This is where the latest news of ACEC'95 will been seen. Sessions at the conference will adresss issues that will be relevant, practical and innovative, and will be delivered by both Australian and international presenters. Each day will start with a keynote address followed by smaller breakout sessions. Opportunities for more informal galah sessions will be provided at the end of each day of the conference.
The early bird registrations have exceeded expectations. The conference is close to 75% booked already! If you haven't sent in your registration - do so very quickly, it looks like the conference could filled relatively quickly.
The completed plan of keynote paper presenter and day themes -
Monday: July 10
Tuesday: July 11
Wednesday: July 12
Thursday: July 13
This new category is called Invited Speakers. There are three currently confirmed;
Dr Clark Quinn - University of New South Wales, Sydney Dr Rod Sims - University of Technology, Sydney Dr Evan Arthur - EdNA (Press Release)
ACEC'95 will have a two way video conference : connecting Michele Huston of Australian National University, who will present and talk about her Communications and Internet projects with both Primary and High school teachers and students. She is probably best known for her work leading the 'Global Classroom'. She is likely to have both Primary school children, teachers and perhaps parents with her. She will describe her achievements in her work in various projects. A second link will be provided by Alison Paisley, a Music Teacher at Strathcona Baptists Girls Grammar School. She and her girls will describe their use of electronic communications to both compose and perform musical compositions live and collaboratively with a school in the UK - they will also perform a short piece, live, to ACEC'95! Both participants, Alison and Michele, will concentrate on the curriculum advantages and uses of communications generally, focusing on creative aspects of the curriculum, and providing specific examples of how the technology facilitates experiences not otherwise possible. Delegates from ACEC'95 will be able to question and comment on the experiences seen and heard. On the technical side of things - Kevin Harding of Telecom has managed to secure Rob Black's permission to use the Distance Education Department's hardware to set the videoconference up at the Hyatt. Kevin has also booked studios at Canberra and Melbourne to facilitate robust links.