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BBA (Hons), MSc, PhD

Associate Professor

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About Joyce

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I am an Associate Professor in higher education, focusing on educational technology. Facilitating educators to translate educational technology theories into usable and effective pedagogical practices drives my research. To date, my research work has contributed validated surveys for the assessment of teachers' confidence in their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) for constructivist-oriented pedagogies, as well as design rubrics and TPACK design processes to support educators' creation of student-centred learning practices. I am interested in developing understanding about educational technology, teacher learning, and design thinking in higher education and adult learning contexts.

Research interests

  • Design thinking
  • Teacher pedagogical change for student-centred learning
  • Educational technology pedagogies and TPACK
  • Instructional design and e-learning


Joyce is available to supervise postgraduates in higher education focusing on educational technology, student-centred learning and teaching, design thinking in education, e-learning, and instructional design. You are welcome to contact Joyce for a chat about your ideas.

Current students


  • Anushika Kariyawasam – Therapeutic scaffolding for underachieving English as a second language student
  • Dao Thi Hong Van – Factors underlying online teaching effectiveness
  • Jasbir Singh – Development of Authorial Voice Toolkit for authorship reflection for novice student writers at university
  • Mary Ma Rui – Peer scaffolding in computer-support collaborative learning in L2 learning
  • See Pei Jun– Use of learning analytics to facilitate self-regulated learning in an online environment
  • Qin An – The function and integration of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) in Business English classroom teaching
  • Soovendran Varadarajan – An exploration of digital badges as micro-credential tools

Master's and Postgraduate Certificate

  • Hana' Sha'sha'a – Online teaching and learning during COVID‑19 pandemic: Effects on teachers' perception of technology integration and 21st century learning at an international school in Saudi Arabia
  • Hana Olson – Team-based inter-professional education in Dentistry

Past students

  • 2022 – Lev Lafayette (Master of Higher Education, University of Otago) – The future of the university in the age of the Internet – Views of educators and learners
  • 2021 – Fiona Slark (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Otago) – Introducing Transformational Learning Theory to novice physiotherapy clinical supervisors via blended learning
  • 2020 – Hana' Sha'sha'a – (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Otago) – Professional development for information technology teachers on higher-order thinking (HOT) skills
  • 2020 – Lucy Nguma (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Otago) – Strategies for engaging students in flipped classrooms
  • 2019 – Agnes Wong Soon (Master of Higher Education, University of Otago) – A study of Samoa students' attitudes towards technology adoption for learning using the Theory of Planned Behaviour
  • 2019 – Geoffrey Kelly (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Otago) – A simple design model for an online scenario based learning resource at the Open Polytechnic
  • 2018 – Lye Sze Yee (Doctor in Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) – Learning programming with Scratch for primary school students
  • 2018 – Daniel Siew Hoi Kok (PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) – Understanding the process of military leaders' development as professional: Implications for the design of military leadership development programme
  • 2015 – Goh Lih Ing (Master of Arts – Instructional Design and Technologies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) – Examining teachers' TPACK for designing comprehension assessment: Efficacy of a corpus-based Chinese Language support tool
  • 2012 – Toh Tze Keong (Master of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) – Exploring the use of collaborative knowledge building to nurture reflective thinking in Christian education


Tan, L., Thomson, R., Koh, J. H. L., & Chik, A. (2023). Teaching multimodal literacies with digital technologies and augmented reality: A cluster analysis of Australian teachers’ TPACK. Sustainability, 15, 10190. doi: 10.3390/su151310190

Singh, J. K., Daniel, B. K., & Koh, J. H. L. (2023). Ghost in the machine: AVATAR, a prototype for supporting student authorial voice. In N. Wang, G. Rebolledo-Mendez, V. Dimitrova, N. Matsuda & O. C. Santos (Eds.), Artificial intelligence in education: Communications in computer and information science (Vol. 1831). (pp. 504-509). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-36336-8_78

Koh, J. H. L., Daniel, B. K., & Greenman, A. C. (2023). Adaptiveness for online learning: Conceptualising ‘online learning dexterity’ from higher education students’ experiences. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 58, 379-397. doi: 10.1007/s40841-023-00287-2

Varadarajan, S., Koh, J. H. L., & Daniel, B. K. (2023). A systematic review of the opportunities and challenges of micro-credentials for multiple stakeholders: Learners, employers, higher education institutions and government. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 20, 13. doi: 10.1186/s41239-023-00381-x

Tamimy, M., Rashidi, N., & Koh, J. H. L. (2023). The use of cooperative learning in English as foreign language classes: The prevalence, fidelity, and challenges. Teaching & Teacher Education, 121, 103915. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2022.103915

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