Dr Jessica Frawley

BA(Hons), BSc IT (Hons), PhD, SFHEA
Lecturer

F03 - Fisher Library
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 5241

Biographical details

Jessica Frawley has a multidisciplinary background spanning Arts, Social Sciences and Information Technology. Her research sits at the nexus of fields such as as semiotics, human computer interaction, information systems and education. Her primary area of specialisation is on understanding people’s lived experience with new and emerging technologies and using such understandings to inform future technology design and use. This perspective has underpinned Jessica’s research in several applied research settings. This has included higher education development and informal community based learning. One of the threads that runs through her research is interest in user- and student-generated content and the new multimodal literacies that typically accompany these practices. Since such participatory cultures and practices often occur outside the bounds of the educational institution, several of Jessica’s research projects have explored the informal and community learning that occurs within such spaces. An example of this is her PhD work, which focused on how adults in communities make sense of food and agricultural knowledge in technologically mediated settings, and how we can better design for sustainability in this space. This work privileges everyday lived experiences and human understandings that are at the heart of human technology use.

Research interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Design
  • Mobile Learning and Educational Technologies
  • Informal and Community Learning
  • Multimodal Literacies

Teaching and supervision

  • DECO 1006: Design Process and Methods
  • EDPR 5001: University Teaching and Learning
  • EDPR 6012: Developing Integrated eLearning Environments in Higher Education
  • Principles and Practice of University Teaching

Current projects

2017

  • Using student and expert generated video resources to sustainably improve student learning in Criminology for Law, Clancy, G. (Project co-lead), Frawley, J. (Project co-lead), Ellis, J., Murray, C. Stringer, M.; University of Sydney Strategic Education Grant, Educational Innovation Grant, 2016.

2016

  • The Sydney Design Thinking Toolkit: Scaffolding students’ understanding of design as a method for complex problem solving through interactive learning resources, Tomich, M. (Project Lead), Loke, L., Borthwick, M., Ahmadapour, N. & Frawley, J.; University of Sydney Strategic Education Grant, Educational Innovation Grant, 2016.
  • Students as Teachers: Guidelines for Effective Co-creation of Online Resources, Australian National University Vice Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Grant 2016. Beckman, B. et al. with Frawley, J. as external advisor.

Associations

  • Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning Group (anzMlearn) – Co-President
  • Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) – Senior Fellowship
  • Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education –Member

Awards and honours

  • 2017 Best Reviewer, 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Data, Knowledge and Decisions,Hobart 3rd - 6th December 2017
  • 2016 AFAANZ Best Paper Award in the Accounting Education Stream for 'Implications of Tablet Computing Enabled Sharing and Annotation Technology on Introductory Accounting Student Performance'.
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) – ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme 2015
  • AMP Amplify Bright Sparks: Bringing Together Business and Research (Finalist) 2015
  • Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning (anzMlearn) Research Group Best Project Award 2014
  • UTS Faculty of Engineering & IT Higher Degree by Research Publication Award 2014
  • UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT: Team Leadership Award for volunteering and leadership 2014
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching 2013: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning (anzMlearn) Research Group Best Project Award 2013
  • Sciences of Technologies and Learning Research Fest 2013, Best Poster Award (Judges’ Choice, Runner-Up)
  • UTS Learning and Teaching Awards: Team Teaching 2012
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Award 2012
  • Dean’s Merit Award 2012, Faculty of Engineering & IT (UTS)
  • NASSCOM 2012 Student Innovation in Technology Awards – Highly Commended
  • University Medal 2011
  • International Learning Impact Awards Finalist 2011

In the media

  • FRAJIT, 2015, Freaking Awesome Job in Tech YouTube Series, Produced by Bylinsky, Z. Fox, M. & Frawley, J.
  • Parker, L. Phone it in, http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2014/01/phone-it-in
  • UTSpeaks [Public Lecture] – Kobayashi, H. Colley, L., Frawley, J., & Le Hunte, B. 2014 Tipping the Point – Must our professions and industries embrace the new ways: the new learning, the new thinking, the new doing?, 6 – 9pm, 9 April, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
  • Frew, W. 2013, 'Food's roots a recipe for success', Sydney Morning Herald (Brink Magazine), 19 September, p. 2.
  • Dodd, T. 2013, Mobile phones in class a smart solution, Australian Financial Review, 30 September, http://www.afr.com/news/policy/education/mobile-phones-in-class-a-smart-solution-20130929-jgyl5
  • Berriman, A. 2012, 'The Chicken Project: Understanding where our food comes from', U: Mag, 5 August.
  • Jacobs, G. 2012, A Cracking Good Yarn Radio Broadcast, Afternoons, 666 ABC Radio Canberra, 5 November.
  • Wilson, C. 2012, Interview, Radio Broadcast, Food on Friday, ABC Radio National, 5 October.

