Jennie Bales

Professional Profile

 

      Research and Teaching Interests

  • Synchronous virtual learning communities
  • Educational MOOs
  • Children’s literature
  • Information literacy
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Educational application of ICTs

 

Contact Information

Location : Room 116, Building 5,
Boorooma Campus

Ph:    (02) 6933 2831
Fax : (02) 69 332733
E-mail: jbales@csu.edu.au

 

Post : School of Information Studies
           Charles Sturt University
           Locked Bag 675
           Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2678
           Australia


Positions and Related Duties

Lecturer, School of Information Studies (2003)
Member, Centre for Studies in Teacher Librarianship (CSTL) (2003)

  

Teaching Responsibilities

Autumn (2003)
ETL402 - Literature in Education (Coordinator)
ETL510 - Professional Experience (Coordinator)

     

Professional Activities

Associations

Australian School Library Association (ASLA) 
International Association of School Libraries (IASL) 
Children's Book Council of Australia (CBC) 

Consultancies
Available for consultancy in: 

  • Literature circles 
  • Synchronous literature circles
  • Online literature initiatives
  • MOO teaching/training for educational, professional and corporate groups 
  • Information literacy
  • Integration of ICTs into curriculum delivery 

      

 Publications

2002

Bales. J. (2002). Developing collaborative online learning communities in an educational MOO. Linking Learners. ACEC 2002: Australian Computers in Education Conference.

Bales, J. (2002). Gary Crew - Live Online: a virtual interview in LC_MOO. Orana. 38(2), pp. 18-24.

Bales, J. (2002). What’s in a MOO for primary students’ online learning? e-jist e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology 5,2 (Melting Pot) [online] http://www.usq.edu.au/electpub/e-jist/

Bales, J. (2002). Who am I? : A teacher librarian’s perspective. Access. 16(1), 15-20.

2001

Bales, J. (2001). Author visits in synchronous virtual environment: Real possibilities. In Hay, L., Hanson, K. & Henri, J. (eds). New millennium new horizons information services in schools: 2000 online conference proceedings. Wagga Wagga; Centre for Information Studies, CSU. Pp 175-180.

Bales, J. (2001). Literature circles in a synchronous virtual classroom: Educational MOOs to support student online interaction. In P. Hughes and L. Selby (Eds.), Inspiring connections; Learning, libraries & literacy. Proceedings of the Fifth International Forum on Research in School Librarianship and the 30th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, Auckland, New Zealand. International Association of School Librarianship: Seattle, Washington, pp. 17-35.

Bales, J. (2001). Literature circle roles in an online MOO environment: How roles develop social meaning. Computers in New Zealand Schools. 13(3), 31-39.

2000

Bales, J. (2000). Author Studies + Internet = Integration: Ideas for enhancing literature programs. Access 14, (1). pp. 21-25.

1999

Bales, J. (1999). Integrating learning technologies into the SOSE curriculum. In Bytes, books and bollards by the bay: Information management for the third millennium. Conference papers. Richmond, School Library Assoc. of Victoria. pp. 18-23.

Bales, J. (1999)Learning technologies creating pathways towards information literacy. In Henri, J. & Bonano, K (eds.). The Information Literate School Community. Wagga Wagga, Centre for Information Studies, CSU. pp. 271–283.

Pre 1999

Bales, J. (1998). Assisted School Self Review: Implications for Teacher Librarians (1998).  O27.8 School Library Bulletin. 4, (3). p.24.

Bales, J. (1998). Journeys in children’s literature suitable for story mapping. Access 12, (4). pp. 15-16.

Bales, J. (1998). Students’ information retrieval in the public library: Providing opportunities for students to explore wider information environments. Access 12, (3). pp. 18-20.

Bales, J. (1997). Practically speaking: CD ROM Challenges. Access 11, (1). p. 40.

Bales, J. (1995). Promoting fiction in the primary school. Access 9 (4). pp.19-20.

 

RECENT presentations

2002

Bales, J. (2002). Making the Essential Links: Canteen staff and teachers working together. (September 2002). Cool Canteens Accreditation Program Workshops. .

Bales, J. (2002). Making the Links: The Essential Learnings and School Libraries. (August 2002). Australian School Library Association, Tasmania. State-wide regional workshops.

Bales, J. (2002). Developing collaborative online learning communities in an educational MOO. (July 2002). Linking Learners. ACEC 2002: Australian Computers in Education Conference.

Bales, J. (2002). Summerdale’s Curriculum Consultation Journey. (July 2002) Leading Learning Conference. Department of Education, Tasmania.

Bales, J. (2002). Rubrics: An assessment tool to support students thinking and working mathematically.

2001

Bales, J. 2001.Synchronous communication in MOOs: theories and practicalities for successful student online projects. (October 2001) Forging future directions. ASLA XVII national conference

Bales, J. (2001). The teacher librarian’s role in initiating literature circle studies and online literature discussions. (September 2001). Guest presenter, University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education.

Bales, J. (2001). Literature circles in a synchronous virtual classroom: Educational MOOs to support student online interaction. (July 2001). Inspiring connections; Learning, libraries & literacy. Fifth International Forum on Research in School Librarianship and the 30th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bales, J. (2001). Give them wings… and let them fly: the role of the teacher librarian in schools today. (May 2001). Barrington District Principals Forum. Library and Information Centre, Department of Education, Tasmania.



Updated 21 May 2003
Jennie Bales