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Kathryn MacCallum

School of Computing at Eastern Institute of Technology, NZ

Dr Kathryn MacCallum is an Associate Professor, senior lecturer and Programme Coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme within the School of Computing at Eastern Insitute of Technology, NZ.

Her teaching philosophy and passion is underpinned by her research, which is driven by her desire to become a better teacher and to develop effective teaching practices focusing on using appropriate educational technology.

Her current research focuses on the use of mobile and emerging technology, such as augmented reality, for supporting educational outcomes. Kathryn is also the Associate Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice and Journal of Information Technology Education: Research and Associate Editor of International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL).

She is the Communications Officer for the International Association for Mobile Learning and a founding member of the special interest group for Mobile Learning ASCILITE, Co-President of ANZmLearn, a committee member of Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand and New Zealand Association (FLANZ).

Supporting Māori Language Learning using Augmented Reality

Thursday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, CITRENZ (CITRENZ 1 Room)

With the advancement of mobile technology and the recent advances within the field of Augmented Reality (AR), the application of these tools to support language learning in new ways is now becoming a real possibility.

However, due to the emerging nature of these ideas, the use of AR to teach language learning, especially for Māori language learning is limited.

This article looks at how AR could be adopted and used to support Māori language learning. The article introduces and examines the how AR technology could be employed for Māori language learning. It provides an initial discussion into how mobile technology has been used to assist language learning and specifically Māori language learning.

The article then explores what AR technology and tools could be employed to can develop AR learning applications, and ideas, based on the literature, on future AR applications that could be developed to support Māori language learning.