Dr Naomi Alexandra Rosedale

BA (Education/English) GradDipTchg(Sec) PGDipEdLd (Distinction) MA Ed(First Class Hons), Auk.


Naomi is a Research Fellow at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, a trained secondary teacher and currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of Auckland. Her teaching background is in English and Information Technology, and as an in-school Literacy Co-ordinator. Especially interested in how digital literacies and text literacy mediate inequities for low-socioeconomic communities, her PhD study investigates how children’s 1-to-1 digital practices influence their learning in classrooms and out-of-school settings. This work places particular emphasis on how teachers, parents and Web 2.0 affordances, particularly DLO (Digital Learning Object) creation can support enhanced student achievement and parent involvement. 

Research | Current

Naomi's current research work is in primary and secondary low decile schools and focuses on the development of young people's 21st century skills and achievement in 1:1 digital learning environments. These projects are situated within research design partnerships with the Manaiakalani digital programme and the Te Puawai Northland initiative. Her prior research involvement includes the Starpath project, TLRI Porous Learning, and Ministry of Education Language and Literacy projects.


Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (Distinction) 

Master of Education (First Class Honours)

Masters Scholarship Recipient, University of Auckland, 2012-2013


Research Fellow, Woolf Fisher Research Centre

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Reviewer SAGE Open

Writing SIG, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI

Member of American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • McNaughton, S., Rosedale, N., Jesson, R., Hoda, R., & Teng, L. (2018). How digital environments in schools might be used to boost social skills: Developing a conditional augmentation hypothesis. Computers and Education, 126, 311-323. 10.1016/j.compedu.2018.07.018
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stuart McNaughton, Rebecca Jesson
  • Jesson, R., McNaughton, S., Rosedale, N., Zhu, T., & Cockle, V. (2018). A mixed-methods study to identify effective practices in the teaching of writing in a digital learning environment in low income schools. Computers and Education, 119, 14-30. 10.1016/j.compedu.2017.12.005
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42570
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca Jesson, Stuart McNaughton
  • Jesson, R., & Rosedale, N. (2016). How teachers might open dialogic spaces in writing instruction. International Journal of Educational Research, 80, 164-176. 10.1016/j.ijer.2016.08.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca Jesson
  • Jesson, R., Meredith, M., & Rosedale, N. (2015). Reconsidering home learning in the digital learning environment: The perspectives of parents, students, and teachers. set: Research Information for Teachers (3), 35-42. 10.18296/set.0025
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30827
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca Jesson
  • Wilson, A. J., Jesson, R. N., Rosedale, N., & Cockle, V. (2012). Literacy and language pedagogy within subject areas in Years 7-11. Wellington: Ministry of Education. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca Jesson, Aaron Wilson
  • Rosedale, N. A. (2012). Vocabulary instruction in secondary school mathematics and science classrooms The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/19918


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Primary office location

Level 1, Room 111
New Zealand

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