Dr Matthew(Mat) Bettinson

PhD (University of Melbourne); Bachelor of Arts (Honors)

Research Fellow

Mat Bettinson is researching the use of mobile apps for language learning and knowledge exchange in remote communities. He is exploring approaches to mitigate the lack of telecommunications infrastructure, as well as user experience (UX) design where digital literacy levels are low. The goal of this work is to adapt collaborative technologies that we take for granted in order to address the needs of remote indigenous communities.

Mat was born and raised in Darwin but spent 25 years abroad working in the ICT and videogaming industries. After returning to Australia he studied linguistics and Chinese at the University of Melbourne and recently completed a PhD on methods to establish large scale language conservation with mobile apps.

Mat is a member of the Top End Language Lab.

Research Interests

  • Mobile apps for oral language preservation
  • Computer assisted language learning (CALL)
  • Collaborative technologies for remote communities
  • Use of web technologies for rapid prototyping
  • Cross-cultural interaction design

Current Projects 

  • Learning for Work: Technology for language and knowledge exchange on country.
  • The BushPi project: A platform for deploying collaborative apps in remove communities.

Link to Research Publications

Mat Bettinson


T: 089467498
E: Matthew.bettinson@cdu.edu.au

Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University