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Selected Publications

Distance Education

Lai, K.W., Berg, D., & McDonald, F. (2008). Establishing an online peer-support and mentoring community for international students: Some cultural and design considerations. In Proceedings of the International Federation for Information Processing Joint Open and Working Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lai, K.W. & Pratt, K. (2009). Technological constraints and implementation barriers of using videoconferencing for virtual teaching in New Zealand secondary schools. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 505-522.

Learning Technologies

Lai, K.W. (2008). ICT supporting the learning process: The premise, reality, and promise. In Voogt, J. & Knezek, G. (Eds.). International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education. Berlin: Springer.

Lai, K. W. & Pratt, K. (2008). Primary school principals’ leadership styles and teachers’ use of laptop computers in teaching and administration: Some New Zealand observations. European Conference on Educational Research, Goteborg, Sweden.

Pratt, K. (2009). Children’s Internet searching: Where do they go wrong? Computers in New Zealand Schools: Learning, Teaching, Technology, 21(1),

Pratt, K. (2009). Tertiary students' changing access to technology: Observations from a New Zealand university. Proceedings of the Ed-Media Conference, Honolulu, HI.: CD-Rom.

Pratt, K. (2008). Editorial: Steps to effective use of ICT. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 20(2), 2-5.

Pratt, K. & Lai, K. W. (2008). The effect of principals’ leadership and school culture on teachers’ use of laptop computers in primary schools: Some New Zealand observations. In Proceedings of the Eden 2008 Annual Conference. Lisbon, Portugal: CD-ROM.