Dr Edward Palmer

Edward Palmer
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Arts

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.

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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

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
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

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
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

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
German

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
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

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
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

Research Interests

Education, Education Assessment and Evaluation, Education systems, Educational Administration, Management and Leadership, Educational Technology and Computing

Journals

Year Citation
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.
10.1016/j.compedu.2016.12.008
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, -.
10.1111/bjet.12583
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.
10.1016/j.compedu.2015.07.008
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.
10.1186/1472-6920-14-8
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.
10.1002/ca.22219
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.
10.1177/1039856212455253
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.
10.1016/j.ece.2012.04.001
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.
10.1080/02602930903221451
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.
10.3109/0142159X.2010.488705
2009 Darwin, A. & Palmer, E. (2009). Mentoring circles in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development, 28, 2, 125-136.
10.1080/07294360902725017
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.
10.1145/1539024.1508871
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.
10.1186/1472-6920-8-29
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.
10.1186/1472-6920-7-49
2007 Duggan, P., Palmer, E. & Devitt, P. (2007). Electronic voting to encourage interactive lectures: a randomised trial. BMC Medical Education, 7, 25, 1-9.
10.1186/1472-6920-7-25
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.
10.1186/1472-6920-7-32
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.
10.1186/1472-6920-5-24
2001 Devitt, P., Smith, J. & Palmer, E. (2001). Improved student learning in ophthalmology with computer-aided instruction. Eye, 15, Part 5, 635-639.
10.1038/eye.2001.199
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.
10.1207/S15328015TLM1202_6
1999 Devitt, P. & Palmer, E. (1999). Computer-aided learning: an overvalued educational resource. Medical Education, 33, 2, 136-139.
10.1046/j.1365-2923.1999.00284.x
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.
10.1111/j.1445-5994.1998.tb02076.x
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.
10.1111/j.1445-2197.1998.tb02109.x
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.
10.1111/j.1445-2197.1998.tb04793.x
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.
10.1111/j.1445-2197.1998.tb02084.x

Conference Papers

Year Citation
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.
10.1145/1508865.1508871
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.

Conference Items

Year Citation
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.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
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,

Internet Publications

Year Citation
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

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2005 - ongoing Chair Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - 2016 Member LMS Review
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83136036
Fax
8313 3604
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower - Marjoribanks Wing
Room Number
8 23
Org Unit
School of Education

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