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The DEANZ14 conference is being held in Christchurch at the end of April/early May 2014. This conference will be of interest to anyone who is using digital technologies whether it’s e-learning, ICT, Moodle, e-portfolios, so this email may be of interest to every tertiary staff member. Please note the extended submission date for papers of the 7th of March 2014
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Speakers at the conference include:
Professor Rhona Sharpe
Professor Rhona Sharpe has worked as an educational developer in higher education for 20 years. She is a senior fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. From 2005-2010 Rhona directed a number of projects investigating learners’ experiences of technology. These projects received national recognition in pioneering innovative research methods and techniques for eliciting students’ expectations and experiences of using technology in their learning. The culmination of these projects was the creation of ELESIG; a special interest group for those interested in evaluations of learners’ experiences of e-learning, whose membership currently stands at over 1500 members. Rhona’s interests in designing for learning and learner experience are well represented in two books co-edited with Helen Beetham: Rethinking pedagogy for the digital age (2007, 2nd Ed 2013) and Rethinking learning for the digital age (2010). She is interested in the processes by which we design online learning spaces and the digital literacies and attributes that learners need in order to learn well in them. In 2011 Rhona became Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University. In this role she has evaluated student support mechanisms which led to a complete revision of the University’s academic guidance framework, led the implementation of graduate attributes through the curriculum, and she is currently supporting the development of Brookes Open Online Courses. She and her team also run workshops, online courses, and offers consultancy for higher education institutions across the UK and internationally.
Professor Gilly Salmon, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations, Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Gilly Salmon is one of the world’s leading thinkers in online learning. She researches and publishes widely on the themes of innovation and change in Higher Education and the exploitation of new technologies of all kinds in the service of learning. She is internationally renowned for her significant contributions to online education, including research, innovation, program design, teaching methods and the use of new technologies. Gilly is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations at Swinburne University of Technology. She took up her appointment at Swinburne in January 2012. Previously, she was the Executive Director and Professor (Learning Futures) at the Australian Digital Futures Institute, based in the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and was Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies, and Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance and the Media Zoo, at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Recent publications include Podcasting for Learning in Universities and Learning in Groups. The third edition of her seminal book E-moderating was published in 2011. The 2nd edition of E-tivities is available from June 2013.
Professor Peter Twining, Professor of Education (Futures), Faculty of Education and Language Studies, Department of Education, The Open University
Peter’s professional interest is focussed on the future of education – this includes looking at how to change education systems from the inside (see http://edfutures.net) and rethinking education systems from scratch (see schome. not school – not home – schome – the education system for the information age www.schome.ac.uk). Peter was a primary school teacher (worked with full range from reception to Yr6) in the East End of London. Then worked in teacher education at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education prior to moving to the OU in 1995. He has been the Head of Department of Education, Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology and Associate Dean Research and Scholarship with the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the OU. From 2009 to 2013 he directed Vital, a £9.4million DCSF/DfE funded programme to support teachers enhance their use of digital technology and teaching of ICT. For more info see his schome userpage which includes a link to his online CV (which happens to be in a wiki so you can update it for him if you like!)
Registration is open for the DEANZ14 conference, “Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, where is the ‘e’ in engagement?” DEANZ14 is the premier conference in Aotearoa New Zealand for leaders and practitioners involved in open, flexible and distance learning. The conference will be relevant to tertiary and secondary educators, including librarians, and those company trainers seeking professional and organisational development that DEANZ supports. You can get more details on the DEANZ conference web site and brochure here and Register by clicking here or at: http://www.deanz.org.nz/home/index.php/deanz-conference-2014/registration
We are looking forward to seeing you all and your support to recruit new members!
Please forward this email to those who may be interested.
1. When: 30 April to 2 May, 2014
2. Where: New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education, Christchurch, New Zealand
3. Registration (now open):
o Members: $675 inc GST registration (early-bird rate) which includes rejoining DEANZ for two years $120 value).
o Registrants in Member Institutions or Aligned Organisations: $625 inc GST (early-bird rate).
o Non-Members: $775 inc GST registration (early-bird rate).
o One-day registrations are also available: $350 inc GST per day (early-bird rate).
