Education Technologies (EdTech) conference

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

The inaugural national Education Technologies (EdTech) conference is being held in Wellington on Friday 12 April.

"EdTech" is an umbrella term that is used internationally to describe a wide range of products and services.  These can range from digital video content, learning games and digital resources to learning management systems, eAssessment processes, and student management systems.  Within the EdTech world there are discussions occurring around themes such as the role of on demand video programming, 'flipped classrooms', mobile learning, infographics and data visualisation, 'big data', MOOCs, the future of eBooks, blended learning, and more.

This conference aims to create awareness in New Zealand about this fast moving field and its opportunities for collaboration, networking and export.   It is funded by Education New Zealand and Grow Wellington, with programme input and assistance from Learning Media.

For more information contact:

Jill Wilson
eT4e Conference Planning Team / Digital Strategist

Learning Media Ltd, PO Box 3293, Wellington
22 Willeston Street, Wellington CBD, Wellington
Tel. +64 4 472 5522 / Cell.0274 448 463

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Script to Screen - April Events

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

April 15-17 in Auckland

Seminars with Keith Thompson, Philippa Campbell and Alison Maclean

Script to Screen and the NZ Film Commission present three open seminars and panel discussions as part of the First Feature Lab.  Take a closer look at development and co-writing with Keith Thompson; hear Alison Maclean talk about the transition from short film to features; and delve into creative producing with Philippa Campbell.

When: Mon 15 - Wed 17 April, 10am-12pm

Where: University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland.

Cost: Day pass - $10 concession (student/guild/unwaged), $15 full
Three day pass - $25 concession (student/guild/unwaged), $40 full

For registration please see our website.

1) Monday April 15, 10am-12pm

Collaboration and Development with Keith Thompson

A follow up to Keith Thompson's session at the Big Screen Symposium last year. Keith will discuss the process of co-writing versus script editing and how writing in collaboration can strengthen the development process.

10 - 10:45am - Seminar
10:45 - 11:15 - Tea and refreshments
11:15 - 12pm - Panel discussion with Keith Thompson, screenwriter  Briar Grace-Smith and director Alison Maclean.

2) Tuesday April 16, 10 am - 2 pm

From short films to features and beyond with Alison Maclean

Alison Maclean discusses the transition from short films to features, the advantages of the short film medium, and what elements make a story best suited to which medium.  As a director with extensive international experience she will delve into the different demands of working around the world in both film and television.

10 - 10:45am - Seminar
10:45 - 11:15 - Tea and refreshments
11:15 - 12pm - Panel discussion with Alison Maclean, producer Philippa Campbell and screenwriter Briar Grace-Smith.

3) Wednesday April 17, 10 am - 2 pm

Creative Producing with Philippa Campbell

Philippa Campbell will talk about the writer/producer relationship, drawing on her own extensive work to explore the producer's role in the evolution of projects.

10 - 10:45am - Seminar
10:45 - 11:15 - Tea and refreshments
11:15 - 12pm - Panel discussion with Philippa Campbell, writer/script editor Keith Thompson and producer/NZFC Short Film Manager Lisa Chatfield.