Dr Maree Gosper

Dr Maree Gosper

Academic Board

Dr Maree Gosper has over 25 years of experience in higher education working as a researcher, teacher and academic developer. The interrelated nature of these pursuits has enabled both scope and depth in her knowledge and experience of the sector.

The research underpinning her work encompasses integrating information and communications technologies into the curriculum, the development of expertise, student’s experiences of technologies, and leading and managing the development of effective and sustainable learning environments.  Key outputs have included the MAPLET Framework for matching aims, processes, learner expertise and technologies and the CICTO Framework for selecting technology solutions for quality learning and sustainable practice.  Two ALTC projects, in particular, have had substantial impact on the sector – Impact of web-based lecture technologies on learning and teaching (2006-2008) and Building distributed leadership in designing and implementing a quality management framework for online learning environments (2010-2012) as has another cross-institution project, Students’ Expectations and Experience of Technologies (2010-2014).

At an International level, she has assessed grants and awards for the Singapore Ministry of Education and at a national level for the Carrick Institute, the ALTC, the OLT and individual Universities. She has also served on the Higher Education Assessment Panel (NSW Dept of Education).  She’s also reviewed for numerous international and national journals and conferences (e.g., HERDSA, Ascilite, ETR&D, Computers in Education, AJET, RLT, TKL, JUTLP) and Associate Editor for Technology, Knowledge and Learning.  A long standing member of Ascilte and HERDSA; she has also represented Macquarie University on ACODE for over 1O years and served on the Executive Committee.

Combined with many years of teaching, largely at postgraduate level, her experience provides a solid platform for working in flexible and online learning environments, internationalisation, curriculum renewal, student engagement, policy development and quality enhancement. It has allowed her to identify trends and priorities, respond to the issues and imperatives at hand and lead change.

In relation to academic governance activities, she has served on the Academic Board of Asia Pacific International College, and as Chair of the Australian College of Physical Education and Chair of Academic Board for Study Group East. Currently she is Chair of the Academic Board for the Institute of Emotionally Focussed Therapy.  In addition, she is a long standing member of the Steering Committee for the Chairs of Academic Boards Forum.

Recent Publications (Since 2010)

Scholarly Books and Chapters

Cram, A., Hedberg, J. G., Gosper, M., & Dick, G. (2015). Virtual world narratives for ethical decision-making. In Gregory, S., Lee, M. J. W., Dalgarno, B., & Tynan, B.(Eds), Virtual worlds for online learning: cases and applications. p. 53-71.

Gosper, Maree; Ifenthaler, Dirk (Eds.) (2013). Curriculum models for the 21st century. Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education New York: Springer ISBN 978-1-4614-7366-4 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7366-4

Gosper, M., Ifenthaler, D. (2013).  Curriculum design for the twenty-first century.  In M. Gosper & D. Ifenthaler (Eds.), Curriculum models for the 21st century: Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education (pp. 1-16).  Springer: New York.  Pp 1-14    doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7366-4_1

Ifenthaler, D., Gosper, M. (2013).  Research-based learning : connecting research and instruction.  In M. Gosper & D. Ifenthaler (Eds.), Curriculum models for the 21st century: Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education (pp. 73-90).  Springer: New York. Pp 73-89  doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7366-4_5

Gosper, M & McNeill, M. (2011).  Implementing game-based learning: the MAPLET framework as a guide to learner-centred design and assessment, in D., Ifenthaler, D., Eseryel and Xun Ge in, Assessment in Game-based Learning: Foundations, Innovations, and Perspectives. Springer, New York

McNeill, M.,& Gosper, M. (2011). Aligning technologies and the curriculum: a snapshot of academic practice, in, P. Isaias, D, Ifenthaler, Kinshuk,  D. G. Sampson, & J. M Spector  (Eds.)Towards learning and instruction in Web 3.0. Advances in cognitive and educational psychology. New York: Springer.

Gosper. M. (2011). MAPLET – a framework for matching aims, processes, learner expertise and technologies,  in D. Ifenthaler; Kinshuk, P. Isaías  D.G .Sampson, & J.M. Spector (Eds), Multiple Perspectives on Problem Solving and Learning in the Digital Age.  New York: Springer.

