Agenda

DAY 1 | 17 JULY 2018

Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Director  
09:05 – 09:15

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 1 Key Sessions

 
 09:15 – 09:45

Up-Skilling Australia and  New Zealand  for Innovative Disruption: Preparing for New Learning and Working Futures

  • Charting the future direction of Australia’s education sector, in response to continuing industry innovative disruptions. NZ’s new chapter in education.
  • Mapping Digital Transformation in key industries and public services in ANZ
  • How is Australia effectively responding to the challenge of new industry demand and the quest for deep skills?
Andrew-Fletcher-112x128 Speakers:

Senior Management
Australia Industry Group

Cathy Tomkins
Principal, Mercer Learning Delivery Leader
Mercer

Andrew Fletcher
Learning Commercial Leader, Pacific Career Principal, Consulting
Mercer

09:45 – 10:15 Re-designing Blended Learning for Digital & Workplace Transformation

  • Challenges in aligning academic strategies with new industry needs
  • Future impact of digital transformation & industry disruption: What can lead to the relegation of existing/outdated education & learning technologies and can you avoid it?
  • Designing appropriate learning space to optimize new blended pedagogies
Danny-Munnerley-112x128 Speaker: 

Danny Munnerley
Head, Learning Environments and Innovation
Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement
James Cook University

10:15 – 10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 – 11:00 Symposium: Industry-driven Blended Learning Transformation: Through an Employer’s “Skills Lens”

  • Balancing academic and corporate risks in a disruptive future
  • How to empower existing academic institutions: Technological and Corporate guidance needed
  • The Employer’s “Skills Lens”
  • Deep Learning, Problem Solving Functional skills in a digital, automated workplace
  • “Navigating the Uncanny Valley”: working with, not using, robots – a case in point
Practical Approaches to Online Learning that Produce Employable Graduates and Satisfied Employers
Shelley-Kinash-112x128 Speaker:

Professor Shelley Kinash
Director, Advancement of Learning & Teaching
Academic Division
University of Southern Queensland

11:00 – 11:30 Blended Learning Acceleration at University of Western Australia: How Blended Learning Has been Adopted, Supported and Improved at UWA?
Phil-Hancock-112x128 Speaker:

Professor Phil Hancock
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
UWA Business School, University of Western Australia

11:30 – 12:00 Cloud-First Learning Design: Service design meets learning design for a digital future – Deakin’s experience in the world’s first degrees on the Futurelearn project and the current CloudFirst redesign project.
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Speaker:

Dr Marcus O’Donnell
Associate Professor & Director, Digital Learning
Deakin University

12:00 – 12.20 Project Showcase
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 – 14:00 Immersive Analytics in Monash University: Interactive Data Analysis Using the Surfaces and Spaces Around Us

  • Removing barriers between people, their data, and the tools they use for analysis
  • Supporting data understanding and decision making everywhere and by everyone
  • Going beyond the use of immersive virtual environment technologies, data physicalisation, natural interfaces or responsive analytic
  • Updates on the ongoing Immersive Analytics research at Monash University and elsewhere in this now global initiative
Tim-Dwyer-112x128 Speaker: 

A/Prof Tim Dwyer
Associate Dean of External Engagement,
Monash University
Founding Member
Monash Adaptive Visualisation Lab

14:00 – 14:30 Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Case Study: How AI and Analytics Can Improve Students’ Learning Pathways

  • “Your Learning” – IBM Watson’s AI Platform, a world-class AI innovative platform instrumental in the transformation of continuous learning journey through digital
  • How the experience of a world’s tech leader can be useful to your students’ learning experience
Lorraine-Farah-112x128
Megan-Reed-112x128
Speakers: 

Lorraine Farah
Global Learning Delivery and Relationship Executive
IBM Learning

Megan Reed
Learning and Development Leader, Asia Pacific
IBM

14:30 – 15:00 Preparing Educators for Blended Pedagogies, Addressing Issues on Talent Management and Succession Planning for Higher Education Educators for 21st Century Tertiary Education
Romy-Lawson-112x128 Speaker: 

Professor Romy Lawson
Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education
Murdoch University

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking  
15:30 – 16:00 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtables  
Improving Student Agency with Blended Learning – Establishing Teamwork in a Digital/Blended Learning Space

  • The use of Wikis as a tool to encourage and capture the interactions of teams in a first year accounting course allowing for students to begin to develop and then be assessed on the ability to work effectively as a team. Delivered both on-campus with blended learning approach using workshops and in a fully online environment.
Scott-Copeland-112x128 Speaker:

Scott Copeland
Senior Lecturer
School of Commerce
UniSA Business School

Curriculum Design for 2020 and Beyond: Where Do You Find Good Learning Design Courses?

