Monday, March 28, 2011

Best of EDUCAUSE Australasia 2011

The conference CCA-EDUCAUSE Australasia 2011, is in Sydney 3 to 6 April 2011. I am presenting a poster on "International Graduate Level Sustainable ICT Course". Just had a note from the organisers to say there is a spare ticket to the Tall Ships cruse 3 April on The Svanen. Normally I miss the social events at conferences, but this time I thought I would try some. There are people who I have been on mailing lists discussing issues with for years and never met. It will be interesting to see some of them (I hope).Apart from the tall ships, there is a Welcome Reception 3 April, the Posters Reception, 4 April 5:00pm (which I have to attend as I have a poster) and Sundowner, 6 April 4:15pm at the end. I thought I would give the conference dinner a miss, after a day with the delegates, all I want to do is escape. ;-)The conference program is not as complex as WCC2010 but even so, there are five parallel sessions. Here are my choices:


Sunday 3 April 2011: Meetings, Tall Ships Cruise, and Conference Welcome

13:15 - 14:45Meeting space availableMeeting space availableTall Ships Cruise and Lunch: Departs 13:15 from Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks (Adjacent to Hyatt Hotel). Concludes 15:45 at Darling Harbour.
15:00 - 15:45CAUDIT Procurement Update and Discussion (All welcome)Meeting space available
16:00 - 16:45CAUDIT Orientation Session (All welcome)Meeting space available
17:00 - 17:45Meeting space availableJoint meeting of the conference Organising, Program, and Conference Experience Committees
18:00 - 19:30Conference Welcome Reception

Monday 4 April 2011: Conference Day 1

8:30 - 9:00Registration and coffee The Lounge
9:00 - 10:50Opening plenary Session chair: Peter James, Conference Chair
9:00 - 9:10Welcome: Ross Milbourne, Vice-Chancellor, University of Technology, Sydney
9:10 - 10:00Special Guest Speaker
10:00 - 10:50Keynote: Changing the Game Brad Wheeler, CIO Indiana University
10:50 - 11:15Morning tea
11:15 - 12:50Strategy and IT Session chair: Peter Nissen, CAUDIT Challenging the role of the library Session chair: Jemima McDonald, UTS Course and learning management tools Session chair: Ric Canale, La Trobe University Lightning rounds Convener: Heath Marks, AAF Sponsors Session chair: Chris Foley, Murdoch University The Lounge
11:15 - 11:35Get past technology and define what you do Peter Hicks, Curtin UniversityPlayful Engagement as Serious Strategy Suzana Sukovic, University of Sydney, and Ashley England, UTSIntegrated Course Data Management – a Strategic Approach Richard Lamb, University of South AustraliaLightning round: Innovative federation uses: Telescopes, labs, and clouds Convener: Heath Marks, AAFTechnologyOne: QUT Case Study: Implementing a Real Time Event Driven Solution for Student Management SystemsWayne Oswin, QUTMeet Peter James, Conference Chair and Brad Wheeler, Keynote speaker
11:40 - 12:00It is better to travel hopefully than it is to arrive: A journey in IT strategy at the University of Adelaide David Munro, University of AdelaideNo More Us and Them: Mobile Support for Clients and Staff at UTS LibrarySophie McDonald and Rajan Davio, UTSCourseBuilder: elearning enabler Ashwini Datt, University of AucklandEmerson Network Power Smart Solutions: Delivering Efficiency Without Compromise™ for Higher Learning Institutions Eoin Coghlan, CCNA
12:05 - 12:25The IT Strategic Planning Journey at the University of Newcastle Frank Herb and Carey Steller, University of NewcastleThe organisation has changed: Joining libraries, eLearning, IT and facilities management to meet new challenges Sue McKnight, University of CanterburyPersonalising the ePortfolio Experience Shane Sutherland, Pebble Learning Lightning round: The Future of Identity Federations – where will they add value? Convener: Heath Marks, AAFAdobe
12:30 - 12:50A New IT Framework to Enable Effective Change Terry Nikkel, University of New BrunswickA new role for QUT Library Natalie Ryan, QUTGreen IT Departments, Green Libraries – Moving Forward Malcolm Wolski, Griffith University Blackboard:Driving User Adoption and Institutional Success through a Strategic and Flexible approach to Professional Development Sarah Morgan and Kimberly Hillyard, BlackboardMeet Gordon Suddaby, ACODE President and Chris Cahill, Program Committee Chair
12:50 - 14:00Lunch
12:50 - 14:00CAUDIT Leadership Institute Alumni Reunion
14:00 - 14:45Strategy and IT Session chair: Lynnae Rankine, UWS Models for supporting learning and research Session chair: Alison Slocombe, Southern Cross UniversityEnterprise systems Session chair: Jenny Leonard, University of Sydney Lightning rounds Convener: Alan Sieper, ANU Sponsors Convener: Ian Poole, Integ The Lounge
14:00 - 14:20The Five Critical Success Factors That Define Success in Achieving Business Technology and Process Change Mark D Nicholls, Information ProfessionalsA hybrid approach – The best of both worlds: A narrative account of Griffith University’s re-structuring of academic blended learning support and student literacy support Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Griffith UniversityPimp My Research Management System Stuart Lewis, University of AucklandLightning round: Managing Relationships with External Learning Management System Providers Convener: Allan Sieper, ANUInteg:Changing the Game: A Panel DiscussionHost: Ian Poole, CEO Integ GroupSpeakers: Peter James, UTS, Mark Buckley, Alcatel-Lucent, and Felicity Threadgate, postgraduate student

