2016 Learning 2gether

On the 14th August 2016 I met Vance Steven's from the Learning2gether Network who was curious as to how my dissertation was progressing.

In conjunction with the Teach And Learn Online Network (TALO) I met with Vance in Google Hangouts and discussed the progress of the PhD to date.

The recording is available on  [ Youtube - HTML ]

2015 SCIT EIS Research Showcase

In 2015 I created and presented this poster at the 2015 HDR SCIT Research Showcase at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

The poster provides a clear summary of the proposed outputs of the PhD thesis, by themes, associations and research focus. Given that my PhD has been all about people and community I found it important to reflect on where the individual is within their capacity to be a catalyst for change as the ethic generator, not simply a member of a community or geographical region bound moral overture.

There is much room for debate and learning, growing in this area for me and I welcome feedback.

2014 UC Wearables Conference

In early 2014 as a result of many discussions at the University of Canberra, INSPIRE Centre and in discussions with Jenny Millea, Bruce Arnold and Professor Robert Fitzgerald the concept of bringing people together for a wearable conference grew.

Link: http://www.inspire.edu.au/uc-wearables/

Due to personal reasons I was unable to contribute further to the Committee that was formed to oversee the growth of this important event. I hope in some way I'll have the opportunity to contribute further to the event.

"....It’s on your wrist, your ankle. It may be embedded in your jacket, your shoe, your vest or your hat. It may be under your skin. It may help you walk or talk, find your way, communicate with a friend, with your doctor, or your coach. It monitors your heart rate, the moisture on your skin, every breath you take, and every move you make. And it’s connected. And networked.

Your bodily functions are no longer only your own. Your privates are no longer private. Information about the most intimate you is transmitted in real time to – where? And to whom? And for what purpose?

The Wearable Technology Symposium will explore and expose the issues, challenges, opportunities and the applications of wearables. Participate in our Grand Experiment and become your own data. Delve into the changing concepts of privacy, freedom and the self in the age of wearable tech in health, the military and education."


2014 SCIT Research Showcase

In 2014 I composed in conjunction with Dr Ruth Mirams a showcase poster to present that the 2013 SCIT Research Showcase at the University of Wollongong as part of the output for the year for the PhD program.

This poster was presented and installed for one year in the foyer of the SCIT HDR Research unit at the University during 2014. 

2014 ElNet Australasia

Alexander Hayes is currently engaged in a number of initiatives in his role as Professional Associate at the University of Canberra, INSPIRE Centre that are revealing the manner in which digital eyeware (including Google Glass) is currently being developed, tested or deployed in a education and training context. These settings include medical, aged care, law, policing, military, national security, gaming, architecture, transport, logistics, travel, marketing, advertising, social research, retail, fashion, information technology, science fiction, the Arts, trades practices.....

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2014 La Trobe University

This open conference conducted by leigh Blackall from La Trobe University brings together Faculty members, staff, visitors and other networked contacts into an open discussion regarding the use of video in teaching, learning and assessment. I will provide an account of how I'm using Google Hangouts on Air as part of my suite of engagement tools for use in an interview context.

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2014 UAS Forum Flinders University

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), widely referred to as drones, are becoming increasingly relevant in civilian as well as military applications. UAS have been used by emergency services to help respond to and map environmental crises, to find missing people, to fight fires, and respond to traffic accidents. Their use in policing and border patrol functions is being trialled in many Western countries. Like other recent technologies (mobile phones etc), as they become cheaper and easier to use, they are likely to become much more prevalent in civilian life across a range of applications.

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2012 SISAT Research Student Colloquium

On the 11th October 2012 I attended and presented at the 2012 School of Information Systems and Technology Research Students Colloquium which was held at the City beach Function Centre in Wollongong NSW Australia, I was restricted to five slides that summarised my research PhD project.

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2010 | UOW IBSOR Research Retreat

As part of my third year PhD. work at the University of Wollongong I attended and presented at the University of Wollongong IIBSOR Research Retreat which was held at the Mercure Resort in Gerringong, NSW Australia. This was an intense peer reviewed event where I presented my research works to date.

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2012 | RNSA Sixth Workshop: Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CCTP)

Hayes, A. (2012)."Uberveillance: Where Wear & Educative Arrangement". The Sixth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security: Sousveillance and the Social Implications of Point of View Technologies in the Law Enforcement Sector, ITAMS, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CCTP), The University of Sydney, Sydney Australia, 22 February 2011, pp. 1-10.

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The Application of Location-Enabled Body-Worn Technologies In The Education Sector

This paper was written and presented by Mr Alexander Hayes at the 5th Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security on the last day of IEEE ISTAS10 held at the University of Wollongong. On the 4th day of the conference, this workshop took place on the Innovation Campus of the University of Wollongong.

Recorded by Mr Jordan Brown.

The rapid uptake of body worn, location enabled, mobile network accessible solutions for rich media creation and connection in extreme sports, military and medical sectors is now also challenging the mobile learning / distance education stereotype. The re-purposed application
of these technologies in the education & training sector is now opening up new domains for connecting learners with educators, which in turn poses substantial challenges for organisations as they grapple with the implications that this technology imbues.

This participatory research will engage a diverse array of organisational, development and community user groups from the Australian education sector in critical and investigative research of learning settings where it is critical or desirable to:

• remain hands free;
• have the ability to record evidence using rich media;
• be remotely accessed / connected to trainers and assessors in the field as a desirable service delivery attribute;
• submit data sets that accompany the 'human' connection as a validation of participation in a learning experience;
• augment existing available authenticated sources for an individuals prior learning ( experiential ) validation