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Gerry Kregor

Senior Educational Developer

Sandy Bay Campus

(03) 6226 1908 (phone)

gerry.kregor@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Tourism Management (150603)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Tourism (150699)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)

Research Objectives

  • Tourism (900399)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Technology (970110)
  • School/Institution Policies and Development (930403)
  • Management (910402)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Education and Training (939999)

Publications

Total publications

4

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Kregor G, Breslin M, Fountain W, 'Experience and beliefs of technology users at an Australian university: Keys to maximising e-learning potential', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28, (8) pp. 1382-1404. ISSN 1449-5554 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Breslin M; Fountain W

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Dunn AM, Kregor GM, 'Craft beer festivals: The craft brewers' experience of getting beer to market in the USA and UK', Exhibitions, Trade Fairs and Industrial Events, Routledge, Frost, W & Laing, J (ed), London, pp. 145-160. ISBN 978-1-138-21935-9 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Dunn AM

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Chapman JA, Mulcahy S, Kregor GM, Williams A-M, 'Ubiquitous learning at the University of Tasmania? Mobile Device Usage in Faculty of Health Students', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chapman JA; Mulcahy S; Williams A-M

2014Dunn AM, Kregor GM, 'Making Love in a canoe no longer? Tourism and the emergence of the craft beer movement in California', Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexitity, 10-13th February, Brisbane, pp. 190-198. ISBN 9780987050731 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dunn AM

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$17,132

Projects

'Big Data' and learning analytics for Australian higher education: second stage of pilot project (2018)$11,132
Description
The primary aim of this prospective project is to examine university lecturers and tutors' pedagogical approaches and student engagement in online learning, through the use of Big Data and learning analytics, using UTAS as a starting point. In this project, emerging analytic techniques and skills (e.g. R & Python) will be adopted to analyse archived data from MyLO, including: online discussions, lecturer feedback, news . items, unit materials/resources, and student engagement statistics generated by MyLO analytics. This proposed project examines correlations between student engagement and participation and the following factors: 1.lecturers' and tutors' pedagogical support;2.student interactions with the lecturer, tutors and peers;3.types of teaching materials/resources uploaded; and4.student results and evaluation.Big Data indicates "large pools of data that can be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analysed" (Manyika et al., 2011, p.4). Big Data analytics analyses the flow of information, and thereby, reveals hidden threads, trends and patterns in the data (Matteson, 2013). Therefore, it is relevant to all organisations, including higher education institutions, that produce large data sets, and wish to benefit from the interpretation of these data.In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of Big Data analytics for educational purposes, driven and facilitated by various reasons, one of which is the pressure faced by educational institutions towards performance management and student retention (Beer, 2010). One most common form of Big Data analytics in higher education is learning analytics. Learning analytics applications enable institutions to build predictive models on student outcomes, especially to identify at-risk students and to provide early warnings so that interventions can be made (Rienties et al., 2016). The proposed project, is the second stage of a frontier research to explore the use of Big Data and learning analytics to identify such patterns for higher education.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,132)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fan S; Wang Y; Garg SK; Yeom SJ; Kregor GM
Year
2018
Exploring the use of tourism as a support mechanism to the value chain of small, premium niche producers in rural Tasmania. (2017)$6,000
Description
Although the economic impact of Tourism in Australia continues to grow the majority of visitors are concentrated in Metropolitan areas. There is therefore fierce competition to attract the smaller numbers of tourists who venture to rural locations. This is particularly true of international visitors. On a more optimistic note, the rise in interest in local production of premium products such as wine, fruit, cider, beer and spirits may provide a competitive advantage for small businesses to lure visitors to their locations. The success of Tourism Australias Restaurant Australia campaign highlighted the broad range of high quality food and beverages that are produced in Tasmania. The project aims to explore how Tasmanian producers of niche beverages add value to their business by attracting visitors to sample and purchase their produce where it has been produced.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,000)
Scheme
TREND seed grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dunn AM; Kregor GM
Year
2017