Dr Edward Palmer
I am a professional educator with 25 years of experience in providing the best student experience possible by teaching innovatively and developing, implementing and analysing the impact of educational initiatives.
I have an excellent track record in producing quality educational research, focused on educational technology, and have attracted over 1.5 million dollars in collaborative ventures to support my work.
Edward has 15 years experience in developing, implementing and analysing the impact of educational initiatives on tertiary students. He seeks to understand the effect of educational technologies on teaching methodologies and student learning and on devising new and innovative methods to improve the student learning experience. He is author of 25 refereed publications, 12 educational CDs and 2 educational web sites and is an active researcher in the area of educational technologies. Edward is the convener of the Higher Educational Research Group of Adelaide (HERGA), the recipient of the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007, an ALTC citation for teaching excellence in 2008 and a Faculty Teaching Excellence prize in 2009 for his work with online formative assessment.
Edward is Research Group leader of the Mobile learning reearch group, and is activley looking for students in the areas of mobile learning, virtual reality, and gaming in education
Edward's research interests include:
- Virtual reality in the workplace and education
- Work place safety through mobile devices
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Game based learning
- Mobile technologies
- Online communities
- Mobile learning in developing countries
- Technology aided assessment
- Professional development through mentoring
|2015 - 2016||Stephen Cole the Elder Fellow||University of Adelaide|
|2012 - 2014||Head: Discipline of Higher Education||University of Adelaide|
|2005 - 2011||Manager: Assessment and Evaluation||University of Adelaide|
|2000 - 2004||Curriculum Manager (IT)||University of Adelaide|
|1996 - 1999||IT Developer, Educational Innovations||University of Adelaide|
|1990 - 1995||Lecturer||University of Adelaide|
|1989 - 1990||Technical Specialist||University of Adelaide|
|2009||Teaching Award||Dean's prize (Faculty of Health Sciences) for Excellence in Teaching|
|2008||Teaching Award||ALTC Citation for Excellence in Teaching|
|2007||Teaching Award||Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching|
|English||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|2014 - 2015||University of Adelaide||Australia||Grad Cert (Online Education)|
|2008 - 2011||University of Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|2004 - 2005||University of Adelaide||Australia||Grad Cert (Higher Education)|
|1987 - 1988||University of Adelaide||Australia||BSc|
|1983 - 1987||University of Adelaide||Australia||BE (Hons) Electrical and Electronic|
|2015||Variety of MOOC certifications||MOOCLand||Borderless|
|2014||Professional Management Program (PMP)||University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2011||Senior First Aid||St. John||Australia|
|2007||Professional Development Courses||DevelopmentLand|
|2017||Buchanan, T. & Palmer, E. (2017). Student perceptions of the history lecture: Does this delivery mode have a future in the humanities?. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 14, 2, -.|
|2017||Buchanan, T. & Palmer, E. (2017). Role immersion in a history course: Online versus face-to-face in Reacting to the Past. Computers and Education, 108, 85-95.
|2017||Kaliisa, R., Palmer, E. & Miller, J. (2017). Mobile learning in higher education: A comparative analysis of developed and developing country contexts. British Journal of Educational Technology, -.
|2015||Wanner, T. & Palmer, E. (2015). Personalising learning: exploring student and teacher perceptions about flexible learning and assessment in a flipped university course. Computers and Education, 88, 354-369.
|2014||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2014). The assessment of a structured online formative assessment program: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Medical Education, 14, 1, 8-1-8-10.
|2013||Johnson, I., Palmer, E., Burton, J. & Brockhouse, M. (2013). Online learning resources in anatomy: What do students think?. Clinical Anatomy, 26, 5, 556-563.
|2012||Chur-Hansen, A., Devitt, P., Crabb, S., Palmer, E. & De Young, N. (2012). Online, blended learning materials in psychiatry for medical students and trainees. Australasian Psychiatry, 20, 5, 445-446.
|2012||Davey, K. & Palmer, E. (2012). Student Peer Assessment: a research study in a level III core course of the bachelor chemical engineering program. Education for Chemical Engineers, 7, 3, 85-104.
|2011||Palmer, E., Walker, D. & Sullivan, T. (2011). Student profiles and their role in the evaluation of learning and teaching. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 17, 2, 119-128.|
|2011||Walker, D. & Palmer, E. (2011). The relationship between student understanding, satisfaction and performance in an Australian engineering programme. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 36, 2, 157-170.
