Doctor Joanne Orlando

Doctor Joanne Orlando

SENIOR LECTURER,
Early Childhood Education (SoE)

Biography

Dr Joanne Orlando is a leading expert in the field of children and technology. In particular, her research focuses on the teaching, learning and social effects of children’s uses of technology. Joanne examines this focus across all ages (early childhood, primary, high school and young adults) at school, in the home and social spaces.

 Joanne has established an outstanding reputation as leader of public debate internationally, and her strength is making complex ideas simple and interesting. As a result, government, key technology and telecommunications organisations, and the media regularly seek her out to provide expert advice and commentary on children and technology.

 Publications of Joanne’s research and recommendations appear in journals and books internationally. She initiates new ideas and discussions about children and technology through opinion pieces in major newspapers around the globe, and through regular media appearances. Joanne has extensive expertise in media including many years writing and advising on Australia’ children’s educational television program PlaySchool.

 Joanne is currently undertaking two major investigations: one of young children’s home uses of technology, and the other of the relationship between vulnerable children’s uses of technology and their well-being.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Orlando.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Technology, Sydney
  • BEd Catholic Teachers College
  • DipTeach Catholic Teachers College
  • MEd University of Western Sydney

Awards

  • Outstanding Research Impact Award, Western Sydney University 2015-11-27

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Early Childhood Education (SoE)

Contact

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Phone: (02) 9772 6273
Mobile:
Location: 4.G.26
Bankstown
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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Orlando, J. (2015), 'Extending understandings of educational technology : teachers' critiques of educational technology as important intellectual capital for researchers', Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137385444.
  • Orlando, J. (2014), 'The app trap : how children spend thousands online', A Year in the Life of Australia, Future Leaders 9780987480767.
  • Arthur, L. and Orlando, J. (2014), 'Enhancing student well-being and connectedness : technology as a resource for community building in the project teachers for a fair go ', Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education, Cambridge Scholars 9781443863322.
  • Orlando, J. and Sawyer, W. (2013), 'A fair go in education ', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Arthur, L., Callow, J., Cole, B., Gilbert, S., Hatton, C., Hertzberg, M., Mooney, M., Munns, G., Nanlohy, P., Orlando, J., Pares, L., Power, A., Sawyer, W., Vozzo, L. and Zammit, K. (2013), 'A new Monday morning and beyond', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Orlando, J. (2013), 'Engaging teaching practices with ICT in low SES schools', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Orlando, J. (2008), 'Online teaching in universities and management: Divided and shaky grounds for change', Changing University Learning and Teaching: Engaging and mobilising Leadership, Quality and Technology, Post Pressed 9781921214387.

Journal Articles

  • Orlando, J. and Attard, C. (2016), 'Digital natives come of age : the reality of today's early career teachers using mobile devices to teach mathematics', Mathematics Education Research Journal, vol 28, no 1 , pp 107 - 121.
  • Callow, J. and Orlando, J. (2015), 'Enabling exemplary teaching : a framework of student engagement for students from low socio-economic backgrounds with implications for technology and literacy practices', Pedagogies, vol 10, no 4 , pp 349 - 371.
  • Hanham, J., Ullman, J., Orlando, J. and McCormick, J. (2014), 'Intentional learning with technological proxies : goal orientations and efficacy beliefs', Australian Journal of Education, vol 58, no 1 , pp 36 - 49.
  • Orlando, J. (2014), 'Veteran teachers and technology : change fatigue and knowledge insecurity influence practice', Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, vol 20, no 4 , pp 427 - 439.
  • Orlando, J. and Gard, M. (2014), 'Playing and (not?) understanding the game : ECRs and university support', International Journal for Researcher Development, vol 5, no 1 , pp 2 - 15.
  • Orlando, J. (2014), 'Teachers' changing practices with information and communication technologies : an up-close, longitudinal analysis', Research in Learning Technology., vol 22 .
  • Orlando, J. (2014), 'Educational technology : a presupposition of equality?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 42, no 4 , pp 347 - 362.
  • Orlando, J. and Harreveld, B. (2014), 'Democracy, critique, and the presupposition of knowledge : teachers as capable, resourceful theorists', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 42, no 4 , pp 321 - 323.
  • Orlando, J. (2013), 'ICT-mediated practice and constructivist practices : is this still the best plan for teachers' uses of ICT?', Technology, Pedagogy, and Education, vol 22, no 2 , pp 231 - 246.
  • Orlando, J. (2009), 'Understanding changes in teachers' ICT practices: a longitudinal perspective', Journal of Technology, Pedagogy and Education, vol 18, no 1 , pp 33 - 44.
  • Orlando, J. (2007), 'Computer-based Learning in a Primary School: Differences between the early and later years of primary schooling', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 35, no 1 , pp 89 - 103.