Refereed Journal Articles

Bailey, M., Gosper, M., Ifenthaler, D., Ware, C., & Kretzschema, M. (2018). On-campus, distance or online? Influences on student decision-making about study modes at university. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(5), 72-85. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.3781

Bailey, M., Ifenthaler, D., Gosper, M., Kretzschmar, M., & Ware, C. (2015). The changing importance of factors influencing students’ choice of study mode. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 20(2), 169–184. doi: 10.1007/s10758-015-9253-9

Ifenthaler, D., Adcock, A. B., Erlandson, B. E., Gosper, M., Greiff, S., & Pirnay-Dummer, P. (2014). Challenges for education in a connected world: Digital learning, data rich environments, and computer-based assessment – Introduction to the inaugural special issue of technology, knowledge and learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 19(1-2), 121-126. doi: 10.1007/s10758-014-9228-2

Holt,D., Palmer,S., Gosper, M., Sankey, M., Allan, G. (2014) Framing and enhancing distributed leadership in the quality management of online learning environments in higher education. Distance Education. DOI:10.1080/01587919.2015.955261

Ifenthaler, D., & Gosper, M. (2014). Guiding the design of lessons by using the MAPLET Framework: Matching aims, processes, learner expertise and technologiesInstructional Science, 42(4), 561-578. doi: 10.1007/s11251-013-9301-6

Ifenthaler, D., Adcock, A. B., Erlandson, B. E., Gosper, M., Greiff, S., & Pirnay-Dummer, P. (2014). Challenges for education in a connected world: Digital learning, data rich environments, and computer-based assessment – Introduction to the inaugural special issue of technology, knowledge and learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 19(1-2), 121-126. doi: 10.1007/s10758-014-9228-2

Russell,C., Malfroy, J.,  Gosper, M.,  McKenzie, J. (2014). Using research to inform learning technology practice and policy: a qualitative analysis of student perspectives. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. Vol 30, No 1

Gosper, M., Malfroy, J., & McKenzie, J. (2013). Students’ experiences and expectations of technologies: An Australian study designed to inform planning and development decisions. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(2), 268-282. http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/submission/index.php/AJET/article/view/127/56

Palmer, S., Holt, D., Munro, Gosper, M., Sankey, M., & Allan, G (2013). Exploring distributed leadership for the quality management of online learning environments.  European Journal of Open, Distance and eLearning.  Vol.16 (20).  http://www.eurodl.org/materials/contrib/2013/Palmer_et_al.pdf

Holt, D., Palmer, S., Munro, J., Solomonides, I., Gosper, M., Hicks, Sankey, M., Allan, G., & Hollenbeck, R. (2013). Leading the quality management of online learning environments in Australian higher education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(3), 387-402. http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/submission/index.php/AJET/article/view/84/271

McNeill, M. Gosper, M. & Xu, J. (2012). Assessment choices to target higher order learning outcomes: the power of academic empowerment. Research in Learning Technology 20: 17595 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v20i0.17595

Cram, A.,  Hedberg, J.,  Gosper, M., & Dick, G. (2011). Situated, embodied and social problem solving activities in virtual worlds.  Research in Learning Technology 19(3), 259-271

Doi:10.1080/21567069.2011.624172

McNeill, M., Diao, M.M., Gosper, M., (2011) Student uses of technology in learning: two lenses, Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 8(1), pp.5 – 17.

McNeill, M., Gosper, M, & Hedberg, J. (2011) Academic Practice in Aligning Curriculum and Technologies. The International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications 3. pp. 679–686

Gosper, M., McNeill, M., Phillips, R., Preston, G., Green, D.,  & Woo, K. (2010).  Web-based lecture technologies and learning and teaching: a study of change in four Australian universities.  ALT-J Research Special Issue  on the Transformational Impact of Learning Technology’. 18(3), 251-263. Republished in  Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

Gosper, M., McNeill, M. & Woo, K. (2010)  Harnessing the power of technologies to manage collaborative e.learning projects in dispersed environments. Journal of Distance Education, Special Issue on the use and maturity of project management practice in support of e-Learning projects.  24 (1),167 – 186. 

