[Offtopic] National Computing Studies Summit - October 2007 in Adelaide

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 10:24:07 EST 2007

Apologies for any duplicate posts.

I attended a fascinating VITTA forum yesterday "Live to Learn, Learn to
that even hosted workshop presenters all the way from Adelaide.

There is a National Computing Studies Summit on October 4, 5 2007 at the
Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) also in Adelaide. The
details are on the www.acce.edu.au website.

Following is a cross post of details for anybody interested

Regards Roland


Theme: Open Learning Approaches to Computing Studies

Computing Studies teachers and other educators interested in
open/distance learning are invited to participate in the inaugural
National Computing Studies Summit.

Participation in the Summit is possible by actually attending the
Summit in Adelaide OR online from anywhere in Australia. Note that
online registration is FREE.

Register for the Summit via the ACCE website at www.acce.edu.au.
Registrations close on Friday 22 September.

Full details of the Summit (including information about the speakers,
registration details, and how to participate online) can be found by
following the Summit link on the ACCE website at www.acce.edu.au.

See below for details of the Summit Program.

For further information about the Summit contact Ian Webb, the ACCE
Summit Project Officer, at ian.webb at ozemail.com.au.

Summit Program

Thursday 4 October
10am - 11am: (9.30 free shuttle bus pick up at Glenelg)
Industry visit for early arriving delegate to the super computer
research facility - SAPAC at the University of Adelaide (free shuttle
bus to return to Glenelg)

12 noon: Free shuttle bus pickup at Glenelg to ASMS

12.30 - 1.30: Lunch - Summit Opening

*1.30 - 2.30: Keynote Address - Lessons from the Google Philosophy
for open learning/distance education in Computing Studies - Alan
Noble, Google Australia (including question and answer time)

*2.30 - 3.30: Round table small group discussions and report back
(implications and applications for curriculum delivery and student

3.30 - 3.45: Afternoon Tea

*3.45 - 5.00: Scoping the Territory - what are some education systems
currently doing. Panel session with Dave Heggie (NSW), Richard Kelly
(QLD), Peter Ruwoldt (SA) and input from the participants.

5pm - 6pm: Cocktail Party (free shuttle bus to Glenelg at 6pm)

8pm: Dinner at Sage Restaurant at Flinders University (7.30pm free
shuttle bus pick up at Glenelg and return)

Friday 5 October
8.30am: Free shuttle bus pickup at Glenelg

*9.00 - 10.00: Pedagogical issues in relation to open/distance
learning. Presentation by Brenda Frisk (NZ) with question and answer

10.00 - 10.30: Morning Tea

*11.00 - 11.45: Exploring future possibilities - a presentation of
Second Life by Lindy McKeown (USQ)

*11.45 - 12.30: Round table small group discussions and report back
(implications and applications for curriculum delivery and student

12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch

*1.30 - 2.15: Current Exemplary Practice - Richard Kelly (QLD) and
Peter Ruwoldt (SA)

*2.15 - 3.15: Sharing of ideas and teaching resources - outcomes and
lessons learnt by state and territory projects

*3.15 - 4.00: Plenary Session - Michelle Williams (QLD)

4pm: Close (free shuttle bus to Glenelg/Airport)

* these sessions will be accessible to online delegates via Centra

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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