ASCILITE 2002 - Winds of change in the sea of learning: charting the course of digital education
December 8-11 2002: UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand 

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ASCILITE 2002 conference programme and workshops workshops


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Please note that the following workshops have been cancelled:
  • FDWK1: Finding And Using Digital Images For Learning And Teaching (full day workshop).
  • HDWKM5: Scholarship and Quality: Evaluating learning objects through external peer review (morning workshop).
  • HDWKA3: Using Desktop Conferencing Tools (afternoon workshop).
The ASCILITE committee
  • ASCILITE2002 Workshops will be held on Sunday December 8, 2002.
  • Full day workshops run from 9.00am to 4.30pm and include morning and afternoon tea plus a light lunch
  • Half day workshops from 9.30am to 12.30pm for morning sessions and 1:30pm to 4:30pm for afternoon sessions and include morning or afternoon tea.
  • Bookings must be made at the time of registration.

Full day workshops
Sunday 8 December from 9.30-4.30

Creating And Using Web-Based Simulations In Educational And Organizational Environments

Albert Ip & Roni Linser, University of Melbourne
Registration code: FDWk2

In the first part of this workshop, the pedagogical underpinning of role play simulation is explained to illustrate how role-play simulation can be used to create an engaging learning experience for the students.

The second part of the workshop will engage the participants in an online role-play simulation based on a simulation generated by Fablusi™. A brain storming session then follows. Finally, we shall discuss the skills required to moderate a simulation, the joys and woes from a lecturer's point of view.

This is an updated re-run of last year's very successful workshop of the same title. In this re-run, we shall include discussion on the new features available in Fablusi™ version 2 software including the new moderator support tool kits.

Optimising Instructional Designer: Subject Matter Expert Communication In The Design And Development Of Online And Multimedia

Mike Keppell, University of Melbourne
Registration code: FDWk3

This tutorial addresses the relationship between the instructional designer and subject matter expert and examines a method for eliciting and conceptualising unfamiliar content knowledge from the SME so that efficient and effective instructional design can proceed on multimedia and online projects.

Half day workshops: Morning
Sunday 8 December from 9.30-12.30

Developing Cohesive Re-Usable Learning Objects

Tom Boyle, London Metropolitan University
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The aim of this workshop is to provide attendees with the basic knowledge of how to create learning objects as standardized 'chunks' of learning.

Planning And Designing Online Courses And Learning Resources

Andrew Litchfield, University of Technology Sydney
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In this workshop participants examine the crucial planning tasks required to successfully design online courses and resources. The workshop is developed around a learner-centred framework that examines project proposal, media production and educational design processes and activities.

Managing and Assessing Online Discussion

Cathy Gunn, University of Auckland and Geraldine Lefoe, University of Wollongong
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This workshop aims to explore the key issues involved in setting up, managing and assessing quality online discussions. To invite participants to try out a range of Discussion Analysis Tools and compare their usefulness for assessing discussion contributions.

Constructivist Teaching Using The Internet: Supporting Theory, Exemplary Examples, And Outstanding Resources For Developing Customised WebQuests

Dr. Maureen Brown Yoder, Lesley University, USA
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Constructivist activities can invigorate teaching and motivate students to take charge of their own learning, understand multiple perspectives, and develop high level reasoning skills. Research shows that project-based activities improve student understanding and retention of knowledge. The objective of this session is to provide participants with a theoretical background and practical applications of constructivist teaching. Participants will see outstanding examples of Internet activities, particularly WebQuests, and explore how they promote structured inquiry and presentation of new knowledge. Guidelines on how to create customised versions of structured and open inquiry activities will be provided.

Half day workshops: Afternoon
Sunday 8 December from 1.30-4.30

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of ICT Innovations In Universities

Rob Phillips, Murdoch University
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This workshop will provide attendees with information and resources to enable them to plan and carry out an evaluation of the effectiveness of an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) project. It arises from an Australian project aimed at improving the evaluation of student learning in teaching activities supported by ICT.

Current Strengths And Weaknesses In E-Learning Standards For The Education Sector

James Dalziel, WebMCQ Pty Ltd & Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney
Registration code: HDWkA 2

This session will present a non-technical introduction to e-learning standards such as IMS, EML and SCORM, and their importance to the education sector. Topics covered will include: reasons for having e-learning standards in the first place, a realistic look at what standards can and can't achieve, a snapshot of current standards development work in Australia and internationally, where e-learning standards are heading in the future, and the importance of standards to the long-term success of e-learning.

