Ekaterina Pechenkina

Dr Katya (Ekaterina) Pechenkina is Research Fellow at the Office of the Senior DVC and Provost – Learning Transformations. Katya holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Melbourne (2014) and several other degrees. She was a 2003-2004 International Research and Exchange Board fellow at the California State University Bakersfield, where she majored in sociology. Anthropologist and education researcher, Katya’s current research interests encompass the discourses of technology, innovation and teaching excellence in higher education while her other research projects focus on race and gender in education. She is also interested in exploring the inter-disciplinary dimensions of literary criticism as a subset of feminist anthropological inquiry.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Research fellow, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014–2016
    Researcher, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2010–2014
    PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2015 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education)
  • 2014 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2005 
    Saratov State Technical University, B.A. (Honours - Cum Laude) Social Anthropology
  • 2004 
    California State University Bakersfield, International Research and Exchange Board Scholar (Sociology)

Publications

  • 2017
    Persevering, educating and influencing a change: A case study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander narratives of academic success, Critical Studies in Education
  • 2017
    Research paradigms underpinning SoTL papers: A comparative analysis of two journals that publish SOTL, Methods and Paradigms in Education Research
  • 2017
    Developing a typology of mobile apps in Higher Education: A national case-study, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 33(4), 134-146
  • 2017
    Using a gamified mobile app to increase student engagement, retention and academic achievement, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
  • 2017
    Innovation-by-numbers: An autoethnography of innovation as violence, Culture and Organization
  • 2017
    What do students want? Making sense of student preferences in technology-enhanced learning, Contemporary Educational Technology
  • 2017
    Digital literacy and other factors influencing the success of online courses in remote Indigenous communities, Indigenous Pathways and Transitions into Higher Education
  • 2017
    Lecture-recording technology in higher education: Exploring staff and student views across the disciplines, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 33(4), 122-133
  • 2017
    'It becomes almost an act of defiance’: Indigenous Australian transformational resistance as a driver of academic achievement, Race Ethnicity and Education
  • 2016
    Designing Massive Open Online Courses to account for participant motivations and expectations, British Journal of Educational Technology
  • 2016
    Digital badges as motivator in MOOCs – the Carpe Diem MOOC experience, Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues and Cases, Routledge
  • 2016
    Staying quiet or rocking the boat? An autoethnography of organisational visual white supremacy, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal
  • 2016
    'The birds of paradise sing without needing a supple branch': Joseph Brodsky and the poetics of exile, Cordite Poetry Review
  • 2016
    Bring-Your-Own-Device or prescribed mobile technology? Investigating student preferences for mobile learning, In mLearn 2016, 15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, 24-25 October, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015
    Who needs support? Perceptions of institutional support by Indigenous Australian students, The UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary E-Journal in the Arts, 4(1)
  • 2015
    The space for social media in structured online learning, Research in Learning Technology
  • 2014
    Evaluating the role of universities in the formation of centres of competence and entrepreneurship, Advanced Research in Economics and Management
  • 2014
    Badges in the Carpe Diem MOOC, In Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology ASCILITE Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand, 23-26 November
  • 2012
    Researching Indigenous Australian success in higher education: A case-study of an Australian university, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Newsletter, Vol. 34, Issue 2
  • 2012
    In search of a culture of Indigenous academic success, The Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter; No. 126, June
  • 2011
    Indigenous Australian Students’ Participation Rates in Higher Education, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, Vol. 40, pp. 1-10
  • 2011
    A case for culturally-safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian universities, Government Submission, Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • 2011
    Background Paper on Indigenous Australian Higher Education: Trends, Initiatives and Policy Implications, Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations
  • 2009
    Federal and State Government responsibilities in support of international students, Industry report, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations
  • 2006
    International students and the system of higher education: International experience, Vestnik Scientific Journal of Saratov State Technical University, Vol. 17, No. 4, Ed. 2; pp.146-150
  • 2005
    International students as a factor of modernisation of regional education system, Region as seen by students, a collection of student essays
  • 2005
    International students as a factor of economic development of Russian education, Societal aspirations and strategies of social change
  • 2005
    Sociocultural transformations and the process of higher education globalization, Russia’s national security and the perspectives of contemporary development
  • 2005
    Problems of Russian youth in the context of globalisation processes, Russia’s national security and the perspectives of contemporary development
  • 2003
    Formation of societal values among youth in informal groups, Directions of the contemporary civilisation development
  • 2002
    Action research into information resources for people with disabilities, Empowering democracy with(in) university – academia for critical thinking and inclusion
  • 2000
    Social work and electronic resources in education, Information technologies in education
  • 2000
    Digital resources on the issues of children with limited abilities, Gender, power, culture: socio-anthropological approach

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education

Research Areas

  • Education (13)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • Anthropology (1601)
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Educational Technology And Computing (130306)
  • Education Systems (1301)