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Heinz V. Dreher

Referee for: TO.1, TO.2, TO.3, TO.4, TO.6, TO.7, TO.8, TO.9, TO.10, TO.11, TO.12, TO.13, TO.14, TO.16, TO.17, TO.18, TO.19, TO.20, TO.21, TO.22, TO.24, TO.25, TO.27, TO.30, TO.32, TO.33
Institution: Curtin University of Technology
Address: School of Information Systems
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth 6845
Western Australia
Phone: +61 8 9266 2117
Fax: +61 8 9266 3076
Home Page: http://www2.iicm.edu/dreher

Curriculum Vitae:
Heinz Dreher is senior lecturer and research fellow in the School of Information Systems, part of the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. He has published in the educational technology and information systems domain through conferences, journals, invited talks and seminars; is currently the holder of Australian National Competitive Grant funding for a 4 year E-Learning project; is collaborating on Automated Essay Grading technology development, trial usage and evaluation; has received numerous industry grants for investigating hypertext based systems in training and business scenarios; and is an experienced and accomplished teacher, receiving awards for his work in cross-cultural awareness and course design. In 2004 he was appointed Adjunct Professor for Computer Science at TU Graz, and continues to collaborate in teaching & learning and research projects with European partners. Heinz Dreher’s research and development in the hypertext domain has centred on the empowering aspects of text & document technology since 1988. The systems he has developed provide support for educators and teachers, and document creators and users from business and government. ‘DriveSafe’, ‘Active Writing’, ‘The Effectiveness of Hypertext to Support Quality Improvement’, ‘Water Bill 1990 Hypertext Project’, ‘A Prototype Hypertext Operating Manual for LNG Plant Dehydration Unit’, Hypertextual Tender Submission - Telecom Training Programme’, were all hypertext construction and evaluation projects in industry or education. The Hypertext Research Laboratory, whose aim ‘was to facilitate the application of hypertext-based technology in academe, business and in the wider community, was founded by him in December 1989.

Main Research Interests:

  • coonceptual searching; SmartSearch
  • knowledge acquisition
  • digital libraries
  • hypermedia and hypertext
  • educational design and evaluation
  • automated essay grading
  • mobile & pervasive computing