Knowledge Tree Journal launch

Edition 7 of the online journal – The Knowledge Tree – has been published today – and there’s a live launch on Thursday 3rd November from locations around Australia.

Here’s what the editorial says about the latest edition:

"The launch of Edition 7 of The Knowledge Tree, the journal of the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework, by the Vocational Education and Training (VET) E-learning International project, positions this e-journal of learning innovation in the international arena. Contributions from e-learning practitioners the world over, offer readers the chance to share global research and practice in learning innovation.

Edition 7 contains contributions, from schools, higher education and vocational education and training practitioners, which explore challenges and opportunities in the convergence of pedagogy and technology.

These contributions share a focus on the notions of connection and disconnection: between people inside and outside of the Web, between people and technology through literacies, between teachers and learners in relationship, between organisations’ management and staff, between international and local learners across cultural differences, between generations, between businesses in joint ventures.

On the tensions between pedagogy and social software, Ulises Mejias, author of ideant, (Columbia University, New York), has written our lead article, ‘A Nomad’s Guide to Learning and Social Software’, about new ways of learning and participating in society. "

Here are the details of the live event:

Thursday, 3 November 2005 4 – 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Summer Time [AESST – daylight saving]

In partnership with the Elearning Network of Australasia (ElNet), The Knowledge Tree: an e-Journal of Learning Innovation (the journal of the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework) is launching its seventh edition with a concurrent online and face-to-face Multiple Venue Presentation (MVP).

The event will feature Ulises Mejias, author of ideant, (Columbia University, New York), in conversation with James Farmer of Incorporated Subversion, Anne Bartlett Bragg of Learning Technologies and Digital Dialogues, Leigh Blackall of Teach and Learn Online and instructional designer Barry Gordon of e-learning company Savv-e.

The panelists will be discussing the Knowledge Tree Edition 7 theme of Tensions in the Convergence of Technology and Pedagogy related to the rise and use of social networking software.

Live webcast locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Riverina or Hobart – or you can join from your own desk!

Online location:, within the Australian Flexible Learning Framework Virtual Office. Instructions to access can be found at the Knowledge Tree site, please complete these steps at least two days before the event. You will need to become a member of the Learning Times community to access the site. The event is free.

Face-to-face locations [allow an extra hour after the presentation for discussion and networking]:

Sydney: Room 460, Level 2 [Ground level from Jones Street], Building 10, UTS, 235 Jones Street Broadway (I’ll be hosting this one – ABB 🙂 )
Melbourne: e-Works, Level 25, 150 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Riverina: E block, TAFE NSW Wagga Campus – cnr of Macleay and Coleman Streets, Wagga.
Hobart: OPCET Boardroom, 1/99 Bathurst Street, Hobart
Please contact us if you would like to host your own [Jo Murray at or Sarah Crozier at]

There is no need to RSVP for the online event – but make sure you have run through and tested all the steps below at least two days before and are ready online and connected into the meeting room at 4pm AESST on Thursday 3 November 2005.

For the face-to-face events, please RSVP to the following contacts (there is no charge to attend the event):

Sydney: Jeff Saul at or (02) 9448 2316
Melbourne: Clint Smith at or (03) 9661 8712
Riverina: David Wurtz at or (02) 6938 1206
Hobart: Elisabeth Todd at or (02) 6233 4617

Hope to see some LTUGgers there!!! ABB