Ken Eustace has worked at Charles Sturt University
from 1992-2015 and is continuing as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer
in the School of Computing and Mathematics from the
end of February 2015. He was research leader in
Learning and Teaching Technologies at Australia's
First MOO site: AussieMOO
at Charles Sturt University, ISPG and Paideia from 1994 - 2000.
was a pioneer global online education
environment used around the world in adult and teacher
education, an inspirational and innovative work by James and
Geoff Fellows. One example of its impacts was this
postgraduate study by Jean-Manuel Grob titled
Ken has published 61 papers in several international journals,
presented papers at international conferences, and has much
practical experience with Web technologies, ICT Security (WiFi
Survey 2013 in Hong Kong), Social Networking and Online
communities for business, education and aged health care. He
teaches Programming Principles (Python) and IT project-based
capstone subjects at postgraduate level. With over twenty years
experience in transnational, inter-professional and alternative
education since 1993, Ken has had continuing international ICT
teaching and consulting experiences in the Asia-Pacific region in
greater China (Changchun), Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur),
Singapore, Sri Lanka (Colombo) and in the United Kingdom (London).
In September 2013, Ken was presented with a CSU
Faculty of Business Learning & Teaching Award with
Diane Lane for Online Subject Innovation, followed by a School
of Computing & Mathematics Award for Teaching Excellence
in December 2013. In April 2014 he was presented with an Educator
of the Year Award by Web Consortium Education Foundation,
Hong Kong SAR in April 2014. Ken continues to work on developing
frameworks in cyber security by integrating the techniques of data
mining, social network analysis, visualisation and machine
learning as well as assistive technology for digital literacy
development and smart aging. His research interests are
inter-disciplinary and include these FoR codes below, as used by
 Computer-Human interaction (HCI);
 Social Informatics: Social Media,
Online communities and social networks in regional communities,
business, education and aged care.
 Web Technologies: including Web
History and Web Science;
 Mobile technologies: smart phone
applications; wireless networking; Human Factors and ICT
security (Cyber Security) and Information Assurance;
 Distributed and Grid Systems such as
Cloud computing: E-commerce and business systems technology in
rural and regional communities;
 Health Informatics (aged care,
smart aging, seniors online)
 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified:
Gamification, Multidisciplinary Frameworks, Professional
Development, Border Studies, Mobile learning,
Collaborative/Cooperative Learning & Social
Celebrating 23 years
of learning & teaching with and about the
The Internet Special Projects Group (ISPG), now a
part of CRiCS at CSU was founded by Philip Tsang, Sandy Tze, Geoff
Fellows and Ken Eustace in 1994; In May 2014 it will be 20 years
since Ken presented an ISPG paper co-authored with Geoff Fellows
and Philip Tsang titled: Mosaic/WWW
environment. at the 1st International World-Wide-Web
Conference - WWW '94, Geneva, Switzerland, May 25-27, 1994 -
paving the way for teaching and learning on the Web as it is
today, as at the time there were only 350 Web servers in the
back then we coded in HTML and saved as .html files (.htm for file
extension name length challenged operating systems) as plain
text and "Landing Pages" were "Home Pages". The
three days in Geneva were attended by 380 participants
from all over the world. The Teaching
and Learning with the Web Workshop was organised by a
team that included Daniel Schneider who managed the
workshop Website, the logo below and its archive.
Marcus Speh - Deutsches Elektronen Synchotron (DESY) and GNA
Daniel Peraya & Daniel Schneider - TECFA, School of
Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva.
Kenneth Hensarling - Honolulu Community College
One of the participant's was the alternative adult
education innovator Dr Malcolm McAfee and his paper about
Paideia as the World's First "Online University": Paideia offering Arts degrees.
The papers are archived at TECFA
an academic unit in the field of educational technology
in the School of Psychology and Education, University of Geneva.
The ISPG research program had began in 1993 with
the Web as a new learning technology, then with work on Web
interfaces to agricultural
research information, extension technology, Web 2.0
collaborative technologies, and the business opportunities of
online communities as expressed through the Silo Project
(the Online Farm Community at http://silo.csu.edu.au/) at
Sturt University in late 1995. Ken continues to work
with ISPG members, Philip, Sandy and Geoff as well as network with
other colleagues around the Asia-Pacific on the use of ICT
environments in e-learning and continuing professional
development, HCI and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).
Since 1994, teaching and research with telelearning environments
began with MOO (enCore),
Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and the
rollout of CSU Interact (Sakai and
Blackboard) as part of the wave of Web 2.0 technologies and social
networking in education. Since 2010 the use of ICT in learning and
teaching included PebblePad
for ePortfolios and Adobe Connect for live classroom action.
Current scholarly research is examining MOOC models under the
working title of "MOOC Matrix" and the use special online
classes for short courses.
