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This year's Keynote Speaker

Transforming Educational Technologists

Dr Simon Shurville AALIA(CS), CITP, FBCS, FHEA

Program Director of Business Information Management and Library and Information Management

University of South Australia

Simon directs an innovative postgraduate program at the University of South Australia which integrates archival management, knowledge management, librarianship and records management. Simon is currently leading a transformation of the program’s online presence to facilitate experiential learning with a new institutional personal learning environment.  

His recent work focuses on change, innovation and human resource management in flexible and technology enhanced learning. His current research interests with professional doctorate students are in facilitating ethical elicitation of indigenous knowledge and transferring archives threatened by climate change to safer havens. Simon recently co-edited a double special issue of Organizational Transformation and Social Change (OTSC) on ‘Technology Driven Change in Higher Education’ and has co-edited three special issues of Campus-Wide Information Systems presenting papers from ICICTE. He is currently co-editing a special issue of OTSC on ‘Renewing Libraries for the 21st Century’ and an issue of CWIS on ‘Innovative Assessment in the Australian Technology Network’. Simon is assistant editor of CWIS with responsibility for instigating and managing special and themed issues, which have included ‘E-Learning in China’ and ‘E-Portfolios’. He co-edited the successful book Words on the Web and has published on technology enhanced learning since the mid-1990s.

Simon holds a BA and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and an MA in Change Management. He is a professional grade member of ALIA and a CITP and a fellow of the BCS and a fellow of the UK HEA. He has lectured for the University of Brighton, City University, Cranfield University, The University of Essex, The Open University (UK) and The University of Oxford.

Simon recently migrated to Australia where he is doing his best to figure out the rules of the national game.  

E-mail: simon.shurville@unisa.edu.au


Website: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/Staff/Homepage.asp?Name=Simon.Shurville

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