Dr Kate Thompson

BSc(hons)(UNSW), PhD(Sydney)
Postdoctoral Research Associate

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93513773
Fax +61 2 90365205

Biographical details

Research Assistant, UWS 2001-2004

Secretary/Publicity Officer for PESSA 2006

Postgraduate Fellow, CoCo Research Centre 2005-2008

Postdoctoral Fellow, CoCo Research Centre 2008

Research Associate, CoCo Research Centre 2009

Senior Research Associate, ARCL: Learning the complexity of scientific knowledge about climate change with computer modelling and visualization technologies,CoCo Research Centre 2010-2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate, ARC Laureate Fellowship Learning, technology and design: architectures for productive networked learning, CoCo Research Centre 2011-

Research interests

Learning sciences; psychology of education
  • Learning technologies and new media
  • Learning, cognition and motivation
Research on teaching and learning
  • Mathematics and science

Selected grants

2005

  • ASISTM Critical Friend Project-Round 1; Sutherland L, Thompson K, Stewart K, Atluri S; DEST - ASISTM/Project grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Goodyear, P., Jones, C., Thompson, K. (2014). Computer-supported collaborative learning: Instructional approaches, group processes and educational designs. In J. M. Spector, M. D. Merrill, J. Elen, M. J. Bishop (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (4th Ed.), (pp. 439-451). New York: Springer.
  • Pinto, A., Thompson, K., Jones, C., Clow, D. (2014). iSpot: Your place to share nature. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks, (pp. 225-238). New York: Routledge.
  • Parisio, M., Thompson, K., Richardson, T., Srikhanta, R. (2014). One Laptop Per Child (OLPC): A small computer to serve a big cause. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks, (pp. 125-138). New York: Routledge.
  • Parker, P., Schwendimann, B., Thompson, K., Todd, M. (2014). The Synaptic Leap: Open science combating disease. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks, (pp. 193-208). New York: Routledge.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2014). Using multimodal discourse analysis to identify patterns of problem solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment. In Sudweeks, F. & Lim, H. (Eds.), Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis, (pp. 94-118). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2013). A MUVEing Success: Design Strategies for Professional Development in the Use of Multi-User Virtual Environments and Educational Games in Science Education. In Steven D’Agustino (Eds.), Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities, and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education, (pp. 16-41). Philadelphia, USA: Information Science Reference.
  • Reimann, P., Thompson, K. (2008). Ecosystem modelling for environmental education: From stocks and flows to behavior and interactions. In Blumschein P, Hung W, Jonassen D (Eds.), Model-based approaches to learning:Using systems models and simulations to improve understanding and problem solving in complex domains, (pp. 111-148). ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Reimann, P., Thompson, K., Weinel, M. (2007). Decision making patterns in virtual teams. In T. Hirashima;U. Hoppe;S. S.-C. Young (Eds.), Supporting learning flow through integrative technologies, (pp. 213-220). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Journals