Harvie, G., Eustace, K. & Burmeister, O. (2016). Assistive
Technology Devices For The Oldest Old: Maintaining Independence
For The Fourth Age.
12th IFIP TC9 12th Human Choice & Computers Conference,
7th-9th Sept 2016. Salford UK.
Harvie, G., Burmeister, O. & Eustace, K.
(2014). Bringing the Oldest-Old into the Digital Age: Overcoming
Challenges of Mobility, Literacy and Learning. 13th National
Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 24 - 25
November, Flinders University, Adelaide http://www.era.edu.au/ERA+2014.
Tsang, P. & Eustace, K. (2014). Educational
and Social Implications from a Longitudinal WiFi Security Study
(2002-2014). Proceedings of the International Conference on
Information Technologies (InfoTech 2014). September 18-19,
Eustace, K., & Burmeister, O. (2013).
Ethics and Governance of ICT-based social engagement in
institutional aged care. Paper presented at the Seventh
Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference (AiCE),
December 3, Burwood: Proceedings
Eustace, K. (2013). Building and Sustaining a
Lifelong Adult Learning Network, in A.A. Ozok and P.
Zaphiris (Eds.): OCSC/HCII 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer
Science 8029, pp. 260–268, 2013, Springer-Verlag Berlin
Eustace, K. (2011). Building an Effective
Online Learning Community: An Ethnographic Study, in R. Kwan et
al. (Eds.): ICT 2011, Communications
in Computer and Information Sciences, CCIS 177, pp.
226–242, 2011, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Tripathi, P., Ranjan, J., Pandeya, T., Eustace,
K. & Tsang, P. (2010). A Competency-Based Management System
for Academics using a PAKS-based model Expert System, In F. L.
Wang, O. Au, S. C. Kong, & F. Kling (Eds.), Hybrid learning 2.0: Broadening
horizons (pp. 1-12). Beijing: Beijing Normal
University, China 2010.
Kwan, R., White, B., Tsang, P., Kwok, P.,
Eustace, K. & White, C. (2009). IEEE 802.11 WiFi Survey
& Visualisation Experiments. Prentice Hall,
Eustace, K. (2008). Developing professional
ethics through game design and role-play with the Pirate’s code
of conduct, Proceedings of the Australian Institute of
Computer Ethics (AiCE2008), Deakin University, February
Lee, M.J.W., Eustace, K., Hay, L. &
Fellows, G. (2005). Learning to collaborate, collaboratively: An
online community building and knowledge construction approach to
teaching computer supported collaborative work at an Australian
university, Proceedings of the 2005 Association for
Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International
Convention, Orlando, FL, October 18-22.
Lee, M.J.W., Eustace, K., Fellows, G.,
Bytheway, A. & Irving, L. 2005, Using massively-multiplayer
online role-playing games to enhance collaborative learning and
teaching in the Australian high school classroom. Proceedings
of ED-MEDIA 2005 World Conference on Educational Multimedia,
Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2039-2046).
Montréal, Canada, June 27-July 2.
Henri, J., Messing, J. and Eustace, K. 2001,
Information Literacy and telelearning: a case study of teachers
use of an electronic tool. Proceedings of HCI International
2001, 5-10 August, 2001, New Orleans, USA. Vol. 2 pp 725
- 729. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Manwah New Jersey. 5-10
Eustace, K. 2001, Object-oriented conferencing
and database publishing as innovative telelearning environments
. In Book of Abstracts, WCCE2001: 7th IFIP World Conference on
Computers in Education. eds. UNI-C, Copenhagen, Denmark: pp.
235. 29. July - 3 August 2001. Refereed Conference panel
Eustace, K., Henri, J., Meloche, J., Henri, F.,
Munro, R. & Weber, W. 2001, Experimentation in telelearning
environments: 3 case studies. In D. Watson & J. Anderson
(Eds.), Networking the Learner: Computers in Education:
Proceedings of the Seventh IFIP World Conference on Computers in
Education (pp. 963-966). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer.
Eustace, K. & Hay, L. 2000, A community and
knowledge building model in computer education. In A.E. Ellis
(Ed.), Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Computing
Education (pp. 95-102). New York: ACM Press.
Eustace, K. (1999). User-Centred Design
Standards For Agricultural Research Information. Proceedings
Interfaces for the global community. Charles Sturt
University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 28 - 30
Eustace, K. (1999). Management techniques and
software quality for small-scale Web project developers. Proceedings
World Conference on the WWW and Internet. Honolulu,
Hawaii, 24-30 October, 1999.
Eustace, K. (1999). Collaborative
electronic environments (CEE) for agricultural extension and
professional workgroups. Seminar paper presented via Texas A&M University video
conference network from the Texas
Woman's University, Denton TX, 21 October, 1999.