- Keynotes and invited speakers: DEANZ is pleased to announce the keynotes: included on the virtual panel chaired by Derek Wenmoth, Dr Martin Oliver (UK), Professor Martin Weller (UK) and Dr Terry Anderson (Canada), at the conference: Dr David Gibson, Professor Gilly Salmon, Professor Rhona Sharpe, Professor Peter Twining and invited speakers: Dr Bill Anderson and Sue Roberts
- Website: http://deanz.org.nz/
Submit a proposal:
The call for proposals is extended. Non-refereed papers, digital posters, workshops, round tables and exhibitions are all invited for the event. Refereed papers deadline has passed however if you have a proposal please contact Professor Niki Davis.
Author guidelines are available by emailing email@example.com
· Refereed papers. Abstracts of 300 words are invited for review. Please email your abstract with ‘DEANZ2014 Refereed paper proposal’ in the subject line to 2014DEANZ@gmail.com. Instructions for submitting full papers through the DEANZ Online Journal System will be provided to authors. Full papers will be between 3,000 and 6,000 words and will be peer-reviewed. Decisions based on abstracts for refereed papers will be made within a two week timeframe, where requested. Final refereed paper submissions now closed. Accepted refereed papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning http://journals.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/index.php/JOFDL.
· Non-refereed papers. Abstracts of 300 words are invited. Please email your abstract with ‘DEANZ2014 Non refereed paper proposal’ in the subject line to 2014DEANZ@gmail.com. Non-refereed presentations will not be published, however any slideshow or accompanying notes will be made available through the DEANZ 2014 Web site.
· Digital Posters. Please email a 300 word description of the proposed digital poster with ‘DEANZ2014 poster proposal’ in the subject line to 2014DEANZ@gmail.com. Digital Posters (up to 100 MB in size) will be linked to the Deanz website with the opportunity for blog posts to be added by the author and those viewing the posters during and after the DEANZ14 conference. Authors must be able to access the website and post and reply to blogs about their digital poster.
· Workshops. Workshops of up to one hour are available. Please send an outline of your proposed workshop (including any technical requirements) with ‘DEANZ2014 Workshop proposal’ in the subject line to 2014DEANZ@gmail.com.
· Round table. Round table sessions of up to 40 minutes are available. Please send an outline of your proposed round table (including any technical requirements) with ‘DEANZ2014 Round table proposal’ to 2014DEANZ@gmail.com.
· Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha sessions of up to 10 minutes are available. Please send an outline of your proposed Pecha Kucha (including any technical requirements) with ‘DEANZ2014 Pecha Kucha proposal’ to 2014DEANZ@gmail.com. A definition of Pecha Kucha is available here or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha
· Trade exhibits. Please contact Michael Campbell on firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal deadline Friday 7 March 2014 – all forms except refereed papers
You will be advised of the outcome of your proposal by Friday 28 February 2014.
Final refereed paper submissions due Friday 21 March 2014
Selection of presentations will be based on the relevance of the submission to the conference theme and strands; likely interest to conference delegates; and contribution to open, flexible and distance learning theory and/or practice.
· Engaging (with) gaming – e.g. real Sims
· Engaging communities and whānau
· Engaging collaborations – e.g. work integrated learning
· Networked Learning Environment – includes design
· Engaging for e-learning excellence – includes Ako Aotearoa stream
· Engaging e-resources – e.g. e-library, e-books, OER
· Engaging (with) assessment – e.g. Turnitin, ePortfolios
Preceding SITE International Symposium in the same week:
Overseas delegates and teacher educators may wish to attend the SITE International Symposium in the University of Canterbury e-Learning Lab held in the same week in Christchurch. Two conferences for one visit to Christchurch, see http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/site-symposium/
Please forward this message on to friends and colleagues interested &/or active in open, flexible and distance learning in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad.
More updates will be sent from time to time. We’re anticipating an exciting and thought-provoking event that continues the great tradition of DEANZ conferences!
See you in Christchurch, April 2014!
On behalf of the conference organising committee,
Michael Campbell MMktgM