Andrew Freeman - details of key publications, conference presentations, and related materials

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11 July 2011

Deputy Conference Organiser for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Canberra Branch Information Outlook 2000 (IO2000) conference, Australian National University, 10 November 2000. In this role I designed the sponsorship structure, and organised many of the speakers, a number of whom were also members of Committees within the Community Affairs Board of the ACS, of which I was Director at the time of the conference.

"Making Parliament More Participatory On-line".
Paper presented at the Connecting Government Forum. of the Internet World Australia conference (Sydney, NSW. June 2000).

Deputy Conference Organiser for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Canberra Branch Information Outlook 1999 (IO1999) conference. In this role I played a key role in organising many of the conference sponsors. Post conference I also assisted with the co-editing of papers from the conference.

"Personal internet working and networking interpersonally - making a personal record".
Invited paper presented at the Records Management Association of Australia national conference (Darwin, NT. August 1999).

"Electronic road to democracy" - Computer Section, The Australian, 22 June 1999 - page 6.

"ACS Endorsement of ACCE Teacher Learning Technology Competencies Document".
Australian Educational Computing - 1999 - Volume 14 (2), Special Edition: Teacher Learning Technology Competencies - page 5.

"Well-meant Bill won't work" - Computers/Business Solutions section of The Australian, 11 May 1999 - page 7.

Official Committee Hansard record of appearance before Senate Select Committe on Information Technologies - Reference: Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Bill - 28 April 1999 - Canberra - record of myself and a number of others appearing as witnesses, and interactions with Senators.

Chaired a session at the 1997 Australia Computer Society Canberra Branch conference held on 1 November 1997.

Chaired a session at the 1996 Australia Computer Society Canberra Branch conference held on 20 April 1996.

Chaired a pre- Seventh Australian Conference on Neural Networks workshop on "Actual and prospective uses of neural network technology as an aid for forms processing in the Australian Public Service", held at the Australian National University (Canberra, ACT. April 1996).

Presented a paper on "Optical Technology - a user overview" at a seminar on "Storage Media and the Law" - sponsored to speak by the Records Management Association of Australia (Darwin, NT. March 1996).

"Using BlueWave" Sixteen Bits, January 1996, p. 12. An article on the use of the BlueWave off-line mail reader computer package.

Presented a paper on "Overview of optical technologies" at a Records Management Association of Australia seminar on "Storage Media and the Law" (Canberra, ACT. March 1995).

Chaired an "Exchange of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) experiences" session at a post 6th Australian Conference on Neural Networks workshop at the University of Sydney (Sydney, NSW. January 1995).

Presented a paper on "The relevance of imaging in government" at a National Conference on Imaging and Workflow in Government (Sydney, NSW. August 1994).

Presented a paper on "The Future of the Passenger Card project" at a workshop on Handprint Character Recognition held at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Qld. February 1994).

Member of Optical Technology Working Group (OTWG) of the Commonwealth Information Exchange Steering Committee (IESC) which produced "Optical Disk Technologies for Government Applications" (1993), with the assistance of Jeff Leeuwenburg. Subsequently, I Chaired the Optical Technology Special Interest Group (Australian Public Service applications) ( OTSIG).

Presented a session on "The Future of the Passenger Card project" at an invitational workshop on "Handwritten Character Recognition" sponsored by the Department of Industry, Technology and Regional Development (DITRD) (Canberra, ACT. April 1993).

"Higher Education Futures: Organisational planning and organisational technology perspectives". ED288450. Presented via a telephone hook-up at a conference hosted by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (Zurich, Switzerland. August 1986) and subsequently published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA (in April 1988).

Presented a paper on "Technology and learning for social justice" at the Australian Association for Adult Education/Australian Association for Community Education joint National Conference (Canberra, ACT. December 1986).

Presented a paper on "Evaluation in the Australian Public Service - Organisational behavioural and phenomenological perspectives" and chaired a session on "Management Education" at the National Evaluation Conference (Sydney, NSW. July 1986).

"Report of Evaluation Group meetings". American Journal of Evaluation , February 1986: 7: 115-116.

Presented a paper on "Recurrent education and telecommunications technology" at the Australian Communications Association Annual Conference (Canberra, ACT. July 1985).

"Improving conferences". Australian Communication Review, April 1985, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 35.

