2011 Australian LAMS & Learning Design Conference — Sydney

Keynote Speakers

More information on keynote speakers and topics will be available closer to the conference date.

Keynote 1

Professor Peter Goodyear

Keynote: A conceptual toolkit for surveying the learning design landscape

Abstract: The "science of design" is the systematic study of design – its goal is to study how people design, what they design, and what knowledge is drawn upon during design work. The design researcher Nigel Cross identifies three broad sub-fields in the science of design: design epistemology (the study of "designerly ways of knowing"), design praxiology (the study of the practices and processes of design), and design phenomenology (the study of the form and configuration of artefacts). In this talk, I will extend Cross’s framework to the field of "design for learning", drawing on recent research into design carried out by the team involved in my ARC Laureate Fellowship project: Learning, technology and design: architectures for productive networked learning. The theme of the conference is Surveying the Learning Design Landscape. I will aim to show that surveyors need to have both good survey instruments and the theoretical ideas that allow them to make sense of what they observe.

BioPeter Goodyear is Professor of Education and Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Sydney. He has been carrying out research on the use of computer technology in education since the early 80s. His current program of research – The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks – aims to strengthen the use of ‘designerly ways of thinking’ in education. Peter is co-director of the University’s Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) and leader of its Sciences and Technologies of Learning (STL) research network. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Instructional Science. In 2008, he was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. His latest books are Technology-enhanced learning: design patterns and pattern languages (with Simos Retalis, 2010) and Students' experiences of e-learning in higher education: the ecology of sustainable innovation (with Rob Ellis, 2010). He is a co-editor of the Handbook of Design in Educational Technology (to be published by Routledge in 2013).


Professor Peter Goodyear
CoCo Research Centre, University of Sydney
Email: peter.goodyear@sydney.edu.au


Keynote 2

Tim Danes

Keynote: Robust flexibility: World Vision International's use of LAMS in diverse environments.

Abstract: World Vision is a global Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with over 40,000 staff and 1600+ projects.  Historically, staff training has been conducted in face to face environments with strong components of applied learning. Challenges faced in transferring to an eLearning model include; engaging diverse learning and cultural needs, bandwidth, multiple language delivery, ease of access, and providing resource-efficient ‘open’ courses that run indefinitely. While it is a continuing learning process, this will be an opportunity to hear about some of the lessons learnt and innovations that have been undertaken in order to meet the diverse demands within World Vision's use of LAMS.

Bio Tim Danes is the Learning Management System Application Manager for World Vision International, working out of Melbourne, Australia. 


Tim Danes
Word Vision International


Closing Keynote

Professor James Dalziel

Keynote: An Overview of the Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design.

Abstract:This presentation discusses the outcomes of the ALTC National Teaching Fellowship "Success Factors for Implementing Learning Design", with a particular focus on new conceptual foundations for the field of Learning Design arising from a recent meeting of experts held in Cyprus known as the "Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design". The Larnaca Declaration provides a framework for understanding how Learning Design can be understood as a broad "pedagogical meta-model" while at the same time providing guidance on effective teaching and learning approaches. The presentation will also discuss other outcomes arising from the Fellowship including: the growing interest in Learning Design across Australia; the "Developing Scenario Learning" teaching strategy, and implications of Learning Design for theological education and Christian schools.

james dalziel portrait

Bio James Dalziel is the Director of the Macquarie University E-Learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) in Sydney, Australia, and also a Director of the LAMS Foundation and of LAMS International Pty Ltd. James is known nationally and internationally for his research into and development of innovations in e-learning, and technical standards. He has directed and contributed significantly to e-learning projects such as the Meta-Access Management System project (MAMS), The Collaborative Online Learning and Information Services project (COLIS), and the Learning Activity; Management System project (LAMS).


Professor James Dalziel
Macquarie E-Learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE) Macquarie University, Australia
Email: james.dalziel@mq.edu.au

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Sydney, Australia

6th & 7th December, 2012