Main Forum Day 1 | Monday, 29 March 2021

Time Agenda
09:00 Welcoming Speech By Forum Chairperson
Prof. Peter Thomas
Director, HaileyburyX
09:15 Keynote Address – Getting Ready For The New Normal In Education
  • An overview of the effects that COVID-19 and the lockdown has had on education in Australia
  • Towards a blended education system in Australia
  • Projections of the future of e-learning in Australia – whether or not it will continue to grow or return to before in the post-COVID-19 environment
09:45 Preparing For The Future: Rethinking The Education Delivery Model
  • How technology is changing the role of the teacher and students’ learning environment
  • How pedagogy will change due to online content delivery and learning
  • How are the experiences and lessons from lockdown will help in the formulation of future education delivery model
Associate Professor Thomas Cochrane
Associate Professor (Technology Enhanced Learning), Melbourne CSHE
University of Melbourne
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10:15 Morning Break
10:30 Interactive Roundtable Discussion: How Institutions Using Different Blended Learning Approach To Improve Students’ Learning Experience In Remote Learning During The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Roundtable A: Synchronous & Asynchronous Online Learning
  • Roundtable B: Social Learning
Prof. Peter Reimann
Professor of Education
University of Sydney
University of Sydney
  • Roundtable C: Online Collaborative Learning
  • Roundtable D: Virtual Exchange
Dr. R.V. Gundur
Lecturer in Criminology
Flinders University
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  •  Roundtable E: Immersive Online Learning
Remote Teaching And Online Learning Best Practices
11:30 Students’ Real Learning Experience From Remote: The Swinburne Experience
  • Remote learning is the “hands-on” experience in many disciplines, such as robots, automatic control, astrophysical, computational chemistry and IT
  • Remote learning can achieve the same learning outcome as face-to-face
  • Remote learning can bring education to broader students with various needs
  • What educators believe can be different from what the students can do
  • Students’ results and feedback have been positive to their learning experience.
Prof. Feng Wang
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology and Theme Leader of Center for Translational Atomaterials (CTAM)
Swinburne University of Technology
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12:00 RMIT Case Study: Teaching During COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis
  • RMIT Teaching and Learning Continuity Preparedness Plan
  • Immediate response on pandemic crisis with continuity of learning and teaching
  • Assess educational technologies that is available to be deployed
  • Adapting to new strategies and pedagogy in teaching amid remote teaching
  • Develop structures and capacity in place to deliver high-quality, engaging learning experiences for all students
  • Ensure sustainability with flexible learning and teaching embedded in practice
Prof. Linda Knight
Associate Professor, Early Childhood – Digital Media and Creative Practice
RMIT University
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12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Addressing The Challenges Of Remote Learning
  • How governments, schools and families can work together to ensure accessibility to technology for students
  • How educators and parents can collaborate to come up with a routine that will replicate a school environment at home
  • The use of project-based learning and online communications to encourage students to work and communicate with each other while studying at home
Lauren Sayer
Director of Digital Learning
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14:00 How Victoria University’s (VU) LMS Overhaul Their Digital Learning In Redefining Their Course Delivery
  • How VU is shifting away from traditional course delivery to its more focused “Block Model” of course delivery
  • How VU uses their LMS in providing their reading and contents while allowing to scrutinize a smaller yet focused class
  • Integrating videos from academics that allow students to have more options to get head start on their learning preference
  • Obtaining instant feedback on their new courses through its data compilation through its LMS
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14:30 University Of Technology Sydney (UTS) Case Study: Leveraging AI In Redefining Teaching & Learning During Remote Learning
  • How UTS developed an award winning AI-powered tool, AcaWriter to give students instant feedback to improve their writing skills
  • Using data to understand how well students are learning online and detecting learning gaps from online quizzes while shifting focus on more needed topics
  • E-Learning System that can identify struggling students for and implementing personalized teaching
  • Using machine learning to analyze students’ qualitative feedback based on topics, sentiments and suggestions which could not be analyzed before
  • Conduct mass virtual examinations with cloud-based tools that can easily integrate new online exam services
Dr. Nabin Sharma
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
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15:00 Getting The Right Blend: Why Schools Should Explore A Variety Of Solutions To Deliver Blended Learning To Students
  • LMS vs Live Streaming Online Platforms
  • Using cryptographic protocols and encryption to ensure the confidentiality and security of user data
  • Engaged certified LMS providers for better compliance for data integrity and confidentiality
Peter West
Learning Technologies Team Manager – Digital Learning Lab
15:30 Afternoon Break
15:45 Exploring The Tension Between Assessments And Accreditation In Remote / Online Learning
  • The relationship between accreditation, assessments and the potential need for invigilation
  • How the accounting academy is responding to online assessments, accreditation and invigilation
  • Key drivers affecting assessment design
Dr. Amanda White
Deputy Head – Students and Subjects
University of Technology Sydney
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16:15 How Victoria University Of Wellington Successfully Deploy Digital Assessment With 80% Positive Student Experience
Hylton Abrahams
Former Strategic Projects Manager
Victoria University of Wellington
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16:45 Closing Remarks By Forum Chairperson



