Kathryn McCallum

Associate ProfessorKathryn MacCallum

Internal Phone: 90081

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Kathryn MacCallum is an Associate Professor of Digital Education Futures within the School of Educational Studies and Leadership at the University of Canterbury (UC), NZ. Prior to this, Kathryn was an Associate Professor of Computing at Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, New Zealand. Kathryn has over the years established a strong research background focusing on integration of digital tools into the curriculum. She has led and been involved in a number of research projects exploring the role of technology (and more recently AR and VR) to support learners. She has been involved in a number of research projects, both in New Zealand and Internationally, developing innovative approaches to the integration of technology within all sectors of education. She has authored a number of articles on this topic, and also serves as Editor in Chief for a number of international journals focusing on education technology. As Director of the Digital Education Futures Lab at UC and Programme Coordinator of the postgraduate education programme within her School she is focused on developing a community of researchers engaged in the exploration of digital technologies within the educational context across all contexts of education, including; formal and informal, schooling, pre and post-schooling. Fostering effective practice, approaches and research around digital technologies that shape the future of education.

Recent Publications

  • Brown C. and MacCallum K. (2021) Getting your kids off screen and on board. [Canterbury News].
  • Parsons D. and Maccallum K. (2021) Current perspectives on augmented reality in medical education: Applications, affordances and limitations. Advances in Medical Education and Practice 12: 77-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S249891.
  • Parsons D. and MacCallum K. (2020) A learning theory rubric for evaluating mobile learning activities. Mobile Devices in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice: 983-998.IGI Global.
  • Parsons D. and MacCallum K. (2020) Mobile Learning in Teacher Education. In Peters MA (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Teacher Education: 1-5. Singapore: Springer Singapore. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_113-1.
  • Parsons D., MacCallum K., Schofield L., Johnstone A. and Coulter S-K. (2020) Next-Generation Digital Curricula for Future Teaching and Learning. Emerging Technologies and Pedagogies in the Curriculum: 3-19.Springer, Singapore.