this is to announce details of the
5th Annual NZ Shar-e-fest
The 5th Annual NZShar-E-fest will 'kick off' the regional elearning symposia and will take place on
Monday OCTOBER 1st and Tuesday 2nd at Wintec in Hamilton and follow a similar format to last year.
We are delighted to announce that the International keynote speaker and presenter for 2012 will be
Dr Geoff Mitchell from Queensland University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
Geoff has an international reputation as an excellent educator, keynote presenter and researcher.
Dr Geoff Mitchell is currently the Director of the Integrated Help Services Department in the Technology, Information and Learning Support Division at Queensland University of Technology.
Integrated Help Services brings together a range of technology support activities including the IT Service Desks, both physical and virtual, IT desktop support and audio visual support.
The Department also provides a range of student specific support services and design and development services for technology in learning and teaching environments.
With a PHD in Information Systems, Geoff has previously been the Director of the University Teaching Development Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Manager of Educational Products and Services at Griffith University, an information systems academic, and an IT professional.
You and your colleagues are invited to consider attending the event and presenting a paper or workshop.The attendees at the annual Shar-e-fest represent a real community of practice, with collaboration , cooperation and communication being the bywords.
Cost of registration for NZ Shar-E-fest 2012 will be $195+gst.
As well as Dr Geoff Mitchell, we are fortunate in securing Prof Diana Laurillard as a keynote speaker via a live video link during the Shar-e-Fest to discuss her new book:
Teaching as a Design Science: Building pedagogical patterns for learning and technology, and thoughts on trends in learning and teaching in a world of technology
Based on the experiences of our keynotes, the theme for the Shar-e-fest ad regional symposia will be
'Using learning technologies to design and support innovative and effective student learning experiences'