School of Education
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am interested in how people learn, particularly using technology and how assessment and design drives that learning. So my research investigates these areas and, considering how quickly technology is changing the way we see and interact with the world, there's always plenty to study across all disciplines. I have attracted over 3 million dollars in collaborative ventures to support my work and worked in fields ranging from Medicine through physics to creative writing and the use of media.
I'm currently working on a number of exciting VR projects on situational awareness, medical training and science education. My most recent published work has looked at the effectiveness of the flipped classroom and technology acceptance models.
My research interests and current projects seem varied but are linked by the unifying theme of what helps us learn:
- Virtual reality in the workplace and education
- Current Projects: Assessing situational awareness using VR; Training and evaluating medical procedures in VR; Cognitive load in VR; VR in schools; 360 video
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Current Project: Evaluating MOOC designs
- Game based learning
- Current Project: Game based mechanics in education scenarios; Cognitive load in games-based courses.
- Modern assessment practices:
- Current project: Flexible assessment. can varying the modes of assessment support learning
- Mobile learning in developing countries
- Current Project: Use of mobile learning for language learning; Uses of mobile devices by first year students
- Professional development through mentoring
Current Project: Characteristics of good mentors; Use of online communities
- Artificial Intelligence Resources. K. Falkner, R. Vivian, T. Atapattu and E. Palmer, Department of Education and Training ($585,000) (2019-2022)
- Palmer E, Cook S. Situational Awareness in virtual reality. Australian Government 2019, $13,000
- Palmer E, Cook S. Design of VR experiences in medicine. AGD. 2018-2019, $14,000
- Palmer E, Cook S. Design of VR experiences in medicine. ASE. 2018, $20,000
- Palmer E, Cook S. Situational Awareness in virtual reality. Australian Government 2018, $60,000
- Foley, Senadj, Palmer, Martinez-Marroquin, England. Transforming engineering students into student engineers: improving learning outcomes and employability. 2016, Office of Learning and Teaching. $225,000
- Feakes A, Lindsay N, Palmer E, Thomsen D. 2013-2014. Re-shaping veterinary business curricula to improve the non-technical skills of the veterinary graduate. Office of Learning and Teaching. $50,000
- Team Member on OLT Extension Grant. Student Expectations and Experiences $30,0002013-2014
- Brinkworth R, McCann B, Burke Da Silva K, Scutter S, Turton K, palmer E, Rice J, Luzeckyj A. A collaborative multi-faceted approach to address the gaps between student expectation and experience at university 2009-2012. Australian Learning & Teaching Council. $225,000
- 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
- Team member on Willison J; Bandaranaike S; Pesata T; Mayson S; Harper R; Al-Sarawi S; Bottema C; Croy G; Habel C; Hazel S. Outcomes and uptake of explicit research skill development across degree programs: 'It's got a practical application in my world' 2011-2013. Australian Learning & Teaching Council. $225,000
- 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
My recent teaching has included
- Research Design 2017-2019
- Online Learning 2011-2019
- Assessment and Evaluation 2014-2017
- I am currently supervising 12 students PhD and 5 in Masters in a variety of projects
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