TALE 2018 — Conference Tour to Wollongong

Vijini and I had a conference publication for which we had to present at Novotel Northbeach Hotel in Wollongong, Australia. The conference TALE 2018 (IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering), which had its focus towards Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) was one of the leading IEEE conferences in technologies related to education.

The conference was centred around several tracks including;

  • Computer-based learning and courseware technologies
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Online/e-learning and blended learning
  • E-assessment
  • Institutional and enterprise learning management systems (LMS)
  • Learning technology standards and standardisation
  • Wearable, mobile and ubiquitous learning
  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Virtual- augmented- and mixed-reality learning environments
  • Instructional games and simulations
  • Educational data mining and learning analytics
  • Open educational resourcesMassive open online courses (MOOCs)Design of technology-enhanced learning spaces (e.g., active learning classrooms)

Our Presentation

Our presentation was titled “Enhanced Student Learning in Proteomics – An Interactive Tool Support for Teaching Workflows”. Our paper presented one of the tools we developed during the final year of our undergraduate carrier focusing on higher studies opportunities. It was not a part of our degree indeed.

Other Sessions

Several other interesting sessions were conducted by industry partners and education providers. They were presenting new trends in education and ongoing research that intends to improve education by using technology. Few of such were Oracle Academy presentation and Microsoft Hololens presentation.

Concluding Remarks

The conference concluded with a wonderful gala dinner with a little variety of fish, meat and drinks. Just for the note; the buffets were not as colourful as we found in Sri Lanka. However, it was a wonderful experience with Wines, Beers and glasses of Champaign. 🙂 

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