ASCILITE 2002 » keynote speakers
Professor of Educational Technology
Open University, UK
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
Senior consultant, DR Interactive
Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR
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.
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.
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.
C. Reeves, Ph.D.
Professor of Instructional Technology
College of Education
The University of Georgia
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.
Reeves' research interests include:
evaluation of instructional technology for
education and training,
responsible research goals and methods in
models and cognitive tools,
performance support systems (EPSS) and knowledge
management systems, and
of instructional technology in developing
of evaluation procedures for online pharmaceutical
of a ubiquitous computing environment in a
of EPSS for assessment and evaluation of online
of interactive videos to reduce obesity among
urban school children, and
of the effective dimensions of authentic web-based
learning environments in higher education.
evaluated web-based meteorology learning environment
for the National Science Foundation,
as a member of the Scientific Panel on Interactive
Consumer Health Information for the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services,
networked digital multimedia developed by
Interactive Media Laboratory at Dartmouth
an EPSS for training developers for NCR Corporation
(awarded U.S. Patent).
a Web-based learning environment for undergraduate
environmental literacy (NSF project),
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).
"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
Elliott, for the ASCILITE 2002 Programme
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
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.
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.