Selected grants

2018

  • Student Creative Coding Challenges: student-generated self-directed learning; Grace K, Hespanhol L, Bray L, Frawley J; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Lecture bytes: A repository of micro-activities for large design lectures; Ahmadpour N, Tomitsch M, Frawley J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2017

  • Re-usable student and expert generated video resources for Law students' active and authentic engagement with studies in Criminology.; Clancey G, Frawley J, Ellis J, Murray C; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Tomitsch, M., Wrigley, C., Borthwick, M., Ahmadpour, N., Frawley, J., Kocaballi, A., Nunez Pacheco, C., Straker, K., Loke, L. (2018). Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. A Handbook of Methods. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Frawley, J., Underwood, J. (2014). Designing Mobile Learning to Support Public Food Literacy: Constructivist Pedagogies and ICT Ecologies. In Laurel Evelyn Dyson (Eds.), Transactions on Mobile Learning, (pp. 10-15). Sydney: anzMLearn (Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning Group).
  • Dyson, L., Frawley, J., Tyler, J., Wakefield, J. (2014). Facilitating Enhanced Learning in Tutorials through Tablet Computing Enabled Sharing and Annotation Technologies. In Laurel Evelyn Dyson (Eds.), Transactions on Mobile Learning, (pp. 22-26). Sydney: anzMLearn (Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning Group).

Journals

  • Dyson, L., Frawley, J. (2018). A student-generated video careers project: Understanding the learning processes in and out of the classroom. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 10(4), 32-51. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, J., Tyler, J., Dyson, L., Frawley, J. (2018). Implications of student-generated screencasts on final examination performance. Accounting and Finance, online. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2018). Literacies and learning in motion: Meaning making and transformation in a community mobile storytelling project. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 10(4), 52-72. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, J., Frawley, J., Tyler, J., Dyson, L. (2018). The impact of an iPad-supported annotation and sharing technology on university students' learning. Computers & Education, 122, 243-259. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Wakefield, J., Tyler, J. (2016). Supporting Graduate Attribute Development in Introductory Accounting with Student-Generated Screencasts. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 8(3), 65-82. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2014). mStories: exploring semiotics and praxis of user-generated mobile stories. Social Semiotics, 24(5), 561-581. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J. (2012). mStories: exploring modes of participation in a creative storytelling project. Transactions on Mobile Learning, 1, 10-14.
  • Litchfield, A., Frawley, J., Nettleton, S. (2010). Contextualising and integrating into the curriculum the learning and teaching of work-ready professional graduate attributes. Higher Education Research and Development, 29(5), 519-534. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Frawley, J., Burdon, S. (2018). How technology companies are revitalizing Management by Values for innovation (forthcoming). XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference: Composing the Innovation Symphony, Manchester: ISPIM Innovation Conference.
  • Coulson, S., Frawley, J. (2017). Student-generated multimedia for supporting learning in an undergraduate physiotherapy course. 34th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017), Toowoomba, QLD: University of Southern Queensland.
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Tyler, J., Wakefield, J. (2015). Building graduate attributes using student-generated screencasts. Ascilite 2015: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, Perth: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
  • Dyson, L., Frawley, J., Tyler, J., Wakefield, J. (2015). Introducing an iPad innovation into accounting tutorials. 14th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2015), Verlag, Germany: Springer Verlag. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2014). Animal personas: Acknowledging non-human stakeholders in designing for sustainable food systems. The 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design (OzCHI 2014), New York, NY: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2014). Mobile Literacies: Navigating Multimodality, Informal Learning Contexts and Personal ICT Ecologies. 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014), Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Underwood, J. (2014). Rewriting, redesigning and reimagining the recipe for more sustainable food systems. The 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design (OzCHI 2014), New York, NY: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, J., Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Tyler, J., Litchfield, A. (2011). Increasing student engagement and performance in introductory Accounting through student-generated screencasts. Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia: The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Frawley, J., Litchfield, A. (2009). Engaging students and academics in work-ready learning contextualised for each profession in the curriculum. 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference, Milperra, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc.

