Presentations and papers

This page lists my more recent publications and presentations in the area of cognitive skills, training, simulation, online learning and ICT literacy, pulled together under the umbrella of Cognitive Ergonomics or Human Factors Psychology depending on who’s asking. My core academic expertise in cognitive neuroscience (1984 – 1997) is documented in my academic CV, which is available on request and summarised on my staff profile page at Swinburne. A number of my publications are available electronically from the Swinburne Research Bank – publications are listed by year in my researcher profile, and you can click through to their entry in Swinburne Research Bank.

2020

Maxwell, L., Skues, J., & Wise, L. (2020). A content analysis of personal safety apps: Are they keeping us safe or making us more vulnerable?, Violence Against Women, 26(2), 233-248.
Four characteristics (intention to harm, imbalance in power, repeated behaviours, target interpretation) and two types (personal, work-related) were identified by participants (recent apprentices) as fundamental to the definition of apprenticeship bullying. Being the target of bullying was found to be commonplace during an apprenticeship. The consequences of apprenticeship bullying included poor individual (personal and work-related) and organisational outcomes.

2019

Alipan, A., Skues, J.L., Theiler, S., & Wise, L. (2019). Defining cyberbullying: a multifaceted definition based on the perspectives of emerging adults, International Journal of Bullying Prevention, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42380-019-00018-6.
 This study extends on previous research by focusing on the different perspectives of cyberbullying (i.e., perpetrators, targets, and bystanders) rather than assuming a single perspective, and in turn integrating these perspectives to propose a multifaceted definition of cyberbullying.
McKay, S., Lannegrand-Willems, L., Skues, J., & Wise, L. (2019). Emerging adult identity development during sojourn experiences: Theoretical suggestions and new research opportunities, Psicologia Sociale, 14(2), 205-234.
Sojourn experiences (temporary periods of time travelling, studying and working in other countries) are increasingly common experiences for emerging adults that can provide significant development opportunities. In this article, we overview the theories and findings from the sojourn and identity literatures before presenting an integrated theoretical model drawing upon the status and process, resource and narrative models of identity. We show how tools and theories from identity can address several limitations in the sojourn field before discussing the opportunities sojourner populations present to tackle current questions in the identity and emerging adulthood literatures.
Hutton, E. A., Skues, J. L., & Wise, L. Z. (2019). Using control-value theory to predict completion intentions in vocational education students, International Journal of Training Research, 17(2), 157-175.
This study used Control-Value Theory to examine the extent to which appraisals of control and value predicted students’ intentions to complete their studies and whether the effects of these appraisals on completion intentions are mediated by the achievement emotions of enjoyment, frustration, anger and boredom. Contrary to expectations, no support was found for achievement emotions mediating the relationships between both control and value and intentions to complete. It was concluded that subjective control and value may act as protective resources for students in maintaining their intentions to complete their studies.
Skues, J., Alexander, S-L, & Wise, L. (2019). Examining the impact of goal attainment and training goal on overall training satisfaction among vocational education and training completers, Education and Training, 61(4), 523-532.
This paper examined whether there is a relationship between goal attainment and overall training satisfaction among people who complete vocational education and training (VET), and in turn whether this relationship varies across the different goals for undertaking training in a VET course. Data were from the NCVER 2016 Student Outcomes Survey. Our analysis highlights the importance of understanding the impact of goals on achievement-related activities and should be used to inform learning and teaching approaches as well as the provision of support services in the VET sector.
Skues, J., Pfeifer, J., Oliva, A., & Wise, L. (2019). Responding to the needs of prisoners with learning difficulties in Australia, International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education, 4(1), 113-121.
Offenders who are convicted of a crime in Australia are encouraged to participate in educational and vocational training programs during their time in prison. This review highlights issues with the identification of learning difficulties and proposes methods of supporting prisoners who experience learning difficulties and the people tasked with managing them.