|2010||Palmer, E., Duggan, P., Devitt, P. & Russell, R. (2010). The modified essay question: Its exit from the exit examination. Medical Teacher, 32, 7, E300-E307.
|2009||Darwin, A. & Palmer, E. (2009). Mentoring circles in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development, 28, 2, 125-136.
|2009||Crisp, G., Palmer, E., Turnbull, D., Nettelbeck, T., Ward, L., Le Couteur, A. ... Schneider, L. (2009). First year student expectations: Results from a university-wide student survey. Journal of University of Teaching & Learning Practice, 6, 1, 1-18.|
|2009||Falkner, K. & Palmer, E. (2009). Developing authentic problem solving skills in introductory computing classes. SIGCSE Bulletin, 41, 1, 4-8.
|2008||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2008). Limitations of student-driven formative assessment in a clinical clerkship. A randomised controlled trial. BMC Medical Education, 8, 29, 1-7.
|2007||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2007). Assessment of higher order cognitive skills in undergraduate education: Modified essay or multiple choice questions? Research paper. BMC Medical Education, 7, 1, 49-55.
|2007||Duggan, P., Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2007). Electronic voting to encourage interactive lectures: a randomised trial. BMC Medical Education, 7, 25, 1-9.
|2007||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2007). A method for creating interactive content for the iPod, and its potential use as a learning tool: Technical Advances. BMC Medical Education, 7, 1, 32-41.
|2007||Crisp, G. & Palmer, E. (2007). Engaging academics with a simplified analysis of their Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) assessment results. Journal of University of Teaching & Learning Practice, 4, 2, 89-106.|
|2006||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2006). Constructing multiple choice questions as a method for learning. Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Annals, 35, 9, 604-608.|
|2005||Palmer, E., Devitt, P., De Young, N. & Morris, D. (2005). Assessment of an electronic voting system within the tutorial setting: a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN54535861). BMC Medical Education, 5, 24, WWW1-WWW8.
|2001||Devitt, P., Smith, J. & Palmer, E. (2001). Improved student learning in ophthalmology with computer-aided instruction. Eye, 15, Part 5, 635-639.
|2001||Devitt, P. & Palmer, E. (2001). The role of computers in medical education. Revista Cubana de Educacion Medica Superior, 15, 1, 76-84.|
|2000||Polyakov, A., Palmer, E., Devitt, P. & Coventry, B. (2000). Clinicians and computers: Friends or foes?. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 12, 2, 91-95.
|1999||Devitt, P. & Palmer, E. (1999). Computer-aided learning: an overvalued educational resource. Medical Education, 33, 2, 136-139.
|1998||Devitt, P., Worthley, S., Palmer, E. & Cehic, D. (1998). Evaluation of a computer based package on electrocardiography. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 28, 4, 432-435.
|1998||Devitt, P. & Palmer, E. (1998). Computers in medical education 3: a possible tool for the assessment of clinical competence?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 68, 8, 602-604.
|1998||Devitt, P., Cehic, D. & Palmer, E. (1998). Computers in medical education 2. Use of a computer package to supplement the clinical experience in a surgical clerkship: an objective evaluation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 68, 6, 428-431.
|1998||Devitt, P. & Palmer, E. (1998). Computers in medical education 1: evaluation of a problem-orientated learning package. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 68, 4, 284-287.
