Robert Fitzgerald

Biography

Robert is a leading academic and internationally recognised expert in the area of technology and learning. He is an Australian Research Council ARC) 'expert of international standing' and has served as an ARC Assessor (INTREADER) for their Discovery Projects scheme. He currently holds a Research Fellowship at the University of Canberra in the Learning Communities Research Area and is an Eidos Associate Fellow (International Development). Roberts’ main research interest is in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to learning, collaboration and problem solving. His current research focuses on the so-called Web2.0 technologies designed to support social networking, collaborative learning and knowledge creation (e.g. wikis, blogs, online computer games and team learning systems). In this work Robert brings a strong pedagogical and technical understanding of technology and it applications. He is currently working on “Digital Learning Communities (DLC): Investigating the application of social software to support networked learning” funded by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Funding: $100 000).