  • Uddin, M., Thompson, K., Schwendimann, B., Piraveenan, M. (2014). The impact of study load on the dynamics of longitudinal email communications among students. Computers and Education, 72, 209-219. [More Information]
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2013). Collaborative Process Analysis Coding Scheme (CPACS): Examining the macro- and micro-level of students' discourse in a virtual world. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 4(2), 19-49. [More Information]
  • Thompson, K., Ashe, D., Carvalho, L., Goodyear, P., Kelly, N., Parisio, M. (2013). Processing and Visualizing Data in Complex Learning Environments. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(10), 1401-1420. [More Information]
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2011). What do students learn when collaboratively using a computer game in the study of historical disease epidemics, and why? Games and Culture: a journal of interactive media, 6(6), 513-537.
  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2010). Patterns of use of an agent-based model and a system dynamics model: The application of patterns of use and the impacts on learning outcomes. Computers and Education, 54(2), 392-403. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Mellis, S., Carvalho, L., Thompson, K. (2013). Applying 21st century constructivist learning theory to stage 4 design projects. 2013 International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Deakin, ACT: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Thompson, K., Ashe, D., Wardak, D., Yeoman, P., Parisio, M. (2013). Identification of patterns of tool use and sketching practices in a learning by design task. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K., Ashe, D., Yeoman, P., Parisio, M. (2013). Phases of design: Following idea development and patterns of collaborative discussion in a learning by design project. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Maton, K., Howard, S., Thompson, K. (2013). Systems of integration: Using system dynamics to understand technology integration in learning and teaching. 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), TBA: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).
  • Thompson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Kelly, N., Wheeler, P. (2013). Using automated and fine-grained analysis of pronoun use as indicators of progress in an online collaborative project. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K. (2013). Using micro-patterns of speech to predict the correctness of answers to mathematics problems: An exercise in multimodal learning analytics. International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2013, New York City, New York: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Thompson, K., Kelly, N. (2012). Combining collaboration spaces: Identifying patterns of tool use for decision-making in a networked learning environment. Eighth International Conference on Networked Learning 2012, Online: Networked Learning Conference.
  • Aditomo, A., Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2012). Examining System Dynamics Models Together: Using Variation Theory to Identify Learning Opportunities in Online Collaboration. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning (vol. 2), Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2012). Methods of analysis for identifying patterns of problem solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K., Kelly, N. (2012). Processes of decision-making with adaptive combinations of wiki and chat tools. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 1 - Full Papers. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 2 - Short Papers, Symposia, & Abstracts. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Markauskaite, L., Southavilay, V. (2011). Capturing and analysing the processes and patterns of learning in collaborative learning environments. 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011): Connecting research to policy and practice, Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K., richards, D. (2011). Collaborative Problem Solving Processes in a Scenario-Based Multi-User Environment. 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011): Connecting research to policy and practice, Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Jacobson, M., Richards, D., Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K., Taylor, C., Hu, C., Taylor, M., Kartiko, I. (2010). Scenario-Based Muve For Science Inquiry. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Reimann, P., Aditomo, A., Thompson, K. (2009). Students engaged in collaborative modeling. 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009), Greece: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Reimann, P., Frerejean, J., Thompson, K. (2009). Using process mining to identify models of group decision making processes in chat data. 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009), Greece: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K. (2008). The value of multiple representations for learning about complex systems. The International Conference of Learning Sciences. ICLS 2008, www.isls.org: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Reimann, P., Thompson, K., Weinel, M. (2007). Collaborative learning by modelling: Observations in an online setting. ascilite 2007: ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2007). Do school students learn more about the environment from a system dynamics model by themselves or with a partner? The 25th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 50th Anniversary Celebration, United States: System Dynamics Society.
  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2007). Patterns of using system dynamics models and agent based models to understand a complex environmental system – a comparison. 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction.
  • Thompson, K., Stewart, K. (2007). The mobile jigsaw - a collaborative learning strategy for mlearning about the environment. 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile Learning, Melbourne: University of Melbourne.
  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2006). System Dynamics as a Mindtool for Environmental Education. AARE International Education Research Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Woolley, R., Thompson, K. (2005). Mediation practices: The Wentworth Group and transforming Australian water culture. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2014

  • Goodyear, P., Jones, C., Thompson, K. (2014). Computer-supported collaborative learning: Instructional approaches, group processes and educational designs. In J. M. Spector, M. D. Merrill, J. Elen, M. J. Bishop (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (4th Ed.), (pp. 439-451). New York: Springer.
  • Pinto, A., Thompson, K., Jones, C., Clow, D. (2014). iSpot: Your place to share nature. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks, (pp. 225-238). New York: Routledge.
  • Parisio, M., Thompson, K., Richardson, T., Srikhanta, R. (2014). One Laptop Per Child (OLPC): A small computer to serve a big cause. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks, (pp. 125-138). New York: Routledge.
  • Uddin, M., Thompson, K., Schwendimann, B., Piraveenan, M. (2014). The impact of study load on the dynamics of longitudinal email communications among students. Computers and Education, 72, 209-219. [More Information]
  • Parker, P., Schwendimann, B., Thompson, K., Todd, M. (2014). The Synaptic Leap: Open science combating disease. In Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear (Eds.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks, (pp. 193-208). New York: Routledge.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2014). Using multimodal discourse analysis to identify patterns of problem solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment. In Sudweeks, F. & Lim, H. (Eds.), Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis, (pp. 94-118). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