  • Curriculum Mapping, Scaffolding student learning, Employing Agile Methods to create interactive and dynamic learning scenarios, Designing curriculum and learning experiences for modern learning
  • Case Studies:
  1. Using the Understanding by Design (UbD) Framework® to create more rigorous and engaging curricula
  2. Using an online tool for curriculum design and analysis
  3. Designing a modern curriculum that is mapped backwards from long term disciplinary and trans-disciplinary impacts.
Janelle-McGann-112x128 Speaker:

Janelle McGann
Education & Learning Consultant
Leading Learning Consultancy

Latest in Curriculum Development at the University of Sydney: A Case Study
Brian-Bailey-112x128 Speaker:

Brian Bailey
Technology Innovation Manager
Teaching and Technology Innovation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Sydney

Measurement of Student Engagement Outcome, Its Reliability & Validity
How to Achieve Positive Student Engagement Outcome: Strategy to Enhance Student Motivation
16:00 – 16:30 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtables  
How Colleges, Polys, VET Educational Institutes Partner with Industries for Higher Quality Blended Learning Delivery

Case Study: Gordon Tafe’s Experience in Meeting Emerging Digital Expectations & Innovation Disruptions for Industry and Workforce Training

John-Flett-112x128 Speaker:

Dr John Flett
Head of Educational Development/Head of Innovation and Strategy
Gordon Institute of TAFE, Australia

Digital Learning in Action in the School Sector: Beyond the Rhetoric and into the Practical

Digital Learning with Fun, in the K-6 Sector

Digital Campus in Action: Case Study of Griffith Online – Why Continuous Improvement Is Needed and the Way Forward
Nick-Barter-112x128 Speaker:

Prof. Nick Barter
Academic Director, Griffith Online
Griffith University 

Digital Learning in the Corporate Universities/Training Sector
16:30 – 17:00 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtables  
Flipped Classroom Best Practice and Exemplars: The impact of flipped-classroom experience on students’ learning outcomes – Transforming blended learning with Google and Youtube, the Global Flipped Classroom experience at Curtin University
Lionel-Skinner-112x128 Speaker:

Lionel Skinner
Associate Lecturer
Faculty of Business and Law. School, School of Management
Curtin University

  Evidence-based Online Learning or Lack thereof. Successful examples of Online Learning and Learning from Past Failures: The interplay of pre-class and in-class activities in learning experience

Rethinking teaching approach and shredding the cognitive load: Choosing appropriate learning activities

Building Patterns of Success for Marginal Students Through Immersion of Digital Content, Tools and Experiences

17:00 – 17:05 End of Day One
17:05 Champagne Networking Session With Top Educators
Champagne-Networking-Session Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

DAY 2 | 18 JULY 2018

Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:05

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 2 Key Sessions

 
09:05 – 09:50

Designing the Next Generation Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Evaluating and planning resource and technical needs of tertiary institutions in alignment with their academic strategy
  • Resource planning and cost controlling
  • Preparing faculty members for the new wave of education technologies
  • Challenges educators face when using LMS
  • LMS for children: Deepening engagement with children to improve educational outcomes
  • Forecasting needs and developing IT infrastructures to support current and future teaching and learning requirements
  • Building a LMS that can evolve with your institution needs
  • What is a Next Generation LMS?
Case Study of LMS at Oxley College, NSW

  • Using Canvas LMS, Learningfield digital texts and a range of video technologies to allow student to work above stage or to support students with learning difficulties
  • Analysing student language via video work samples and feedback
Speaker:

Bronwyn Tregenza
Teacher Accreditation Leader
Rites of Passage and Ignite 11 Coordinator
Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Oxley College, NSW

Case Study of LMS in the University of Sydney: The implementation of their new LMS
Adam-Bridgeman-112x128 Speaker:

Adam Bridgeman 
Director, Educational Innovation
2015 Australian National Learning and Teaching Fellow
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Portfolio
The University of Sydney