14:25 - 14:45Higher Education Essentials for Strategic BI Darren Dadley, UTS A new (multiplayer) model of academic library support for research Alissa Sputore and Robin Gardner, University of MelbourneRevolutionary Approach on how to improve Business Continuity Management at a University Alexandre Medarov and Linden Vazey, University of AucklandMeet Richard Northam, CAUDIT General Manager
14:45 - 15:05Coffee break
15:05 - 16:30Afternoon plenary Session chair: Paul Sherlock, CAUDIT President
15:05 - 15:10Announcements
15:10 - 15:40Featured talk: Changing the Game: Building the Sustainable Library Maxine Brodie, Macquarie University
15:40 - 16:10Gold sponsor featured talk: Intelligent Virtual Infrastructure – Building and Managing Your Cloud Michael Warrilow, Manager of Products and Solutions for VMware Asia Pacific and Japan
16:10 - 17:00Keynote: Visions of the higher education horizon: possible futures Bryan Alexander, Director of Research NITLE
17:00 - 18:15Posters reception Meet Featured speakers Bryan Alexander and Maxine Brody (17:00 - 17:20)

Tuesday 5 April 2011: Conference Day 2

8:00 - 8:35Registration and coffee The Lounge
8:35 - 10:30Morning plenary Session chair: Chris Cahill, Program Committee Chair
8:35 - 9:10Cisco Platinum sponsor featured talk: Video Inspiring Innovation in Teaching & Learning Lance Ford, University of Maine, US and Kristine G Held, Madison Area Technology Colledge, US
9:10 - 9:35Featured talk: The Future of the IT Department – will it survive the cloud? Nick Tate, RDSI
9:35 - 10:25Keynote: The Gifts Change Brings Shirley Alexander, DVC (Teaching, Learning and Equity), University of Technology Sydney
10:25 - 10:30Announcements
10:30 - 11:00Morning tea
11:00 - 12:35Portfolio, program and project management Session chair: Tracy Huntleigh-Smith, University of Otago Research data management and eResearch Session chair: Howard Amos, University of Otago How new ways of learning are changing universities Session chair: Janne Malfroy, UWS CIO stream Session chair: Richard Northam, CAUDIT Sponsors Session chair: Steve Johnston, CAUDIT The Lounge
11:00 - 11:20CAUDIT domestic study tour 2010: a new community of practice in portfolio, program and project management Paul Cullen, Charles Sturt University*A Framework for University Research Data Management Malcolm Wolski and Joanna Richardson, Griffith UniversityTechnology Design for Formal and Informal learning Spaces in the Facebook age Jason Wheatley and Nick Gilbert, University of SydneyA half-day session aimed at CIOs and IT Directorsecho360:Video media in education after the NBNDavid Cummings, Victoria University
11:25 - 11:45IT P3M and Delivery@Griffith Sudath Wijeratne and Ian Smith, Griffith UniversitySetting a focus – creating a research database one-stop-shop through cross divisional collaboration Patricia Scott, Deakin University Growth of E-Learning in Small Remote Aboriginal Communities: Implications for University Teacher Education Programs Dennis Sharpe, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CanadaDesire2Learn:Enhancing student engagement through online and mobile technologiesIan Smissen, Desire2Learn
