Research Publications for Robert S (Rob) Torrens
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Khoo, E. G. L., Hight, C., Torrens, R., & Cowie, B. (2015). Copy, cut, and paste: How does this shape what we know?: Copy, cut, and paste: How does this shape what we know?. Teaching & Learning Research Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.tlri.org.nz/
Johnson, E., Khoo, E. G. L., Hight, C., Forbes, D., & Torrens, R. (2015). Exploring eLearning practices across the disciplines in a university. In Digital Learning Symposium.
Hight, C., Torrens, R., Khoo, E., & Cowie, B. (2015). Software literacy within tertiary education: Findings from a 2-year project. In WCELfest 2015: Sharing our Stories-Reflecting on Learning & Technology. Conference held at The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Zhou, D., Zhang, D., Kong, C., Munroe, P., & Torrens, R. (2015). Grain and nanoparticle coarsening of an ultrafine structured Cu-5 vol.%Al2O3 nanocomposite during isochronal annealing. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 642, 83-91. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.04.106
Khoo, E., Hight, C., Cowie, B., & Torrens, R. (2014). Software literacy as part of pedagogy: How does PowerPoint shape what you do and does it matter?. In WCELfest14. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Hight, C. A., Khoo, E., Cowie, B., & Torrens, R. (2014). Software literacies in the tertiary environment. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S. -K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014 (pp. 410-415). Conference held at Dunedin, New Zealand.
Hight, C., Khoo, E., Cowie, B., & Torrens, R. (2014). Copy, cut and paste: how does this shape what we know?. In AKO Aotearoa / Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Tertiary Research in Progress Colloquium IV. Conference held at Wellington, New Zealand.
Khoo, E., Hight, C., Cowie, B., Torrens, R., & Ferrarelli, L. (2014). Software literacy and student learning in the tertiary environment: PowerPoint and beyond. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 18(1), 30-45. Retrieved from http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL/article/view/217
Khoo, E., Hight, C., Torrens, R., & Duke, M. (2014). “It runs slow and crashes often”: Exploring engineering students’ software literacy of CAD software. In Proceedings of the AAEE2014 Conference (pp. 1-9). Wellington, New Zealand: Australian Association for Engineering Education.
Hight, C., Khoo, E., Cowie, B., & Torrens, R. (2014). Is software literacy reshaping the 'digital divide'?. In Media Literacy in Digital Age - Cultural, Economic and Political Perspective. Conference held at Centre for Croatian Studies, Zagreb University.