2018

Maxwell, L., Skues, J., Wise, L.,Theiler, S., & Pfeifer, J. (2018). Public stranger violence – what makes you vulnerable? A comparison of perspectives from young adults and industry experts, Journal of Interpersonal Violence , https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518804836.
The purpose of this study, which was part of Dr Lucy Maxwell’s PhD work was to determine the situational and individual factors that influence vulnerability to public stranger violence (PSV) from the perspective of young adults and industry professionals. Although both samples identified similar situational factors, young adults were found to be either unaware of individual factors identified by industry professionals as influencing vulnerability or at least misunderstood some of these factors. This is problematic as young adults may be basing their public behaviors on misinformation that may in fact increase, rather than decrease, vulnerability to PSV. The findings from this study have implications for the design of personal safety programs as well as community-based interventions to reduce vulnerability, the prevalence of PSV, and the negative outcomes associated with PSV, including anxiety and fear of crime.
Marti Carillo, F., Butchart, J., Knight, S., Scheinberg, A., Wise, L., McCarthy, C. (2018). Adapting a general-purpose social robot for paediatric rehabilitation through in situ design, ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 7(1), article no. 12.
In this article, we present a two-phase in situ design process for socially assistive robots in health care, emphasising stakeholder engagement and on-site development. We explore this in the context of developing the humanoid social robot NAO as a socially assistive rehabilitation aid for children with cerebral palsy. We present and evaluate our design process, outcomes achieved, and preliminary results from ongoing clinical testing with 9 patients and 5 therapists over 14 sessions. We argue that our in situ design methodology has been central to the rapid and successful deployment of our system.
Marti Carillo, F., Butchart, J., Kruse, N., Scheinberg, A., Wise, L., McCarthy, C. (2018). Physiotherapists’ acceptance of a socially assistive robot in ongoing clinical deployment, Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, China, 27-31 August 2018, pp. 850-855.
In this paper we report on quantitative and qualitative data collected from 8 therapists participating in our study across 19 rehabilitation sessions. Data were collected after each therapy session. Our results show our system achieves a high degree of acceptance, particularly with respect to its perceived usefulness, and ease-of-use. Moreover, multiple sessions operating the SAR appears to strengthen positive perceptions of our system.
2017
Riggall, M., Skues, J., & Wise, L. (2017). Apprenticeship bullying in the building and construction industry, Education and Training, 59(5), 502-515.
Four characteristics (intention to harm, imbalance in power, repeated behaviours, target interpretation) and two types (personal, work-related) were identified by participants (recent apprentices) as fundamental to the definition of apprenticeship bullying. Being the target of bullying was found to be commonplace during an apprenticeship. The consequences of apprenticeship bullying included poor individual (personal and work-related) and organisational outcomes.
Muller, R.D., Skues, J.L., & Wise, L.Z. (2017). Cyberbullying in Australian primary schools: How victims differ in attachment, locus of control, self-esteem, and coping styles compared to non-victims, Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 27(1), 85-104.
This study explored cyberbullying, coping resources and coping styles in a sample of Australian primary school students. The findings have implications for teachers, parents, school psychologists, and researchers in terms of defining and operationalising cyberbullying, and developing cyberbullying interventions for primary school children.
Marti Carrillo, F., Butchart, J., Knight, S., Scheinberg, A., Wise, L., Sterling, L., & McCarthy, C. (2017). In-situ design and development of a socially assistive robot for paediatric rehabilitation, 2017 Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI2017), Vienna, Austria, 6-9 March 2017.
While the paper at OzChi in 2016 focused on the socially assistive aspect of the robot, this presentation at an international conference focused on the participatory design process that was used to bring robots into healthcare settings.
Skues, J., Williams, B., & Wise, L. (2017). Personality traits, boredom, and loneliness as predictors of Facebook use in on-campus and online university students, International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 7(2), 36-48.
This paper has taken forever to be published – while the data and issues are getting a bit old, the analysis is correctly performed, and the data are interesting.

