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Latenews

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.


Early Bird Registrations Have Closed!

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.


Theme Days

The completed plan of keynote paper presenter and day themes -

	Monday: July 10
		
Tuesday: July 11	
		
Wednesday: July 12
		
Thursday: July 13	
		

New Category of Speakers*

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) available here
*Their paper titles are yet to be confirmed.

Video Conference Update- Wednesday 12th July, 2.15-3.15pm

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.

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