Mobile Learning and Health Sciences Education

Join Apple for an AUC collaboration at a workshop that will examine how mobile technologies – including iPad, iBooks and iTunes U – are transforming health sciences education.

Dr Colin Lumsden, Paediatrician and Academic Lead for eLearning at the University of Manchester Medical School, will present his research and share his experience of delivering blended learning curriculum to medical students using iPads and Apple’s content ecosystem. Learn about the successes, challenges and possibilities afforded by the deployment of iPads to students and staff. Guest presenters from local universities will also be on-hand to share their knowledge of creating custom-developed digital content.

The session will include discussion of the practical aspects of deploying technology in government hospital systems – including security considerations – and the opportunities technology presents to clinical practitioners and educators. The workshop will include hands-on activities such as demonstrations, polling and mind mapping. You are encouraged to bring your iPad.

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X World 2014 Call for Presenters

X World is our annual training event for OS X and iOS system administrators and support staff, and will be held at UTS, Sydney, on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2014.

This year we’re partnering with JAMF Software – developers of the Casper management suite – to bring you an event packed with the latest and best information on deployment and management of Macintosh and iOS devices.

X World is also about how members of our own community are dealing with Apple in the enterprise, and will feature workshops, lecture presentations and a number of social events to facilitate networking. It’s a fantastic way to keep up with others who work with and manage systems based on Apple technology, and a great opportunity to make valuable contacts.

We are now calling for presenters who wish to offer sessions and workshops at X World 2014. If you have a background in the installation, configuration, deployment, or on-going administration of OS X based systems, or experience in iOS deployment, management and app development, or if you work in related areas, we’d really like to hear from you. Presenters will receive free registration to X World and a subsidy to go towards flights and/or accommodation.

This call for presenters closes Thursday 17 April, 2014, and offers can be made by completing the submission form.

Registrations for X World 2014 will open in May.


CreateWorld Video

We’d like to thank Adobe for sponsoring CreateWorld earlier in February, and Dr. Tim Kitchen, an Adobe Senior Education Consultant for creating a short video of the event.  Enjoy!


/dev/world/2013 Sessions On-Line

Recordings of most of the /dev/world/2013 sessions are now available on-line. Sorry for the delay in posting these – but we’re sure you’ll enjoy the content!


Getting Ready for CreateWorld

CreateWorld is almost upon us, and we’ve organised another great digital arts conference with the support of Griffith University and major sponsor Adobe. The event runs February 12 and 13, and features a wide range of presentations, performances, workshops and a panel session. If you’re working or teaching in the creative arts, CreateWorld is an ideal opportunity for you to network with leading participants in the digital arts disciplines.

See our main CreateWorld page for more details about the event, including links to the timetable and registration details. We look forward to seeing you there!


CreateWorld Call for Participation

CreateWorld is our 2 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, specifically for academic and technical staff who work in the digital arts disciplines.

The conference features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from the tertiary education and industry sectors, and includes several keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions.

The organising committee has issued a call for participation and are seeking posters, papers, performances, exhibitions, workshops and panel session.

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/dev/world Registrations Close Soon

If you want to learn about iOS and OS X development, /dev/world has it covered. This year’s event promises a full program – three workshops, 18 stream sessions, and three great keynotes from Les Posen, Paul Fenwick and John Millard.

But you need to hurry – registrations close 9am Monday September 23rd, and you won’t want to miss one of the best technical conferences on Apple platform development in the region.


/dev/world/2013 Registrations Now Open

Registrations for /dev/world, our annual conference for people who have an interest in developing for Apple computers and Apple mobile devices, are now open. This year’s event is open to all – come along and get active in our community! See the /dev/world registration page for more information – and don’t forget that members get discounted attendance.


/dev/world Call for Presenters – Extended

We need more speaker offers for /dev/world, and are extending the closing date by 7 days. Offers must now be received by July 26, 2013.

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/dev/world/2013 – Call for Presenters

/dev/world is our annual developer conference for Mac OS X and iOS. While planning for the 2013 event is ongoing, our intentions are that the event will run for 2-3 days from September 30, in Melbourne.

The organising committee is seeking expressions of interest from AUC members and the wider Apple developer community in Australia and New Zealand who are willing to present at the event.

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