BiographyGarry is presently involved in post-graduate teaching, supervision, and research in digital technologies and eLearning at Waikato University. He is principal investigator for a 2 year Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) project exploring student thinking development when using tablet devices collaboratively within inquiry and problem based learning scenarios in the primary school. The most recent phase of this study has investigated using coding apps for building computational skills in BYOD and iPad-supported classrooms.
Past research activities include exploring the effect of app design on student learning pathways, technology-facilitated school-scientist partnerships, the use of synchronous virtual classrooms in supporting distance students, online learning environment design, and the design and use of digital learning objects in schools.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Digital technology use in schools and tertiary education
Research methodologies (mixed methods)
Science education (schools)
Technology education (schools)