Grants and awards

CoCo researchers attract numerous grants and awards each year, from organisations like the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

Partnerships and collaboration

Most of these grants are collaborative achievements with researchers in other national and international institutions including the Department of Education and Training NSW, other Australian Universities and the European Commission.

We have established close working relationships with two University of Sydney research groups in engineering and computer science. See LATTE (Learning and Affect Technologies Engineering) and CHAI (Computer Human Adapted Interaction) for more information. When we work together, we affectionately refer to ourselves as CoCo-Chai-Latte.

Recent grants and awards

  • $224,000 (OLT Innovation & development) - Enhancing workplace learning through mobile technology: Trede, F, Markauskaite, L, Goodyear, P, Mcfarlane, S & Tayebjee, F. ( 2015-2016)
  • $666,000 (ARC) - Agent-based virtual learning environments for understanding science: Jacobson, M; Richards, D; Taylor, C; Sutherland, L; Kapur, M. (2015-2017)
  • $365,100 (ARC) - Solving the inert knowledge problem: Goldwater, M; Jacobson, M; Livesey, E. (2015-2017)
  • $521,000 (ARC) - Modelling complex learning spaces: Ellis R, Goodyear P, Fisher K, Marmot A. (2015-2019)
  • $326,696 (ARC) - Anticipation and decision making skill: from testing to training: Goodyear, P; Jacobson, M; O’Connor, D; Williams, M (2012-2015)
  • $352,000 (DEEWR) - "Interactive web-based video teaching/learning platform for language skill development and intercultural understanding". Wong, W.Y., Shen, H.Z.,Hu, C.,White, K., Goodyear, P., Reimann, P., Luo, Q, Peiying, and Zheng, W. (2011-2013)
  • $2,75 million (ARC) - Laureate Fellowship. "Teaching, technology and educational design: the architecture of productive learning environments". P. Goodyear (2010-2015)
  • $1.31 million (ARC) – "Peopling educational policy: Realising the new Australian English and Mathematics curricula." P. Freebody, P. Sullivan, L. Farrell, J. Albright, D. Clark, D. Clark. (2010-2012)
  • $560,000 (ARC) - "Learning the complexity of scientific knowledge about climate change with computer modelling and visualization technologies", M.J. Jacobson, L. Markauskaite, C. Hu (2010-2013)
  • $350,000 (ARC) - "Multi-user virtual environments and research into the learning and transfer of scientific knowledge and inquiry skills", M.J. Jacobson; C. Hu; D.C. Richards (Macquarie University); M Kapur (NIE, Singapore); C.E. Taylor (2010-2012)
  • $219,000. (ALTC) - "Authentic assessment of students in practice settings: A participatory design approach", P. Reimann, D. Bloomfield, F. Waugh, R. Giles, W.Y. Wong, B. Chambers, W. Simone, and W. Bowles (2010-2012)
  • $400,000 (ARC) - "Rethinking timelines: a new methodology for describing and communicating history", P. Reimann, I. Johnson (Archaeology Computing Laboratory), and S. Robertson (History) & Mostern, R. Industry partners: Australian Maritime Museum and the Macquarie Dictionary. (2007-2011)
  • $436,326 (ARC) - "New literacy demands in the middle years: Learning from design experiments" P. Freebody, V. Carrington, B. Comber. (2009-2012)
  • $177,324 (TRC) - "Teachers researching communities: Developing a framework for inquiry." P. Freebody, K. Freebody. Teachers Researching Communities (TRC) in Priority Schools is a joint project between the NSW Department of Education and Training and The University of Sydney, funded by the Priority Schools Programs (PSP) and the Aboriginal and Training Directorate (AETD). (2009-2011)
  • $270,000 (ARC) - "Comprehensive support for collaborative writing: Visualising argument, text and process structures", P. Reimann, R.A. Calvo (Engineering), K. Yacef (IT) (2009-2011)
  • $220,000 (ARC) - "Professional learning for knowledgeable action and innovation: The development of epistemic fluency in higher education", P. Goodyear, L. Markauskaite (2009-2011)
  • $425,000 (ARC) - "Learning through inquiry in Higher Education", P. Goodyear, R.A. Ellis, M.T. Prosser (2009-2011)
  • $360,000 (ARC) - "Disciplinarity, knowledge and schooling: Analysing and improving integrated, cumulative learning in classrooms", P. Freebody, J.R. Martin, K.A. Maton (2009-2011)