Wealth of papers on technology enabled learning

2013 ascilite Macquarie University Conference resources available

With over 400 delegates participating in close to 200 presentations the 30th ascilite Conference 2013 held at Macquarie University was certainly engaging.  As a final update, you can now find on the archived conference website:

  1. Individual Papers on technology enhanced learning, in PDF format, each with its own landing page
  2. Audio and slide recordings of the Keynote Speakers
  3. Plus Photos from the event


Register for the 3D Symposium on 8 July

3D Promo brochureThe 3D Symposium at Macquarie University on the 8th July will explore the latest in 3D technologies in Museum / Galleries / Learning / Teaching.  From printed pots to printed bones, augmenting reality and finding out what the next greatest thing in 3D will be – this event is for you!

You will get hands-on exposure to 3D printing, check out some great community projects, see some of the cool projects from Macquarie University lecturers and understand some of the copyright issues involved here.

Registration and program is available from here


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3D printing pen lets you draw in air

Imagine in a chemistry lesson being able to draw 3D representations of chemistry molecules. Imagine any design class where your 3D drawings can be made physical.

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air

LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the developers say the super compact design is smaller than any other pen on the market and it can even be powered by the electricity from a USB port.  After turning it on the LIX takes less than a minute to heat up and you’re ready to start creating vertical illustrations.