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Mike.Kent_Curtin.141226Dr Mike Kent is a Senior lecturer in Internet Studies at Curtin University. His current research is focused on disability and the internet as well as higher education and particularly online education. His articles have appeared in Disability and Society, Disability Studies Quarterly, Digital Culture and Education, The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching and M/C Journal (Media Culture). Dr Kent has taught media studies, cultural studies and e-commerce at universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. He co-authored, with Dr Katie Ellis, the monograph Disability and New Media, and An Education in Facebook: Higher Education and the World’s Largest Social Network, with Dr Tama Leaver. His is currently editing three books that deal with Social Media and People with Disabilities, Massive Online Open Courses, and Chinese language social media. His current research, funded through the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education focuses on access to online learning in higher education for people with disabilities. Mike is @cultware on twitter and can be found on the web at www.cultware.com. You can also see his Google Scholar listing here https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=g9llZMQAAAAJ&hl=en and his Academia.edu profile here https://curtin.academia.edu/MikeKent

Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
Department Department of Internet Studies
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 208.304
Phone +61 8 9266 2220
Email M.Kent@curtin.edu.au
Twitter twitter.com/@cultware

CCAT Programs: Digital Culture and New Media.

 

Selected Publications

Books
Kent, M. & Leaver, T. (eds) (2014). An Education in Facebook: Higher Education and the World’s Largest Social Network. New York: Routledge.

Ellis, K. & Kent, M. (2011). Disability and New Media. New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters
Ellis, K. & Kent, M. (2015). Live Music in a Virtual World: Exuberant Flourishing and Disability at Wheelies Nightclub in Second Life. In R. Bennett & A. Jones (eds) The Digital Evolution of Live Music. Oxford: Elsevier. [Available 15 January].

Cake, D. & Kent M. (2014). Hacking the City: Disability and Access in Cities Made of Software. In T. Brabazon (ed.) City Imaging: Regeneration, Renewal, Decay. Berlin: Springer.

Kent, M. (2014). What’s on your Mind?: Facebook as a forum for teaching and learning in Higher Education. In M. Kent & T. Leaver (eds) An Education in Facebook: Higher Education and the World’s Largest Social Network. New York: Routledge.

Ellis, K. & Kent, M. (2014). Facebook, Disability and Higher Education: Accessing the digital classroom and accessing the digital campus. In M. Kent & T. Leaver (eds) An Education in Facebook: Higher Education and the World’s Largest Social Network. New York: Routledge.

Kent, M. & Leaver, T. (2014). The Revolution that’s Already Happening. In M. Kent & T. Leaver (eds) An Education in Facebook: Higher Education and the World’s Largest Social Network. New York: Routledge.

Kent, M. (2012). Strangers in the Swarm. In T. Brabazon (ed.) Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0: After Avatars, Trolls and Puppets. Oxford: Chandos.

Kent, M. (2012). What’s in a Name? Digital Resources and Resistance at the Global Periphery. In T. Brabazon (ed.) Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0: After Avatars, Trolls and Puppets. Oxford: Chandos.

Kent, M. (2008). Cultware: Constructing the matrix of internet access. In T Brabazon (ed.), The Revolution Will Not Be Downloaded. Oxford: Chandos.

Journal Articles
Kent, M. (2015). Disability and eLearning: Opportunities and Barriers. Disability Studies Quarterly. Vol 35, issue 1

Kent, M. & Ellis, K. (2015). People with Disability and New Disaster Communications: Access and the Social Media Mash-up. Disability and Society. Vol 30, issue 3, 419-431

Leaver, T. & Kent, M. (2014). Facebook in Education: Lessons Learnt. Digital Culture & Education. Vol 6, May. http://www.digitalcultureandeducation.com/volume-6/

Kent, M. (2013). Changing the Conversation: Facebook as a venue for online class discussion in higher education. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 9(4). http://jolt.merlot.org/vol9no4/kent_1213.pdf

Ellis, K. & Kent, M. (2010). Community Accessibility: Tweeters take responsibility an accessible Web 2.0. Fast Capitalism, issue 7.1. http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/7_1/elliskent7_1.html

Kent, M. (2008). Digital Divide 2.0 and the Digital Subaltern. Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, issue 16 (5.4), December, pp. 84–97. http://www.nobleworld.biz/images/Kent3.pdf

Kent, M. (2008). Massive multi-player online games and the developing political economy of cyberspace. Fast Capitalism, issue 4.1. www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/4_1/kent.html

Ellis, K. & Kent, M. (2008). iTunes is pretty (useless) when you’re blind: Digital design is triggering disability when it could be a solution. M/C Journal, vol. 11, issue 3, July. http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/55

Kent, M. (2007). New technology and the universal service obligation in Australia: Drifting towards exclusion? Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, issue 13 (4.3), December, pp. 101–124. www.nobleworld.biz/images/Kent.pdf

Kent, M. (2006). Not dead, but maybe extinct: The university in Australia. AQ – Australian Quarterly, vol. 78, November-December.

Research Reports

Kent, M. & Mallinder, S. (2009). The National Subject Profile – Media and Communications 2007-08. The Higher Education Academy. York. <http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/projects/adm-hea-projects/national-subject-profile-media-and-communications-2008-new-qaa.pdf>

Kent, M. & Mallinder, S. (2008). Staff and Students in Media Subjects in Higher Education: The United Kingdom 2007-2008. Art Design Media Subject Centre, The Higher Education Academy. Brighton.http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/library/files/adm-hea-projects/subject-profile-media-communications/staff-and-student-report.pdf.

Mallinder, S. & Kent, M. (2008). Staff and Students in Media Education 2008 – Staff and Student Voice. Art Design Media Subject Centre, The Higher Education Academy. Brighton. http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/library/files/adm-hea-projects/subject-profile-media-communications/staff-and-student-voice.pdf.

 

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