Walter Barbieri

Dr Walter Barbieri


School of Education

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research interests span the breadth of educational technologies, but are more closely focused on: personalised mobile technologies and their impact on learning and teaching; school culture and change; augmented and virtual reality and its impact on learning and education. I have a range of research projects underway pertaining to these interests.


I welcome inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in: educational technologies, technology & pedagogy and technology & learning across schools, education communities and initial teacher education. 


My current projects include:

- Measuring the impact of personalised technologies programs on initial teacher education and on digital capabilities

- Investigating whether there is a statistical association between ATAR and screen time

- Historical research on the relationship between pedagogies and technologies

- Exploring the comparative impact of multiple choice tests and branched scenario assessments

- Investigating the impact of the use of GIFs in learning materials on retention of content

  • Books

    Year Citation
    2017 Barbieri, W., & Brenton, L. (2017). Walking in Two Worlds. Australia: iBooks Store.
    2016 Barbieri, W. (2016). Instructional Design for Teachers. Australia: iBooks Store.
    2015 Barbieri, W. (2015). Year 10 English: Critical Reading. Australia: iBooks Store.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Barbieri, W. (2020). The Impact of Introducing iPads in Teacher Education: A Case Study. In M. White, & F. McCallum (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Teaching, Learning and Leadership Enhancing Educational Outcomes (pp. 61-86). Singapore: Springer Nature.

I am currently leading the eLearning Program in the School of Education at the University of Adelaide. The eLearning Program is working to embed personalised technologies throughout the Bachelor of Teaching degree in order to help inspire and equip early-career teachers to use technologies to improve student learning.

I also teach and coordinate courses in the Bachelor of Teaching program and the Master of Teaching program.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Perspectives on innovative teaching and learning: A qualitative study modeling innovation within contemporary learning environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kristy Rose Davis
    2019 Co-Supervisor Smartphone Assisted Language Learning (A Longitudinal Study on the use of SALL in ELT) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Shila Panadgoo
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor The explanation of the views and experiences of students and teachers on the use of ICT in vocational schools in China. The University of Adelaide Master of Teaching Degree Master Part Time Fanyi Tang
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2019 - 2019 Pembroke School Learning & Teaching Office School or college Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2013 - 2018 Director of eLearning St Peter’s College Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134164
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 8
  • Room: 8 16
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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