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International Graduate Centre of Education

2015 Creative Digital Learning Laboratory: A Lightning Symposium

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Our symposium aims to:

  • Showcase the hot-spots of innovation in using digital technologies for research, teaching and learning at Charles Darwin University (CDU)
  • Engage with cutting edge social theory from Baudrillard (of the Matrix) and others, which holds the digital paradigm to scrutiny
  • Showcase innovation in new media and design, and developing work in the field of virtual reality and education 
  • Provide a space for reflection about how CDU can harness its expertise in the digital domain for research, teaching and learning, in ways which are consumer focused and 'market' relevant.

If you are doing some really creative and innovative teaching using digital technologies that you would like to share at the symposium please contact Azadeh Sadrizadeh at

<a href="">Professor Stephen Winn</a>Professor Stephen Winn is currently Head of the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education at University of Southern Queensland. His research focus is in the use of digital technology in health and education. Previously Academic Director at the University of New England, Armidale New South Wales and Deputy Head of the School of Rural Medicine, Joint Medical Program, University of Newcastle/University of New England. He is a Visiting Professor University of California Irvine School of Medicine.

Satpinder DarochSatpinder Daroch is currently the Acting Chief Information Officer of the Department of Education. He has 22 years’ experience in various ICT roles working in both private and public sectors, having performed various roles. Satpinder has extensive experience in ICT service delivery, systems and network engineering, development and implementation of technical architecture and target technology plans. He has delivered ICT projects to transform organizations and set the strategic direction and technical roadmaps of the Department of Education for the past five years.

Marcia HarveyMarcia Harvey is currently the Principal of Northern Territory Open Education Centre (NTOEC). With 26 years of experience in educational leadership positions, 20 of these with the Northern Territory, Marcia has specialized in distance and online learning in both corporate and school contexts for 15 years. She has been in the current role of Principal NTOEC for two years. Marcia has extensive leadership experience in leading and managing change within complex work environments.

<a href="">Professor Lawrence Cram</a>Professor Lawrence Cram’s career spans more than 40 years of research in engineering, mathematics, astronomy, physics, computing and higher education policy. Prior to taking up his position at ANU, Professor Cram was Executive Director (Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences) at the Australian Research Council and Professor of Physics (Astrophysics) at the University of Sydney. He has worked as assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Applied Physics and as an astronomer in several institutions in the USA, Germany and France.

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Coffee Service

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Opening Session

9:15-9:45 a.m.

Keynote Speech I

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speech II

10:15-10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session I: Concurrent Lightning Talks

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-2:15 p.m.

Session II: Concurrent Lightning Talks

2:15-2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Tea

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Keynote Speech III

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks-Next Steps

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  • A collaborative space where you can upload files, put up videos, comment and interact with other members, and much more
  • Keynote and Lightning speaker profiles and presentation details
  • Symposium and program schedule
  • Detailed CDU campus map

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