National & International Conference and Seminar Presentations

Omnium is regularly invited to present at national and international conferences on education, e-learning, art & design and software development. In this section you can view details of past and upcoming presentations.

Upcoming Presentations

2009

McIntyre, S., Watson K.,

Larsen, S.Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Title: Strategies for large scale blended learning initiatives: Training, teaching and management

Past Presentations

2008

Polaine, A.

Associate Deans Conference 2008 (June), Northumbria University, England
Title: Keynote Presentation

McIntyre, S., Watson K.

UNSW UNILT Workshop (Invited Presentation), UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Title: Practical Strategies to Implement Online Strategies in your Teaching

McIntyre, S.

3rd International Conference on e-Learning Conference Proceedings, The University of Cape Town, South Africa
Title: Leap of Faith: Effective Steps for Establishing Online Collaborative Learning Initiatives

2007

Bennett, R. & Polaine, A.

Icograda World Design Congress 2007, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
Title: Creative Waves ‘07: A Global Creative Classroom for Local Kenyan Health Needs

Polaine, A.

Social Learning Master Class, Northumbria University, England
Title: Developing and Facilitating Online Creative Collaboration

Bennett, R.

ACUADS 07 Conference, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Title: The Omnium Project: Online Collaboration & Creativity (OCC) within Educational Communities

Bennett, R.

ConnectEd 2007: International Conference on Design Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Title: Education 3.0: When the world of design education becomes truly connectEd

McIntyre, S. [Chair], Bennett, R. Dawson, P. Dziekan, V. Taylor, M.J. Salmon, G.

ConnectED: International Conference on Design Education Sydney, Australia
Title: E-Learning Workshop - Collaboration and Online Design Education

Polaine, A.

Urban Learning Space Seminar Series, Glasgow, Scotland
Title: Creative Collaboration and the Future of Education

Polaine, A.

Learning Futures: Beyond Distance Conference 2007, Leicester, England
Title: Converging and Emerging Online Cultures: creative collaboration and a future for learning

2006

Bennett, R.

'Pushing the Boundaries: Setting the e-Learning research Agenda Conference, University of Leicester, England
Title: Encouraging students to be Creative and make their own Waves for surfing whilst e-learning

Bennett, R.

'Only Not Lonely' - E-Learning Seminar, London South Bank University, England
Title: Maximising the Advantages of Learning using Technology (MALT): One step beyond 'blended' online education

Polaine, A.

Global Education, Digital Communities Symposium, Enschede, The Netherlands
Title: Announcing the Launch of a New Online Global Community: Omnium Creative Network [OCN]

Polaine, A.

Enhancing Curricula: 3rd International conference, Lisbon, Portugal
Title: Afterword:Treating change within Art & Design education as a design problem

Polaine, A. & Bennett, R.

Enhancing Curricula: 3rd International conference, Lisbon, Portugal
Title: Online collaboration and creative processes

Bennett, R. Dziekan, V. McIntyre, S. & Polaine, A.

Online Educa Berlin: 12th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training Berlin, Germany
Title: Small World Global Classrooms: Exploring the Potential and Advantages of Fully Online Global Learning Communities

McIntyre, S.

Designs on e-Learning Online Conference - University of the Arts London, England
Title: Forging a Trail in the E-Learning Jungle - Creating A Supportive Community for Writing and Teaching Online Courses in Art and Design

McIntyre, S.

Pushing the Boundaries: Building The E-learning Research Agenda Seminar The University of Leicester, England
Title: Balancing the Spheres of Online Learning - Teaching, Content and Student Participation

Polaine, A.

Pushing the boundaries: Building the e-learning research agenda, Leicester, England
Title: Online interaction and cultures in the workplace and the lessons they provide for e-learning

2005

Bennett, R.

International Conference on Computers in Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Title: a Creative P2P Learning Environment (workshop)

Bennett, R. & Dziekan, V.

Ascilite 2005 - Balance, Fidelity, Mobility. Maintaining the Momentum?, Brisbane, Australia
Title: Establishing online communities to explore collaborative modes of creative interaction and education

Bennett, R.

8th International Electronic Theses and Dissertations Symposium ETD2005 – UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Title: Forming online communities of students, educators and professionals to explore collaborative modes of creative interaction and practice

Bennett, R. & Salmon, G.

Designs on E-Learning International Conference: The University of the Arts, London, England
Title: Online Collaboration in the Creative Process: Working With the Most Interactive Community of Designers We Have [N]ever Met

Bennett, R. & Dziekan, V.

World Design Congress ‘ERA 05’ Conference – Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: The Omnium Project: Creative Waves: A Case Study

Bennett, R.

Beyond Distance Research Alliance Seminar – The University of Leicester, England
Title: Finding Value After The Online Educational Goldrush

Bennett, R.

X Media Lab Workshop – Singapore Expo Centre, Singapore
Title: Introducing Frameworks For Collaborative & Creative Online Communities

Bennett, R.

