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Michael Cowling

Michael Cowling

Dr Michael A. Cowling is an information technologist with a keen interest in educational technology and technology ubiquity in the digital age, especially as it relates to International students and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.

He is currently a Visiting Project Scientist in the Department of Informatics at University of California Irvine (UCI), where he is on sabbatical from his substantive position as a Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology at CQUniversity Australia.

Dr Cowling is the recipient of three CQUniversity Learning and Teaching grants related to teaching technology and was a 2015 recipient of the Vice-Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning & Teaching; as well as a 2007 recipient of the CQUniversity Award for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (International Campuses).

He is actively researching in the area of educational technology and technology ubiquity and has conducted numerous radio and print media interviews on the topic.

He was also a member of the Vice-Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Committee at CQUniversity and has written oped opinion pieces for The Courier Mail, Campus Review and Education Review.

Apple is taking its first steps towards a more comprehensive post-PC world

Jul 22, 2016 06:22 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

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May 12, 2016 02:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology Health

Hello, my name is Michael, and Im a Ring Addict. The rings in question: they close when the goal for the day has been met. Peter Parkes, CC BY No, not the one ring from Lord of the Rings; not the cheap costume...

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