Dr. Noeline Wright has been in initial teacher education for close to two decades, after spending an equivalent amount of time teaching in secondary schools. She is the general editor for the successful Waikato Journal of Education and has co-edited issues for other journals, as well as contributed articles to a wide range of journals on topics related to new schools, innovative learning environments, pedagogy, initial teacher education, social media and digital technologies in secondary schools. She is also the author of a 2018 Springer book, Becoming an Innovative Learning Environment: The Making of a New Zealand Secondary School.
Dr. Elaine Khoo was a senior education researcher at the University of Waikato with research interests in digitally supported learning environments, e-learning settings with a particular interest in online learning communities, participatory learning cultures and collaborative research contexts. She has been involved in a number of funded research projects associated with the flipped classroom, online learning, Web 2.0 and digital technologies across the compulsory schooling sector and at the tertiary level. She has published widely in New Zealand and in international journals, and have been invited to be on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for a number of international journals. She is the co-author of a successful free e-book Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online,
which has been downloaded over 100,000 times in both English and Chinese. Her most recent co-authored book with Springer, Software Literacy: Education and Beyond
(2017), introduced the notion of software literacy as a critical perspective into the nature and implications of engaging with software in the 21st century.