Changing Worlds – Can Education Adapt to a Net Generation?

If you happen to be in Sydney today (sorry for the late notice – I’ve been offline for a few days – grrrrrrrrr) – there’s a really interesting lecture this evening:
UTSpeaks: Changing Worlds – Can Education Adapt to a Net Generation?

Education has been one of the slowest sectors to embrace the promise of online technology’s rapid advance. Can these new technologies assist learning, and if so, how might resistance to e-learning be overcome?

Using a virtual excursion into two digital worlds, one created by students, another by teachers, this free public lecture explores the possibility that confusion about how we learn impedes the uptake of new technologies in Education. Join us to provoke your thinking about what it means to learn. Refresh your ideas about curriculum, assessment, teaching and teacher and parent education.

Thursday 15 June 2006, 6pm drinks for 6.30pm start
Guthrie Theatre
Level 3, Peter Johnson Building, 702-730 Harris St Ultimo

Free Parking
Peter Johnson Building basement car park, 702-730 Harris St Ultimo

Associate Professor Lyn Schaverien
Lyn Schaverien leads the development and teaching of innovative postgraduate e-learning subjects at UTS’ Faculty of Education, in collaboration with the UTS Institute for Interactive Media and Learning. She is Vice-President and immediate Past President of the NSW Institute for Educational Research. As leading Chief Investigator of two recent Australian Research Council Linkage projects, Professor Schaverien has collaboratively pioneered ways of achieving spread, depth, sustainability and student and teacher ownership of e-learning approaches here in NSW. Before becoming a full-time academic Lyn forged a successful career as a primary/middle school teacher and primary principal.

Contact Robert Button Tel: 02 9514 1734 Email:

UTSPEAKS: is a free public lecture series presented by UTS experts discussing a range of important issues confronting contemporary Australia