2013

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2013). A MUVEing Success: Design Strategies for Professional Development in the Use of Multi-User Virtual Environments and Educational Games in Science Education. In Steven D’Agustino (Eds.), Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities, and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education, (pp. 16-41). Philadelphia, USA: Information Science Reference.
  • Mellis, S., Carvalho, L., Thompson, K. (2013). Applying 21st century constructivist learning theory to stage 4 design projects. 2013 International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Deakin, ACT: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2013). Collaborative Process Analysis Coding Scheme (CPACS): Examining the macro- and micro-level of students' discourse in a virtual world. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 4(2), 19-49. [More Information]
  • Thompson, K., Ashe, D., Wardak, D., Yeoman, P., Parisio, M. (2013). Identification of patterns of tool use and sketching practices in a learning by design task. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K., Ashe, D., Yeoman, P., Parisio, M. (2013). Phases of design: Following idea development and patterns of collaborative discussion in a learning by design project. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K., Ashe, D., Carvalho, L., Goodyear, P., Kelly, N., Parisio, M. (2013). Processing and Visualizing Data in Complex Learning Environments. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(10), 1401-1420. [More Information]
  • Maton, K., Howard, S., Thompson, K. (2013). Systems of integration: Using system dynamics to understand technology integration in learning and teaching. 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), TBA: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).
  • Thompson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Kelly, N., Wheeler, P. (2013). Using automated and fine-grained analysis of pronoun use as indicators of progress in an online collaborative project. 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K. (2013). Using micro-patterns of speech to predict the correctness of answers to mathematics problems: An exercise in multimodal learning analytics. International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2013, New York City, New York: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]

2012

  • Thompson, K., Kelly, N. (2012). Combining collaboration spaces: Identifying patterns of tool use for decision-making in a networked learning environment. Eighth International Conference on Networked Learning 2012, Online: Networked Learning Conference.
  • Aditomo, A., Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2012). Examining System Dynamics Models Together: Using Variation Theory to Identify Learning Opportunities in Online Collaboration. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning (vol. 2), Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2012). Methods of analysis for identifying patterns of problem solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Thompson, K., Kelly, N. (2012). Processes of decision-making with adaptive combinations of wiki and chat tools. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 1 - Full Papers. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 2 - Short Papers, Symposia, & Abstracts. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

2011

  • Thompson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Markauskaite, L., Southavilay, V. (2011). Capturing and analysing the processes and patterns of learning in collaborative learning environments. 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011): Connecting research to policy and practice, Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K., richards, D. (2011). Collaborative Problem Solving Processes in a Scenario-Based Multi-User Environment. 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011): Connecting research to policy and practice, Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. (2011). What do students learn when collaboratively using a computer game in the study of historical disease epidemics, and why? Games and Culture: a journal of interactive media, 6(6), 513-537.

2010

  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2010). Patterns of use of an agent-based model and a system dynamics model: The application of patterns of use and the impacts on learning outcomes. Computers and Education, 54(2), 392-403. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Richards, D., Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K., Taylor, C., Hu, C., Taylor, M., Kartiko, I. (2010). Scenario-Based Muve For Science Inquiry. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.

2009

  • Reimann, P., Aditomo, A., Thompson, K. (2009). Students engaged in collaborative modeling. 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009), Greece: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Reimann, P., Frerejean, J., Thompson, K. (2009). Using process mining to identify models of group decision making processes in chat data. 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009), Greece: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

2008

  • Reimann, P., Thompson, K. (2008). Ecosystem modelling for environmental education: From stocks and flows to behavior and interactions. In Blumschein P, Hung W, Jonassen D (Eds.), Model-based approaches to learning:Using systems models and simulations to improve understanding and problem solving in complex domains, (pp. 111-148). ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Thompson, K. (2008). The value of multiple representations for learning about complex systems. The International Conference of Learning Sciences. ICLS 2008, www.isls.org: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

2007

  • Reimann, P., Thompson, K., Weinel, M. (2007). Collaborative learning by modelling: Observations in an online setting. ascilite 2007: ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
  • Reimann, P., Thompson, K., Weinel, M. (2007). Decision making patterns in virtual teams. In T. Hirashima;U. Hoppe;S. S.-C. Young (Eds.), Supporting learning flow through integrative technologies, (pp. 213-220). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2007). Do school students learn more about the environment from a system dynamics model by themselves or with a partner? The 25th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 50th Anniversary Celebration, United States: System Dynamics Society.
  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2007). Patterns of using system dynamics models and agent based models to understand a complex environmental system – a comparison. 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction.
  • Thompson, K., Stewart, K. (2007). The mobile jigsaw - a collaborative learning strategy for mlearning about the environment. 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile Learning, Melbourne: University of Melbourne.

2006

  • Thompson, K., Reimann, P. (2006). System Dynamics as a Mindtool for Environmental Education. AARE International Education Research Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

2005

  • Woolley, R., Thompson, K. (2005). Mediation practices: The Wentworth Group and transforming Australian water culture. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

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