The 1997 annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE '97, will focus on the effective and efficient use of IT for teaching in the climate of reduced funding and accountability for quality teaching,including refining, reusing and repurposing. What works and why encapsulates the themes of selection, analysis and evaluation of implemented courseware by educators in the tertiary sector with a view to doing the job better.
Prof. Michael Hannafin
Michael Hannafin is a specialist in technology-enhanced learning, and Director of the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory at the University of Georgia, USA. His research focuses on developing and testing frameworks for the design of grounded technology-enhanced learning environments.
Web Site: http://lpsl.coe.uga.edu/
Dr Mary Marlino
Mary Marlino the Director for the Program for the Advancement of Geoscience Education (PAGE), which is a program of the University Corporation for Amsohpheric Research. She was previously Director of Educational Technology and Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the United States Air Force Academy. She was also Executive Producer of the History of Air Power Multimedia Project. A specialist in the evaluation, Dr. Marlino will focus on some of the national trends, innovations and exemplary programs in multimedia and undergraduate geoscience education.
Associate Prof. Barry Harper
Barry Harper is Director of the Interactive Multimedia Learning Laboratory within the Faculty of Education at the University of Wollongong, focussing on graduate teaching and research in educational technology. He is producer of two CD-ROM packages, Investigating Lake Iluka, and Exploring the Nardoo, which have been winners of multiple national and international awards including a recent EMMA (European Multimedia Association) award.
Web site: http://www.immll.uow.edu.au/
To find out more about these visit the ASCILITE Web Site.
Check out the ASCILITE Awards Web Pages.
Come along to a relaxed get-together to be held outside the Elizabeth Jolley lecture theatre complex. This evening will give you plenty of opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. A barbecue and drinks will be provided.
After the ceremony you will be taken by bus to the Northbridge restaurant district, where a range of meals and entertainment is available. You will be responsible for your own safe return to your place of residence.
The social event of the year!
The annual ASCILITE Dinner will be held at the Government House Ballroom located in Perth's city centre. It's an opportunity to put your 'glad rags' on, kick up your heels and have a fun-filled (yet sophisticated!) night on the town.
Bus transport will be provided in both directions between Curtin University and Government House Ballroom.
Pre- and Post-Conference ActivitiesThere are a range of activities, both academic and non-academic in which you can involve yourself both before and after the Conference.
The inaugural Australasian Joint Regional Conference of the international associations 'Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT)' and the 'International Organisation of Science and Technology Education (IOSTE)' will be held at Curtin University, from 5-8 December 1997. This conference articulates well with ASCILITE 97. Please see http://www.curtin.edu.au/conference/gasat-ioste
On a cultural note, Placido Domingo will be singing at the Burswood Casino on the 12th of December.
In Fremantle, the World Windsurfing championships are on from the 8th to the 23rd of December, while the Whitbread 'round the world' yacht race contestants will be in Fremantle from late November to the 13th of December.