Conference Papers

  • Attard, C. and Orlando, J. (2014), 'Early career teachers, mathematics and technology : device conflict and emerging mathematical knowledge', Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Evaluation of the Mobile Youth Van Claymore Project in NSW: Project Report', Research Report

Research

Completed Projects

Fair Go Research Project: Fair Go is funded by the Australian Research Council in collaboration with DET (NSW) and UWS. In this project extensive case studies were undertaken of 30 "exemplary" teachers of students in poverty. Joanne's focus is the ways exemplary teachers in poverty use technology in their teaching.  

The e.ffects Project: An ARC funded collaborative research project undertaken by University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) that focuses on student learning in schools and classes where Computer Based Learning (CBL) is used. The objective of the study was to identify factors within primary and secondary schools that contribute to integration strategies with positive benefits for students.Collaborators: Professors Lyn Yates and Shirley Alexander, Dr Debra Hayes (UTS)

Net Gain: This project was funded by the NSW DET, Curriculum Support Directorate. It focused on the integration of computer based learning in NSW government schools. Collaborators: Dr Debra Hayes, Dr Sandy Schuck & Gilda Segal (UTS)

This information has been contributed by Doctor Orlando.

Previous Projects

Title: Evaluation of the M.Y. Van Claymore Project in NSW
Years: 2015-10-30 - 2016-03-31
ID: P00022912
Western Researchers: Joanne Orlando and Mohamed Moustakim
Funding:
  • Save the Children Australia
Title: Early Childhood Schools and Koori Preschools Program Review
Years: 2015-06-12 - 2016-09-30
ID: P00023074
Western Researchers: Anne Power, Christine Woodrow and Joanne Orlando
Funding:
  • ACT Education and Training Directorate

Supervision

Doctor Orlando is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Reconciliatory Education Reform Issues: The Case of Cyprus
Field of Research:
Title: Attitudes and Beliefs Towards the Encouragement of Emerging Mathematical Understandings of Children in the Early Years
Field of Research:
Title: Attitudes and Beliefs Towards the Encouragement of Emerging Mathematical Understandings of Children in the Early Years
Field of Research:
Title: Investigating the Lived Experiences of Career-change Teachers in their First Year of Teaching
Field of Research:
Title: Towards a Sustainable Open Educational Resources Development Model: Tapping into the Cognitive Surplus of Student-Generated Content
Field of Research: OTHER ENGINEERING AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
Title: Science Education & E-Learning in Girls' Secondary Schools in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research:
Title: Investigating the Lived Experiences of Career-change Teachers in their First Year of Teaching
Field of Research:
Title: Attitudes of Students and Teachers Toward Computer-Assisted Language Learning in EFL Context at Saudi Educational Institutions
Field of Research:
Title: Science Education and E-Learning in Girls Secondary Schools in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research:
Title: What Key Factors Accelerate the Implementation of Transformational ICT Pedagogy by Teachers in the Primary Classroom
Field of Research:
Title: Teaching English Vocabulary via Video Games
Field of Research:
Title: Science Education & E-Learning in Girls' Secondary Schools in Saudi Arabia
Field of Research:
Title: Visual Pedagogy in the New Digital Era: Analyze the Role of the New Media in Language Teaching Practice and in Cross-Cultural Study
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Reading Respect in Australian Schooling
Field of Research: EDUCATION
Thesis: Reading Respect in Australian Schooling
Title: A Chinese Beginning Teacher's Professional Identity Transformation: An Auto-Ethnographic Study
Field of Research: SOUTHERN ASIAN LANGUAGES
Thesis: A Chinese Beginning Teacher's Professional Identity Transformation: An Auto-Ethnographic Study
Title: A 'Self-Study' of a Chinese Teacher-Researcher's practice of transnational knowledge exchange: Stimulating Students' Mandarin Learning in Australia
Field of Research: EDUCATION
Thesis: A 'Self-Study' of a Chinese Teacher-Researcher's practice of transnational knowledge exchange: Stimulating Students' Mandarin Learning in Australia
Title: The Degree of Secondary School Principals in Jeddah Educational District Employment of Information in Technology in their Administrative Tasks
Field of Research:
Thesis: The Degree of Secondary School Principals in Jeddah Educational District Employment of Information in Technology in their Administrative Tasks
Title: A Path to Professional Knowledge and Identity Building: Self Study of a Native Chinese Language Two Teacher in Western Sydney Schools
Field of Research: TEACHER EDUCATION
Thesis: A Path to Professional Knowledge and Identity Building: Self Study of a Native Chinese Language Two Teacher in Western Sydney Schools
Title: Connecting Australian Students' Prior Knowledge with their Second Language Learning: A Beginning Mandarin Teacher's Exploration of Strategies through Language Transfer.
Field of Research: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION STUDIES
Thesis: Connecting Australian Students' Prior Knowledge with their Second Language Learning: A Beginning Mandarin Teacher's Exploration of Strategies through Language Transfer.
Title: The Degree of Secondary School Principals in Jeddah Educational District Employment of Information in Technology in their Administrative Tasks
Field of Research:
Thesis: The Degree of Secondary School Principals in Jeddah Educational District Employment of Information in Technology in their Administrative Tasks

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