Speaker: Samuel Mann
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Samuel Mann

Otago Polytechnic
Information Technology
Forth St
9001 New Zealand

Dr Samuel Mann is Associate Professor Information Technology at Otago Polytechnic where he has worked since 1997. Sam is convenor of Sustainability in Tertiary Education in New Zealand (STENZ), a cross sector group with the vision that “In 2014, all NZ tertiary graduates will understand the principles, values, and practices of sustainability”. In 2009 Sam is the Beeby Fellow for his work in Education for Sustainability. The Beeby fellowship is a joint initiative between New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and the NZ Council of Education Research. Sam is on the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. Sam’s current research, SimPa, works with Mäori communities to retell their stories in 3D game format (teaching Mäori kids programming in the process!). Sam maintains a blog: http://computingforsustainability.wordpress.com/

Samuel will present Protecting treasures: engaging communities and recreating narratives. [Paper]