2018

  • Dyson, L., Frawley, J. (2018). A student-generated video careers project: Understanding the learning processes in and out of the classroom. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 10(4), 32-51. [More Information]
  • Tomitsch, M., Wrigley, C., Borthwick, M., Ahmadpour, N., Frawley, J., Kocaballi, A., Nunez Pacheco, C., Straker, K., Loke, L. (2018). Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. A Handbook of Methods. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.
  • Frawley, J., Burdon, S. (2018). How technology companies are revitalizing Management by Values for innovation (forthcoming). XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference: Composing the Innovation Symphony, Manchester: ISPIM Innovation Conference.
  • Wakefield, J., Tyler, J., Dyson, L., Frawley, J. (2018). Implications of student-generated screencasts on final examination performance. Accounting and Finance, online. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2018). Literacies and learning in motion: Meaning making and transformation in a community mobile storytelling project. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 10(4), 52-72. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, J., Frawley, J., Tyler, J., Dyson, L. (2018). The impact of an iPad-supported annotation and sharing technology on university students' learning. Computers & Education, 122, 243-259. [More Information]

2017

  • Coulson, S., Frawley, J. (2017). Student-generated multimedia for supporting learning in an undergraduate physiotherapy course. 34th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017), Toowoomba, QLD: University of Southern Queensland.

2016

  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Wakefield, J., Tyler, J. (2016). Supporting Graduate Attribute Development in Introductory Accounting with Student-Generated Screencasts. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 8(3), 65-82. [More Information]

2015

  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Tyler, J., Wakefield, J. (2015). Building graduate attributes using student-generated screencasts. Ascilite 2015: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, Perth: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
  • Dyson, L., Frawley, J., Tyler, J., Wakefield, J. (2015). Introducing an iPad innovation into accounting tutorials. 14th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2015), Verlag, Germany: Springer Verlag. [More Information]

2014

  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2014). Animal personas: Acknowledging non-human stakeholders in designing for sustainable food systems. The 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design (OzCHI 2014), New York, NY: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Underwood, J. (2014). Designing Mobile Learning to Support Public Food Literacy: Constructivist Pedagogies and ICT Ecologies. In Laurel Evelyn Dyson (Eds.), Transactions on Mobile Learning, (pp. 10-15). Sydney: anzMLearn (Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning Group).
  • Dyson, L., Frawley, J., Tyler, J., Wakefield, J. (2014). Facilitating Enhanced Learning in Tutorials through Tablet Computing Enabled Sharing and Annotation Technologies. In Laurel Evelyn Dyson (Eds.), Transactions on Mobile Learning, (pp. 22-26). Sydney: anzMLearn (Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning Group).
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2014). Mobile Literacies: Navigating Multimodality, Informal Learning Contexts and Personal ICT Ecologies. 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014), Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L. (2014). mStories: exploring semiotics and praxis of user-generated mobile stories. Social Semiotics, 24(5), 561-581. [More Information]
  • Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Underwood, J. (2014). Rewriting, redesigning and reimagining the recipe for more sustainable food systems. The 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design (OzCHI 2014), New York, NY: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]

2012

  • Frawley, J. (2012). mStories: exploring modes of participation in a creative storytelling project. Transactions on Mobile Learning, 1, 10-14.

2011

  • Wakefield, J., Frawley, J., Dyson, L., Tyler, J., Litchfield, A. (2011). Increasing student engagement and performance in introductory Accounting through student-generated screencasts. Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia: The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.

2010

  • Litchfield, A., Frawley, J., Nettleton, S. (2010). Contextualising and integrating into the curriculum the learning and teaching of work-ready professional graduate attributes. Higher Education Research and Development, 29(5), 519-534. [More Information]

2009

  • Frawley, J., Litchfield, A. (2009). Engaging students and academics in work-ready learning contextualised for each profession in the curriculum. 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference, Milperra, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc.

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