The role of creativity, innovation and creative industries in teaching, learning and research will be the focus of the upcoming symposium, MobilizeThis10.
Presented by leading educational organisations and industry representatives, the free public symposium at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus will encourage discussion and showcase various emerging technologies currently used by education providers and students.
Pro Vice-Chancellor - Director Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor Martin Carroll, will give the key note address by encouraging the creation of genuinely flexible learning experiences.
Head of CDU’s School of Creative Arts and Humanities and symposium convenor, Associate Professor Bill Wade said the symposium aimed to bring together people who were pursuing the active use of mobile technologies and associated digital literacy in their daily lives, teaching and work-related duties.
“The theme of this year’s symposium will be the role of creative industries and the creative potential that we employ to realise teaching, learning and research, most especially in a mobile context,” Mr Wade said.
MobilizeThis10 will feature founder of NoTosh Limited, Ewan McIntosh. Among the first in the world to harness blogs, wikis and podcasts for learning, Mr McIntosh was most recently the national adviser on Learning and Technology Futures for Learning and Teaching in Scotland.
“MobilizeThis10 builds on four successive years of discourse and investigation into the trends and factors affecting developments in the educational context for mobile based flexible learning,” Mr Wade said.
MobilizeThis10 Symposium will be held from 20-22 October at building Blue 5, Level 1 (Theatre) CDU's Casuarina campus or online.
This is a free networked event for both physical attendees and for all online participants. Register at mobilizethis.wikispaces.com