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IDEA Conference 2007: Integrated Education Infrastructure

Last modified 24 Sep, 2007
Published 24 Sep, 2007
The IDEA 2007 conference is being held on the 8 - 11 October 2007 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. There is a collection of events including an e-Framework in Action session.

The Programme (via conference organisers)

Bill Blackmon, Chief Technical Officer of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative will be presenting an update on the ADL initiative on 10 October. Bill will provide an update on recent activity and new initiatives underway in the ADL initiative including the future of SCORM and the formation of LETSI: a new international federation to promote the advancement of learning technology. For more information on Bill's presentation see

Places for all IDEA 2007 events are filling fast, so if you are thinking of coming please register online at or contact us via or via phone on +61 7 4631 1611

IDEA 2007

Integrated Education Infrastructure Innovation and use of technology in education

Date: 8 - 11 October 2007 Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre URL:

IDEA 2007 presents a series of events focusing on technology and education in Brisbane from 8 -11 October 2007. IDEA 2007 events will:

  • provide a national, cross-sectoral forum for discussing innovation and technology in education
  • provide a showcase for Australian projects focused on technology in education
  • share intelligence on emerging technologies that will impact education
  • foster alliances and communities of practice around technologies used by the Australian education community.


IDEA 2007 is a series of events catering to a variety of audiences across a four day period. Participants can select from the following events depending on their area of interest:

IDEA Lab, 8 October 2007

IDEA Lab is a series of workshops aimed at education and research infrastructure implementers, providing technical updates and demonstrations of new technologies.

ICE Workshop, afternoon of 8 October 2007

The Integrated Content Environment (ICE) is a word processor based system that allows authors to work individually or collaboratively on material for the Web, CD and print. Developed at the University of Southern Queensland as an open source project it is builds on using standards and more sustainable methods of authoring using different word processors across multiple platforms. The current ICE for Research and Scholarships project (ICE-RS) is extending features in ICE to improve the process of conducting and reporting on research, with benefits in improved efficiency, greater usability of research outputs, and publication to research repositories for sustainability. The purpose of the ICE workshop is to provide a hands on experience using the system and to demonstrate the progress made on improving the integration of research tools as part of ICE-RS.

Technology in Education Open Forum, 9-10 October 2007

This one and a half day open forum will focus on the infrastructure and technologies underpinning integrated education environments. It is aimed at policy makers and implementers responsible for education technology and vendors wishing to integrate their services into education infrastructure.

The forum will also showcase Australian finalists for the IMS GLC Learning Impact awards. For more information about the Learning Impact Awards, see:

ADL Update, lunchtime 10 October 2007

This lunchtime session will provide an update on recent activity and new initiatives underway in the Advanced Distributed Learning initiative: an international initiative that is working to harness the power of information technologies to support learning, training and job performance.

The e-Framework in Action, afternoon of 10 October 2007

This half-day workshop will showcase Australian projects that are using the e-Framework for Education & Research to document and plan service-oriented approaches to infrastructure deployment. The workshop is aimed at those involved in planning and deploying technical services for education and research.

RUBRIC Toolkit Launch, 11 October 2007

The RUBRIC Toolkit is a major deliverable of the DEST-funded RUBRIC Project reporting on the collective experiences of five RUBRIC Project partners plus three IRUA partners in establishing institutional repositories. The Toolkit enables other repository managers to build on the experiences of the Universities involved in its preparation. It includes information on building and managing a repository, publicity and marketing, Metadata, the Research Quality Framework (RQF), content population and data issues.

Getting Involved

Details of the IDEA 2007 program, venue and registration details will soon be available on the event website at:

For enquiries on the IDEA 2007 events please contact +61 7 4631 1611


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