"The Network Nation: The relevance of this for possible educational and general public administrative structures and strategies in the 1980's and 90's". ED247936. Master of Education Minor thesis. Presented at the Silver Jubilee Conference of the Australian College of Education (Canberra, ACT. May 1984) and subsequently published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse University, New York, USA (in January 1985).

Presented an invited session on computers and evaluation at a seminar organised by the Australian Evaluation Network (Melbourne, Vic. August 1984).

Presented a papers on "Futures research as a scientific methodology - potential applications in public administrative environments" in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Section and "Potential approaches to the evaluation of new information technologies in public administrative environments" in the Communications Section of the 54th ANZAAS Congress (Canberra, ACT. May 1984).

Presented a paper on "Adult literacy - some possible futures" at the 7th National Conference of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (Canberra, ACT. October 1983).

"Computers and the non-government sector". A.S.W. Impact, Vol. 13, No. 5, November 1983, p. 32. Based on material prepared for a session chaired at the 1983 Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) National Congress (Canberra, ACT. September 1983).

Presented an invitational paper on "Technology and career education" at a seminar on "Technology and educational implications" organised by the Non-Government School to Work Transition Team (Brisbane, Qld. August 1983).

Contributed an invited paper on "Future directions of societies and educational systems" to a regional seminar of the Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID - a UNESCO affiliate) (Bangkok, Thailand. July 1982).

"Technology. A new educational paradigm". Education News, Vol. 18, No. 4, April 1983, p. 48. An edited version of a paper presented to the Education Section of the 52nd Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) Congress (Sydney, NSW. May 1982). Also, presented a paper on "Communications competence in the year 2000 - a scenario" in the Communications Section of that conference. Education News is published by the Commonwealth Education Department, and distributed to schools in Australia.

Presented an invited paper on "The Educational/Training use of home video" at the 1982 Australasian Home Video Convention (Sydney, NSW. February 1982).

Presented a paper on "Community education, parks, and recreation" at the 54th National Conference of the Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation (Adelaide, SA. October 1981).

"Uses of future studies techniques by Educational Administrators". ED207134. A paper presented at the Australian Institute of Tertiary Education Administrators 5th National Conference (Sydney, NSW. August 1981) and subsequently published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Education Management, University of Oregon (Oregon, USA. February 1982).

"The Network Nation - Its relevance for strategies and structure for education in the 80s and 90s". Unicorn, Vol. 8, No. 2, May 1982, p. 110. Based on a paper presented at the Australian College of Education (ACE) NSW/ACT chapters annual convention (Goulburn, NSW. July 1981).

"Innovative approaches to career guidance". ED203055. A paper presented at a National Conference on Guidance and Counselling for the Eighties (Strathfield, NSW. July 1981) and subsequently published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Ohio State University (Ohio, USA. October 1981).

Presented a paper on "Future studies techniques - communication aspects" at the Australian Communication Association National Conference (Lindfield, NSW. July 1981).

"Community Information Systems". ED206284. A paper presented at the 1st National Community Education Conference (Southport, Qld. May 1981) and subsequently published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse University (New York, USA. January 1982).

Presented papers on "The use of new technology in education - an energy saving option?", "Computer education - the need for an interdisciplinary emphasis" and "Communications options - the need for increased awareness of these amongst policy developers" in the education, data processing, and communications sections of the 51st ANZAAS Congress (Brisbane, Qld. May 1981). Funded to attend conference by the Department of Science and the Environment. The communications paper was subsequently published in by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse University (New York, USA. December 1981) - ED205198.

"New paradigm in education". Australian Frontier, Newsletter, May 1981, p. 9.

"Using conference telephones". Study of Society, Vol. 11, No. 3, November 1980, p. 5.

"Brainstorming-on-Microfiche: An alternative to computer conferencing". Education Technology, May 1981, p. 21. Based on a section of a paper on "Vocational guidance programs in Australia" presented at the 2nd International Conference on Vocational Guidance (Osaka, Japan. October 1980 - funded to attend this conference by Ashiya University, Hyogo, Japan). "Community and career education", Education News, Vol. 17, No. 11, June 1982, p. 28 was based on another portion of that paper. Whilst in Japan, also participated in the 8th Asian Youth Seminar (Tokyo, Japan. November 1980).

