Dr. Melissa Bond

Dr. Melissa Bond

Dr. Melissa Bond


University of South Australia, Australia


Melissa on ResearchGate


Melissa recently began working as an EPPI-Reviewer Support Officer at the University College London. Prior to this, she worked as a Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) as part of the ActiveLearn project at the University of Oldenburg from 2017-2020. She has handed in her PhD in January 2020, with the focus 'Facilitating student engagement through educational technology in K-12', supervised by Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki-Richter. Melissa was also a Teaching Assistant in the Master of Distance Education course, offered by the University of Oldenburg in conjunction with UMUC Maryland, and is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Master of Management of Technology Enhanced Learning. 

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, Australia. 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 is a peer reviewer for Educational Research Review, Computers & Education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Distance Education, eLeed Journal and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Peer review statistics are available on her Publons profile.


Latest Publications

Bedenlier, S., Bond, M., Buntins, K., Zawacki-Richter, O., & Kerres, M. (2020). Facilitating student engagement through educational technology in higher education: A systematic review in the field of arts & humanities. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 36(4), 126–150. doi.org/10.14742/ajet.5477

Bond, M. (2020). Facilitating student engagement through the flipped learning approach in K-12: A systematic review. Computers & Education. (151), 1–36. doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2020.103819

Bond, M., & Bedenlier, S. (2019). Facilitating student engagement through educational technology: Towards a conceptual framework. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019(1), 1–14. doi.org/10.5334/jime.528

Bond, M., Buntins, K., Bedenlier, S., Zawacki-Richter, O., & Kerres, M. (2020). Mapping research in student engagement and educational technology in higher education: A systematic evidence map. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 17(1), 1–30. doi.org/10.1186/s41239-019-0176-8


Research Interests

  • Student engagement theory
  • Student engagement through educational technology
  • Flipped learning approach
  • Postgraduate student journey
  • Systematic review methodology
  • Australian OER policy
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Online community development and maintenance

Applied Linguistics

  • Text based teaching (TBT)
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics

Language Teaching

  • Student motivation
  • Use of Web 2.0 tools in the languages classroom
  • Text based teaching (TBT)
  • Teacher education and development
  • Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) for refugees



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