Dr Donna Gronn
Donna is senior lecturer in Education specialising in ICT Education. She has been the Faculty of Education eLearning coordinator (0.5) since 2008. For 2013 and 2014 Donna has been seconded 0.5 to the Faculty of Education as Academic Coordinator Virtual Hub.
For 2011 Donna was seconded to the Faculty of Education as the ICT Pedagogy Officer on the Teaching Technology for the Future Project. The project is funded by the Federal Government and is aimed at building the ICTE capacity of pre-service teachers in Australian Universities.
Donna is a trained primary teacher with experience in both P-6 classrooms and computer labs. Prior to her academic teaching role, Donna worked as a Research Assistant in the Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre at ACU.
Recent Publicaitons and Presentations
Scott, A., Gronn, D., & Downton, A. (2013). Technology in a mathematics measurement lesson about capacity: It’s not just about engagement. Learning and Teaching 6(1).
Gronn, D. (2013). Education Trends and ICT. Invited Keynote for Data Solutions Group, Melbourne.
Gronn, D,. Scott, A., Edwards, S., & Henderson, M. (2013). ‘Technological me’: Young children’s use of technology across their home and school contexts. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, Journal of the Association of Information Technology in Teacher Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2013.813406
Gronn, D., Romeo, G., Roberts, L., Wilson, R., & Peace, M. (2013-July) Connecting the Disconnected through Pre-service Teachers. Symposium to be presented at WCCE2013, Poland.
Romeo, G., Gronn, D., McNamara, S., & Teo, Yiong. (2013-July). Facilitating Practice Teaching using Pocket Camcorder and Web Conferencing. Paper to be presented at WCCE2013, Poland.
Romeo, G., Gronn, D., McNamara, S., & Teo, Yiong. (2013). Windows into classrooms: Using ICT to facilitate regional, rural and remote practicum and teacher professional learning. Australian Educational Computing 27(2), 46-50
Gronn, D., Romeo, G., McNamara, S. & Teo, Y.H. (2013). Web conferencing of pre-service teachers’ practicum in remote schools. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 21(2), 247-271. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Access at http://www.editlib.org/p/41307
Gronn, D., Romeo, G., & Sheely, S. (2012). TTF@ACU: Our Story. Australian Educational Computing 27(3), 63-68.
Romeo, G., Gronn, D., McNamara, S., & Teo, Y. (2012). Windows into classrooms: Using ICT to facilitate regional, rural and remote practicum and teacher professional learning. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education: ACEC2012. Perth. Access at http://acec2012.acce.edu.au/sites/acec2012.acce.edu.au/files/proposal/28/ACEC2012-WindowsIntoClassrooms_final.pdf
Gronn, D., Romeo, G. Sheely, S. (2012). TTF @ ACU: Our story. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education: ACEC2012. Perth. Access at http://acec2012.acce.edu.au/sites/acec2012.acce.edu.au/files/proposal/28/TTFatACU-ACEC2012paper.pdf
Gronn, D., and Scott, A. (2012). The Australian Perspective: Information Technology in Teacher Education down under. Annual conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education: ITTE Research and Practice Conference 2012, Oxford.
Gronn, D. (2012). Children Mentoring Teachers with ICT. The Annual conference of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education: ITTE Research and Practice Conference 2012, Oxford.
Gronn, D., & Scott, A. (2011). Digital Lives: How Are Australian Kids Using ICT? ISTE2011, Unlocking Potential, International Society for Technology Education Conference, Philadelphia. Accessed at: http://www.isteconference.org/conferences/ISTE/2011/handout_uploads/KEY_60692632/Gronn_GronnScott_FinalPaper_RP.pdf
Scott, A., & Gronn, D. (2011). ICT Uses in Five Primary Classes: Preservice Teachers' Responses. ISTE2011, Unlocking Potential, International Society for Technology Education Conference, Philadelphia. Accessed at: http://www.isteconference.org/conferences/ISTE/2011/handout_uploads/KEY_60697484/Scott_ScottGronn_FinalPaper_RP.pdf
Romeo, G. McNamara, S. Gronn, D. (2010). Windows into the Classroom: Using Video Technology in Pre-Service Teacher Practicum. Conference, Turkey.
Gronn, D and Romeo, G.I. (eds) (2010) ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010, Melbourne, Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACEC) and Information and Communications Technologies in Education, Victoria (ICTEV), Carlton Victoria.