"Student Research Project approaches: the mathematics educators role". International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, 1980, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 193. EJ230957.

"The use of scenario development techniques in integrating science and other subject areas". The Australian Science Teachers Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, August 1980, p. 104.

"Technology A test of ability." Education News, Vol. 17, No. 7, 1981, p. 19. An extension of material developed for the "Future Directions" conference (Melbourne, Vic. August 1980).

"Technology in education". Future Directions 1980 Conference Report (ISBN 0 85570 038 6), p. 87. Material developed for the "Future Directions" conference (Melbourne, Vic. August 1980). This was an invitational conference of Australia's future "opinion leaders" on possible directions for Australia over the next twenty years. The conference was funded by the Federal Government and various other groups.

Presented a paper on "Future studies techniques in Australian schools" at the First Global Conference on the Future (World Future Society - Toronto, Canada. July 1980). Also spoke in a panel session on satellite applications in education.

"New directions in computer education in high schools". International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1981, p. 333. A paper presented in the Mathematics Section of the Jubilee ANZAAS Congress (Adelaide, SA. May 1980). Also presented papers on "Student research projects - Their role in the production of independent learners", and "Future studies techniques - Their role in preparing students for the 21st century" in the Education Section of that conference. Funded to attend conference by the Victorian State Treasury Department.

"Communications across the curriculum - implementing this approach using conference telephones." Idiom, Vol. 15, No. 1, Summer 1980, p. 14.

Presented papers on "Computing across the curriculum" and "Futures: Future studies techniques" at the National Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Vic. May 1980).

"The use of role play in assisting students to cope with the future". New Horizons in Education, No. 61, Spring 1979, p. 24.

"Workshop reports - Cross-Impact Analysis". 'Futurology' - Symposium on Metholdolgies for Social and Technological Forecasting, Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne, November 21-23, 1979, p. 243.

"Broadening computer courses using role plays and work experience". COM-3, No. 17, November 1979, p. 23.

"The line to learning". Quest, No. 28, October 1979, p. 10. Quest is published by the Queensland Education Department and distributed to teachers in Queensland.

"The future of future studies". Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration, Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 7, September 1979, p. 22.

"Scenario development techniques - Their use in assisting students create the future". Modern Teaching, No. 48, September 1979, p. 22.

Futures researcher for the 3rd International Community Education Conference (Melbourne, Vic. August 1979). Co-ordinated workshops on the measurement of community attitudes and educational futures. Material I developed on "futures techniques" was published as part of one of the conference volumes titled 1980 Plus - Community, Participation and Learning, Book 4: What? (ISBN 0 7241 8225 X) p. 179. Initiated idea of having Telecom involvement in the in the conference (resulted in the development of a free around Australia ring-in system, designed for community input).

Assisted with format development for the first National Work Experience Conference (Melbourne, Vic. August 1979).

"Future directions: The need for the commercial teachers involvement in computer course development". Compak, July 1979, p. CV.21.

"The integration of subject areas using a 'Novel' approach". Idiom, Vol. 14, No. 2, Autumn 1979, p. 22.

"The use of case studies in business mathematics". The Australian Mathematics Teacher, Vol. 35, No. 1, April 1979, p. 34.

"The use of future studies techniques in assisting students to cope with change". Pivot, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1979, p. 76. A paper included in the Education Section of the 49th ANZAAS Congress (Auckland, NZ. January 1979). Also contributed papers on computer education, and student research projects to that conference.

"Evaluation The effectiveness of training programs". Training and Development in Australia, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 1978, p. 20. Based on a portion of a research study report produced to fulfil Bachelor of Education requirements.

"Research projects in mathematics". The Educational Magazine, Vol. 35, No. 3, 1978, p. 26. The Educational Magazine is published by the Victorian Education Department, and distributed to teachers in Victoria.

"The use of periodical articles for H.S.C. Economics". Compak, May 1978, p. E.24.

"The professional development of teachers in areas outside of education". Educational Bulletin, May 1978, Vol. 4, No. 4., p. 3.

"The use of future studies techniques in further education". Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Newsletter, April 1978, p. 10.

"The use of research projects in T.A.F.E. Social Science courses". Compak, February 1978, p. TAFE.8.

"The use of future case studies in consumer education". Compak, February 1978, p. CE.7.

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