Organising Committee, e-Learning Symposium: The Knowledge Design Forum, RMIT Globalism Institute

  • Prof. Mary Kalantzis
  • Prof. Bill Cope
  • Prof. Nicola Yelland
  • Dr Helen Smith
  • Dr Peter Burrows
  • Dr Daria Loi
  • Gus Gollings
  • Liam Magee
  • Keiju Suominen
  • Rachael Dunstan

Advisory Board for the International Conference on Learning and the International Journal of Learning

  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; Director, Common Ground.
  • Mario Bello, University of Science, Technology and Environment, Cuba.
  • Miguel A. Pereyra, University of Granada, Spain.
  • José-Luis Ortega, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Daniel Madrid Fernandez, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Francisco Fernandez Palomares, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Ernest O’Neil, Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Robert Devillar, Kennesaw State University, USA.
  • Pascal Brown, Unitec New Zealand, New Zealand.
  • Melinda Dooly, Universitat Autònoma De Barcelona, Spain.
  • Milagros Mateu, NASA, USA.


  • The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies. For further information, visit our website, or contact us by email.

  • Knowledge Design Forum

    The Knowledge Design Forum, led by Professor Mary Kalantzis, is a research grouping within the Globalism Institute at RMIT. Its focal point is four Australian Research Council (ARC) projects, as well an ongoing evaluation of the Microsoft Partners-in-Learning program:
    • Pedagogies for e-learning: A Critical Analysis of Strategies for Effective Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Teaching and Learning: ARC Discovery project;
    • Literacy Teaching in the Changing Communications Environment: Reading and Writing Multimodal and Digital Texts: ARC Discovery project;
    • Learning by Design: Creating pedagogical frameworks for knowledge building in the 21st century: ARC Linkage project in partnership with the Department of Education, Victoria; Department of Education, ACT; Education Queensland; and Common Ground Publishing.
    • Towards the ‘Semantic Web’: Standards and Interoperability across Document Management and Publishing Supply Chains; ARC Linkage Project, in partnership with Fuji-Xerox and Common Ground Publishing.
    • Microsoft Partners-in-Learning: Evaluation Project.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground

  • RMIT University