Dr Peter Thomas is a lecturer in the College of Education at Victoria University. His research work is in the areas of multimedia education, digital literacy and the technology used by young people. He is also writing on Student Mobility in International settings, particularly in Timor-Leste. His teaching focuses on literacy education, technology and education.

He is supervising theses on Education in Timor-Leste and Digital Technology in Schools.

Peter has been on six study tours with the College of Education to Timor-Leste and Malaysia.

At a personal level, he maintains a keen interest in film (particularly Japanese anime) comics, graphic novels and digital games.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Thomas, P. (2014). ‘A Case Study of Using a Hypermedia Pedagogy in a Secondary English Classroom’. English in Australia. Volume 49, Issue 1,Pages 53-61

Thomas P (2009) ‘The Digital Portfolio in Education: True Secrets’ in Sanjakdar, F. (Ed) Digital Portfolios: Reconceptualising Inquiry Landscapes in Pre-Service Teacher Education, Australia, Pearson Education

Thomas P, Martin E, (2008) ‘Using a Phenomenographic approach in evaluating hypermedia stories’ Computers & Education Volume 50, Issue 2, Pages 613-626

Conference presentations

Thomas, P. ‘Using a phenomenographic approach in evaluating hypermedia stories’ Computer Added Learning CAL Dublin 2007

Teaching responsibilities


Year 1, EBED Bachelor of Education (P-12)

Current supervision

Co-supervision of 1 PhD student, 1 Ed D student, 2 Master of Ed students

Areas of expertise

  • Digital literacy
  • Enhancing first year university experiences
  • ICT in education
  • International student mobility
  • Multimedia education

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