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Sunday, March 13 • 9:15am - 9:45am
New technology-based classroom design

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About 20 years ago Liz was visiting a conference when she saw an example of an Interactive Technologies (IT) lab that seemed to work. This space worked not just in supporting student access to technology but also from the point of view of supporting their learning. I came back with grand plans and spent probably 3-4 years ‘fighting’ with my University administration to make it a reality. This presentation is about how persistence and a good idea works can lead to change, and how once senior leaders see its positive impact, how it can result in significant ripple effects within an organisation.

In this talk Liz will discuss a number of the IT classroom design projects she has worked on in the UK, Newcastle Australia and Sydney. She will indicate decisions that were made, their impact on student learning and satisfaction and how she intends to improve the design in future. She will include pictures of the design from classrooms, labs and informal learning spaces focusing specifically on the design of IT around them. Also included will be a brief overview of some of her research into interactive technologies (table sized multi-tough surfaces – like giant iPads) and how they will go about implementing aspects of this research into the University classroom infrastructure in 2016.

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Liz Burd

Pro-vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle
I work at the interface between computer science and education having held personal chairs in both disciplines. I have played a leading role in furthering Computing pedagogy in wide range of ways. In December 2004 I was the author of Durham’s only successfully funded CETL (ALiC... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium