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 keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Diana Laurillard

Diana Laurillard
Professor of Educational Technology
Open University, UK

Professor Diana Laurillard has spent twenty-five years in research, development and evaluation of interactive multimedia materials and internet services in education and training, covering a wide range of discipline areas. She has made a significant contribution to fundamental research on the relationship between student learning and learning technologies. The idea of a 'conversational framework', is used to define the learning process for higher education, and then to interpret the extent to which new technology can support and enhance high level conceptual learning. Her book 'Rethinking University Teaching' has been widely acclaimed, and is still used as a set book in courses on learning technology all over the world. The 2nd edition is about to be published. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning Technologies and Teaching), her role is to ensure that learning technologies achieve their appropriate balance within the full range of learning and teaching methods in the University's courses

Peter Looms

Peter Olaf Looms
Senior consultant, DR Interactive
Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR

Peter Olaf Looms is Danish, but was born and brought up in the UK. After graduating from the University of Cambridge he worked with human resource development in Denmark and moved into educational broadcasting at DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, in 1977. His work with interactivity dates back to the use of interactive videodiscs in educational broadcasting from 1984. From 1984 to 1995, the focus of his work was the use of interactive technologies as an adjunct to broadcasting to promote teaching and learning. From 1995 onwards, the focus shifted from CD-ROM and the Web to DVD and then to digital television and broadband. In 1998 Peter was involved as process consultant in the setting up of Digital Children and BetaLab which provided much of DR's first-hand experience on digital television and cross media content. The two projects have been instrumental in shaping current programming and production strategies at DR.

Peter is currently senior consultant with DR Interactive and works on strategic planning for the digital television and broadband markets. He is a member of the Nordvision NEM group, which is a forum of public service broadcasters in the Nordic area for discussing new media strategy in addition to a government advisory panel on convergence and TænkeTanken, an independent think-tank on IT in society.

Peter is actively involved in human resource development. As external lecturer at the IT-University of Copenhagen since1999 he has developed postgraduate courses on interactive formats for digital television and broadband and on user perspectives in the connection of new media and services in a convergent world which are also used on a European Commission programme run by INA in France. He is external associate professor at the University of Hong Kong where he has taught on postgraduate courses in IT in Education and E-commerce.

Tom, Reeves

Thomas C. Reeves, Ph.D.
Professor of Instructional Technology
College of Education
The University of Georgia

Dr. Thomas C. Reeves is a professor of instructional technology at The University of Georgia where he teaches program evaluation, multimedia design, and research courses. Since receiving his Ph.D. at Syracuse University in 1979, he has developed and evaluated numerous interactive multimedia programs for both education and training. In addition to numerous presentations and workshops in the USA, he has been an invited speaker in other countries including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Finland, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan. He is a past president of the Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems (ADCIS) and a former Fulbright Lecturer. In 1995, he was selected as one of the "Top 100" people in multimedia by Multimedia Producer magazine, and from 1997 - 2000, he was the editor of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research.

Dr. Reeves' research interests include:

  • evaluation of instructional technology for education and training,
  • socially responsible research goals and methods in education,
  • mental models and cognitive tools,
  • electronic performance support systems (EPSS) and knowledge management systems, and
  • applications of instructional technology in developing countries.

Current projects include:

  • development of evaluation procedures for online pharmaceutical training,
  • evaluation of a ubiquitous computing environment in a k-12 school,
  • development of EPSS for assessment and evaluation of online learning,
  • development of interactive videos to reduce obesity among urban school children, and
  • investigation of the effective dimensions of authentic web-based learning environments in higher education.

Previous projects include:

  • evaluated web-based meteorology learning environment for the National Science Foundation,
  • served as a member of the Scientific Panel on Interactive Consumer Health Information for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
  • evaluated networked digital multimedia developed by Interactive Media Laboratory at Dartmouth Medical School,
  • developed an EPSS for training developers for NCR Corporation (awarded U.S. Patent).
  • developed a Web-based learning environment for undergraduate environmental literacy (NSF project),
  • developed cognitive assessments for the Engineering Program at the U.S. Air Force Academy, co-founded the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory (LPSL) at The University of Georgia, andevaluated "Telematics in Rural Education Program" for the Ministry of Education in Western Australia (with Ron Oliver).

Andrew Adamson

Andrew Adamson

Andrew Adamson

"Hi Everyone:

"Not good news I'm afraid. Our after dinner guest speaker, Andrew Adamson, sends his apologies. Unfortunately, due to a crazy increase in workload for his new projects he will not be able to join you all at the conference dinner. He really tried hard to fit us into his new work schedule but in the end it wasn't possible.

"He wishes us all the best for the conference"

Richard Elliott, for the ASCILITE 2002 Programme Committee

Andrew Adamson made his directorial debut in the Oscar® award-winning Computer Animated feature movie 'Shrek'. He first joined PDI - now PDI/DreamWorks - in 1991 with an extensive background in visual effects. His credits as a visual effects supervisor with PDI/DreamWorks have included the films 'Angels in the Outfield' and 'Double Dragon'. He has also worked on the visual effects for such films as 'True Lies', 'Hearts and Souls' and 'Toys'. Adamson served as a key member of PDI/DreamWorks commercial division on numerous award-winning spots in the U.S.

Apart from PDI/DreamWorks, Adamson's work as a visual effects supervisor includes the features 'Batman Forever', 'A Time to Kill' and 'Batman and Robin'. He saw his visual effects work on the two 'Batman' films short-listed for Oscar® nominations by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Adamson began his career in computer graphics 17 years ago in Auckland as a computer animator at The Mouse That Roared. In 1986 he moved on to design director/senior animator at Video Images Ltd. where he worked on a variety of broadcast logos and TV commercials. He is currently collaborating with one of the co-writers of 'Shrek', Joe Stillman, on a script for an upcoming animated feature for PDI/DreamWorks entitled 'Truckers', which he is also scheduled to direct.




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