Main Forum Day 2 | Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Time Agenda
09:00 Welcoming Speech By Forum Chairperson
Prof. Peter Thomas
Director, HaileyburyX
Lauren Sayer
Director of Digital Learning
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09:15 Synchronous vs Asynchronous Online Learning: Combining The Best Of Both Worlds
  • What are the various advantages and disadvantages of synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • How educators can determine which model is best suited for their target audience
  • How educators can merge the both synchronous and asynchronous techniques into their teaching tools and methodologies
Using Data And Analytics To Improve Online Teaching
09:45 Driven By Data: The Use Of Analytics In Education
  • The different types of technologies and data analytics methodologies that can be adopted to carry out learning analytics
  • The limits of learning analytics and how they can be addressed
Catherine Zhao
Lead, Learning Quality Assurance
NSW Department of Education
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10:15 Morning Break
10:30 Flinders University Case Study: How Flinders University Is Using Learning Analytics To Measure Effectiveness Of Its Flipped Classroom
  • Using learning analytics to analyze students LMS engagement and their final topic grade when traditional classes replaced with flipped classroom
  • How Flinders University uses learning analytics to identify concepts that students appear to be struggling with
  • Lecturers can adopt different teaching approaches based on the identified problem areas and uses analytics to compare the merits of each approach
  • How such methods can be applied to all levels of education and not just at the tertiary level
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11:00 The Changing Face Of Technology Enhanced Learning
Professor Michael Sankey
President of the Australian Council on Open, Distance and eLearning (ACODE)
Adjunct Professor Griffith University
Immersive Education In The New Normal
11:30 Teaching In The New Reality: Using AR And VR To Enhance Learning
  • How educators can ensure that the use of AR/VR does not penalize students who do not have access to the technology
  • What educators can do to properly ascertain the educational potential of AR/VR applications
  • Understanding the limits of AR/VR and the importance of blending it with traditional teaching methods
Alex Borlenghi
Head of Digital Learning
Luther College
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12:00 Get Immersed: How Swinburne University Adopting XR Continue To Deliver Interactive & Immersive Education Online During Ongoing COVID-19
  • Creating an immersive learning experience for students while learning remotely
  • Scaling XR in both online and classroom learning activities
  • How gamified nature makes learning for students more engaging and fun
Dr. Ambarish Kulkarni
Senior Lecturer-Computer Aided Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology
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12:30 Lunch Break
Leveraging Cloud Computing, Chatbots And Gamification For Online Learning
13:30 How SP Jain School Of Global Management Is Leveraging Its Engaged Learning Online (ELO) Studios Though The Pandemic Across Multiple Campuses, Geographies And Time Zones
  • Features of SP Jain School of Global Management’s customized Synchronous Online Learning Platform – ELO
  • How SP Jain leveraged the platform to deliver the most engaging classes to UG, PG & EMBA students across the globe?
  • How SP Jain’s ELO platform is different from the standard conferencing platforms available in the market.
  • What do students and faculty think about learning through this platform compared with standard conferencing platforms.
Prof. Dinakar Bhotta
Assistant Professor – IT, Finance & Entrepreneurship
SP Jain School of Global Management
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14:00 How UNSW Integrates Chatbot Technology In Creating Learning Communities Supporting Social Learning For Their Students
  • How UNSW uses open-sourced QBot to ensure students’ enquiries are attended by the right tutor
  • How QBot “learn” and build a knowledge database from tutors’ response to be the next teacher assistant
  • How QBot connects students and teachers in promoting engagement, inclusion and learning
Dr. David Kellermann
Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
14:30 Community, Co-Creation, Choice: Playing With(in) The Roles Of Teachers And Students
  • What the latest developments in social media and games can teach us about engaging students
  • How to convey ‘authentic’ teacher performances in digital spaces and across different platforms
  • Key considerations in selecting and implementing gamification models for student learning
Dr. Adam Brown
Senior Lecturer, Digital Media
Deakin University
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15:00 Afternoon Break
Education Continuity Planning: Moving Back From Online To Physical Teaching
15:15 The New Normal – Getting Ready For The Post Pandemic Reality In Schools
  • How schools and teachers work with parents to prepare children for the resumption of school and new SOPs
  • What are schools doing to introduce or implement digital or e-learning solutions to their classroom modules
  • The lessons that schools and other educational institutions have learnt from the pandemic in terms of continuity planning and management
Prof. Shelley Kinash
Director, Advancement of Learning & Teaching
University of Southern Queensland
15:45 Educational Continuity Planning: Transitioning From Online Back To Face-To-Face Learning
  • Laying out plans on prioritization of in-person instruction to return to campus while remote learning remains
  • How to re-focus learners and assure students be prepared in traditional learning format and how to adapt to the new normal of blended approach
  • Preparation for teachers’ workload to adjust back to face-to-face teaching option
  • Gather feedbacks from teachers and students to evaluate on how to design a sustainable online learning-classroom learning model
Dr. Joseph Crawford

