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Australian Communication Conference
Teaching Communication Skills in a Technological Era
Conference Chair: Anita Jawary
Co-chairs: Stewart Marshall, Anne McMillan
Hosted by the Department of Computer Science
Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
September 16-17, 1996
Conference information also available on
Call For Papers
This conference will explore issues related to teaching human
skills at a tertiary, (post-secondary), level, with special focus on
teaching students with scientific or technological interests. It
teachers of written, oral and visual communication the opportunity
discuss issues related to effective teaching, to share pedagogical
strategies and to discuss research related to best practice in
Submissions concerning innovations and issues related to both direct
technologically-assisted human communication are invited. A range of
submissions from the theoretical to the applied is welcome, and
of specific classroom strategies, as well as more philosophical
is encouraged. Panels or team presentations on a theme as well as
papers and workshop proposals are welcome.
Examples of some relevant topics:
* How can teachers who are not trained in students' technical
negotiate the differences between academic cultures?
* What are the roles of visual and oral communication in
* How can collaborations with faculty in technical fields
communication skills courses?
* What are the most effective models for integrating
skills into technical and scientific courses?
* How can we enhance students' language skills in a technically
* What are the implications of teaching communication skills in
* How can computers and other media enhance our teaching?
All papers will be refereed.
A printed proceedings will be provided for attendees.
Chair: Anita Jawary, Monash University
Co-chairs: Stewart Marshall,Anne McMillan, Monash
Paul Anderson, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A.
Jim Andrews, Indiana University , Bloomington, U.S.A.
Christiana Birchak, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A.
Arlie V.Daniel, East Central University, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Jean DeWitt, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A.
Marsh Durham, University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Australia
Neil Hanley, Monash University, Australia
Cindy Kistenberg, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, U.S.A..
Marilyn Reineck, Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Bob Waite, University of St. Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A
Alan Weingarden, Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Steven Youra, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.
Closing Dates For Submissions
Full papers must be received for refereeing by July 1.
Feedback will be given on abstracts submitted by April 30, 1996.
How To Submit
Electronic submissions are preferred. If submitting electronically,
send as a postscript file.
If submitting on paper, please include five paper copies of your
Send electronic submissions to anitaj at cs.monash.edu.au
and paper submissions to
Dept. of Computer Science
e-mail: anitaj at cs.monash.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9905 5210
Fax: +61 3 9905 5146
Department of Computer Science
anitaj at cs.monash.edu.au