09:50 – 10:15 How to Design for  an Individualized Learning Experience

  • Building an adaptive teaching system and strategy to match student learning progress
  • Redesigning the learning environment to maximize knowledge internalization
  • Determining assessment and feedback frequency to improve learning outcome
  • Special Case Study: The Student with Special Needs
10:15 – 10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 – 11:00 Strategic Blended Learning, using a Cloud-Based Approach at UNSW – eMentoring a Community of Early Career Researchers to Support and Enable Undergraduate Research Integrated Learning and Professional Skills Development using Authentic Assessment at UNSW Sydney
Patsie-Polly-112x128 Speaker:

Assoc. Prof. Patsie Polly
Scientia Education Fellow
Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

University of New South Wales, Sydney

11:00 – 11:30 Knowing the Immediate and Longer Term Indicators of an Effective Online Learning Culture – ‘Digital Inclusion From Chalk to eEducation’

  • Development of MOOC education and the impact it has reaching to those who may not otherwise be able to access education
  • The experience and need for teachers to develop new approaches and skills in a digitally enabled learning environment
  • Digital inclusion, diversity, pedagogy, learner experience and online teacher skilling/best practice
Rod-Dilnutt-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Rod Dilnutt
Industry Fellow
University of Melbourne
Consultant
William Bethwey & Associates

11:30 – 12:00 The Benefits of Micro-Credentials and Open Badges to Learners, Employers and Institutions
Darien-Rossiter-112x128

Speaker:

Dr Darien Rossiter
Principal Advisor to Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education
RMIT University

12:00 – 12.20 Project Showcase
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch & Networking  
13:20 – 13:45 Changing Teaching Delivery Methods for Indigenous, Remote and Non Native English Foreign Students –  Case Study at Manning Valley Anglican College, NSW

  • How a small regional school in a low socio economic area builds student capacity in the desired skills of future employers such as creativity, collaboration, adaptability and problem-solving skills
  • The Fuse Program – a cross curricular program encompassing the core area of Maths, English and Science that incorporates technology
  • Report on the program covering:
    • Concept inception – enhancing traditional education with a fused learning platform that engages and educates our future
    • Selling it – the pro’s and pitfalls in the evolution of a proactive learning community
    • Planning Process – Building capacity in staff and utilising expertise
    • Technology – Using digital learning to engage and upskill students
    • Careful Creativity – Resourcing in a regional and budget conscious environment
    • Purposeful data – Measurement and evidence of a continuum of student engagement and improved outcomes
    • Where to from here? – Adapting a growth mindset that will ensure sustainability
Speaker: 

Therese Lloyd
Director of Teaching & Learning
Manning Valley Anglican College, NSW

13:45 – 14:50 The Innovative and Strategic Use of  Learning Analytics to improve Blended Teaching and Learning in the K-12 space – The experience of Seymour College

  • How a K-12 school employs a learning platform to facilitate blended teaching and learning
  • How data-driven decision making and analytics enable greater agility in the K-12 space
  • How schools can become innovative, responsive and adaptable 21C learning environment
  • Keystones and milestone to successful change management in K-12 schools
Speaker: 

Jodi Gordon
Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation
Seymour College

14:50 – 18:00 Blended Learning Innovations at Victoria University Site Tour  
With technological advances made over the last two decades, students are no longer limited to learning in traditional classroom environments. Discover how Victoria University is utilizing technology to deliver student centric learning outcomes, including development of its high tech digital campuses that combines the institution’s  next generation learning management system with learning analytics to improve blended learning delivery and drive student engagement, retention and creativity.
18:00 End of Day Two
Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:15

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 3 Key Sessions

 
09:15 – 09:45

VR/AR & Design Thinking As New Immersive Learning Tools: How AR/VR is Changing the Way Students Learn – Designing great AR/VR/MR Learning Environments

  • What is the right device to use for immersive learning and why?
  • How does collaboration work in augmented and virtual spaces?
  • What are the benefits of using AR and VR for LMS and where is the data to back it up?
  • How could AR and VR change the landscape of modern education?
  • Case Studies and examples of AR/VR achieving incredible results
Speaker:

David Francis
Managing Director & Renowned VR Expert
Virtual Method

09:45 – 10:15 Practical Applications of AR/VR Technology to Maximise Experiential Learning

  • Using AR/VR/MR in experiential training in the schools, health educational institutions and training for space/aerospace
Liam-McGuire-112x128 Speaker:

