2012 is proving a good year for conferences. Have had my paper on learning platforms accepted for the ICTEV 2012 State Conference: Creative Connections in Melbourne, Australia. Just need to find some sponsorship for the visit.
With over 70 presentations and workshops to choose from, this conference promises to deliver to principals, ICT leaders, primary, secondary, and tertiary educators, technicians and specialists, a range of hands-on and practical sessions that will allow conference delegates to explore and examine best practice examples across the entire curriculum. See first hand what is topical and exciting in the areas of ICT in education and new approaches to technology that can enhance learning, all in one day.
The theme of the conference is Creative Connections. Creativity is the driving force behind a significant amount of ICT use in schools. Creativity is achieved when teachers design authentic tasks for their students that are embedded in the real world, tasks with a real purpose and a real audience. Typically, creativity and ICT are connected when tasks cross disciplines and involve a diverse range of perspectives and approaches.