11:50 - 12:10Portfolio Management: Art or Science? Diane Bussey, University of AucklandeResearch Administration: The game will change Simon Porter, University of Melbourne *Informal learning on the Internet and its importance to curriculum Deirdre Wilmott, Ballarat University Blackboard Technologies: Getting More from What You’ve Got! Chris Eske and Ben Carmichael, Blackboard
12:15 - 12:35Benefit Management – An Oxymoron? Diane Bussey, University of AucklandE-research university partnerships revisited Linda O’Brien, Griffith UniversityWhose game are we playing? Learning, digital technology and crises of identity Herbert Thomas, University of Canterbury IBM:Mark VeitchSales DirectorTivoli Endpoint Manager
12:35 - 14:00Lunch
12:35 - 13:15Incoming and Outgoing Conference Committee Meeting
14:00 - 14:45Shared services and attracting talented IT staff Session chair: Peter Gale, UTS Strategy and scholarly information Session chair: Andrew Wells, UNSW How new ways of learning are changing universities Session chair: Sarah Lambert, University of Wollongong Transforming spaces and Staff development for eLearning Session chair: Alison Neal, UNSW Sponsors Session chair: Paul Campbell, ACU The Lounge
14:00 - 14:20A Journey Shared Mat Myers and Geoffrey Brown, University of SydneyEyes on the horizon, tackling the weeds: making organisational strategy into reality Donna McRostie and Margaret Ruwoldt, University of MelbourneRegulatory Frameworks for Distance Education in the Asia/Pacific Region Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of WellingtonDesign for the New Millennium: Transforming Learning and Service Spaces Wendy Abbott and Grace Saw, Bond UniversityNetspot:Reflections on La Trobe’s Moodle implementationRic Canale, La Trobe University and James Strong, NetspotMeet Nick Tate, Featured speaker and Paul Sherlock, CAUDIT President
14:25 - 14:45Attracting, developing and retaining talented IT professionals Sophie Kysil and Peter Nissen, CAUDITThe Only Constant is Change – Innovation in Scholarly Communication Philip Kent and Donna McRostie, University of Melbourne*Online Student Conferences as Assessment Instruments: A Case Study of Knowledge Acquisition Michael Nycyk, Curtin University*Staff Development For E-Learning: New Playing Field, New Rules Ian Olney and Lynnae Rankine, University of Western SydneyEnterasys:Gaining Network Visibility and Control on the Education CampusJulian Critchlow, EnterasysMeet Peter James, Conference Chair and Chris Cahill, Program Committee Chair
14:45 - 15:05Coffee break
15:05 - 16:35Afternoon plenary Session chair: Gordon Suddaby, ACODE President
15:05 - 15:10Announcements
15:10 - 15:40Featured talk: How we are taking the UTS library into the future Mal Booth, University of Technology, Sydney
15:40 - 16:30Keynote: Next Generation Learning Diana Oblinger, President and CEO, EDUCAUSE
16:40 - 17:00
Meet Featured speakers Diana Oblinger and Mal Booth
18:30 - 22:00Conference dinner

