Dr Stephen Marshall

  • Senior lecturer, Centre for Academic Development
    Faculty contact Engineering, Science
    Research Areas:
    E-Learning, Benchmarking Higher Education, Organisational Change in Higher Education, Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

Responsibilities

Stephen is responsible for assisting staff with the effective use of technology in the delivery of learning and teaching. This includes working to ensure that the University has strategies and policies in place that support flexible delivery using technology. Stephen also teaches on the Postgraduate Higher Education Learning and Teaching (PHELT) programme, and occasionally teaches in the School of Information Management and the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Professional activities

  • Vice President and Executive Member, Australasian Council for Open and Distance Education (2008-)
  • Invited member of the advisory board for the Australian/New Zealand Horizon project (2010-)
  • Invited member of the New Zealand Ministry of Education Tertiary e-Learning Reference Group. (2005-2010, 2012-)
  • Australian Universities Quality Assurance Auditor. (2008-2011)
  • Invited member of the Ako Aotearoa Central Hub Advisory Group. (2008-)

Background

Stephen's PhD is in Biochemistry and he has held a number of technical and computer support roles prior to his appointment at the Centre for Academic Development. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Computer Science).

Research interests

Stephen researches in the areas of organisational change in higher education, e-learning benchmarking, plagiarism and academic integrity, intellectual property, and the development of educational policy and strategy supporting and encouraging the effective use of technology. He is co-creator of the internationally recognised and applied e-learning maturity model (eMM).

Successful research grants

Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund 2010 $149,848 Graduate Outcomes - Are They Driving Learning? And Who Knows About Them? (Member of project team).

Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund 2009 $94,770 E-learning and higher education: Understanding and supporting organisational change in New Zealand (Project lead).

New Zealand TEC Innovation Development Fund 2007 $33,500.00 Implementation of e-learning guidelines on intellectual property and copyright.

New Zealand Ministry of Education Tertiary E-Learning Research Fund 2005 $89,219.00 New Zealand Tertiary Institution E-Learning Capability: Informing and Guiding E-Learning Architectural Change and Development.

Recent publications

Marshall, S. and Flutey, J. (2014). Turning a Digital Vision Into Reality. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014 (pp. 190-200).

Marshall, S. (2014). Technological Innovation of Higher Education in New Zealand, A Wicked Problem? Studies in Higher Education. DOI:10.1080/03075079.2014.927849

Marshall, S. (2014). Exploring the ethical implications of MOOCs. Distance Education 35(2): 250-262. DOI:10.1080/01587919.2014.917706

Spronken-Smith, R., Bond, C., McLean, A., Freilick, S., Smith, N., Jenkins, M. and Marshall, S. (2013). Report: How to Engage with a Graduate Outcomes’ Agenda: A Guide for Tertiary Education Institutions. Wellington, NZ, Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence

Marshall, S. (2013). Evaluating the Strategic and Leadership Challenges of MOOCs. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 9(2): 216-227. 

Marshall, S. (2013). Open Educational Curricula Interpreted Through the Māori Concept of Ako. In M. Gosper and D. Ifenthaler (Eds) Curriculum Models for the 21st Century Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education (pp. 55-70). New York, USA: Springer

Marshall, S. (2013). Using the e-learning Maturity Model to Identify Good Practice in E- Learning In H. Carter, M. Gosper and J. Hedberg (Eds.), Electric Dreams. Proceedings ASCILITE 2013 Sydney. (pp.546-556). 

Mabin, V.J. and Marshall, S.J. (2012). Beyond Assessment: Assuring Student Learning in Higher Education. In M. Hodis and S. Kaiser (Eds) Proceedings of the Symposium on Assessment and Learner Outcomes, Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Jessie Hetherington Centre for Educational Research Victoria University. pp187-203. 

Marshall, S. (2012). Open Education and Systemic Change. On the Horizon, 20(2):110-116. 

Marshall, S. (2012). E-learning and higher education: Understanding and supporting organisational change in New Zealand. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning 16(1):141–155. 

Marshall, S. (2012). E-learning and higher education: Understanding and supporting organisational change in New Zealand: Research Report. Wellington, NZ, Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. 68pp. 

Marshall, S. (2012). E-learning and higher education: Understanding and supporting organisational change in New Zealand: Case Study: Institute of Technology and Polyechnics. Wellington, NZ, Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. 11pp.

Marshall, S. (2012). E-learning and higher education: Understanding and supporting organisational change in New Zealand: Case Study: Private Training Establishment. Wellington, NZ, Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. 13pp. 

Marshall, S. (2012). E-learning and higher education: Understanding and supporting organisational change in New Zealand: Case Study: University. Wellington, NZ, Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. 10pp.

Marshall, S. (2012). E-learning and higher education: Understanding and supporting organisational change in New Zealand: Case Study: Wananga. Wellington, NZ, Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. 11pp. 

Marshall, S. (2012). Improving the quality of e-learning: Lessons from the eMM. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 28(1):65-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00443.x.