Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ICT trends in Education

I will be speaking on "ICT trends in Education" at the Australian Computer Society meeting in Canberra, 12th November 2013. This will be a less academic version of my "MOOCs with Books: Syncronisation of Large Scale Asynchronous e-Learning" talk for the ICCSE conference in Colombo.
ACS Canberra Branch Forum

ICT trends in Education

A quiet revolution is taking place in Australia's schools, TAFEs and universities, with education moving on-line. Award winning education designer Tom Worthington will provide an overview of the trends and its implications for education.
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
  • Social media for education
  • Open Source e-Portfolio software
  • Cloud based Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • e-Book textbooks
  • Portable course-ware formats

Biography: Tom Worthington FACS CP

Tom Worthington is an independent ICT consultant and an adjunct lecturer in computer science at the Australian National University. Tom designed the on-line sustainability courses for both the ACS certification program and the ANU Master of IT. In 1999 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy.   Tom is a Past President of the Australian Computer Society, Fellow, Honorary Life Member and Certified Computer Professional, as well as a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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