Centre for Health and Social Research

A/Prof Catherine McLoughlin

Education and Arts

Relevant professional roles

Brief summary of expertise

Associate Professor Catherine McLoughlin has been teaching in higher education in Australia and overseas for over 30 years and is currently Coordinator of SIMERR ACT, the Research Centre for Science, Information Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR) at the School of Education, Australian Catholic University, Canberra. Catherine is the author and co-author of over 200 refereed publications, including journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on a wide range of topics related to inclusive education, e-learning, design of culturally sensitive learning environments, internationalization of the curriculum, technology integrated learning, and pedagogical transformation of teaching and learning with technology to ensure inclusion and personalisation.

Completed disability research projects

Cyberbullying in schools:

  • Burgess, J. & McLoughlin, C. (2011). Investigating cyberbullying :Emerging research and e-safety strategies within families and communities. Communities, Children and Families Australia,6(1), 3-12.
  • McLoughlin, C. & Burgess, J. (2010). Counteracting e-bullying in Australian schools :sustainable approaches and pedagogical issues. 1-10. Australia: Australian Teacher Education Association.
  • Burgess, J. E & McLoughlin, C. (2010). Texting, sexting and social networking among Australian youth and the need for cyber safety education. PL Jeffery. 1-9. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education.

Current disability research projects

  • Children’s sense of belonging and inclusion in school environments
  • Use of screencasting and lecture capture technologies to enable students with special needs to develop mathematical competencies at tertiary level

Disability research publications

  1. McLoughlin, C., & Lee, M. J. W. (2014). Beyond friending: Psychosocial engagement on Facebook and its implications for academic success. In M. Kent & T. Leaver (Eds.), An education in Facebook? Higher education and the world’s largest social network (43-53). New York, NY: Routledge.
  2. McLoughlin, C. (2014) Open, flexible and participatory pedagogy in the era of globalisation: Open education and international eLearning. In V.C.X Wang (Ed) International education and the next generation workforce (pp224-240) Hershey PA: IGI Global
  3. McLoughlin, C. & Alam, S.L. (2014) A case study of instructor scaffolding using Web 2.0 tools to teach social informatics. Journal of Information Systems, 25 (2), 125-136
  4. McLoughlin, C. & Loch, B. (2013). Scaffolding conceptual learning in mathematics with technology enhanced pedagogy – a preliminary evaluation of student engagement with screencasts. In Jan Herrington et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 259-265). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved January 20, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/111967.
  5. Lee, M. J. W., & McLoughlin, C. (2013). Using social software tools to facilitate peer e-mentoring and self-reflection among students on practicum. In S. P. Ferris & H. Wilder (Eds.), The plugged-in professor: Techniques for teaching with social media. Cambridge, UK: Chandos. (pp. 301-319).
  6. McLoughlin, C. (2013) Teacher Professional Learning in the Digital Age. In Flores, M.A., Carvalho A. A, & Ferreira, F. I.(Eds) Back to the Future: Legacies and changes in educational policy, practice and research. Elsevier Sense Publishers, Amsterdam, pp 189-206
  7. McLoughlin, C. (2013). The pedagogy of personalised learning: Exemplars, MOOCS and related learning theories Herrington J. et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 266-270). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  8. McLoughlin, C. & Loch, B. (2012). Engaging students in cognitive and metacognitive processes using screencasts. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012 (pp. 1107-1110). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  9. Loch, B & McLoughlin C. (2012) Teaching threshold concepts in engineering mathematics using MathsCasts. In Proceedings of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (23rd). L. Mann & S. Daniel (Eds). The Engineering & Science Education Research (ESER) group, Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9780987177230 ©