Sixth Melbourne Computing Education Conventicle

Where: Melbourne. Australian Catholic University, Mercy Lecture Theatre, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.
When: 13 November 2009

The Australian Catholic University is pleased to host the Sixth Annual Melbourne Computing Education Conventicle (MCEC2009).

The Conventicle is a one-day conference that aims to support academics who are researching and teaching in the computer science and information technology disciplines, or who are using computer technology in their teaching. It provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas and innovations; for discussion of research directions; and for development of collaborations.

This event builds on the success of the first five Melbourne Computing Education Conventicles (at Monash University in 2004, Swinburne University in 2005, RMIT University in 2006, Deakin University in 2007 and University of Melbourne in 2008), and also on similar IT education conventicles held in Sydney and Queensland over the last few years.

The Conventicle is open to all who wish to attend and will bring together teachers and researchers with a common interest in computing education.

Attendance at the Conventicle is free, thanks to support from the Australian Catholic University and The Learning Edge International.

All interested parties are invited to submit proposals for sessions or presentations at the 6th Melbourne Computing Education Conventicle (MCEC 2009).

We are planning an interactive and engaging event, with sessions in a variety of formats and focussed on any aspect of IT education. We are seeking proposals for people to lead or participate in (or just suggest an idea for) any of the following:
— open forum or group discussion;
— panel session;
— demonstration of a teaching tool or technique;
— presentation of a recently published or accepted conference or journal paper;
— older paper of topical interest;

All proposals submitted will be considered by the MCEC committee. The primary criteria when choosing will be the potential interest of the presentation to the audience. While it is expected that the majority of attendees will be academics from the Melbourne area, submissions are also welcome from interstate.

To submit a proposal:
1. Email a copy of your proposal to

2. Indicate any role you wish to play (e.g. member of a panel, lead a discussion, demonstrate a tool, present a paper)

2. If you wish to present a paper please provide details of the conference or journal to which your paper was accepted and the name and contact details of the person who will present the paper at MCEC.

Proposals should be submitted by Monday 28th September. Presenters will be notified by 16 October.

If you don’t submit a paper, put the 13 November in your diary, go to the website, register and come along.

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