Location of THETA 2017 announced

The baton has been formally handed over to the hosts of THETA 2017 – University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology.

THETA 2017 will be held from 8 – 10 May 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Thank you Griffith University for being amazing hosts in 2015.  Presentations from the 2015 event are available from the Resource pages of the CAUDIT website.

Some interesting post conference statistics

THETA 2015 hit some pretty significant milestones in the world of social media and networking.  Our network kept us connected and we generated some pretty impressive statistics:

Network Statistics
Total Sessions 10,812,480
Total Bytes Transferred 505 GB
Total Unique Devices seen on the Internal Network 3113
Total Unique Devices Internal and External 116,596
Total Applications 23,478
Total Destinations 94,317
Average Sessions Per Day 1,544,640
Average Bytes Per Day 73.58 GB

Our social media footprint was equally as impressive. Only the first day in and #THETA2015 was trending. We made such a dent in the twittersphere that certain spamming bots decided to join in the fun. We went twitter mad with almost 5000 tweets during the conference and a huge 70000 Twitter impressions! THETA 2015 was such a success the tweets are still coming. Make sure you stay involved in all the post conference discussion and use #THETA2015.

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THETA 2015 Prize Winners

What’s the best way to end a conference? With prizes of course. On the last day, Bruce Callow, CTO Griffith University, presented the lucky few with their winnings. Thank you to all the delegates and speakers who submitted papers, presented and participated in THETA 2015. If you missed the final presentation you can see the list of winners below.

Best Paper
1st: The HWMD maturity model: A foundational framework to measure effectiveness of institutional research e-intrastructures
Hamish Holewa, Malcolm Wolski, Kathy Dallest, Christopher McAvaney
2nd: Expert in My Pocket: Creating First Person POV Videos to Enhance Mobile Learning
Peter Bright, Bill Lord, Helen Forbes, Florin Oprescu, Nigel Barr, Terri Downer, Nicole M Phillips, Lauren McTier, Vilma Simbag, Kristel Alla
3rd: Going Massive: learning engagement in the MOOC Environment.
Stephanie Cook, Tricia Bingham, Stephanie Reid, Li Wang

Best Digital Poster
1st: Sparking true imagination in a digital environment
Sarah McCormick, Shawna Sadler
2nd: Expert in My Pocket: Creating First Person POV Videos to Enhance Mobile Learning
Peter Bright
3rd: Fusion: From Repo to Expo
Bernadette Houghton

Vox Pop Winners
1st: Fishing where the fish are – Tara Anderson Griffith University
2nd: Roger Cook QUT
3rd: Interview with Tiffany Mitchell – Faculty Librarian @ Bond University

People Choice Winner
The Next Generation IT Workforce
Nick Tate

Keynote sessions streaming live!

Not attending THETA? The Keynote and Featured sessions are being broadcast live, so you can join in from wherever you may be in the world.

Room A is being streamed live from 8.30 am Monday morning. See the THETA 2015 conference programme to choose your live streaming sessions. Then, 15 minutes before the presentation begins, you will enter the live streamed environment via the link below:

http://echo360.com/THETA2015

Remember to use the official hashtag #THETA2015 to engage with your colleagues on the Gold Coast in real time.

You’re invited to THETA 2015

The Organising Committee of THETA 2015 are excited to invite you to sub-tropical Gold Coast, Queensland for the THETA 2015 Conference ‘Create, connect, consume – innovating today for tomorrow’.  The Conference will be held on 11 May – 13 May at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach. Spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, waterways and vibrant communities define this outstanding destination.

The THETA 2015 biennial conference aims to advance higher education by promoting the innovative use of information technology. THETA is the key technological conference in higher education, attracting practitioners and senior decision makers from the broad spectrum of information technology, research, teaching and learning, library and knowledge management across Australia and New Zealand.

Gold Coast by nightCome share what inspires you to innovate for today, in planning for our tomorrow.

As a delegate at THETA 2015, you will have an opportunity to interact with invited national and international experts, network with colleagues, and engage with sponsors and exhibitors from all areas of the tertiary education sector.

For the first time in THETA history, the QUESTnet Conference and the South Pacific User Services Conference (SPUSC) will be included in the THETA 2015 program, each with a dedicated stream within the main conference. This presents a unique opportunity for you to experience three conference streams in one.

We look forward to you joining us at THETA 2015 on the Gold Coast 11-13 May for this not to be missed exceptional conference experience.