2016

Skues, J., Williams, B., Oldmeadow, J., & Wise, L. (2016). The effects of boredom, loneliness, and distress tolerance on problem internet use among university students. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
This paper reached the unsurprising conclusion that boredom in students tends to lead to increased internet use, which can lead to problematic internet use that affects academic performance.
Paramboukis, O., Skues, J., & Wise, L (2016). An exploratory study of the relationships between narcissism, self-esteem and Instagram use, Social Networking, 5(2), 82-92
This paper examined the relationship between narcissism, self-esteem and Instagram usage and was motivated by unsubstantiated media claims of increasing narcissism due to excessive use of social networks. The Instagram Usage, Behaviours, and Affective Responses Questionnaire (IUBARQ) was constructed specifically for the purposes of this study and measures of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism and self esteem were also used. There was only weak evidence for any relationship between narcissism and Instagram usage, suggesting that media concerns are somewhat exaggerated. However the negative correlation between vulnerable narcissism and self-esteem warrants further examination.
De Man, M., Vanderploeg, E., Aimers, N., Macmahon, C., Wise, L., & Parrington,L. (2016). Validity and inter-device reliability of dominant and non-dominant wrist worn activity trackers in suburban walking, Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain and Culture, 12(2), 40-46.
This paper identified that activity trackers are not overly reliable in estimating steps and activity.
De Man, M., Parrington, L., & Wise, L. (2016). Dynamic adjustment of tool use in a response priming task in field hockey – the role of expertise in tool integration with body representations. Poster presentation at the International Multisensory Research Forum, 17th Annual Meeting, June 15-18, Suzhou, China
This poster reported on a study investigating type of grip, integration with body schema, perceptual cues and decision-making in the context of field hockey.
Martí Carrillo, F., Butchart, J., Knight, S., Scheinberg, A., Wise, L., Sterling, L.,& McCarthy, C. (2016). “Help me help you”: a human-assisted social robot in paediatric rehabilitation, OzCHI ’16, Launceston, Australia, 29 November – 2 December 2016
This conference poster presented the use of a NAO robot in guiding children with cerebral palsy through their guided physio sessions for rehabilitation.
Crameri, L., Meehan, J. & Wise, L. (2016) Capturing skilled performance of complex tasks in a dynamic domain. Proceedings of the 24th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, Canberra, UNSW Canberra, 16-18 November, 2016. [PDF version of submitted paper]
This paper presented qualitative data on cognitive skills in higher and lower performing participants in a complex dynamic task environment.
Wise,L., McKay, S., & Skues, J. (2016) A two-factor model of trust and distrust for new technology environments. Proceedings of the 24th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, Canberra, UNSW- Canberra, 16-18 November, 2016. PDF version of submitted paper
This paper presented the beginnings of a conceptualization of trust / distrust as cognitive operators to reduce cognitive load by delegating responsibility, and to maintain metacognitive awareness by validating waypoints and outcomes.

2015

Groves, S.J., Skues, J.L. , & Wise, L. Z. (2015). Examining the role of personality factors in problematic video game play associated with Facebook games. Social Networking. 4(3), 80-95.
This paper reported that an interaction between hypercompetitiveness and narcissism was the only significant predictor of Problem VideoGame Play (PVGP) for Facebook gamers whereas, in contrast, hypercompetitiveness and psychological absorption were significant predictors of PVGP for other types of gamers. These findings have implications regarding the structure of video games and demographic differences between Facebook Gamers and other types of gamers.
Alipan, A., Skues, J ., Theiler, S., & Wise, L. (2015). Defining cyberbullying: A multiple perspectives approach. B.K. Wiederhold, G. Riva & M.D. Wiederhold (Eds.). Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine: Virtual Reality in Health Care: Medical Simulation and Experiental Interface Chapter 2, pp. 9-13.
This paper attempts to provide a definition of cyberbullying that incorporates the perspectives of victims, bullies and bystanders. It does not quite manage to resolve the issue of which perspective should take precedence when perspectives differ on whether bullying has occurred.
La Sala, L., Skues, J., Wise, L., & Theiler, S. (2015). Chasing the ‘Like’: Adolescent use of social networking sites in Australia. B.K. Wiederhold, G. Riva & M.D. Wiederhold (Eds.). Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine: Virtual Reality in Health Care: Medical Simulation and Experiental Interface, Chapter 18, pp. 102-106.
This paper reported on focus group data from teenagers in Australia on what social networking sites mean to them.
Parrington, L., MacMahon, C., & Wise, L. (2015). Video games, deliberate play, and sport-specific knowledge. The NASPSPA (North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Acticvity) 2015 Conference, 4-7 June, 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA.
This paper reported on a brief sport-specific video-game intervention on decision-making in ice hockey. The study was more of a pilot study for the feasibility of this type of intervention than a full-blown study, but made some promising beginnings.
Parrington, L., Wise, L., & MacMahon, C. (2015). Domain-specific video game play as training for decision making. In G. Lingaard & D. Moore (eds.).The Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Melbourne, Australia, 9-14 August, Paper no. 1707.
This paper was more of a methods paper showing a way of displaying decision-making data to coaches in a format that would allow them to reanalyze data interactively using R and Shiny based on different interpretation of decision scoring, or different selection of cases, or a range of other parameters.

