Dr Orlando is a leading expert in the field of children and technology. In particular, her work focuses on the teaching, learning and social effects of children’s uses of technology. Joanne examines this focus across all ages (early childhood, primary, high school and young adults) at school, in the home and social spaces.
Joanne has established an outstanding reputation as leader of public debate internationally, and her strength is making complex ideas simple and interesting. As a result, she is regularly sought out by government, technology organisations including Apple, telecommunications organisations, and the media to provide expert advice and commentary on children and technology.
Publications of Joanne’s research and recommendations appear in journals and books internationally.
She initiates new ideas and discussions about children and technology through opinion pieces in major newspapers around the globe, as regular writer/presenter for Newscorp’s Kidspot (Australia’s premiere parenting website), Kinderling Radio, and through regular media appearances.
Joanne has extensive expertise in media including many years writing and advising on children’s educational television program PlaySchool. Joanne is the creator and host a new, upcoming TV program for a major Australian network. She is also developing a video series for a major global technology organisation.
Joanne is based at the University of Western Sydney. With a PhD focusing on children and technology, Joanne is passionate about ensuring that every child has the capacity to reach his or her full potential in today’s techno-centric world.