2024 AADES Biennial Conference

The next AADES Biennial Conference will beheld 17-18 June 2024 in Fremantle, Western Australia.

The 2024 conference will be an opportunity to showcase open and distance learning pedagogies and practices with a focus on the themes of Innovation, Inclusion and Inspiration.

Please visit the conference website for details: AADES 2024 (eventsair.com).

Complete this online form to be added to the conference mailing list and receive conference updates: Expression of Interest - Contact Details (eventsair.com)

Call for Workshop Proposals

The concurrent sessions are always a highlight of the biennial conference, allowing AADES members to engage directly with colleagues from around Australia and New Zealand, sharing innovations and inspiring each other.

Workshop proposal submissions are now open we invite you to submit a proposal for an interactive workshop or facilitated group discussion via the online form on the conference website: https://eecw.eventsair.com/aades/workshops

 The deadline for workshop proposal submissions is Tuesday 12 March, 2024. Conference organizers will send out notifications about the status of proposals by the end of March.

2022 AADES Biennial Conference

The AADES Biennial Conference was held in Adelaide, South Australia, 8-9 August 2022.

The conference showcased best practice from across Australia and New Zealand in online and blended education.

Uncle Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien, a Senior Aboriginal Man welcomed delegates to the 2022 AADES conference which was held on Kaurna country.

 The conference themes: Connect, Contribute, Thrive were explored, unpacked and celebrated with each of our a key note speakers:

  • Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive, Department for Education
  • Donna Cross, Head of health promotion and Education, Telethon Kids Institute.
  • Dr Jordan Nguyen, Author, A Human's Guide to the Future.

Workshop Materials

Workshop 1.2 - Developing learners through the gradual release of responsibility - Open Access College, SA

Workshop 1.4 - Problem finding to target students’ Zone of Proximal Development - Virtual School Victoria

Workshop 2.1 - Virtual field trips: mapping student learning to places and spaces - Tasmanian eSchool

Workshop 2.2 - The language of learning: building confidence and agency to thrive - Dubbo School of Distance Education

Workshop 2.5 - Introduction to Quality Teaching Rounds - Quality Teaching Academy - University of Newcastle

Workshop 4.3 - Stages of change: Trauma-informed school transformation - Open Access College, SA

Workshop 4.4 - Improving Students' engagement, through High Intensity Teaching of Literacy - Capricornia School of Distance Education, QLD