The ACCE is the national professional body for those involved in the use of information and communications technology in education. This includes educators who teach computing / information technology subjects as well as all educators who strive to improve student learning outcomes through the powerful use of ICT.
ACCE strives to encourage and maintain a level of excellence in this field of endeavour throughout Australia. Each state and territory has an independent association (or Computers in Education Group - CEG) which advances the professional development of its members in the use of learning technologies in education.
The ACCE Board consists of representatives from the state and territory CEGs and the Australian Computer Society. It publishes the journal Australian Educational Computing and authorises the Australian Computers in Education Conferences (ACEC). It is affiliated with the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) and the Technology Education Federation of Australia (TEFA).
The purposes of the association are to:
- establish and maintain a national professional association representing the users of learning technology in education in Australia.
- establish, maintain and provide a representative national voice for member associations.
- provide a common forum for member associations.
- cooperate and / or liaise with relevant organisations at local, state, national and international levels.
- faciliate and provide mechanisms for the dissemination of information in relation to learning technology.
- provide support for member associations.
- organise and conduct conferences, seminars and or other programs.
- organise and / or publish publications with a national focus.
- increase community awareness of learning technology.
Actions supporting these goals are:
- Development of the national journal Australian Educational Computing.
- Development of the national conference Australian Computers in Education Conference.
- Position statements on national issues.
- Participation in national strategic projects.
- Provision of internet based tools for CEGs to use.
The eight state / territory member associations of ACCE are:
- CEGACT Computer Education Group of Australian Capital Territory
- CEGSA Computers in Education Group of South Australia
- ECAWA Educational Computing Association of Western Australia
- ICTEV ICT in Education Victoria
- ITEANT Information Technology Educators Association of Northern Territory
- ICTENSW ICT Educators of NSW
- QSITE Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education
- TASITE Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education.
Australian Educational Computing
Australian Educational Computing is the journal of the Australian Council for Computers in Education and is formally published twice a year however individual articles are made available immediately after peer review.