Colleen Stieler-Hunt

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Colleen Stieler-Hunt


Teaching areas

  • Serious Game Design

Research areas

  • serious game design
  • teachers use of video games in the classroom
  • game-based learning


Colleen Stieler-Hunt joined the School of Communication and Creative Industries at the University of the Sunshine Coast in the role of associate lecturer, Serious Games, in February 2016.

Colleen has had more than 20 years of experience in education. She has worked as a secondary school teacher and a teacher advisor for the State Education Department. Her doctoral research has made recommendations for advancing the use of digital game-play in primary and secondary school classrooms to establish supportive and engaging classroom learning environments. Colleen contributed to the development of Orbit, a child sexual abuse prevention computer game. Colleen lectures in the Serious Games program.

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Selected research publications

Stieler-Hunt, C. J., & Jones, C. M. (2015). Educators who believe: understanding the enthusiasm of teachers who use digital games in the classroom. Research in Learning Technology, 23. doi: 10.3402/rlt.v23.26155.

Stieler-Hunt, C. J., & Jones, C. M. (2015). A model for exploring the usefulness of games for classrooms. Proceedings of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) 2015 Conference: Diversity of Play, Lüneburg, Germany.

Jones, C. M., Stieler-Hunt, C. J. & Rolfe, B. (2013). Orbit [PC Computer:]. Queensland, Australia: University of the Sunshine Coast.

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