Dr Therese Keane – Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne RoboCats)
Therese is a member of the ACS ICT Educators Board and a Committee Member on the DLTV. She has presented numerous seminars and workshops for teachers involved in the teaching of IT. Therese has written 13 textbooks in all units of VCE Information Technology/Computing since 1996 and has worked with the VCAA in the development of the VCE IT Study Design and various roles associated with VCE assessment over the past 20 years. Therese has developed two courses at Swinburne; The Graduate Certificate of Educational Technologies (2011), and the Master of Teaching – Secondary(2015). She currently is the Course Convener for the Secondary Education – Bachelor and Masters Degrees. Therese is also involved in the provision of professional development to ICT teachers, the delivery of workshops to secondary students and research into the use of technology (1:1 Programs, BYOD, screen casts), gender inequalities in computing, robotics in education and computers in schools for teaching and learning purposes. Therese runs humanoid robot (NAO) workshops for primary and secondary school students during the school holidays and is also involved with the FIRST LEGO League, as she is the Tournament Director for Victoria. In 2014, Therese was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Engagement and in 2015, the DLTV’s award for Outstanding Leadership.