The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) Australasia is an event held every two years with the aim of advancing higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. The conference is unique in that it attracts a comprehensive range of practitioners and senior decision makers across the whole spectrum of Information Technology, Teaching and Learning, Library and Knowledge Management in tertiary education.
The Edge of the World
Edges where two or more worlds come together are where the interesting things happen. The edges where one ecosystem meets another - where land meets river, or bush meets paddock - are where the greatest abundance and diversity of life are found. The edges where one field meets another - where technology meets scholarship, learning, or research - are where the greatest abundance and diversity of ideas are found. This diversity is what makes THETA, The Higher Education Technology Agenda, such a rich and exciting conference.
Technology is changing the world of higher education as it is changing every other business and institution. What new world are we at the edge of? How does it look from where we stand and what will it be like when we get there?
- What will universities be?
- Will they still have libraries, and libraries books?
- Will they still have data centres and computer labs?
- Will they still have students, and students universities?
- Will they still have researchers, and will research still be done by researchers?
Who should participate?
Anyone with an interest in promoting the intelligent use of information technology in higher education, including:
- IT practitioners and managers
- Librarians and knowledge managers
- Teaching and learning technology practitioners and managers
- Developers of information technologies and services for higher education
- Teaching academics, academic developers and educational designers
Tell us about the new territory you are exploring in:
- The cloudscape
- Social media
- Digital media
- Open education
- Alternative sourcing
- Bring your own device
- UX: User eXperience
- Learning spaces
- Learning technologies
- Leadership at the edge
- The global library
- The global university
- Broadband applications
- Big data
- Crowd sourcing
- Immersive learning
- Academic analytics
- Alec Couros: professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina
- Lorcan Dempsey: librarian
- Ted Dodds: CIO and Vice President at Cornell University
- Laurence F. Johnson, Ph.D.: founder of the Horizon Project, which produces the acclaimed series of Horizon Reports that are now used by more than a half-million educators in nearly 60 countries, and Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium
- Paddy Nixon: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Tasmania.