Research Publications for Robert S (Rob) Torrens
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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.
Singh, A. P., Gabbitas, B., Torrens, R., Yang, F., & Mukhtar, A. (2014). Mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V rods produced by powder compact extrusion. In TMS Annual Meeting (pp. 605-612). Held in San Diego, CA, USA: Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Retrieved from http://www.programmaster.org/
Khoo, E., Hight, C., Cowie, B., & Torrens, R. (2014). Copy, cut and paste: How does this shape up with what we know?. In AARE-NZARE Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Retrieved from https://thinkbusiness.conference-services.net/
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., 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.
Zhou, D., Zhang, D., Kong, C., Munroe, P., & Torrens, R. S. (2014). Thermal stability of the nanostructure of mechanically milled Cu–5 vol% Al2O3 nanocomposite powder particles. Journal of Materials Research, 29(8), 996-1005. doi:10.1557/jmr.2014.79
Khoo, E. G. L., Hight, C., Cowie, B., Torrens, R., & Ferrarelli, L. (2014). Software literacy and student learning in the tertiary environment: PowerPoint and beyond. In DEANZ Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
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.
Hight, C., Khoo, E., Cowie, B., & Torrens, R. (2013). The slides are part of the cake: PowerPoint, software literacy and tertiary education. In Electric Dreams: 30th ascilite Conference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 379-384). Conference held at Macquerie University, Sydney: Macquerie University, ascilite.