Walter Barbieri

Dr Walter Barbieri

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research interests span the breadth of educational technologies, with a particular focus on: artificial intelligence in education; personalised mobile technologies and their impact on learning and teaching; school culture and change; augmented and virtual reality in education. I have a range of research projects underway pertaining to these interests.


My current projects include:

- Evaluating the early impact of generative artificial intelligence on teaching and learning 

- 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 campus closure on online learning engagement

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, as well as overseeing school placements.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Pre-service teachers' acceptance and use of AI-assisted technology in blended learning environments: A mixed-method study using an extended model of UTAUT Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wai Maung
    2022 Co-Supervisor Preparing for Tomorrow's Remote Learning: Voices of Students, Parents, and Teachers on Their COVID-19 Experiences in Central China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mengyuan He
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Smartphone Assisted Language Learning (SALL) 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
    2023 - ongoing Prince Alfred College Whole-school School or college Australia
    2019 - 2019 Pembroke School Learning & Teaching Office School or college Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Director of Placements University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 - ongoing Coordinator of eLearning Program University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - 2018 Director of eLearning St Peter’s College Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134164
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 8
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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