The last three years have seen enormous advances in technology with regards to English Language Teaching (ELT). Mobile devices are opening unforeseen possibilities in the way we connect, communicate and collaborate with our students. Learning Management Systems (LMS) enable us as educators to deliver learning experiences to our students across economic, geographical and cultural barriers.
The Digital Native is an important demographic impacting the way we design and deliver English language courses. The expectations of this consumer are increasing and organisations are racing to keep up with the dizzying advances in technology.
The proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) are breaking down the limitations of borders and time. The thousands of Apps that support what we do in the classroom are being downloaded in the millions by students and teachers worldwide. We are entering a revolution of senses and experiences and English Language teaching is not immune to this change.
Everything now is about instant. We need to embrace high speed change. We need to inspire our teachers and our students into a new way of learning. Digital is a culture and a thread that must run through every single part of our schools and colleges. The next three years in education will shape and define the next 100 years.
NEAS is excited to present the theme for the NEAS 2018 Management Conference – Beyond the Digital Revolution in English Language Teaching. We would like to hear from students, teachers and professional staff about their experiences inside and outside the classroom with technology.
- How can we inspire our staff, teachers and students to embrace the digital and the disruption that goes with it?
- What insights do you have into what lies just around the corner, and how can you embrace the opportunities that are out there?
- What is the role of digital, how do you define it, harness it and leverage it?
- What is beyond the digital revolution in English Language Teaching?
Ground Floor of Accenture Building (opposite Star City) Doltone House, Darling Island
48 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
T: 02 8571 0622
Located directly across the road from The Star, Doltone House – Darling Island Wharf is easily accessible by bus, light rail, or ferry.
Parking is located at Star City Casino Parking Station and the venue is just a short stroll from Town Hall over the Pyrmont Bridge at Darling Harbour.
Flying to Sydney is easy and there are many international and domestic flights coming in and out of Sydney. These include the following:
|Air New Zealand
The conference managers recommend delegates purchase travel insurance including cover for non-refundable registration fees. The conference managers do not take any responsibility for attendees failing to insure. Delegates must be appropriately covered for travel insurance, including but not limited to repatriation and medical expenses, as well as public liability insurance.
All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are legally required to hold a valid visa or electronic travel authority (ETA). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register for the event before lodging their visa/ETA application. Following your registration, you will receive an acknowledgment letter. This is all you require from the event manager in order to make your visa/ETA application. We recommend you apply for your visa/ETA at least 10 weeks before you travel (earlier in some cases). For more information, contact your nearest Australian Embassy/Consulate or view the Australian Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au/Visit/Pages/Visit.aspx
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International travellers can claim back the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) they have paid on goods bought in Australia that they are taking with them when they leave the country. The tax can be claimed back at international airports and seaports under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), subject to conditions such as an AUD300 minimum purchase from one store. Details on the TRS are available on the Australian customs service web site (www.customs.gov.au) under the customs tax reform heading.
For more information on Sydney airport, including maps, facilities and duty free shopping, please visit their website.
Taxis have their own taxi ranks or can be hailed from the street. Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand in peak hours to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers. Expect a return taxi fare of around AUD50 for a taxi ride between the CBD and Sydney Airport.
Sydney’s major taxi companies include:
131 451—Australia only
|Premier cabs—Airport taxi service
131 017—Australia only
|RSL ex-servicemen’s cabs and co-op members ltd
+61 2 9581 1111
|Silver service fleet
133 100—Australia only
|St George cabs
132 166—Australia only
|Taxis combined services
133 300—Australia only
Most of Sydney’s main attractions are within walking distance to the conference venue, however public transport is easily accessible and affordable. The ferry is also accessible, and will take you to Circular Quay and to other locations along the harbour. For more information on travelling on Sydney’s public transport please visit www.131500.com.au
If you require car hire, many rental companies operate from Sydney airport. To make a booking prior to your arrival contact:
|AVIS car rental
|Hertz car rental
|Thrifty car rental
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