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What is ACEC 2006 CAIRNS?
The Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006 (ACEC 2006) is the biennial conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). The ACEC conference is hosted by the Computer Education Group of a member state or territory after a bidding process. The Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE) with the Far North Queensland Chapter based in Cairns, is hosting ACEC 2006.
It will be held on 2-4 October 2006 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
ACEC 2006 is entitled “IT’s up here for thinking”, encouraging delegates to come to Tropica North Queensland to think about the future agendas for ICTs in learning, both nationally and internationally. This conference will set a benchmark for the future of ACEC, establishing it strategically within the national and international calendar and providing thinking time for the professional communities of ACCE and partner organisations.
It will focus on:
- Student excellence and ICT innovation in non–urban schools
- The impact of ICTs on Indigenous Education
- Realising the potential of emerging ICT leadership
- Celebrating the potential of educational partnerships
- Voices for ICT leadership
- Thinking about future scenarios
Conference themes include:
- E learning
- Leadership and management
- ICT in curriculum and pedagogical reform
- IT/Computer Studies
- Information management
- Network Systems
This conference promises to be different, vibrant and exciting.
The conference aims to:
- Be a strategic, pivotal point in the professional lives of its delegates where they have opportunities to reflect on the past, gather knowledge of current initiatives and plan their journey though future scenarios.
- Provide a meeting place for the leaders of ICTs in Learning from Australia and other nations, so the synergy of their shared wisdom reinvigorates the energy and vision of the leadership.
- To celebrate and learn about learning and teaching with ICTs, from excellent teachers in schools, TAFE Colleges and Universities.
- Celebrate the achievements in non-metropolitan areas and in Indigenous schools and communities.
- Encourage international colleagues to contribute to the knowledge of Australian ICT leaders.
- Provide a platform for scholars and researchers to share their work.
- Provide the venue for non-profit associations and other professional groups to work together to improve curriculum reform, the use of ICTs in learning and professional learning.
- Provide the venue for the industry sector to meet their clients.
The conference will be conducted through:
- Pre-conference workshops to continue the learning of expert groups and for indepth professional learning.
- International and national keynotes.
- Refereed papers sharing research, scholarly work and good ideas.
- Non-refereed papers and stories from the classroom.
- Posters showing work in progress and student work and showcasing the achievements of schools, organisations and teachers.
- Panels and forums to provoke discussion and to share multiple views.
- Trade and product demonstrations.
- Trade exhibitions.
- Computer and non-computer workshops.
- A leadership forum.
- Student led field trips for teachers.
Be part of this wonderful event