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There’s been an explosion of interest in interactive and real-time technologies and how to apply them in the learning context. On July 10 and 11, the Interactive Technology in Education Conference (ITEC 2013) hosted by Sydney Opera House and supported by Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) aims to offer plenty of insight along with how-to information.

This conference is for cultural institutions, libraries, museums, galleries, technology partners, policy makers and educational practitioners, and provides an opportunity for all to come together to listen, talk and learn in a national forum.

You’ll hear from national and international educators, innovators, researchers and industry leaders in the field and learn about interactive program design, implementation, assessment, best practices, classroom engagement and outreach.

View the ITEC 2013 Program

Schools, teachers and classroom practitioners can learn about interactive curriculum resources from the content experts and how to access them. Day 2, 11 July, of the program is targeted at classroom practitioners and will provide strategies, resources and opportunities to hear from other teachers about their classroom experiences.

Here’s the line-up of keynote speakers:

Dr Kate Cornick – The National Broadband Network: Enabling Online Education

Kate Cornick is the General Manager, Health and Education at NBN Co, the company rolling out the National Broadband Network. In this role Kate is working with the health and education sectors to drive adoption of broadband applications and services that will result in improved services to consumers.

Aaron E. Walsh – Inside Immersive Education

Aaron E. Walsh is Director of the Immersive Education Initiative, a non-profit international consortium of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia and companies that work together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual reality and game-based learning and training systems (i.e., virtual worlds, learning games and serious games, augmented reality, mixed reality and full immersion).

Anita Kocsis – Design-led innovation to evaluate and visualise visitor’s experience in new technology exhibitions

Anita Kocsis is Head of Design, Society and Culture in the Faculty of Design and Co Director of the Design Factory at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Anita’s creative, commercial and academic achievement spans a design and technology nexus evidenced by intermedia exhibitions and launches in commercial and public Institutions.

Graham Smith – McLuhan, Telepresence and Education

Graham Smith has been inventing and exploring new forms of telepresence, robotic, virtual reality and media technologies since the early 1980’s as both a university researcher, entrepreneur and artist.

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Other speakers in the program include:

  • Deborah Howes, The Museum of Modern Art, USA -Teaching online at The Museum of Modern Art
  • Josephine Walsh, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House – On the right trail – Interactive learning at MoAD
  • Sue Beveridge, Electroboard Solutions – Engaging Digital Learners
  • Sara Cousins, Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Not just broadcasting: a pilot creative education program from ABC Splash
  • Rachel Perry, University of Technology, Sydney – Extending Spaces for Engagement – Videoconferencing in Drama and Science Education
  • Robert Bunzli, National Museum of Australia -Immersive and interactive – Mobile Telepresence Robots Roaming the Museum

Panel Session 10 July:

Up and Running, from Program Design to Delivery

There’s more: View the ITEC 2013 Program to find out who else is presenting


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