2014

Wise, L. & Skues, J. (2014) Implications of future technology environments: modifications to the nature of human performance and the necessary skills to operate in a future technology landscape, Swinburne University of Technology, Commissioned Report for DSTO.
This report was commissioned by Defence Science and Technology Organization to explore the implications of complex dynamic human-machine environments for training and performance.
Groves, S.J., Skues, J.L., & Wise, L.Z. (2014). Assessing the potential risks associated with Facebook game use. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 12(5), 670-685.
Skues, J,L.,Wise, L. (2014). Academic bootcamp for the writing of psychology research reports. Teaching of Psychology. 41(4), 296-302.
This paper reported on a strategy for eliciting draft research reports for anxious psychology students with difficulty in writing.
Wise, L., McLean, G., Skues, J., & Johnston, L. (2014). Cognitive and perceptual skills in game-like training tools: transfer of training from static to dynamic contexts. Ergonomics Australia. 10(4).
This paper reported on a game-like training strategy but really focused more on the inherent problems with this kind of training and the difference between face validity and construct validity in the applied domain.
Skues, J.L., Banagan, R.F., & Wise, L.Z. (2014). Facebook and diagnosis of depression: A mixed methods study. Social Networking. 3 (Jul 2014), 187-195.
This paper noted the conceptual and practical difficulties inherent in attempting to diagnose mental health issues from social network data taken out of personal and social context.
La Sala, L., Skues, J., Wise, L. (2014). What do we mean by social networking sites? In B. K. Wiederhold & G. Riva (eds.) Annual review of cybertherapy and telemedicine – positive change: Connecting the virtual and the real  pp. 108-112.
This paper reported on how adolescents view social networking based on a small series of focus groups with 13 – 17 year olds in Australia.

2013

This was the year our lab (and indeed, our whole academic enterprise) moved from Swinburne, Lilydale to Swinburne, Hawthorn – not a very productive  year in terms of publications, but a very intense year in terms of teaching!

2012

Fleckhammer, L., & Wise, L.Z. (2012). Flexible learning outcomes offered by an online program in behavioural studies. In: McCarthy, S. et al. (Eds). Teaching psychology around the world, Vol 3, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp 116-132.
Book Chapter from paper presented at iCOPE, 2009
Wise, L. & Cariotis, S. (2012). Marketing martial arts: competitive sport versus self-defence, combat sport versus Eastern philosophy. In: Anagnostopoulos, C. (Ed). Contextualising research in sport: an international perspective Chapter 16. Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research pp 241-254.
Book Chapter from paper presented at 11th Annual International Conference on Sport, Athens, Greece in 2011
Skues, J., Williams, B., & Wise, L. (2012). The effects of personality traits, self-esteem, loneliness and narcissism on Facebook use among university students, Computers & Human Behaviour 28(6): 214-219.
Journal article
Wise, L., Williams, B., McLean, G., & Skues, J. (2012). Online training: sustainability in the face of the unskilled, unsupervised, unmotivated “long tail”. In M.Brown, M.Hartnett., & T.Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges, sustainable futures Proceedings ascilite Wellington, 2012. (pp.1061-1070).
Paper at the Ascilite conference in Wellington in December, 2012
McLean, G., Wise, L., & Williams, B. (2012). Game-like digital training tools: transfer of cognitive and perceptual skills from static to dynamic interfaces. In M.Brown, M.Hartnett., & T.Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges, sustainable futures Proceedings ascilite Wellington, 2012. (pp.1061-1070).
Paper at the Ascilite conference in Wellington in December, 2012
Wise, L., McLean, G., & Williams, B. (2012). A perceptual training module for pilot instrument scans.
Report commissioned for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System project by Air Operations Division of the Defence Science and Technology Organsiation, under Research Agreement 2010/1129425/1.

2011

Wise, L., Skues, J., & Williams, B. (2011). Facebook in higher education promotes social but not academic engagement. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. (pp.1332-1342).
Paper at the Ascilite conference in Hobart in December, 2011
Fleckhammer, L. & Wise, L. (2011). The role of tutors in facilitating online student engagement. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. (pp.392-397).
Paper at the Ascilite conference in Hobart in December, 2011
McLean, G., Wise, L., & Williams, B. (2011). A perceptual training module for pilot instrument scans. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. (pp.842-846).
Paper at the Ascilite conference in Hobart in December, 2011
Wise, L. (2011). The impact of new digital technologies on training in the 21st century.
Report commissioned for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System project by Air Operations Division of the Defence Science and Technology Organsiation, under Research Agreement 2010/1129425/1.

