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Peer Reviewed Publications


Wood, D. (2015). The affordances of 3D virtual worlds as authentic learning environments. In Bozalek, V., Ng’ambi, D., Wood, D., Herrington, J., Hardmann, J. and Amory, A. (Eds). (in process). Activity Theory, Authentic Learning, and Emerging Technologies: Towards a Transformative Higher Education Pedagogy. Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group Publishers.

Wood, D. (in press). Problematizing the inclusion agenda in higher education: Towards a more inclusive technology enhanced learning model. Disability and the Internet: Special issue of First Monday Journal (Invited Paper).

Wood, D.(2013). Personalizing the learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds. Proceedings of Edulearn13: The International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 1-3 July, 2013, pp. 3735-3744.


Falkner, K. Vivian, R  Wood, D.  Johnson, T.  &  Scutter ,S. (2014) How usable and accessible is your course for students? An evidence-based approach to the redevelopment of the online materials for an introductory programming course HERGA Conference 24-25 Sep 2014 - Changing Horizons: Local Learning for Global Impact.

Scutter, S. and Wood, D. (2015). Usability of Online Course Materials for a Diverse Student Population. Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning (ICTEL), June 2015, Singapore.

Wood, D. (forthcoming 2015). Innovative approaches to the design of inclusive online learning environments. Accepted for presentation at the Australian College of Educators (ACE) 2015 conference: 'Educators on the edge: Big ideas for change and innovation'. September, 2015, Brisbane.

Wood, D. (2015). Using evidence to guide the design of inclusive online courses for students from diverse backgrounds. Invited plenary speaker. SACLA Conference, 2-3 July, 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wood, D. (2014). Problematising the inclusive higher education agenda: Challenges and Opportunities. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, 9-11 July 2014, Melbourne

Wood, D. (2014). Invited Key Speaker - Revolutionising Learning through Better Access to Technology and Resources, 5th Annual ICT in Higher Education Summit, 27th-28th March 2014, South Africa.

Wood, D. (2014). Invited Key Speaker - Designing inclusive technology enhanced learning environments to support a diverse student population. To be presented at the Institutional Strategies for Blended Learning Conference, 25-26 March 2014, Sydney.

Wood, D. (2014). Inclusive Design of e-Learning Environments: A Global Agenda. Invited presentation e-Merge Africa, July, 2014.

Wood, D. (2014). Inclusive Design of Technology Enhanced Learning: More than just access. Invited presentation, University of the Western Cape, 10th February 2014.

Wood, D. (2014). The Affordances of 3D Virtual Worlds as Authentic Learning Environments: A Transformative Pedagogical Perspective. Invited Presentation, Authentic Learning Conference, University of Johannesburg, 17th February 2014.