Elspeth McKay

Dr. Elspeth McKay has a mix of experience that involves 2 decades as a business sector trainer, university lecturer, and full-time researcher of online learning and interactive courseware development. Her research projects involve the design and development of interactive e-Learning systems. Her work concentrates on seeking out innovative ways to enhance opportunities for the special requirements of vocational rehabilitation for disabled members of the community. Dr. McKay’s research themes include cognitive performance measurement for assessing readiness for returning to study/retraining that create effective instructional strategies for life-long learning. Her enthusiasm for including the richness of the human-dimension within an information and communications technology (ICT) framework, continues to promote effective use of human computer interaction (HCI) in an educational/corporate training context.

Publications

Advances in E-Pedagogy for Online Instruction: Proven Learning Analytics Rasch Item Response Theory
Elspeth McKay, Allaa Barefah, Marlina Mohamad, Mahmoud N. Bakkar. © 2019. 32 pages.
Many people are finding it relatively easy to engage with courseware development and simply upload it to the internet. The trouble with this approach is there are no quality...
Internationalising Social Work Education Using Massive Open Online Courses
Linette Hawkins, Jennifer Martin, Elspeth McKay, Supriya Pattanayak. © 2017. 17 pages.
Internationalising the curriculum is a priority of universities worldwide and increasingly a focus of social work education. Social workers espouse principles of global justice...
Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future
Elspeth McKay, John Lenarcic. © 2015. 306 pages.
To some in academia, Massive Open Online Courses are a paradigm shift in online education, while others perceive them as a threat to traditional styles of pedagogy. In this...
Internationalising Social Work Education Using Massive Open Online Courses
Linette Hawkins, Jennifer Martin, Elspeth McKay, Supriya Pattanayak. © 2015. 16 pages.
Internationalising the curriculum is a priority of universities worldwide and increasingly a focus of social work education. Social workers espouse principles of global justice...
Mental Health, Post-Secondary Education, and Information Communications Technology
Jenny Martin, Elspeth McKay. © 2014. 18 pages.
The primary aim of this chapter is to explore the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in post-secondary education to provide opportunities for students with...
Mental Health, Post-Secondary Education, and Information Communications Technology
Jenny Martin, Elspeth McKay. © 2013. 18 pages.
The primary aim of this chapter is to explore the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in post-secondary education to provide opportunities for students with...
ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction
Elspeth McKay. © 2013. 299 pages.
ICT tools and the digital age continue to redefine teaching strategies for both the corporate sector and educational institutions. These teaching environments have enabled...
The Convergence Model Implements Accessible Information Creating Effective ICT Tools for Our Forgotten Ones
Elspeth McKay. © 2011. 16 pages.
In defining ‘effective HCI’ one may turn to the literature. While there can be no doubt that the ‘techno-vista’ has changed dramatically in the past decade; there are many new...
Educating a Multidisciplinary Human Services Workforce: Using a Blended Approach
Jennifer Martin, Elspeth McKay, Linette Hawkins. © 2010. 14 pages.
This chapter explores technological developments in the human services and the educational requirements of a skilled labor force. It is argued that learner experiences can be...
Developing Information Communication Technologies for the Human Services: Mental Health and Employment
Jennifer Martin, Elspeth McKay. © 2010. 15 pages.
This chapter introduces a design process for developing useful information communication technologies for the human services. Key to the success of the design process is an...
Developing Information Communication Technologies for the Human Services: Mental Health and Employment
Jennifer Martin, Elspeth McKay. © 2010. 15 pages.
This chapter introduces a design process for developing useful information communication technologies for the human services. Key to the success of the design process is an...
Developing Information Communication Technologies for the Human Services: Mental Health and Employment
Jennifer Martin, Elspeth McKay. © 2010. 15 pages.
This chapter introduces a design process for developing useful information communication technologies for the human services. Key to the success of the design process is an...
ICT Exacerbates the Human Side of the Digital Divide
Elspeth McKay. © 2009. 5 pages.
Ethnic and racial tensions are aggravated by social inequities; perhaps it is the media that unwittingly feeds this dilemma. Look at how often we are directed to the Internet for...
Enhancing Learning Through Human Computer Interaction
Elspeth McKay. © 2007. 290 pages.
Enhancing Learning Through Human Computer Interaction is an excellent reference source human computer interaction (HCI) applications and designs. This Premier Reference Source...
Fiji Implements Blended E-Learning as Appropriate Flexible Learning
Elspeth McKay. © 2007. 13 pages.
This chapter describes a learning environment that implements a learning design that promotes an adaptive approach towards e-learning. A theoretical model describes the...
Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration to Unravel Expert Knowledge: Designing for Effective Human-Computer Interaction
Elspeth McKay, Jennifer Martin. © 2007. 21 pages.
This chapter introduces project management as a pivotal tool that underpins successful information systems design. It argues that the strength of the human-dimension of...
Cognitive Skill Compatibilities in Web-Based Educational Systems
Elspeth McKay. © 2005. 36 pages.
This chapter represents a discussion on the interactivity of how people think and react to instructional materials in general, in the light of how this interaction may be...