ProfileChris WalshEditor

Chris is currently a Professor of Education at James Cook University. He has worked across diverse contexts in Asia, North America, Europe, The Middle East and Australia to provide pre- and in-service teacher education, professional development and theorise new ways technology can assist educators in designing curriculum and pedagogy relevant to students’ and citizens’ lifeworlds. Chris has been extremely successful in obtaining research income as the lead applicant, co-applicant or co-investigator. This world-leading research—funded by the European Commission, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The AIDS Research Foundation (amfAR), the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the Spencer Foundation—totals more than $25 million (AUD). His participation on these projects has resulted in an outstanding, collaborative and on-going record of more than 100 publications. He also currently edits Digital Culture & Education (DCE), a peer-reviewed and open-access international journal. Christopher is also a on the register of the TEQSA external experts and and also currently edits Digital Culture & Education (DCE), a peer-reviewed and open-access international journal. Previously, Chris was an Associate Professor at Torrens University Australia and worked as an international consultant for Creative Emotional Reasoning Computational Tools Fostering Co-Creativity in Learning Processes or C2Learn. He was the Open University (UK) co-applicant on C2Learn with Professor Anna Craft (€2.4 Million). This collaborative project (2012-2015) with 7 international partners was funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (F7P).

Email: chris.walsh@jcu.edu.au

Website: https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/chris.walsh/

Articles by Chris Walsh

Doubt in digital education: Critical thinking in the age of trump
November 15, 2017  |   0 Comments

Robert Nelson

Published Online: November 15, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF
Abstract

Based on a taxonomy that includes discourse and ideology as well as logic and truth, this article identifies doubt as the element most critical to critical thinking.  Not only is doubt intrinsic to questioning but it has a dynamic relationship to purposeful thinking.  Despite its heightened [...]

Read full article

Doubt in digital education: Critical thinking in the age of trump
November 15, 2017  |   0 Comments

Robert Nelson

Published Online: November 15, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF

Read full article

Learner antecedents of youth’s beliefs about agency and online learning
November 15, 2017  |   0 Comments

Thomas Arnesen, Eyvind Elstad & Knut-Andreas Christophersen

Published Online: November 15, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF
Abstract
Developing students’ digital skills and self-confidence in their ability to purposefully use online learning opportunities is considered important for achieving educational objectives. This study empirically explores antecedents of young people’s beliefs about agency in online learning by applying structural equation modeling to [...]

Read full article

Learner antecedents of youth’s beliefs about agency and online learning
November 15, 2017  |   0 Comments

Thomas Arnesen, Eyvind Elstad & Knut-Andreas Christophersen

Published Online: November 15, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF

Read full article

The social constructivist mode of operation for personal computing
September 1, 2017  |   0 Comments

Frédérik Lesage & Gwénaëlle André

Published Online: September 1, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF
Abstract
This paper is an exploratory investigation into how social constructivist pedagogical theories shaped the development of personal computing in the mid to late 20th century. There are two main objectives for such an investigation. The first is to highlight the contingent historical nature of [...]

Read full article

‘Figured worlds’ and the construction of positive learner identities through digital technologies outside of school
September 1, 2017  |   0 Comments

Heather Brown
Published Online: September 1, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF
Abstract
Young adolescents are highly engaged in literacy practices involving the use of digital technologies, both inside and outside of school. This study examines how the out-of-school use of digital technologies creates spaces in which young adolescents construct and negotiate positive learner identities. Through vignettes of four young [...]

Read full article

‘Figured worlds’ and the construction of positive learner identities through digital technologies outside of school
September 1, 2017  |   0 Comments

Heather Brown
Published Online: September 1, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF

Read full article

The social constructivist mode of operation for personal computing
September 1, 2017  |   0 Comments

Frédérik Lesage & Gwénaëlle André

Published Online: September 1, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF

Read full article

Imagining online research design: Is it connective case study or virtual ethnography?
April 1, 2017  |   0 Comments

Grace Pigozzi
Published Online: April 1, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF
Abstract: Conducting research online that focuses on various writing genres with adolescent authors demands imagination and improvisation as their composition meanders across multiple communities, forums, and expressive modes, while it simultaneously ignores boundaries and creates new spaces. Research of online contexts is crucial as technology plays [...]

Read full article

Imagining online research design: Is it connective case study or virtual ethnography?
April 1, 2017  |   0 Comments

Grace Pigozzi
Published Online: April 1, 2017
Full Text: HTML, PDF

Read full article



Digital Culture & Education (DCE) is an international inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal. This interactive, open-access web-published journal is for those interested in digital culture and education.

The journal is devoted to analysing the impact of digital culture on identity, education, art, society, culture and narrative within social, political, economic, cultural and historical contexts.

New:

Digital Culture & Education (DCE) is seeking an editor or editors who have a demonstrated commitment to the impact of digital culture on identity, education, art, society, culture and narrative within social, political, economic, cultural and historical contexts.
Individuals who wish to be considered should submit a letter of interest and a copy of their curriculum vitae to Christopher Walsh at editor@digitalcultureandeducation.com by no later than November 1, 2017.

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DigitalCultureE


The scale and speed at which digital culture has entered all aspects of our lives is unprecedented. We publish articles and digital works including eBooks (published under Creative Commons Licenses) that address the use of digital (and other) technologies and how they are taken up across diverse institutional and non-institutional contexts. Scholarly reviews of books, conferences, exhibits, games, software and hardware are also encouraged.

All manuscripts submitted to Digital Culture & Education (DCE) are double-blind reviewed where the identity of the reviewers and the authors are not disclosed to either party.

Digital Culture & Education (DCE) does not have article submission charges. Read more


Manuscripts should include:
1. Cover sheet with author(s) contact details and brief biographical statement(s).

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts submitted should be original, not under review by any other publication and not published elsewhere.
The expected word count for submissions to the journal is approximately 7500 words, excluding references. Each paper should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 200 words.  Authors planning to submit manuscripts significantly longer than 7500 words should first contact the Editor at editor@digitalcultureandeducation.com

All pages should be numbered. Footnotes to the text should be avoided and endnotes should be used instead. Sponsorship of research reported (e.g. by research councils, government departments and agencies, etc.) should be declared.

Read more


Digital Culture & Education (DCE) invites submissions on any aspect of digital culture and education.  We welcome submissions of articles and digital works that address the use of digital (and other) technologies and how they are taken up across diverse institutional and non-institutional contexts. For further inquiries and submission of work, send an email to editor@ digitalcultureandeducation.com