Lecturer of Learning & Teaching
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania
Dr. Jürgen Rudolph

Head of Research & Senior Lecturer
Kaplan Singapore
16:15 Panel Discussion: Where We Go From Here In Transforming Into An Integrated Digital And Virtual Campus?
  • Does COVID-19 pandemic and the paradigm shift of educational expectations have redefined the function of an educator?
  • How education institutions could maximize technology support to be future-ready in this new education reform?
  • The promise and challenges of virtual campus
Panel Moderator:
Prof. Peter Thomas
Director, HaileyburyX
Professor Michael Sankey
President of the Australian Council on Open, Distance and eLearning (ACODE)
Adjunct Professor Griffith University
17:00 Closing Remarks By Forum Chairperson



Post-Forum Virtual Tour & Masterclass | Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Virtual Tour
Enhancing The Remote Learning Experience With SP Jain School Of Global Management’s Engaged Learning Online (ELO) Studio
10:00am – 12:00pm
Masterclass A With remote learning looking set to become the new norm in education in the post-pandemic era, the challenge of keeping students engaged outside of classroom settings is rapidly gaining prominence. Research has found that students are 25% more likely to multitask on non-study related activities in online courses, which in turn harms retention – even performing a second cognitive task while studying can reduce recall by 33%. This virtual tour will bring you to immerse yourself to SP Jain School of Global Management and explore its new comprehensive technology initiative – Engaged Learning Online (ELO) which leverage on blended learning strategy to design an engaging and personalized learning experience for students during remote learning environment. You will get hands-on experience in using the ELO platform before you are being guided to visit the classroom virtually.
Creating Personalized Teaching And Learning With Learning Analytics
1:00pm – 3.30pm
Masterclass B One of the biggest challenges among educators is that everyone learns at different paces; as learning gaps between students grow, the learning experience suffers. Personalized learning is crucial to ensure each student gains optimal knowledge retention with the right level of learning at the right time. This virtual masterclass will deep-dive into how to translate data gathered from classes into effective learning outcomes. You will learn how to use analytics to illuminate potential issues, streamline inefficiencies and ensure every student can learn at their own pace.
Space In Each Virtual Tour & Masterclass Is Limited, Registrations Will Be Available On First Come, First Reserved Basis