Knowledge Management for Educational Innovation: IFIP WG 3.7 7th Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management (ITEM), Hamamatsu, Japan, July 23-26, 2006

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Arthur Tatnall, Toshio Okamoto, Adrie Visscher
Springer US, Feb 12, 2010 - Education - 210 pages
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As the editors of this volume we are very happy to publish a selection of the papers that were presented at the seventh Conference of Working Group 3. 7 of the International Federation for Information Processing. The focus of Working Group 3. 7 is on ITEM: Information Technology in Educational Management (for more information, please visit http://item. wceruw. org/), and the theme of its 2006 conference was on Knowledge Management for Educational Innovation. The event took place in Hamamatsu (Japan) and enabled the exchange of findings and ideas between researchers in educational management and information technology, policy-makers in the field of education, developers of ITEM systems, and vendors. The overall goal of the conferences of Working Group 3. 7 is to demonstrate and explore directions for developing and improving all types of educational institutions through ITEM. Contributions tot the conference came from all over the world: Spain, India, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hungary, England, Germany, Botswana, Japan, Uganda, and The Netherlands, and the number of papers was large (over 30). All papers in this book have been peer reviewed. They were selected from those presented at the conference and the authors given an opportunity to improve them before publication. Contributions to the conference varied from innovative examples of how ITEM can support and improve educational practice at the level of instruction (e. g.

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Dr Arthur Tatnall is Associate Professor in the Victoria Graduate School of Business at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He holds bachelors degrees in science and education from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Latrobe University, and a research Master of Arts from Deakin University in which he explored the origins of business computing education in Australian universities. His PhD, from Central Queensland University, involved a study in curriculum innovation in which he investigated the manner in which Visual Basic entered the curriculum of an Australian university. His research interests include technological innovation, information technology in educational management, information systems curriculum, project management and electronic commerce. He is a member of two IFIP working groups (WG3.4 and WG3.7), has written several books relating to information systems and published a number of book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. He recently chaired the 13th Australasian Information Systems Conference and will chair an IFIP working conference in Melbourne in 2004.

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