Garry Putland - Web 2.0 and a Social Networking Platform for Australian Educators

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In this session we'll be talking with Garry Putland, the General Manager (Business Development) for, Australia's leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) agency for educators. delivers a range of web services to clients in the higher education, schools education and vocational education and training sectors. Specifically, we'll discuss the use of Web 2.0 in Australian education, and the social networking platform they've developed for Australian educators.

Garry is currently responsible for the development of new services and business opportunities for He works closely with peak bodies and national/state organisations and has extensive experience in developing services which contribute towards strategic national priorities. Garry develops, negotiates and manages alliances both nationally and internationally where it brings benefit to the Australian education and training community.

Garry was the co-writer of the ‘Emerging Technologies’ paper (2005), which explored the impact of emerging technologies in education. He has contributed to the Australian ICT in Education Committee (1999-2006), the Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG), (2004-2007) and the MCEETYA ICT in Schools Taskforce (formerly Schools Advisory group). (2000-2007) He was a reviewer for the European Commission for a pan-European national e-learning project Kaleidoscope from 2004-2008 and is a member of the international GLOBE initiative which links like agencies in Canada, Japan, the US, Europe and Australia.

Garry has been a member of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Regional Advisory Group (2007-2009) for Australia and a participant in the Global Exchange of Networks in Education (GENIE) (2004-2009)

Garry has presented as keynote speaker at the TUANZ e-learning conference (2006), NIME (Japan) International Conference (2005) and the MERLOT (US) conference (2004). Garry has spoken on learning with emerging technologies to ACODE and the Educause/ACODE Leaders Institute(2008)
Although Garry’s background is in secondary teaching he has post graduate qualifications in Information Systems and is part way through a Masters of Information Innovation.

Garrys’ Blog is at

Date: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)

Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

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Hi all,

I have provided some of the links I was going to show you today on delicious


Garry Putland
Thanks, Garry! Great to have the links.



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