Associate Professor Therese Keane | Deputy Chair, Department of Education
Swinburne University | Australia

Associate Professor Therese Keane, Deputy Chair, Department of Education, Swinburne University

For over 20 years Dr Therese has been a stalwart for empowering girls in STEM. Her passion and expertise has been recognised through international, national and state awards. Therese is currently the Deputy Chair of the Department of Education at Swinburne University. She has a depth experience as a Director of ICT in K-12 education, having worked in a variety of school settings. At the national level, Therese is the Chair of the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) ICT Educators Committee, a member of the ACS Professional Advisory Board and a board member of the Australian Council of Computers in Education (ACCE). Internationally, she is the Australian representative for the International Federation of Information Processing Technical Committee on Education. Therese is the Tournament Director for the FIRST LEGO League in Victoria and is the lead mentor for the RoboCats – the school girl only 2017 Australian Tournament winners.


Day 2 @ 14:00

09 | BREAKOUT: Emerging technologies; will they add value to the learning in your school?

30 mins
  • What are emerging technologies and why are they important in ELC – Year 12 education?
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges when implementing emerging technologies in schools and ELCs and learn how it can be done using an innovative project design
  • Discover what happens to student learning and teacher learning and understand why emerging technologies change the way educators view digital technologies
  • This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore strategies to embed emerging technologies in the ELC –Year 12 context. As part of this workshop participants will learn how the ‘Humanoid Robot Research Project’ implementation transformed the experience for students, teachers and school leaders in independent schools in South Australia. This team project won the 2017 Australian Computer Society Digital Disruptors Awards for ‘Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer.’

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