Wednesday 6 April 2011: Conference Day 3

8:15 - 8:45Registration and coffee The Lounge
8:45 - 10:30Morning plenary Session chair: Cathrine Harboe-Ree, CAUL President
8:45 - 9:10Gold sponsor featured talk: Microsoft Office 365 in Education Reed Wotiz, Director of Live Services, Microsoft Asia Pacific
9:10 - 9:35Featured talk: Going international: The New Zealand Virtual World Grid Scott Diener, University of Auckland
9:35 - 10:25Keynote: Alice Through the Looking Glass McKenzie Wark, Associate Dean Eugene Lang College, the New School for the Liberal Arts
10:25 - 10:30Announcements
10:30 - 11:00Morning tea
11:00 - 12:35Emerging technologies: Challenging the role of IT Session chair: Kerrie Newcombe, UTS Libraries supporting learning Session chair: Jennifer Peasley, Macquarie University Student success and retention Session chair: Maree Gosper, Macquarie University Point/counterpoint Session chair: Patricia McMillan, CAUDIT Sponsors The Lounge
11:00 - 11:20*Infecting professional staff with the emerging technology ‘virus’: how the leadership game has changedLisa Cluett, Judy Skene and Mark Pegrum, University of Western Australia Won Bronze, now aiming for Gold – Implementing a sustainable model for using information to learn at The University of AucklandLi Wang and Hester Mountfield, University of AucklandEnabling Student SuccessGrace Lynch and Kara Robinson, Open Universities AustraliaPoint/counterpoint: Cognitive Surplus or The Shallows: Is the Internet making us stupid? Patricia McMillan, CAUDIT and Geoffrey Brown, University of Sydney
Meet Featured speakers McKenzie Wark and Scott Diener
11:25 - 11:45Driving emerging technology evaluation with the STREET process Matthias Liffers, Murdoch University Playing the game: adapting the LMS to engage the Library liaison team in sustainable activities in order to promote the embedding of seamless learning support Judy Fisher and Simon Hart, University of Otago Bringing learning to regional communities: designing the game Barbara Cram, University of Canberra
Meet Richard Northam, CAUDIT General Manager and Cathrine Harboe-Ree, CAUL President
11:50 - 12:10Improving Moodle’s Assessment Facilities – a UniSA Perspective Richard Lamb and Wayne Pedder, University of South AustraliaMonash University Library & E-Learning: Shaping the Future Lisa Smith and Steven Yates, Monash UniversityChanging The Game: The SMARTHINKING Experience Kevin Ashford-Rowe and Debi Howarth, Griffith UniversityPoint/counterpoint: Is there a library in the future? Barbara Goldsmith and Sean Riley, UTS; Convener: Jemima McDonald, UTS
Caudit P3MCOP Introduction and Open Discussion Hosted by Paul Cullen, Charles Sturt University
12:15 - 12:35Using mobile devices to access data and systems – The experience at the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine Hans Dauncy, University of Queensland Enhancing the Student Experience for Transitioning Students Lynda Cooper, University of WollongongStudents choosing the players but the game stays the same: Accessing student academic support via an online Smarthinking service Philip Paasuke, Open Universities Australia
Meet Paul Sherlock, CAUDIT President and Richard Katz, Featured speaker
12:35 - 14:00Lunch
12:35 - 14:00Joint CAUDIT, CAUL and ACODE Executive Committee Meeting
14:00 - 14:45Virtualization and Clouds Session chair: Geoffrey Brown, University of Sydney E-books and scholarly resource discovery Session chair: Peter Green, Curtin University Designing spaces and organisations Session chair: Tracy Huntleigh-Smith, University of Otago New skills for the new game Session chair: Heath Marks, AAFSponsors The Lounge
14:00 - 14:20Virtualization: The need to know what is going onTim Chaffe, University of AucklandE-books – how can we show they’re worth it? Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic, University of AucklandThe Opening of a new Campus in Manukau City – A contemporary approach to learning, teaching and the student experience. Richard Molitor, AUT University Do technical skills matter anymore in a university IT Department? Peter Nikoletatos, Curtin University

14:25 - 14:45My boss used to tell me I had my head in the clouds, now my strategy is in the cloud Richard Northam, CAUDIT Discovering scholarly resources: the student experience Julia Gross and Lutie Sheridan, Edith Cowan University Integrated design – the nexus between curriculum and space at La Trobe University Library Geoff Payne and Fiona Salisbury, La Trobe UniversityDistance learning and affectivity: the tutor’s role in keeping students’ enthusiasm in the virtual environment Alexandre Graeml, Positivo University, Brazil
Meet Cathrine Harboe-Ree, CAUL President and Gordon Suddaby, ACODE President
14:45 - 15:05Coffee break
15:05 - 16:15Closing plenary Session chair: Peter James, Conference Chair
15:05 - 15:55Close note: Monsters, eduPunks, devils, and things that go bump in the night: Reflections of an educational optimist on a sector gone Gothic Richard N Katz
15:55 - 16:10Closing matters — End of conference
16:10 - 17:15Sundowner social

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