Design Research Group Seminar – Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW, Australia
Title: A Digital Interdependence Between Research, Education and Practice in Visual Arts and Design

McIntyre, S.

Beyond Distance Research Alliance Seminar The University of Leicester, England
Title: E-quality: Creating a supportive community for maintaining online education in art and design

McIntyre, S.

ETD2005 Conference The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Title: Online Technical Interfaces for Collaboration, Interaction and Community within Creative Practice and Education

2004

Bennett, R. & Dunphy, E.

FutureGround International Design Research Conference, Monash University, Australia
Title: Meeting Pluralist Demands With A Pluralist Response: The Omnium Project - offering an online collaborative design response to an increasingly diversified, interconnected and pluralist world

Bennett, R., Chan, L. & Polaine, A.

ACUADS Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Title: The Future Has Already Happened: Dispelling Some Myths of Online Education

Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S.

ACUADS Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Title: Encouraging Quality and Purpose in Online Art and Design Education

2003

Bennett, R.

Create.Ed Conference ‘E_Learning for the Creative Industries’: Storey Hall, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
Title: Proposing a Framework for Creative Online Interaction

Bennett, R.

Apple University Consortium (AUC) Conference – ‘Digital Voyages’: University of Adelaide, Australia
Title: Online Design Process and Interaction

Bennett, R.

International Web-Tech Conference: Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
Title: The Omnium Project: Facilitating Design Process and Interaction within International Online Communities

Bennett, R.

Core Pacific-Rim Universities Seminar on International Distance Education, Busan Marriott Hotel, South Korea
Title: Distanced or Connected, Theoretical or Practical: a Report of Initiatives for Flexible Learning & Teaching

Bennett, R.

Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS) Off-Campus On-line Seminar, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Title: Context, Collaboration, Content and Computers: suggesting a framework for Online Design Education

2002

Bennett, R.

International designers Network (IdN) Fresh Conference: Singapore Expo Centre, Singapore
Chair of panel discussion on interactivity & the Web with keynote speakers including Neville Brody, Joshua Davis, Stefan Sagmeister, Josh Baumann & Tom Roope

2001

Bennett, R.

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) National Conference: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, USA
Title: The Future of Web Imagery and Inspirations Influencing Future Designers

Bennett, R.

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) National Education Conference: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA
Title: Possibilities for Teaching Design Online

2000

Bennett, R.

International Design Forum (IDF): Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Title: International Online Design Collaborations

Bennett, R.

Design Research Society Co-Designing Conference: The University of Coventry, England
Title: Experiencing Cultural Diversities and Geographical Distance Whilst Working Collaboratively Online

Bennett, R.

Australian Council for Education through Technology (ACET) 2000 Conference: Canberra, Australia
Title: Omnium Virtual Design Studio ë99- A New Pathway for Design Education

Bennett, R.

Open University Online Education Seminar: Open University, Milton Keynes, England
Title: Omnium Projects 1999

Bennett, R.

On-Line Education Seminar: Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

1997 - 1999

Bennett, R.

‘Interfaces Virtuelle’ Seminar: Universitie de Compiegne, France
Title: Omnium: virtual design studio ‘99

Polaine, A.

Design in Education Council Australia (DECA) Conference ‘99 – UNSW, Australia
Title: 'Virtual mentoring in the Omnium Virtual Design Studio

Bennett, R.

Virtual Design Studio Seminar - The London Institute, London, England
Title: A Collaborative Web Interface for Exchanging Creative Ideas

Bennett, R.

Design in Education Council Australia (DECA) Conference ‘99 - UNSW, Australia
Title: Past, Present and Future of Design Studio Education

Bennett, R.

Australia Council of University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference'99, UNSW, Australia
Title: Past, Present and Future of Design Studio Education

Bennett, R.

TEL-isphere (Technology Enhanced Learning) 99: Sherbourne Conference Centre, Barbados
Title: A Virtual Vision for Design Education

Bennett, R.

Centre for Teaching Initiatives in Art and Design (CTIAD) Seminar: University of Brighton, England
Title: Omnium Virtual Design Studio ‘99

Bennett, R.

Sydney Design 99: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Australia
Title: The Virtual Design Studio

Bennett, R.

4th Biennial IdN design Award Conference 99-00: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Australia
Title: An Alternative to Traditional Design Education

Bennett, R.

European Academy of Design Conference: Sheffield Hallam University, England
Title: Omnium Virtual Design Studio

Bennett, R.

3rd Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference: Auckland Institute of Technology, NZ
Title: Transition, Orientation and Motivation for Design Students

Bennett, R.

Education 97 Conference: UNSW, Australia
Title: Strategies for Giving Feedback to Students Studying Design in Large Groups

Bennett, R.

Design in Education Council Australia (DECA) Conference ’97: Surfers Paradise, Australia
Title: Identifying methods of giving quality feedback to students studying within large groups

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