Our Staff - Dr Christine Armatas


 

Dr Christine Armatas

Associate Director of Educational Development

 

Room: TU608

Tel ext: 6284

E-mail: christine.armatas@polyu.edu.hk

Fax: 2334-1569

   
       
  Areas of Responsibility    
 
  • Institutional assessment and evaluation
 
       
  Curriculum Vitae    
  Academic Qualifications    
   Year Institution Qualification Field of Study  
  1998

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy

Psychology

 
  1988

Footscray Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science

Physical Education

 
       
  Work Experience  
 
 From
To
Institution
Position Held
 
  Jul 2016 Present Educational Development Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Associate Director of Educational Development  
  Sep 2014 Jul 2016 Educational Development Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Senior Educational Development Officer, EDC  
  Nov 2013 Aug 2014

Victoria University, Melbourne Australia

Senior Lecturer, Interprofessional Education Project (0.6 fraction), Office of the PVC (Colleges & Distinctive Specialisations)

 
  Feb 2013 Feb 2014 Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Melbourne, Australia Senior Lecturer, Educational Evaluation and Applied Educational Research (0.6 fraction), Higher Education Office  
  Jan 2012 Jan 2013 Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Melbourne, Australia Curriculum Consultant  
  Jan 2010 Feb 2013 Victoria University, Melbourne Australia Senior Lecturer, Professional Development Unit, Faculty of Business & Law  
  Jan 2009 Dec 2009 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Senior Project Fellow, 3C Project  
  Feb 2008 Jan 2009 Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Educational Developer, Quality Teaching & Innovation Unit  
  Nov 2005 Feb 2008 Telstra Corporation Ltd., Australia Emerging Technology Specialist (Human Factors and User-centred Design)  
  Mar 1998 Nov 2005 Deakin University, Australia Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology  
           
  Major Publications and Conference Presentations  
 

Armatas, C., & Spratt, C. (In press). Evidence, Analysis, Action: Using Learning Analytics to Direct Curriculum Review and Improve Student Learning Outcomes. In R. Warner, K. Enomoto & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Innovations in Teaching and Learning Practices in Higher Education. Oxford: Libri Publishing.

Armatas, C. (2018). Performance-based curriculum review of programs: A promising application for learning analytics. Paper presented at 43rd International Conference on Improving University Teaching: New Spaces for Learning, Charles Stuart University, Port Macquarie, Australia.

Chen, J., Foung, D., & Armatas, C. (2018). Adopting Learning Analytics to Enrich Regular Curriculum Review and Enhancement: A Case Study of a University English Programme in Asia. In A. Pardo, K. Bartimote, G. Lynch, S. Buckingham Shum, R. Ferguson, A. Merceron & X. Ochoa (Eds.), Companion Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Sydney, Australia: Society for Learning Analytics Research.

Armatas, C., & Spratt, C. (2018, July). Applying Learning Analytics to Curriculum Review. International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, Chania, Crete, Greece.

Armatas, C., Tse, A., Chan, S.C., & Li. B., (2018, June). Developing a Learning Analytics Tool to Empower Teachers to Conduct Analyses of Learners’ Online Behavior. Paper presented at 43rd International Conference on Improving University Teaching: New Spaces for Learning, Charles Stuart University, Port Macquarie, Australia.

Armatas, C., & Spratt, C. (2018, May). Enhancing learning outcomes for students through a data-driven review of the 4-year curriculum in UGC funded programs. Learning and Teaching @EdUHK Festival 2018, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Foung, D., Ng, V., & Armatas, C. (2017). A qualitative approach to Learning Analytics: How a Community of Practice can bring it further in Higher Education? Paper presented at eLFA2017, Hong Kong, China.

Chow, J., Tse, A., & Armatas, C. (2017, July). Measuring students’ perceived learning gains: A longitudinal study using Rasch modeling. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) SIG Forum, Sydney, Australia.

Chow, J., Tse, A., & Armatas, C. (2016, August). Examining teachers’ use of learning management system with the Rasch Analysis. Paper presented at the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society 2016 Symposium, Xi’an, China.

