25th National SPERA Conference 2009

Education in a Digital Present: Enriching Rural Communities

Digital information technologies are transforming the way we work, learn and communicate. In this digital revolution are new learning approaches that transform hierarchical, industrial-based models of teaching and learning.

Education in a digital present could be a comprehensive search for strategies and tools for effective online / digital teaching based on the principles of learning as a social process and engaging the advantages of new technologies to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, program and course planning and the delivery of curricula.

Additionally, practical advice, real-life examples, case studies and useful resources about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online / digital environment could be topics for discussion.


  • Developing Professional Capacity
  • The Arts and Social Networking
  • Interactive Distance Learning
  • The Small School Experience
  • Building Pre-service Capacity
  • Impacting on Policy
  • Building Opportunities
  • Higher Education
  • The ICT Excperience

Flinders University, South Australia

Dates: 8 – 10 July 2009

Download SPERA Conference 2009 Program