Educational Psychologist, Educational Research Review). Järvelä has acted as an external examiner of dissertations in Finland and abroad (e.g. The Netherlands, Australia and Hong Kong). She has been a member of Executive Committee of EARLI (2010-2014) and she is the Earli president elect (2015-2016). Currently Järvelä is a member of Oulu University Governing Board. In 2015 Järvelä was invited to the member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. She is the Franqui Chair holder at the Gent University Belgium for the year 2016.  Järvelä has published more than 100 scientific papers in international refereed journals and about 50 book chapters and three edited books. In the Oulu University 2014 Research Assessment Evaluation (RAE) her research group LET was ranked  5/6 in the highest vici category.

Research Interests

  • Motivation and self-regulation in learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • On-line learning processes and multimodal data in SRL

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