A Journey Into Academia Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning

Audio Engineer and Musician

Performing across New Zealand

Band EP: Plastic Coated Dreamland

Solo Album

Youth Pastor

Post Grad Studies and a Move Into Academia

Life Partners

Lecturer Audio Engineering & Music Production MAINZ 1997-2004

Academic Advisor, Senior Lecturer, UNITEC 2004-2011

Mobile Learning & Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning

Business Studies
iArchi[tec]ture 2010

Communities of Practice

Redesigning Learning Environments

PhD 2011, Monash University

ASCILITE Fellow 2011

Academic advisor & Senior Lecturer AUT 2011, Associate Professor 2019

Communities of Practice - SOTL, SOTEL

Trans disciplinary Curriculum Design

Collaborative Team Teaching Projects

Building Teaching & Learning Innovation Infrastructure

MOA’s & MLearning Innovation 25+ LTDF Projects

AKO Aotearoa National Project #NPF14LMD 2014-2015

6 institutions across NZ

CMOOCs to support Professional Development. National & International networking

Educator in residence Coventry University 2015 & 2017

Development of SOTEL Research Cluster

SOTEL international impact

Mobile VR and AR

VC’s Team Teaching Excellence Award 2017

Enhanced Clinical Health Simulation

MESH360 Research Cluster

SOTEL Research Portfolio

ASCILITE Mobile Learning SIG 2016

Senior CMALT 2018

ASCILITE Executive 2018

Research & Practice, Teaching, Service

50+ Journal articles, 32 Book Chapters, 155+ Conference contributions, 45 AUT Co-Authors in 139 collaborative outputs.

50+ Journal articles, 32 Book Chapters, 155+ Conference contributions, 45 AUT Co-Authors in 139 collaborative outputs.

International Contribution to Scholarship Of Technology Enhanced Learning

Commendation from the ALT CEO during a 2018 keynote address for my contributions to SOTEL: time = 29mins 29

ASCILITE Mobile Learning SIG Leader

Cochrane, Thomas, Birt, James, & Narayan, Vickel. (2019). Editorial for 2019 update to the rlt special collection on mobile mixed reality. Research in Learning Technology, 27.

Cochrane, Thomas, Smart, Fiona, & Narayan, Vickel. (2018). Editorial for rlt special issue on mobile mixed reality. Research in Learning Technology, 26, 2195. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v26.2195

Cochrane, Thomas, & Farley, Helen. (2017). Editorial: Volume 33 special issue on mobile ar & vr integrating sotel in learning design. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), 33(6). doi: https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.4132

70+ members across Australasia

Establishment of PJTEL

Hosted by Tuwhera, an initiative of AUT Library

International interest

Editorial and Peer Review Impact

PUBLONS Metrics 2016-2019 & awards 2018 & 2019

Professional Accreditation

CMALT 2016, Awarded one of the first Senior CMALT holders 2018

Mentoring 7 AUT CMALT Holders of 16 Current Certified CMALT Australasia Holders

SOTEL Research Cluster

15 Cluster Groups, 70+ members

Suite of SOTEL cluster activities

Annual Symposium

70+ 2018

100+ 2019, with international participants



Primary PhD Supervision: Current

Todd Robert Stretton - Start: 19-Mar-2019, End: N/A, Status: Active - PhD: Mobile extended reality and higher-order clinical skills learning in healthcare higher education. Winner 2019 VC’s teaching innovation award.

Ki Myung Hong - Start: 16-Oct-2018, End: N/A, Status: Active - PhD: Developing a Design-Based Research Methodology that Utilises Mixed Reality (MR) Technologies to Enhance Education for Authentic High-Risk (or Extreme) Situations. Awarded prime minister’s scholarship 2019.

Secondary PhD Supervision: Current

David Lewis Sinfield - Start: 18-Oct-2016, End: N/A, Status: Active - PhD: Remembered Space: Reflections on the Patea Freezing Works

Master's Degree: Secondary

Phillip Moss - Start: 2017, End: N/A, Status: Leave of Absence - MCT: The Student led design of technology education for the 21st century

Graduated Doctoral Degree: Secondary

Matthew John Guinibert - Start: 18-Feb-2014, End: 03-Aug-2018, Status: Graduated - PhD: The More You Know, the More You See: M-Learning of Visual Literacy Skills

Vickel Narayan – Start 2013, End 2017, Status: Graduated – PhD: The mobilised learner: Heutagogy and mobile social media http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36991/ Murdoch University, Australia

Communities of Practice

Brokering 30+ CoPs across AUT

Team Teaching (examples)


Mobile Journalism

Course Design & development



7 Week PD Experience and Networking

109 participating lecturers internationally

4 iterations 2015-2019


7 Week ePortfolio Development

4 iterations 2017-2019

170 participating lecturers internationally

Curriculum Development (Examples)

Collaborative development of Mobile Social Media Minor and Elective paper, Level 7, (Antonczak & Cochrane, 2015).

Cochrane, Thomas, & Antonczak, Laurent. (2015). Designing creative learning environments. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal - IxD&A, N.24, 125-144.

Antonczak, Laurent, & Cochrane, Thomas. (2015). Mobile social media curriculum development. In S. Frielick (Ed.), LTDF 2014 ebook (pp. 82-84). Auckland University of Technology: Centre for Learning And Teaching.

Student feedback can be found via video reflections:

Reimagining the Visual Design Studio

Sinfield, David, & Cochrane, Thomas. (2018). Augmenting visual design: Designing the changing classroom. E-Learning and Digital Media, First Published Online(Special Issue on Future pedagogies: Critical questions concerning ELearning and Digital Media), 1-23. doi: 10.1177/2042753018773769

Collaborative Redesign of the Journalism Curriculum

Invited onto Journalism Post Grad Curriculum Redesign



AKO Aotearoa National Project Fund #NPF14LMD 2014-2015

Nurturing a collaborative network of 6 institutions across NZ

6 Institutions, 47 Practitioners, 600+ Learners

Invited Educator In Residence - Coventry University 2015 & 2017

Cochrane, T. (2015). #disruptivebytes: MLearning with Thom Cochrane. Disruptivebytes. Retrieved from http://archive.dmll.org.uk/visiting-fellows/#thom-cochrane Cochrane, T. (2015). #disruptivebytes: Exploring Collaborative Projects using Mobile Social Media. Disruptivebytes. Retrieved from http://archive.dmll.org.uk/visiting-fellows/#thom-cochrane

PARC: Programme Advisory Review Committee 2018-2019

ASCILITE Executive 2018

AJET Associate Editor

ASCILITE Mobile Learning SIG

ASCILITE Executive

External Moderator, PhD Examiner, Invited Speaker

Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, and the University of Cape Town

Teaching and Learning Infrastructure Development

From Proto MOA to production

Enabling BYOD

Facilitating student team work

New forms of interaction

Weekly Webinar Series

Facilitating discussion, networking and invited guest presenters, 140+ episodes

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Acknowledging Matauranga Maori

Associate Professor 2019

Nga Mihi

Created By
Thom Cochrane


Overview of ePortfolio in SOTL: Dr Thomas Cochrane, Associate Professor