Preston, G., Phillips, R., Gosper, M., McNeill, M., Woo, K., & Green, D. (2010).  Web-based lecture technologies: highlighting the changing nature of teaching and learning. Australian Journal of Educational Technology 26,(6), 717-728.

Refereed Conference Publications

Ifenthaler, D., Bailey, M., Gosper, M., Kretzschmar, M., & Ware, S. (2015). Personal characteristics influencing the perceptions of importance of factors for choosing a study mode in higher education. Paper presented at the AECT International Convention, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 06-11-2015.

Ifenthaler, D., Gosper, M., Bailey, M., & Kretzschmar, M. (2014). Factors influencing students’ choice of study mode: An Australian case study. Paper presented at the CELDA Conference, Porto, Portugal, 27-10-2014.

McKenzie, J., Pizzica, J., Gosper, M., Malfroy, J., & Ashford-Rowe, K. (2014). Socio-economic status and students’ experiences of technologies: Is there a digital divide? In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014 (pp. 688-692).

Gosper, M., McKenzie, J., Pizzica, J., Malfroy, J., & Ashford-Rowe, K.(2014). Student use of technologies for learning –what has changed since 2010? In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014 (pp. 209-301).

Bailey, M. Ifenthaler, Maree Gosper and Mandy Kretzschmar], “Factors influencing tertiary students’ choice of study mode”, in Rhetoric and Reality, Proceedings from the ASCILITE2014 Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand (University of Otago, 23-26 November 2014), pp. 251-261.

Gosper, M., Holt, D., Palmer, S., Allan, G., Hicks, M., Hollenbeck, R., Munro, J., Sankey, M., Solmonides, I. (2012).  Leading the evaluation of institutional online learning environments for quality enhancement in times of change. Proceedings of Ascilite, 2012. 25-28 November.  Wellington NZ

Sachs, J. & Gosper, M. (2011).  Gosper, M., Malfroy, J., McKenzie, J. & Rankin, L. (2011). Students’ Engagement with Technologies: Implications for University Practice.  In G.Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/hobart11/procs/filename.pdf

Gosper, M., Malfroy, J.,  McKenzie, J. & Ranking, L. (2011).  Students’ Engagement with Technologies: Implications for University Practice.  In G.Williams, N. Brown, M. Pittard, B. Cleland (Eds.) Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011.

Cram, A., Gosper, M., & Hedberg, J.  (2011)   ‘Beyond Immersion – Meaningful Involvement in Virtual Worlds’.  Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011–Global Conference on Learning and Technology,  Melbourne, Australia, March 28-April 1, 2011.

Gosper, M. (2010). Designing Online quizzes: a whole of curriculum approach. Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age Conference. IADIS conference   15-17 October, Timisoara, Romania.

McNeill, M.,&  Gosper, M. (2010). Aligning technologies and the curriculum: a snapshot of academic practice. Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age Conference. IADIS conference   15-17 October, Timisoara, Romania.

McNeill, M. Gosper, M., & Hedberg, J. (2010). Academic practice in aligning learning outcomes, assessment strategies and technologies: joining the dots (or not). IADIS e-Learning 2010 (EL 2010). Freiburg, 26-30 July, 2010.

McNeill, M., Gosper, M., & Hedberg. J.,  (2010) Technologies to transform assessment: a study of learning outcomes, assessment and technology use in an Australian university. In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds.), Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010.   ISBN: 978-1-74272-016-6

Phillips, R. A., Preston, G., Roberts, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Herrington, J., & Maor, D. & Gosper, M. (2010).. Using academic analytic tools to investigate studying behaviours in technology-supported learning environments In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds.), Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010 (pp.761 -771).   ISBN: 978-1-74272-016-6

Cram, A., Gosper, M., Dick, G., & Hedberg, J. (2010). Using virtual worlds to elicit differentiated responses to ethical dilemmas., Sydney Ascilite 2010, Sydney.