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Morning workshop sessions

Workshop A

Amanda Hayman, Digital Inclusion Officer, kuril dhagun Indigenous Knowledge Centre, SLQ on kuril dhagun’s digital inclusion program.

Dr Helen Farley, Australian Digital Futures Institute (ADFI), University of Southern Queensland - Closing the Digital Divide: Using Digital Technologies for Incarcerated Students” - Higher education institutions are increasingly relying on digital technologies that require internet access to support learning and teaching, particularly from a distance. Disadvantaged student groups that are financially unable to afford technology and broadband access or are prohibited from accessing the internet, such as incarcerated students, are often excluded as a result. This paper describes four projects that attempt to overcome these difficulties by using eBook readers and tablet computers, but also by developing and trialling a sustainable and innovative learning management system (LMS) called Stand-Alone Moodle (SAM), that is able to operate without internet access for use by incarcerated students. These technologies enable institutions to provide these students with similar course materials, activities and support available to traditional students, thereby improving the quality of the student learning experience. These technologies were trialled within select Queensland correctional centres and evaluated using a design-based research methodology. The findings and recommendations from the project are being disseminated to learning institutions and correctional centres across Australia to encourage equitable access to education for disadvantaged students. Download Helen's presentation (PDF 1.2 MB)

Workshop B

Brendan Fitzgerald and Tegan Kopp, InfoXchange on the GoDigi Networkpartnership between InfoXchange and Australia Post. Download Brendan and Tegan’s presentation (PPTX 1.4 MB).

Margaret Hockings, Service Centre Manager, www.my.gov.au, Brisbane CBD Service Centre myGov Brisbane is a proof-of-concept office in the CBD centre offering a range of government services through the myGov online portal. There service delivery approach focusses on assisting customers towards self-management through the “Digital First” approach to provide easier access to government services. Download Margaret’s presentation (PPTX 3.4 MB).

Workshop C

Margaret Warren, Discovery Services, SLQ on supporting public library staff to decide what to digitise and why.

Dr Justine Humphry, University of Western Sydney and author of “Homeless and connected: mobile phones and the internet in the lives of homeless Australians. Download Justine's presentation (PDF 697 KB)

Workshop D

Simon Groth, Founder, IF:Book Australia which explores new forms of digital literature and investigates the changing connections between writers and readers.

Grant Young - Director, National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (NCIE’s) Redfern premise Indigenous Digital Excellence Hub. In this talk, Grant Young outlined the concepts encompassed in the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) vision and what the activities being undertaken by the IDX Initiative to inspire, build and connect the next generation of Indigenous digital makers. This includes the IDX Hub, an adaptable and flexible innovation and workshop space in Redfern, coupled with workshops for young people in robotics, MIT Scratch (game programming) and 3D printing. Download Grant's presentation (PDF 3.5 MB).

Workshop E

Prof Michael Blumenstein, School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University on his research into multi-script handwriting recognition.

Yvette Adams - serial entrepreneur and ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and her business The Creative Collective The Training Collective have assisted 1000s of people across Australia gain essential digital skills through the provision of a range of online and offline training solutions. Just one of their programs, Get Up To Speed has assisted 750 people over the past 3 years and won the prestigious Access & Digital Skills Award at the ANZIA (Australia New Zealand Internet Awards) in 2014 against stiff competition. In her presentation, founder of The Training Collective Yvette Adams explains some of the organisations key learnings in her experiences of helping people become more digitally literate. Download Yvette's presentation (PDF 4.0 MB)

Afternoon workshop sessions

Workshop A

Dennis Lo, Speech Pathologist, LifeTec which provides access to assistive technologies.

Karen Green and Vicki Zeller, Toowoomba Digital Hub, Toowoomba Regional Council libraries analysing the impact of the hub on digital literacy in Toowoomba. Download Karen and Vicki’s presentation (PPT 2.7 MB)

Workshop B

Damian MacMorrow, Adaptive Technology Specialist, Vision Australia, Queensland.

Laura Landmann, Coordinator Information and Learning, Brisbane Digital Hub. This workshop looked at the 2-year Brisbane Digital Hub program that ran from July 2013 – March 2015. Key achievements of the program included upgraded physical facilities and IT equipment, stronger community relationships through outreach, updated digital literacy training packages for all libraries and partnerships with local experts. Download Laura’s presentation (PDF 775 KB)

Workshop C

Brad Krauskopf, CEO and Founder, Third Spaces Group and The Hub Australia, Australia’s largest network of hosted co-working spaces. The future of work will be flexible, distributed and collaborative. Increasingly the choice of where somebody works will be with the individual and not the company. Libraries have a tremendous opportunity to be the work hub for the local community. There are many examples of small business hubs being established overseas in libraries but to date the trend is yet to catch-on in Australia. Download Brad’s presentation (PPTX 8.4 MB) .

Jacqui Kinder, Program Manager, eSmart Libraries. Digital literacy and participation is very important for people using public libraries. These skills build knowledge and confidence that will help them be smart, safe and responsible online. eSmart Libraries plays an active and pivotal role in this space across Australia. Download Jacqui’s presentation (PDF 4.1 MB)

Workshop D

Naomi Brownless, Rockhampton Regional Council, on their iPad-kit lending project.

Daniel Flood, Creative Manager, The Edge Digital Culture Centre, SLQ. A lively conversation about the implementation and execution of digital literacy programming within a library and cultural institution context. The workshop unpacked the real world challenges and issues, referring to The Edge’s past five years of operations in this specific space.

Forum program

When: 8:30am arrival for 9:00am start, Tuesday 2 June 2015
Where: Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland (SLQ)

Time Agenda item
8:30am Registration, and refreshments
9:00am Welcome to State Library - MC: Dale Rankine
9:05am Welcome to Country - Songwoman Maroochy Barambah
9:10am State Library Welcome - Janette Wright, CEO and State Librarian
9:25am Keynote Speaker

Tim O'Leary
- Why digital literacy is important
9:50am Facilitated question time - MC: Dale Rankine
10:05am Presentations - Digital Literacy: Where are Queenslander's now and where are we going?

John Gray, Director, Digital Economy and Productivity, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), Queensland Government

Dr Danny Butt, School of Culture and Information, University of Melbourne
Jenny Bopp, Principal Statistician, Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, Queensland Treasury
10:50am Facilitated question time - MC: Dale Rankine
11:05am Morning tea - Queensland Terrace, Level 2
11:35am Morning workshop sessions - Venues

Workshop A – Auditorium 2, Level 2

  • Amanda Hayman, Digital Inclusion Officer, kuril dhagun Indigenous Knowledge Centre, SLQ
  • Dr Helen Farley, Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland

Workshop B – Room 1B, Level 1

  • Brendan Fitzgerald and Tegan Kopp, InfoXchange on the GoDigi Network partnership
  • Margaret Hockings, Service Centre Manager, my.gov.au, Brisbane CBD

Workshop C – kuril dhagun, Level 1

  • Margaret Warren, Discovery Services, SLQ on what to digitise and why
  • Dr Justine Humphry, University of Western Sydney and author of Homeless and connected: mobile phones and the internet in the lives of homeless Australians.

Workshop D – Bank of Queensland Room, Level 4

  • Simon Groth, Founder, IF:Book Australia which explores new forms of digital literature and the changing connections between writers and readers
  • Grant Young - Director, National Indigenous Digital Excellence Hub

Workshop E – The Edge Auditorium

  • Prof Michael Blumenstein, Griffith University on his research into multi-script handwriting recognition
  • Yvette Adams - serial entrepreneur and ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and her business The Creative Collective
1:00pm Lunch - Queensland Terrace, Level 2
2:00pm

Afternoon workshop sessions – Venues

Workshop A – Auditorium 2, Level 2

  • Dennis Lo, Speech Pathologist, LifeTec who provide access to assistive technologies.
  • Karen Green and Vicki Zeller, Toowoomba Digital Hub, Toowoomba Regional Council libraries.

Workshop B – Room 1B, Level 1

  • Damian MacMorrow, Adaptive Technology Specialist, Vision Australia
  • Laura Landmann, A/Manager, Brisbane Digital Hub, Brisbane City Council libraries.

Workshop C – The Edge Auditorium

  • Brad Krauskopf, CEO and Founder, Third Spaces Group and The Hub Australia, Australia’s largest network of hosted co-working spaces.
  • Jacqui Kinder, Program Manager, ESmart Libraries.

Workshop D – kuril dhagun, Level 1

  • Naomi Brownless, Rockhampton Regional Council on their iPad-kit lending project
  • Daniel Flood, Creative Manager, The Edge Digital Culture Centre, SLQ
3:10pm

Panel – Strategies, partnerships and example funding opportunities to move forward

  • Marion Morgan-Bindon, President, Queensland Public Library Association (QPLA)
  • John Gray, Director, Digital Economy and Productivity, DSITI, Queensland Government
  • Ross Duncan, Director, Regional Access and Public Libraries, SLQ
3:55pm Facilitated question time - MC: Dale Rankine
4:10pm Summing up and thanks to speakers - MC: Dale Rankine
4:30pm Close

Forum invitation

Download the Forum invitation (DOCX 173 KB)

More information

If you would like any further information, please contact regionalpartnerships@slq.qld.gov.au

Last updated
18th February 2016