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This site is a collection of research and developing ideas for Dr Nick Kelly, Senior Research Fellow in Design and Education. My key areas of interest are design for online communities, beginning teacher social support, computational creativity, mathematics education, and situated design cognition.

Key research areas

See each of the links below for a snapshot of my areas of research. Otherwise I recommend the Google Scholar link in the left menu for the most recent research publications. The blog has occasional posts about work under development.

Online communities

Research into online communities to support for pre-service and early career teachers:

Design principles for online communities:

Computational creativity

Situated design cognition:

Short CV

Dr Nick Kelly is a Senior Research Fellow at the Science and Engineering Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Digital Life Lab at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

After receiving his PhD at The University of Sydney, he has been a post-doctoral researcher at the CoCo Research Centre at Sydney University and the Faculty of Education at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. He has published over fifty scholarly works in books, journals and conference proceedings.

He is a project leader of the TeachConnect project and has conducted research on three ARC funded projects as well as two industry funded grants. He is an international consultant in the fields of learning analytics and online community design. He has been associate supervisor for a number of PhD students through to completion and a curriculum writer for a senior Queensland curriculum. He reviews for many international journals.


Dewy spider web - Collection of research and developing ideas for Dr Nick Kelly
Spiders’ web with dew drops (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dewy_spider_web.jpg by user Fir0002 )

Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Research on teacher support, online communities and the cognition of creativity.