|2016||Feakes, A. M., Hyams, J., Cake, M., Barber, S., Webster, B. & Palmer, E. J. (2016). Expected work conditions - you want me to do what?. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference (AVA). Adelaide, SA.|
|2016||Feakes, A. M., Hyams, J., Barber, S., Cake, M., Webster, B., Palmer, E. ... Thomsen, D. (2016). Gender and university differences in career sector and business intent of Australian veterinary students. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference (AVA). Adelaide, SA.|
|2016||Feakes, A. M., Hyams, J., Cake, M., Barber, S., Webster, B., Palmer, E. ... Petrovski, K. (2016). Importance of professional capabilities to veterinary medicine students. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference (AVA). Adelaide, SA.|
|2015||Feakes, A. M., Hyams, J., Barber, S., Cake, M., Webster, B., Palmer, E. & Petrovski, K. (2015). Gender and university factors affecting career intent of veterinary students.. PanPacific Veterinary Conference 2015. Brisbane, Australia.|
|2011||Walker, D., Palmer, E. & Sullivan, T. (2011). Student profiles and their role in the evaluation of learning and teaching. International Journal of Arts & Sciences.|
|2010||Luzeckyj, A., Burke Da Silva, K., Scutter, S., Palmer, E. & Brinkworth, R. (2010). 'Don't ask me what I think of you I might not give the answer that you want me to': An exploration of 1st year university students' expectations and experiences from the students' and the teachers' perspectives. Pacific RIM Year in Higher Education Conference. Adelaide.|
|2010||Scutter, S., Palmer, E., Luzeckyj, A., Brinkworth, R. & McCann, B. (2010). What a strange idea! Student expectations of the first year university experience. ERGA Conference. Adelaide.|
|2010||Willis, C. & Palmer, E. (2010). Understanding the first year experience of engineering students. Education Research Group of Adelaide (ERGA) Conference. Adelaide.|
|2009||Palmer, E. & Walker, D. (2009). The evaluation of learning and teaching using identifiable returns: An engineering case study. AAEE Conference. Adelaide.|
|2009||Falkner, K. & Palmer, E. (2009). Developing authentic problem solving skills in introductory computing classes. SIGSCE'09. Tennessee, USA.
|2008||Falkner, K., McEntee, J., Palmer, E. & Botten, J. (2008). Establishing an education community of practice. HERDSA. Rotorua, New Zealand.|
|2007||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2007). The evolution of interactive learning material for medical students. Apple University Consortium Conference (Gold Coast, Qld.). Michael Docherty (Ed.) Gold Coast, Queensland.|
|2006||Palmer, E. (2006). Adapting to a changing environment: Improving the performance of evaluation services. Evaluations and Assessment Conference. Bruce Shortland Jones (Ed.) Perth, Western Australia.|
|2006||Palmer, E. & Crisp, G. (2006). Higher Education response to Stage 1 of the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund. Evaluation Forum. Bentley, Western Australia.|
|2006||Crisp, G. & Palmer, E. (2006). Make meaning of the assessment. Engaging teaching staff with an analysis of their assessment results. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Conference. A. Bunker & I. Vardi (Eds.) Western Australia.|
|2006||Singh, N. & Palmer, E. (2006). Assessment as a key learning and teaching tool: A case study using a Business Communications course. Evaluations and Assessment Conference (Bentley, Western Australia). Bruce Shortland Jones (Ed.) Bentley, Western Australia.|
|2006||Palmer, E. & Singh, N. (2006). Evaluating a newly developed Business Communications Course. Evaluations and Assessment Conference (Bentley, Western Australia). Bruce Shortland Jones (Ed.) Bentley, Western Australia.|
|2006||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2006). Interactive Learning with the iPod. Effective Teaching and Learning Conference (St. Lucia, Queensland). St Lucia, Queensland.|
|2005||Palmer, E. & Crisp, G. (2005). Assessing the assessment: Providing meaningful and sustainable methods for maintaining quality in exams. Evaluations and Assessment Conference. Kandlbinder Peter (Ed.) Sydney, Australia.|
|2005||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2005). What guides educational development: Pedagogy or technology?. The Apple University consortium conference 'Evolution: Universities, students and technology. I. MacColl (Ed.) Wrest Point Casino, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.|
|2005||Palmer, E., Morris, D. & Devitt, P. (2005). Evaluation and assessment in the classroom: Evaluating the impact of an electronic voting system in the classroom. Evaluation Forum (Sydney, New South Wales). Sydney, Australia.|