2010

Fleckhammer, L. & Wise, L. (2010). Providing timely assignment feedback to large online student cohorts. In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds) Curriculum, technology and transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings Ascilite Sydney 2010 (pp 343-352) http://ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney/10/procs/Fleckhammer-full.pdf
Paper presented at the Ascilite conference in Sydney, December 2010
Wise, L.Z. (2010) The development of spatiotemporal awareness and expert skilled performance in the martial art of taekwondo. International Multisensory Research Forum.
Poster describing the use of the martial art of taekwondo as a model system for examining the development of cognitive skills and spatial awareness presented at at the IMRF meeting at Liverpool University in 2010
Fleckhammer,L & Wise, L (2010). Flexible learning outcomes offered by an online program in behavioural studies. 4th International Conference on Psychology Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Poster presentation on the Open University Australia Bachelor of Behavioural Studies program
Ioannou, I., Smith, A., Kazmierczak, E., Stern, L., & Wise, L. (2010). Towards defining dental drilling competency 1: A study of bone drilling technique. Journal of Dental Education, 74(9), 931- 940.
First of two papers investigating force requirements for haptic feedback in a VR simulation of dental drilling
Ioannou, I., Smith, A., Kazmierczak, E., Stern, L., Wise, L., & Field, B. (2010). Towards defining dental drilling competency 2: A study of cues and factors in bone drilling. Journal of Dental Education, 74(9), 941- 950.
Second of two papers investigating force requirements for haptic feedback in a VR simulation of dental drilling

2009

Wise, L. (2009) Cognitive load during training facilitates the development of expert skilled performance in a complex spatiotemporal domain. 
Poster focussing on the development of spatiotemporal awareness and training for expertise presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum at City College in New York

2008

Snyder, I., Wise, L., North, S. & Bulfin, S. (2008) Being Digital in School, Home and Community, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Being Digital report – PDF 1.7 MB
Report on a survey of Year 10 students in Australia about their ownership and use of digital technologies in three different settings.
Cognitive demand and training requirements for future Air Combat aircrew
A series of reports to DSTO (not available for public release).
2006
At the limits of social constructivism: moving beyond LMS to reintegrate scholarship
PDF version of paper presented at the 2006 Ascilite conference in Sydney
Adventures in Blogland
Article in The Age on academics who blog, and a link to my post regarding this
LMS Governance Report
Report from an 8 month research project with my colleague James Quealy funded by the Melbourne Monash Collaboration in Educational Technologies

2005

Challenges for supporting online professional development courses in health sciences
Paper with Chris Pearce presented at the Health Informatics Conference in Melbourne in 2005 [PDF of submitted paper]
Peer learning, Lectures and Online learning – Putting it all together
Paper with Justin Tse presented at the GP Education and Training conference (GPET) in Sydney in 2005 and published in Australian Family Physician, 34(12): 27-34
Blogs versus discussion forums in postgraduate online continuing medical education
Paper for the Blogtalk Downunder Conference, which I didn’t actually attend for a whole set of reasons … The pdf on the site seems to be corrupted so I have linked to my own file
LMS Perils and Possibilities
Invited presentation at the METTLE conference at the University of Melbourne in 2005

2004

IT Literacy issues in Tertiary Education
Poster presentation at AusWeb and paper with Chris Pearce at the ICCE conference in 2004 on Information Literacy for non-IT professionals
Information Architecture and Educational Design
Presentation at the BMU Research Seminar Series in 2004

pre-2004

The Evolution and Devolution of the Webmasters Role – slideshow
Presentation in the Monash Web Seminar Series on the changing role of webmasters and website [PDF version]
Project-managing Small Web Projects – slideshow
Presentation in the Monash Web Seminar Series on the practicalities and politics of managing web projects in a large university or corporation [PDF version]]
Designing Web Surveys – slideshow
Presentation in the Monash Web Seminar Series on how to develop web surveys [PDF version]
Web Metrics – slideshow
Presentation in the Monash Web Seminar Series on how to various ways of measuring and interpreting the success of your website [PDF version]
Scalability Issues for a campus-wide implementation of
WebCT
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Presentation at Asia Pacific WebCT conference, April 2002
Integrating WWW into an on-campus laboratory-based teaching program – offsite link
Presentation at AusWeb, April 1996 – it seemed like a small contribution at the time, but what we were doing then makes it a bit clearer why I find LMSes so unsatisfactory
Techno-teaching and the Web – PDF version
Presentation at IT support group conference at Monash in the early 1990s

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