Eustace, K. (1998). Ethnographic study of a
virtual learning community. Internet Research: Electronic
Networking Applications and Policy. Vol. 8 Number 1, pp
Rochester, M.K. and Eustace, K. (1997). A
distance independent/open learning education model for
Continuing Professional Education of Librarians. Human
Development: Competencies for the Twenty-first Century, Proceedings
of the Third International Conference on Continuing
Professional Education, The Royal School of Librarianship,
Copenhagen, Denmark, pp 1-9, 27-29 August, 1997.
Eustace, K. (1996). Paideia: the Virtual
University?. A Case Study in the Proceedings of The Virtual
University? Symposium, University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, 21-22 November, 1996. [Case
Eustace, K. (1996). Building the Virtual
Community at Paideia. Proceedings of the Inaugural
Australian National Symposium on Computer-Supported
Cooperative Work, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 30
Eustace, K. (1996). Rural
to the Internet.In Hay, L. & Henri, J. (1996).
A Meeting of the Minds: ITEC Virtual Conference Proceedings,
pp219-232, ASLA Press Belconnen, ACT..
Eustace, K. (1996). On
global grapevine: Real to Virtual and back again,CRCV
Project 4.1.1, Cooperative Links in Tertiary Education,
[Using Communication technologies in support of the teaching of
viticulture], Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture at
Wagga Wagga, April 23, 1996.
Fellows, G and Eustace, K.. (1994). Developing
First Educational Multiuser Conferencing and Dialogue Space at
AussieMOO.[Online]. Available WWW at http://farrer.csu.edu.au/aussiemoo.html,
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 21 September,
Tsang, P., Eustace, K., Fellows, G., Poon, S.
and Rochester, M., (1993). Internet: Applications, Training and
Opportunities: An academic staff perspective. Proceedings of
ASCILITE 93 Conference, U.N.E..(Northern Rivers) Lismore,
Dec 6-8, 1993.
Poon, S., Eustace K. and Fellows, G. (1993). A
Shift in Teaching Paradigm in Distance Education, AARNet
Conference, Networkshop 93, University of Melbourne, Nov
30-Dec 2, 1993.
Tsang, P. and Eustace K. (1993). Using one's
electronic signature for advertisement, Internet Business
Journal, Vol 3&4, Oct 1993. pp24-25.
Eustace K. (1989). Educational Applications
for Electronic Mail, Volumes 1-3, ISBN: 0730561054, NSW
Department of Education, Riverina Region, 1989.
Peer review of conference papers at 2009
International Conference on ICT in Teaching & Learning, Hong
Kong SAR, July 6-8. http://ict2009.ouhk.edu.hk/
Australian Library Review Vol. 13, No. 1,
February, 1996. Special Issue on World-Wide Web: Realising the
(Co-editor with Dr Maxine Rochester) Australian Library
Review Vol. 13, No. 1, February, 1996. Special Issue on
World-Wide Web: Realising the Potential.
Eustace, K & Irving, L (2006). The siege of
Rochester Castle and beyond: Integrating MORPGs into the
curriculum, 'A vision splendid, ICT: Research, pedagogy,
implementation for schools', Proceedings of Curriculum
Corporation 13th National Conference, Adelaide, August
14-15, 2006, Available workshop are Leah
Irving's presentation & Ken
"Educational MOOs as supportive online learning environments for
literature discussions: an investigation of upper primary students
participating in MOO-based literature circles" Jennie Bales
“The influence of an ITIL based service desk on users’
perceptions of the ITIL service and their use of ICT” Karen
Holt DIT candidate 2013+
"Bringing the Oldest-Old into the Digital Age: Overcoming
challenges of Mobility, Literacy and Learning" Gillian Harvie,
PhD candidate 2014+ (Health Service Research Team)
Joint research associate 1996-2003 (with Mr
Tony Dunn, Dr Alan Tunstall CSU; Dr Liz Humphreys and Elaine
Murray CSIRO; Mr John Lacy NSW Agriculture), CRC for Sustainable
Rice Production, Sub-Program 5.2 Education and Technology
Internet training workshops for Department of
School Education, NSW Teachers, 1997, Centre for Professional
Development, Charles Sturt University
Past-Member of Research Into Professional
Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) at
Border Studies associate - a global alternative
and adjacent education initiative:
"Border Studies" are focused on the borders between
the personal, knowledge, our intentions, our
organizational roles, and our actions. They include the
borders between cultures and societies and between our
common knowledge and intentions and our specialties.
Member of Farrer Centre
(Agricultural and Environmental Research)
Land, water and society: "Waterscapes" initiative,
member of Theme F: Nature and use of knowledge and information.
Member of ReCITE
(Innovation in Telelearning Environments)
project was a prototpye Web portal for encouraging farmers
to use the Internet. Local, national and international interest
was sparked and the project has now sporned many initiatives in
e-commerce and e-publishing in agriculture.