• The University of Western Australia (M428), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Mark Pegrum is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia, where he is the Deputy Head of School (International), with responsibility for overseeing offshore programmes and international connections. In his courses, he specialises in digital technologies in education, with a particular focus on mobile learning. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and his teaching has been recognised through Faculty and University Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as a 2010 national Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Excellence in Teaching Award. His current research focuses on digital literacies and especially attentional literacy; mobile and emerging technologies, including extended reality (XR); and the forms digital learning takes in diverse contexts across the Global North and South. His books include: Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education and the Internet, co-edited with Joe Lockard, and published by Peter Lang in 2007; From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education, published by UWA Publishing in 2009; Digital Literacies, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly, and published by Pearson in 2013; Mobile Learning: Languages, Literacies and Cultures, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014; Mobile Lenses on Learning: Languages and Literacies on the Move, published by Springer in 2019; and Digital Literacies (2nd edition), co-authored with Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney, and published by Routledge in 2022. He currently teaches in Perth and Singapore, and has given presentations and run seminars on e-learning in some 30 countries.

Teaching overview

Digital learning, e-learning, mobile learning, m-learning, digital literacies, new technologies


Digital learning, e-learning, mobile learning, m-learning, digital literacies, new technologies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Research expertise keywords

  • Mobile Learning
  • Digital Technologies
  • Educational Technology
  • Digital Literacy
  • E-learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Digital literacies
  • Intercultural competence/intercultural literacy


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