ITEC is a NSWIT Accredited Professional Development conference. Sydney Opera House is a NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at levels of Proficient Teacher/Professional Competence.
Hosted by Sydney Opera House in partnership with Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), ITEC 2014 will feature national and international educators, innovators, researchers and industry leaders in the field of interactive and real-time technologies and techniques. Presentations will focus on technologies and programs that facilitate the delivery of rich content and the sharing of expertise and experiences across the network and directly into places of learning.
The term ‘Interactive Technology’ is inclusive of a range of content, collaboration and remote instrumentation platforms such as Telepresence, High Definition Video Conferencing, Remote Labs, Augmented Reality, Robotics, Software Services and Tactile Toolsets. These technologies are evolving rapidly and their innovative application in the learning context provides new and adventurous, real world avenues for discovery, exploration and collective knowledge construction.
This conference provides an opportunity for cultural institutions, libraries, museums, galleries technology partners, policy makers and educational practitioners to come together to listen, talk and learn in a national forum.
THIS CONFERENCE IS OF INTEREST TO:
Content Providers, Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Cultural Institutions.
ITEC 2014 is an excellent opportunity to hear from both national and international communities about interactive program design, implementation, assessment, best practices and classroom engagement.
Schools, Teachers, and Classroom Practitioners.
Learn about interactive curriculum resources from the content experts, how you can access them for your students and enriched learning opportunities that are student led. Day 2 of the program is targeted at classroom practitioners and will provide strategies and resources for the classroom alongside an opportunity to hear from other teachers about their classroom experiences.
Outreach is an excellent opportunity to reach future students and let them know what your University can offer. The top six Universities in the world offer education outreach to K-12 via rich interactive collaboration services. This is a great conference for your Teaching and Learning faculty to learn more.
Government or Enterprise Business.
Organisations that have an education outreach mission and are interested in reaching education providers across Australia.
DATES: Wed 9 & Thu 10 July
TIMES: 11am - 6pm
Full Conference Registration (Early Bird): $370
Full Conference Registration (Standard): $400
Single Day Registration (Early Bird): $190
Single Day Registration (Standard): $220
Special Practicing Teachers Rate (Full Conference): $320
For enquiries, further information or to join the ITEC 2014 mailing list, contact Amelia Carew-Reid, Sydney Opera House – (02) 9250 7142, ITEC@sydneyoperahouse.com
Call for papers – 13 January 2014
Registration Opens – 3 March 2014
Close call for papers - 7 April 2014
Keynote Speakers announced: 30 April 2014
Final day for early bird tickets: 16th May 2014
ITEC Day 1: Wednesday 9 July, 2014
ITEC Day 2: Thursday 10 July, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
ITEC 2014 is fast approaching and an exciting program of international and national keynote speakers and a range of other presentations is currently being developed. The programming committee is currently calling for submissions to present in a number of different strands (see below).
SUBMITTING A PAPER
Papers may be submitted in a number of strands:
Strand 1 (Wednesday 9 July)
Industry Professionals, Interactive Technology Experts, and/or Innovators in Content or Program Design and Delivery - this is your chance to share your valuable experience and insight. We particularly encourage papers which deal with innovation, experimentation, new uses for technology and are forward-thinking in their approach; with real case studies and real solutions used as examples.
Strand 2 (Thursday 10 July)
Teachers, Education Providers or Practitioners, Policy Makers, Academics, Research and Training Organisations are encouraged to make submissions for this strand. Papers could focus on: case studies demonstrating of exciting digital educational projects; innovative uses for technology in educational practice; benefits of using technology for education; evaluation and research; policy decisions and developments affecting digital education.
Showcase Sessions (Thursday 10 July)
Schools engaging with interactive, real time education partnerships (i.e cultural/ language exchanges, cross school projects, virtual delivery of lessons) and providers of interactive, real-time educational programs from cultural institutions, museums, science organisations and libraries are encouraged to submit a proposal to be part of a ‘Showcase’ session. Successful submissions will be offered 7-minutes to showcase their programs. Presentations are encouraged to feature live, interactive demonstrations and/or utilise AV to fully demonstrate the programs in a short space of time.
Paper submissions close 7 April 2014 and all papers must be submitted electronically using the Conference’s Online Submission System.
Please note the following information related to the online submission:
1. To lodge a submission, you will be required to sign up and create an account.
2. There are three strands associated with the conference:
-Content Provider – Strand 1 (9 July 2014)
-Classroom Practitioner – Strand 2 (10 July 2014)
-Showcase Sessions (10 July 2014)
3. "Corresponding Author" on the online submission is the author who will receive correspondence related to the submission. There must be at least one "Corresponding Author".
4. Please ensure to add your speaker biography at the end of the abstract section on the submission form.
5. Submissions can include an abstract only or a paper can be attached in one of the following formats:
-PDF (file extension .pdf)
-Word document (file extension .doc)
-PowerPoint presentation (file extension .ppt)
-Microsoft PowerPoint open XML document (file extension .pptx)
-Word open XML document (file extension .docx)