The First International LAMS Conference: Designing the Future of Learning

Keynote Speakers

Thursday 7 December 2006

Ron OliverProfessor Ron Oliver

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning),
Faculty of Communications and Creative Industries
Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Ron Oliver is Professor of Interactive Multimedia at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He enjoys teaching and uses technology wherever possible to engage and motivate his students. He has considerable experience in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of technology-facilitated learning materials. He has explored and written widely on technology-based learning designs, and in particular, authentic learning and task-based learning.

Current projects in which he is involved include: the design and delivery ofauthentic learning settings; the use of technology to promote learner engagementin large undergraduate classes; reusable learning designs and e-learning resources;and factors influencing the uptake and use of digital repositories and learningobjects.

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Professor Diana Laurillard

London Knowledge Lab,
United Kingdom

Professor Laurillard is Chair of Learning with Digital Technologies in the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology at London University. She has expertise in many areas of e-learning including: research and development of e-learning across numerous subject areas, learners, and learning technologies; strategy development in educational policy at institutional and government levels. She has conducted considerable research into pedagogy in maths, science, engineering and modern languages.

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Penny CarnabyPenny Carnaby

Chief Executive/National Librarian
National Library of New Zealand

Penny was appointed Chief Executive and National Librarian in January 2003. She is currently one of the three Chief Executives on the Minister for Information Technology and Minister of Communication's Digital Strategy Advisory Group, representing the 'Content' and 'Confidence' component of the strategy. She is also Deputy Chair of the Minister for Education's ICT Steering Committee for Education, a member of the Public Sector Training Organisation Board (PSTO), the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC), Council of Australian State Libraries (CASL), Vice Chair of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) and Adjunct Professor at Victoria University of Wellington.

Prior to returning to New Zealand in 2003, she was University Librarian and Deputy Librarian at Macquarie University in Sydney. Previous to this she enjoyed a long career in the tertiary sector in several roles at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), including leading integrated educational delivery services in library and learning services, e-learning and staff development. In 1999 - 2000 she served as National President of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and was awarded a Fellowship of the Association in 2001.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma of Education from the University of New South Wales.

Penny's professional interest is in creating national frameworks and strategies to enhance the flow of information to all parts of society. She believes that New Zealand Aotearoa has the potential to become a leading information democracy.

Her personal interests include the environment and wildlife of Australia and New Zealand, and the management of a small farm on Banks Peninsula, growing native trees.

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Friday 8 December 2006

James DalzielProfessor James Dalziel

Macquarie E-Learning Centre of Excellence
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

James 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).

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6th - 8th December 2006