Michael is an Associate Professor in Educational Technologies in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. His research lies in the implications and applications of digital technologies in learning from the early years through to tertiary settings.

Michael’s research focuses on the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning. Unique to his profile is that his research spans early childhood, schools, universities and professional learning contexts.

Michael is a founding member and current leader of the Learning with New Media Research Group which has been providing critical studies in the field for over two decades and is made up of 20 researchers across a broad spectrum of issues in the field of educational technologies. He also currently holds the post of Program Director for Graduate Studies within the Faculty.

Michael has been an executive member of AARE and a state councillor of ICTEV. He continues to influence professional practices of schoolteachers through active participation as a member of the Committee of Management for Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria. Michael also sits on two international peer-reviewed journal editorial advisory boards (AEC and CWIS) and is a lead editor for the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), and an editor for the Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria.