Games in Learning at Cairns, Australian Computers in Education Conference, October 2-4th, 2006
Some other (non game related) items included by members of our Game Making cluster

Sunday October 1


Pre-conference workshops


Workshop 2: Full day workshop 9.00-4.00pm
A workshop for teachers wishing to learn and share ideas about teaching games development. It will involve workshops, sharing sessions and some hands-on time to test some of these ideas.
Cost $55.00 including GST

Using Action Scripting as basis for Object Oriented Programming in IPT Allan Morrison
Making Interactive 2D games for Middle school year levels (Flash) Kristine Kopelke
Mobile Phone programming Miranda Forwood

Anatomy of a games project as perceived by students Mike Hawney
SiMERR –QSITE Presentation sharing results of the project to date Project Leaders
Expert forum: Pedagogical approaches for teaching games scripting and programming.

setting up technical details, for presenters

Monday October 2


12:10 - 1:15
Al Upton: Collaborative web spaces: create your own Blog

Jill Fitzgerald: Go interactive with Flash

12:45 - 1:15
Terry de Jong: What is it about digital media games that engrosses young boys: a study in the sub-culture of Yu-Gi-Oh

1:20 - 2:25
Tony Forster and team: Gamemaker, getting started

1:20 - 1:50
Mark Piper: Developing a holistic approach to integrating games in education: the Queensland games in learning project

2:30 - 3:35
Chatterjee Arunangsu, Jane Arnott, Mark Piper, Robert Sincic: Computer based learning and games

3:05 - 4:25
Peter Whitehouse: Scaffolded writing tasks using Multi-user Object Oriented Environments (MOOs)

4:30 - 5:00
Joan Gordon: The games students play

5:00 - 5:30
Roland Gesthuizen: Digging about for an open future

Tuesday October 3


11:35 - 12:05
Tony Forster: Game programming, the computer game design, programming, multimedia and mathematics cluster
12:10 - 12:40
Vinesh Chandra: Deal or No Deal and Gran Turismo 4 in the classroom

Kym Urquhart: GameMaker at Gillen: Indigenous education

12:45 - 1:15
Bernard Holkner: Learning and teaching in the contexts of creating computer games

1:20 - 2:25
Bill Kerr, Tony Forster, Mark Piper: Games in Learning Symposium

3:05 - 3:35
Bill Kerr: Teaching game making: facilitated by blogging

4:30 - 5:00
Sylvia Martinez: Educational games: how purchaser attitudes and markets influence design

4:30 - 5:30
Colleen Steiler: Girls, programming and an introduction to Macromedia Flash actionscript

Abstracts of some of the Games in Learning and Games Programming events (grouped in one spot)
Cairns others link for other workshops that look interesting to me