Speakers Profile - Tony Hughes

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Regional New South Wales/ACT

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He was a lead consultant in Europe for the International Development Program of Australian Universities and Colleges (IDP) and on behalf of Austrade (The Australian Trade Commission) and the IDP he gave a series of seminars on Australian education at universities in Europe and provided digital media consultancy services for Australian private and public sector educational organizations recruiting students from the European market.

He was Director of Mondolingua, the international education conference and fair in Geneva from 1993 to 1995 and developed a number of mutli-media based English language courses for Swiss television as well as audio courses for the Institut Victor Ebner in Geneva. During this time he also provided consultancy services for a number of universities and colleges. In 1995 he co-founded The Digital Education Network Ltd and started one of the Internet's earliest and most successful international digitally-driven education portals, EduFind.

He has written extensively on digital media topics and has been published in leading journals including the International Journal of Education, written an award winning online English grammar and has been a speaker at such events as the BASELT Conference (UK), The International Education Marketing Conference (Geneva), and The ARELS Conference (UK).

He has designed and delivered digital media development, communications, cross-cultural, and 'soft-skills' training programs to clients in Germany, the USA, Scotland, and England.

Since 1995 he has worked on digital media projects for e-learning and educational marketing and has provided leading organizations with consultancy regarding 'best use' of the Internet for marketing, online learning and training, delivery of courses, and online recruitment.

Apart from his role as CEO of praxMatrix, Tony is also Executive Media Director of The Digital Education Network, Senior Consultant for Digital Media, Education and Training for the AFG Venture Group, a strategic policy advisory group with offices throughout Asia, and Digital Media Consultant for the innovative Australian communications organisation, Only Human Communications.

He was a contributing writer for the 2010 edition of 'Australian Education' and will be delivering presentations on new approaches to digital media and community-based online learning to conferences in Korea, London and India in 2010 and 2011.

He will be speaking at the March 2011 'Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education' conference in Melbourne, the Regional Board Meeting of the IAYP in New Delhi in April.