Armatas, C., Chow, J., Chan, K., Tse, A., Chan, D. & Luk,W (2016, July). The effect of learning management system training on teachers’ online teaching. Paper presented at the 16th ICICTE conference, Rhodes, Greece. Available at http://www.icicte.org/Papers_ICICTE2016/2.3%20017_Armatas-edit%20.pdf

Liu, D. C. S., & Armatas, C. (2016). Response rate and ratings for student evaluation of teaching: does online administration matter? Asian Journal of Educational Research, 4(5), 1-13.

Armatas, C. & Chan, K. (2016, June). The effect of professional staff development on LMS use: Is more necessarily better? Paper presented at the 11th eLearning Forum Asia (eLFA 2016), Shanhai, PRC.

Wai To, L., Chun Sang, C. & Armatas, C. (2015, June). Linking staff training to student engagement in blended learning through “Big” data analysis. Paper presented at the10th eLearning Forum Asia (eLFA 2015), Singapore.

Armatas, C., Spratt, C., & Vincent, A. (2014). Putting connectivist principles into practice:  A case study of an online tertiary course. American Journal of Distance Education, 28(2), 81-91.

DuPlessis, K., Corney, T., & Armatas, C. (2014). Energy and alcoholic energy drinks in apprentices. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 30(1).

Armatas; C., & Papadopoulos, T (2013). Approaches to work-integrated learning and engaging industry in vocational ICT courses: Evaluation of an Australian pilot program. International Journal of Training Research: 11(1), 56-68.

Armatas, C., Spratt, C., & Vincent A.  (2013). Operationalizing connectivist principles in online course design. Readings in Technology and Education – Proceedings of the 13th ICICTE, Crete: ICICTE. Available at http://www.icicte.org/Proceedings2013/Papers%202013/03-4-Armatas.pdf

Armatas, C., & Vincent, A. (2013). Using Business Simulations to Assist Undergraduate Students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds with Employability skills Development: A Meaningful Learning Approach. The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 19(3), 143-155.

Armatas, C., & Vincent, A. (2013). Where is that reference from? Identifying the source of student citations as first step in assessing reference appropriateness. The International Journal of Literacies, 19(4), 99-109.

Papadopoulos, T., & Armatas, C. (2013). Evaluation of an ICT skills program: Enhancing graduate capabilities and employability. International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies, 4(1), 93-102.

Armatas, C., Kannan, S., & Curran, L. (2012). A role-play learning activity using Pebblepad for industry practitioner involvement. Readings in Technology and Education – Proceedings of the 12th ICICTE, Rhodes: ICICTE. Available at http://www.icicte.org/Proceedings2012/Papers/11-2-Armatas.pdf

Papadopoulos, T., & Armatas, C. (2011). Evaluation of an ICT skills program: Enhancing graduate capabilities and employability. Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Internet Studies (NETs2011), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Armatas, C.A., & Vincent, A., (2011). Leveraging the Collaborative and Interactive Potential of 21st Century Learning Spaces. The International Journal of Learning, 18(2), 133-141.

Woodley, C., & Armatas, C. (2010). Teamwork: The Process and the Product - What Students Think. The International Journal of Learning, 17(4), 527-538.

Zanko, M., Papadopoulos, T., Fallshaw, E., Taylor, T., Woodley, C., & Armatas, C. (2010, December) Embedding Professionally Relevant Learning in the Business Curriculum Through Industry Engagement. Managing for Unknowable Futures. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Armatas, C., & Colbert, B. (2009). Ensuring security and integrity of data for online assessment. In C. Spratt & P. Lajbcygier (Eds), E-Learning Technologies and Evidence-Based Assessment Approaches. USA: IGI Global.

Armatas, C., & Saliba, A. (2009). Is learning as effective when studying using a mobile device compared to other methods?  In C. Spratt & P. Lajbcygier (Eds), E-Learning Technologies and Evidence-Based Assessment Approaches. USA: IGI Global.

Armatas, C.A., Woodley, C., Berman, K., & Jago, A. (2009). Using Short Message Service (SMS) to enhance teaching and learning. Readings in Technology and Education – Proceedings of ICICTE 2009. (pp. 470-482), Corfu: ICICTE.

 
     
  Funded Research/Teaching Development Projects  
  Ongoing Projects  
 

The effect of LMS training on teachers’ online teaching
 

 
  Completed Projects  
  3C Project at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University