Scott, A., Downton, A., Gronn, D., & Staples, A. (2008). Engagement versus deep mathematical understanding: An early career teacher’s use of ICT in a lesson. In M. Goos, R. Brown, & K. Makar. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Mathematics: Navigating currents and charting directions. (pp. 437-445). Brisbane, Queensland. MERGA.
Downton, A., Gronn, D., Scott, A., & Staples, A. (2008). ICT in the Mathematics Classroom. Two DVD package for Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.
Gronn, D. (2007) Changing Teacher-Student Relationships through ICT: Student Mentors in Australia. http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/uploads/NECC2007/KEY_40989412/Gronn_NECC07_RP.pdf
Gronn, D. (2007). Benefits of children as mentors to teachers in Australia: ICT, teachers & children. In D. Benzie & M. Iding (Eds.). WG 3.1 & 3.5 Joint Working Conference CD proceedings. Boston: College of Computer and Information Science Northeastern University.
Gronn, D. (2006). See IT Make IT Use IT - Linking computers and mathematics. Curriculum Corporation, Melbourne.
Clarke, O. Gronn, D. & Lewis, D. (2006). Using the learning federation's learning objects in the classroom. Australian primary mathematics classroom. Australian association of mathematics teachers. Adelaide.
Clarkson, P., Downton, A., Gronn, D., Horne, M., McDonough, A., Pierce, R., Roche, A. (2005). Building connections: Research, theory and practice. Proceedings of the Annual Conference. MERGA28. Mathematics education resource group of Australasia Inc.
Gronn, D. (2005). Children Mentoring Teachers in the use of ICT. Learning Matters Online. Article 6. Catholic Education Office, Melbourne. http://web.ceo.melb.catholic.edu.au/index.php?sectionid=204
Gronn, D. (2005). Children mentoring teachers in ICT. Does it work? WCCE2005 8th IFIP world conference on computers in education. Cape Town.
2013 - 2010
Current focus on
- the role of the broker in various mentoring related relationships across digital technology communities of practice.
- the use of ICT to assist in various situations where teachers/pre-service teachers and students need to connect/collaborate across distance.
- young children's use of technology across home and school contexts
- continued dissemination of resources and findings of the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project
Doctorate Completed – Teachers mentored by students in using ICT. Australian Catholic University
TALES Grant – Student-centred teaching and learning with IWBs (with Ann Downton, and Anne Scott - SOE(Melb).
Teaching Development Grant –ICT Necessities for ACU Education Students (with Adam Staples-SOE & Laurine Hurley-A&S)
Teaching Development Grant – Mathematics and Computers: Dynamic models of good practice for ACU students - A DVD (with Ann Scott & Ann Downton- SOE)
Doctoral Research - Teachers Mentored by Students in ICT (2004-2009)
Student Mentors for Teachers in IT (2004)
Early Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001)
Record Keeping Project (1998)
Exemplary Assessment Project (1997-1998)
Teaching and Learning Strategies for Algebra (1997)
Donna has taught face-to-face, blended and fully online classes at ACU since 2001.This has included units in both undergraduate and postgraduate course for both primary and secondary preservice teachers.
Honors and Awards
2011 Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)
Outstanding Leadership in Use of ICT in Education
2011 ICT in Education Victoria (ICTEV)
Victorian Outstanding Leader of the Year
2011 Mathematics Education Reserch Group of Australasia
MERGA Research Award (Early Numeracy Research Project Team)
2010 Australian Learning and Teaching Council
ALTC citation - For an outstanding contribution to the development of staff and student understanding of and confidence in the pedagogically sound use of technology in teacher education
2010 International Society for Technology in Education
‘Making IT Happen’ Award
2009 Inaugural Netspot ACU University Staff Award -
Best use of technology for student centred learning
2009 ACU Faculty of Education
Excellence in Teaching Award
2004 VITTA fellowship Award -
Research project award - Students as ICT mentors for teachers.
Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria (DLTV)
- Current President (2014)
ICT in Education Victoria (ICTEV)
- President (2012-2013)
- State Council (2002-2013)
- Vice President (2008-2011)
- Treasurer (2004)
- Conference Committee (2003-2013)
- Conference Chair (2006-2011)
Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference
- ACEC2010 - Co-Chair Program, Chair Public Coordination
Australian Educational Computing (2007-2012)
Journal / Conference Reviewer
- ACEC2010 Digital Diversity Conference. Australian Council for Computers in Education, Melbourne
- Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. Published by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
- Australian Educational Computing
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