|2005||Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2005). Evaluation and assessment in the classroom: The computer aided tutorial. Evaluation Forum (Sydney, Australia). University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.|
|2005||Palmer, E., Devitt, P., DeYoung, N. & Morris, D. (2005). Electronic voting systems in small group tutorials. Evaluations and Assessment Conference (Sydney, Australia). Kandlbinder Peter (Ed.) Sydney, Australia.|
|2017||Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M. J. & Palmer, E. (2017). How do young people experience stress? A qualitative investigation of the indicators of distress and eustress in adolescents.. 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong.|
|2017||Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M. & Palmer, E. (2017). The Adolescent Distress-Eustress Scale: Developing a holistic measure of adolescent stress.. 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong.|
|2013||Botten, J., Coulson, M., Palmer, E., Williamson, N. M., Willis, C. & Pearce, K. (2013). Practical Classes: The Perceived Pros and Cons of Students ‘Getting Their Hands Dirty’. HERGA 2013. Adelaide.|
|2003||Devitt, P., Palmer, E. & De Young, N. (2003). Does the computer add anything to a tutorial?. Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference. Bern, Switzerland.|
|2003||Devitt, P., Palmer, E. & De Young, N. (2003). Stimulating interest in the tutorial - what is it worth?. Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference. Bern, Switzerland.|
|2014||Brinkworth, R., McCann, B., King, S., Burke da Silva, K., Luzeckyj, A., Scutter, S. ... McCann, J., (2014). Student and staff expectations and experiences: Office for Learning and Teaching Final Report, OLT, OLT web site,|
|2014||Feakes, A. M., Thomsen, D. A., Lindsay, N. & Palmer, E., (2014). Re-shaping veterinary business curricula to improve graduates’ business skills: a shared resource for educators, Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia, Sydney, Australia,|
|2012||Velliaris, D., Palmer, E., Picard, M., Guerin, C., Smith, S., Green, I. & Miller, J., (2012). Australian Tertiary Learning and Teaching Scholarship and Research 2007-2012, University of Adelaide, South Australia,|
|2012||Palmer, E. J., Devitt, P., Chur-Hansen, A., Crabb, S. & De Young, N., (2012). The Medici Project: Developing a Multi-disciplinary, Sustainable Resource for Blended Learning Initiatives in Tertiary Medical Education, OLT, OLT website,|
|2014||Feakes, A. M., Thomsen, D. A., Lindsay, N. & Palmer, E.; (2014); Veterinary Introduction to Business and Enterprise;|
- Palmer E, Picard M, Green I, Guerin C, Miller J, Velliaris D and Smith S. HERDSA Review of Australian Learning and Teaching Scholarship and Research. Higher Education Research and Development Association. $50 000. 2012
- Palmer E, Devitt P, Chur-Hansen A, Crabb S. The Medici Project: Developing a multi-disciplinary, sustainable resource for blended learning initiatives in tertiary medical education. ALTC Competitive Grant. $219,000. 2009.
- Devitt P, Palmer E. Developing online medical education for students. Chinese University of Hong Kong. $125,000 2006.
- Baron J, Palmer E. Play by The Rules. Australian Government: Australian Sports Committee. $4000 2006.
- Palmer E, Guy S, Pawlak B. Survey design and implementation. ARC Project into social inclusion. Survey support. $6000. 2006.
- Botten J, Palmer E, Devitt P. Adaptation of a successful, medically oriented, on-line formative learning tool for use in Science based practical courses. University of Adelaide. 2008. $32,000
- Palmer E, Coulson M, Falkner K, Alexander B, Al-Sarawi S, McEntee J, Rogers L, Botten J, Walker D, Devitt P. (ERGA application). Funding for ERGA Conference 2008. University of Adelaide. $6,300
- Palmer E, McEntee J, Falkner K, Alexander B, Al-Sarawi S, Coulson M, Botten J, Rogers L (ERGA application) Evaluating effectiveness, defining standards and sharing effective methods of assessment across disciplines University of Adelaide. 2007: $32,07
- Palmer E, Coulson M, Falkner K, Alexander B, Al-Sarawi S, McEntee J, Rogers L, Botten J, Walker D, Devitt P. (ERGA application). Funding for ERGA Conference 2007. University of Adelaide. $16,300
- Turnbull D, Nettelbeck T, Crisp G, Ward L, LeCouteur A, Sarris A, Strelan P, Palmer E. What are student expectations of the University at entry? (2006) University of Adelaide Learning and Teaching Fund 2006: $18 518.
- Palmer E, Coulson M, Falkner K, Coulson M. (ERGA application). Funding for ERGA Conference 2006. University of Adelaide. $7,500 2006
- Mobile Learning
- Innovative Training and Course Design
- Online Learning
- Assessment and Evaluation