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LIANZA Webinar - Digital Inclusion & Libraries

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Wednesday October 28, 1PM. 

In this webinar, the Massey University research team will talk about the recently released research report called Public Libraries as Spaces for Digital Inclusion. The report is the result of research undertaken in 2019 that surveyed public library managers, library staff, and library users (using three separate surveys) which asked about various aspects of digital inclusion. After briefly discussing what is digital inclusion, the team will briefly introduce InternetNZ’s digital inclusion framework (i.e. access, motivation, capability, and trust) that was used to frame the research and will then go on to discuss several of the key findings.


Dr. Maggie Hartnett

Maggie Hartnett is a senior lecturer within the Institute of Education at Massey University where she teaches and coordinates the postgraduate digital education programmes. Her research focuses on digital education, particularly intersection of technologies and pedagogies and their influence on learners’ and teachers’ experiences, motivation, engagement, and behaviour in technology enhanced, mediated and immersive learning contexts. Research interests include motivation and engagement in digital environments, digital inclusion and equity, support for digital learners and teachers, digital places and spaces of learning that encompasses new learning environments, and emerging digital technologies including digital badges. More information about Maggie’s work is available at https://www.massey.ac.nz/staff?956050

Dr. Philippa Butler

Philippa Butler is a lecturer in research methods at the Institute of Education, Massey University. She is an expert in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. Her research interests include ethnic identity, research methodology, education in Māori and Pacific Islands communities, equity in education, support for beginning teachers, and student engagement. More detail about Philippa’s interests can be found at https://www.massey.ac.nz/staff?175430

Associate Professor Mandia Mentis

Mandia Mentis is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, Massey University. She is co-director of the Equity through Education Research Centre and coordinates the postgraduate programmes in Specialist Teaching and Inclusive Education. She is a registered educational psychologist and teacher, and has worked in primary, secondary, and tertiary levels across special and inclusive education settings. Her research focuses on teaching, learning and assessment approaches that promote equitable opportunities for all. She has published in the areas of dynamic assessment, and cognitive education. Her current work is in the area of digitally mediated teaching and learning spaces for developing professional identities and inter-professional communities of practice. More details on Mandia’s work are available at https://www.massey.ac.nz/staff?316430

Dr. Lucila Carvalho

Lucila Carvalho is a senior lecturer in e-learning & digital technologies at the Institute of Education, Massey University (Auckland, New Zealand). Lucila’s research interests are at the intersection of design, digital technologies and learning (in both formal and non-formal settings) – where she explores how knowledge and social structures shape the design and use of technology, and how technology influences social and educational experiences. Lucila’s latest books include Place-Based Spaces for Networked Learning (edited with Peter Goodyear and Maarten de Laat, Routledge 2017) and The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks (edited with Peter Goodyear, Routledge 2014). More information about Lucila’s work can be found in her website at: https://lucilacarvalho.wordpress.com/

Associate Professor Alison Kearney

Alison Kearney is the Head of the Institute of Education at Massey University and the co-director of the Equity through Education Research Centre (see https://www.equitythrougheducation.nz/ ). Prior to taking up her position at Massey University, Alison was a primary school teacher. Her teaching and research interests include education for equity, children’s rights, and inclusive education. More information about Alison’s work can be found at https://www.massey.ac.nz/staff?979330

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