Learning Technology Research Fest 2011

CoCo research fest discussion

The Research Fest took place on Nov 3 2011. View the program online.

The Research Fest is our annual event inviting the community of researchers and practitioners in the sciences and technologies of learning to come together to exchange ideas, showcase their work, and catch up on recent innovations in learning and knowledge technology research. It included poster and technology showcases, roundtables, a keynote and lunch to keep participants going on what is a very full day.

This year's fest took place on Thursday November 3rd, 2011, in the Education Building, and was held in collaboration with University technology research groups CHAI and LATTE. Professor James Dalziel, Professor of Learning Technology and Director of the Macquarie E-Learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE) at Macquarie University in Sydney, gave a keynote.

Time Event Location
9.30 - 10.00 Registration / delegate badge pick-up Staff Common Room (level 4)
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome from CoCo, CHAI & LATTE Lecture theatre 351
10.15 - 10.45 Keynote by James Dalziel, Professor of Learning Technology and Director of  MELCOE at Macquarie University. Lecture theatre 351
10.45 - 11.00 Morning Tea Staff Common Room (level 4)
11.05 - 11.45 2 x 40 min poster sessions with 5 min break Levels 3 & 4
11.50 - 12.30  
12.30 - 1.00 Lunch Staff Common Room (level 4)
1.00 - 1.40 2 x 40 min Roundtable sessions Levels 3 & 4
1.50 - 2.30  
2.30 - 2.45 Awards and closing  Lecture theatre 351

Posters and Technology

Poster winners in 2011 were:

  • Judges' choice - first place: Janica Nordstrom, "Who are these kids? Identity in online community language schools" (pdf).
  • Judges' choice - runner-up : Belinda Allen, Kathryn Coleman & Adele Flood, Learning & Teaching Unit, UNSW, "Making a Difference – Innovation in Assessment" (pdf).
  • People's choice - joint winners : Nani Sri Handayani, "Examining Writing Phases and Revision Types from the Group Online Collaborative Writing Google Docs: What can We Learn from Them?" (pdf).
  • People's choice - joint winners : Miriam Tanti, "Towards a paradigm of slow: Applying a slow pedagogy to ICT-rich learning" (pdf).

Thank you to our 2011 poster judges: Catherine McLoughlin, ACU; Ruth Weeks from the University of Sydney elearning team; and Catherine Caws, University of Victoria.

To see some of 2010's posters go to CoCo's 2010 Research Fest page.


Roundtables are a unique opportunity to engage in discussion and enquiry with experts and practitioners from particular ICT and learning interest areas. Each round table is facilitated by experts with experience and interest in the chosen theme. The table leaders kick off the discussion with a short introduction to the topic and questions for participants to discuss. The table then opens for discussion, questioning and debate.

For a complete list of 2010's roundtables, see the CoCo's 2010 Research Fest program (pdf).

Previous years

See work from previous years: 2010 and 2009. The fest began in 2007.