Follow the program as it evolves on theta.edu.au

Bruce Callow
Chair, Conference Executive Committee, THETA 2015

Your host, Griffith University

Huawei are platinum sponsors of the 2015 THETA conference

Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 10 March 2015: The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) today announced a partnership with Huawei Australia coming on board in 2015 as a platinum sponsor. Griffith University is host for the 2015 conference which is being held on the Gold Coast 11 – 13 May 2015.

THETA is a key event for Australian decision makers in the education industry and is run under the direction of CAUDIT (Council of Australian Universities Directors of IT), CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) and ACODE (Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning).

The 2015 event will see keynote presentations from respected industry researchers and professors and numerous tracks covering future direction for the education industry and how technology will support this development. Leveraging a theme of “Create, connect, consume – innovating today for tomorrow” the event will provide attendees with insight and strategies to innovate and develop their own organisations.

Chairman of THETA 2015 and CIO of Griffith University Bruce Callow commented “On behalf of the THETA 2015 executive committee, I am happy to welcome Huawei as platinum sponsors and technology partners. With Huawei we have an exciting and unique opportunity to deliver an exceptional conference experience for those who work, explore and innovate with technology to transform their teaching, research and the delivery of services in higher education.”

James Zhao, CEO of Huawei Technologies Australia said “We are proud to be partnering with THETA for this premier education event. Huawei has been delivering innovative ICT solutions to education organisations across the world for a number of years. We are focused on helping them provide cutting edge services to their students, enabling the leaders of tomorrow to succeed and excel.”

About THETA 
The THETA 2015 biennial conference aims to advance higher education by promoting the innovative use of information technology. THETA is the key technological conference in higher education, attracting practitioners and senior decision makers from the broad spectrum of information technology, research, teaching and learning, library and knowledge management across Australia and New Zealand.

For more information please visit http://theta.edu.au/, follow us on Twitter @THETAConference.

Click here for a short presentation on what to expect from THETA 2015.

About Huawei Australia 
Huawei is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider serving 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators. In Australia, Huawei creates around 600 jobs and works with all major Australian operators. Half of the Australian population already use some sort of Huawei product for their telecommunications needs. Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world’s population.

For more information, please visit: www.huawei.com.au, follow us on Twitter @HuaweiOZ or visit us on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/HuaweiOZ.

Media Contact
Luke Cuell
Huawei Media & Communications Manager
Mob: 0449 226 959
Email: luke.cuell@huawei.com

Conference Secretariat
Conference Logistics
Phone: 02 6281 6624
Email: theta2015@conlog.com.au
Website: www.conferencelogistics.com.au

THETA 2015 Registration now open!

Register now for THETA 2015

Book your spot in the sun!

As a delegate at THETA 2015, you will have an opportunity to interact with invited national and international experts, network with colleagues, and engage with sponsors and exhibitors from all areas of the tertiary education sector.

For the first time in THETA history, the QUESTnet Conference and the South Pacific User Services Conference (SPUSC) will be included in the THETA 2015 program, each with a dedicated stream within the main conference. This presents a unique opportunity for you to experience three conferences in one.

We look forward to you joining us at THETA 2015 on the Gold Coast 11-13 May for this not to be missed exceptional conference experience.

Follow the program as it evolves on theta.edu.au

Bruce Callow
Chair, Conference Executive Committee, THETA 2015

Your host, Griffith University

Call for submissions – now closed except for vox pops and digital posters

THETA wants you

The THETA 2015 biennial conference aims to advance higher education by promoting the innovative use of information technology. THETA is the key technological conference in higher education, attracting practitioners and senior decision makers from the broad spectrum of information technology, research, teaching and learning, library and knowledge management across Australia and New Zealand.

Come share what inspires you to innovate for today, in planning for our tomorrow.

As a presenter at THETA 2015, you will have an opportunity to share your innovation with invited national and international experts, network with colleagues, and engage with sponsors and exhibitors from all areas of the tertiary education sector.

The conference theme is Create, connect, consume – innovating today for tomorrow. We would like to hear about the new innovations you are exploring in higher education. As such, we hope to have submissions from a wide range of professionals, 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.

Submission deadline is the 17th November. We look forward to hearing about your innovation at THETA 2015 on the Gold Coast 11-13 May for this not to be missed conference experience.

Follow the program as it evolves on theta.edu.au.

Bruce Callow
Chair, Conference Executive Committee, THETA 2015

Your host, Griffith University

pdf-iconCall for proposals THETA 2015  (updated Nov 6)