Online Transformations: Sailing From The Classroom To The Web!

Robyn Lowe, Monash University and Liz Devonshire, The University of Sydney
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This workshop addresses the issues that impact on the creation of successful online learning environments. The evolving medium of the Web requires designers and teachers to think about how to: structure resources and activities for a non-linear environment; provide a balance between the flexibility of the medium and student engagement with the content; develop robust learning designs that are sustainable; and ensure staff and students have the relevant skills and resources. In addition, staff must be able to manage change: in the curriculum, in the delivery of materials, and in the dynamics between teacher and student, and amongst the student cohort.

Effective Facilitation of Online Discussions: how to construct interventions that promote thoughtful and thought provoking contributions

Dr. Maureen Brown Yoder, Lesley University, USA
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Whether you are teaching an online class or in charge of incorporating online components into a workplace discussion, you are faced with the challenge of facilitating interactions. Tested strategies, inspired by traditional practices and enhanced by emerging technologies, can increase involvement, focus dialogue, and foster an online community. Techniques will be drawn from the literature on asynchronous communication and from extensive experience. How can fewer, but carefully constructed, facilitator interventions be effective in promoting thoughtful, and thought provoking, contributions? Motivating inquiry, supporting individual participants, and addressing multiple learning styles will be addressed with electronic role-playing and real life scenarios.

Virtual Presentations without the WWW

Ross Stevenson, Auckland University of Technology
Registration code: HDWkA6

This workshop is intended for all lecturers (using ms word documents) who would like to deliver courseware using simple, successful educational technology (ET): Microsoft Word documents. It demonstrates how to create courseware resources based on Microsoft Word and deliver these resources in a flexible manner inside and outside the classroom.

  • Demonstration 1: the fundamentals of using Microsoft Word to develop courseware, including the use of hyperlinks and hidden answers.
  • Demonstration 2: courseware principally created by a lecturer. This demonstrates the creation of courseware, using hyperlinked Microsoft Word documents, of a complete course.
  • Demonstration 3: courseware principally supplied by a textbook publisher. This demonstrates the creation of hyperlinked courseware from all the resources supplied by a book publisher.
  • Demonstration 4: some more advanced techniques, if there is sufficient time.


Free workshops
Dates and times as advertised below

The Blackboard Workshop
Sunday 8 December from 2:00 - 4:00

Bob Cupitt, Regional Manager, Australia/NZ, Blackboard International B.V.

Blackboard, in conjunction with clients from regional institutions, is pleased to present an in-depth discussion of the flexible learning environment.

You will have the opportunity to listen to informative presentations from peer institutions that are in the process of executing their e-Education strategies.

In addition, you can view a demonstration of the Blackboard Learning and Community Portal System (Release 6).

You will also learn how academic institutions are utilising the Blackboard Building Blocks Programme to create system extensions that interoperate with the Blackboard system, further customising the teaching and learning experience.

About Blackboard:

Blackboard was founded to transform the Internet into a powerful environment for teaching and learning.

The company offers a complete suite of enterprise software products and services that power a total "e-Education Infrastructure" for schools, colleges, universities, and other education providers worldwide.

  • The Blackboard e-Education Suite™ offers a variety of independent, yet interoperable systems to power academic institutions.
  • The Blackboard Learning System™ brings teaching and learning online with an easy-to-use flexible learning environment.
  • The Blackboard Community Portal System™ enables a seamless online unification of academics, communities, and administrative Web services.

Blackboard has successfully integrated the platform with more than 60 administrative and authentication systems including PeopleSoft, SCT, Callista, LDAP, Kerberos, as well as a variety of custom/proprietary systems. In addition, the suite supports the Blackboard Building Blocks ProgrammeSM through which academic and commercial developers can design, build, and integrate applications into the Blackboard platform.

Look for location details posted around the conference site.

Digital Technologies in Learning
Tuesday 10 December from 12.30 to 1.15

Stuart Hale, Educational Adviser, Apple in NZ and the team from Apple Computers NZ (A Division of Renaissance Ltd).

This workshop will address some of the issues related to the creation and use of digital resources in teaching and learning. Content covered will include:

  • The creation, use and sharing of digital learning objects as learning resources.
  • Video and still photographic images as educational resources.
  • Cross discipline and cross campus collaboration in flexible learning.

Look for location details which will be posted around the conference site.

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