SoTEL research cluster


Auckland University of Technology’s Centre for Learning And Teaching (CfLAT) has established a research cluster exploring the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SoTEL) The SoTEL research cluster is coordinated by Dr Thomas Cochrane and Dr Vickel Narayan. The aim of the SoTEL research cluster is to utilise Design Based Research (DBR) to critically explore the impact of new technologies upon teaching and learning (McKenney & Reeves, 2012), underpinned by an updated version of Boyer’s (1990) concept of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) as defined by Haynes (2016). The SoTEL research was officially launched alongside AUT’s inaugural SoTEL Symposium held at AUT South 15-16 February 2018.

The SoTEL research cluster aims to provide PhD supervision expertise, flexible avenues for professional development and global networking via cMOOC participation and CMALT accreditation (Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology), support for establishing SoTEL research clusters throughout the University, and showcasing of innovative collaborative research informed practice through the annual SoTEL Symposium. We are active participants of international SoTEL networks such as ALT and ASCILITE, and currently coordinate the ASCILITE Mobile Learning Special Interest Group ( Anyone interested in participating in the SoTEL research cluster is welcome to contact or

Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship reconsidered: priorities of the professoriate. Princeton, NJ: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Haynes, D. (2016). Introducing SOTEL. International Journal for the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1), 1-2. McKenney, S., & Reeves, T. (2012). Conducting educational design research. London: Routledge.