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Melissa Bond

EPPI-Reviewer Support Officer
University College London, United Kingdom

Profile and Areas of Research

Melissa has been working as a Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) as part of the ActiveLearn project at the University of Oldenburg since February 2017. She started her PhD with the focus 'Facilitating student engagement through educational technology', supervised by Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki-Richter, in October 2017. Melissa studied a Bachelor of International Studies (History/Politics), a Diploma in Languages (German) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) at the University of Adelaide. She worked for 10 years as a high school teacher in South Australia, predominantly of German, Humanities, English and IT, as well as a Coordinator of Humanities and Foreign Languages, Year 8 Coordinator and Acting Coordinator of IT. Melissa then completed a Graduate Certificate in eLearning from the University of New England, and graduated in 2016 with a Master of Education from the University of Adelaide.

Melissa was a Teaching Assistant in the Master of Distance Education course, offered by the University of Oldenburg in conjunction with UMUC Maryland until 2018. She is also a Teaching Assistant in the course 'Instructional Design: Internationale Forschungsperspektiven', with a focus on student engagement and systematic review methodology, at the University of Oldenburg.

Selected Publications

  • Bond, M., Zawacki-Richter, O., & Nichols, M. (2019). Revisiting five decades of educational technology research: A content and authorship analysis of the British Journal of Educational Technology. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(1), 12-63.
  • Bond, M., Marin, V., Dolch, C., Bedenlier, S., & Zawacki-Richter, O. (2018) Digital transformation in German higher education: student and teacher perceptions and usage of digital media. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 15(1), 1-20.
  • Bond, M., Bedenlier, S., Buntins, K., Kerres, M., & Zawacki-Richter, O. (2018). Systematic Reviews in Educational Technology Research: Potential and Pitfalls. EdMedia + Innovate Conference, Amsterdam. Retrieved from
  • Bond, M., & Buntins, K. (2018). An analysis of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 2013-2017. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(4), 168-183.
  • Bond, M. (2018). Helping doctoral students crack the publication code: An evaluation and content analysis of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(5), 167-181.
  • Bond, M. (2017). The text-based approach in the German as Foreign Language secondary classroom. In P. Mickan & E. Lopez (Eds.). Text-Based Research and Teaching: a social semiotic perspective on language in use. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from
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