Liam McGuire
Executive Director
Opaque Media Group

10:15 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 The Immersive/AR Learning Laboratory – Using the Latest VR Technology to Transform the Learning Experience in Deakin University
11:30 – 12:00 Augmented Reality in Education – The Immersive Experience at Wesley College: AR and VR on a shoestring budget – Utilising phone and tablet technology in the classroom

  • Virtual and augmented realities are becoming more prevalent
  • Convincing a school to invest in VR and AR hardware is challenging
  • Explore the use of phones and tablets to produce virtual and augmented reality experiences for students to both consume and produce information
Dan-Davies-112x128

Speaker:

Dan Davies
Assistant Head of Residences
Wesley College Melbourne

12:00 – 12.50 How to Effectively Use 3D Printed Tools and Robotics to Teach Distant Students / When AI & AR Intersect in Education
Speaker:

3D Printing Expert
Swinburne University of Technology

Drones in Education
Speaker:

Jack Clarke
Head of Curriculum, Aerospace
Aviation High School

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking  
14:00 – 18:00 Top Augmented and Virtual Reality Immersive Learning Lab Site Tour  
Tour to Monash University and view its use of Augmented and Virtual Reality to improve learning outcomes at its Adaptive Visualisation Lab. In addition, visit an educational facility where robots are used to help improve creative learning.
18:00 End of Day Three

 

 

Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:05

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 4 Key Sessions

 
09:05 – 09:35

Next Generation Learning Spaces: How to integrate innovation culture into learning spaces and pedagogical approaches to physically and mentally support students to be resilient, global citizens who can collaborate across disciplines on complex, real-world problems – Case Study of Design Factory Melbourne

Christine-Thong-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Christine Thong
Associate Professor/ Academic Director/ International Program Lead, Design Factory Melbourne, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology

09:35 – 10:05 Re-Designing Digital Infrastructure to Integrate Student Learning and Engagement

  • Utilising Recommender Systems to Provide Personalised Content and Learning Support at Scale
  • Student-facing Learning Platform: RiPPLE (Recommendation in Personalised Peer Learning Environments)
  • Course Development Framework Linking Learning Design and Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces
Hassan-Khosravi-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Hassan Khosravi
Senior Lecturer in Learning Analytics
Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation and School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland

10:05 – 10:35 Applying Design Thinking to Innovate Learning Spaces and Pedagogies that Work for Students

  • Evidence Based Design
  • Using Research as a tool for designing spaces
  • Transitioning to a modern/future-focused learning environment

Case Studies:

  1. Skapaskolan-Sweden
  2. Glomstaskolan
  3. Webster Grove, St. Louis
  4. Carlingford Public School
Peter-C.-Lippman-112x128 Speaker:

Peter C. Lippman
M. Phil; Assoc. AIA, REFP
Educational Facility Planner, Researcher, Educator, School Designer
Places Created for Learning: We Bring Your Schools to Life

10:35 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 The Turn of Data Science brought into Physical/Hybrid Learning Spaces: Blended Learning Analytics

  • The potential of a new metaphor for bringing Learning Analytics into blended/hybrid learning spaces that we call Classroom Translucence
  • A translucent classroom or learning space would be one where activity traces of online and in-the-classroom learning can enhance awareness of teaching and learning practices
  • Similar to how translucent surfaces are used in architecture, a translucent system would facilitate awareness while ensuring privacy and restricting the use of data for particular situations
  • Showcasing a series of current and past developments aimed at making teamwork and classroom activity more visible based on this metaphor
Dr-Roberto-Martinez-Maldonado-112x128

Speaker:

Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado
Data Visualisation Lecturer & Researcher
Connected Intelligence Centre
University of Technology Sydney

11:30 – 12:00 Re-designing Physical Learning Spaces to improve Students’ Health and Engagement: Promoting the environmental and health benefits to students in Physical Learning Spaces that entail ‘biophilic’ design and natural materials like wood

Recent surveys show how the use of natural materials like wood in campus and classroom design can improve health and wellbeing and reduce stress (e.g. lower heart rate and blood pressure) which can be particularly beneficial in learning environments

David-Rowland-112x128

Speaker:

David Rowland
Manager, Make It Wood Again Campaign
Planet Ark
Director
Living Future Institute of Australia

Case Study of the Reconstruction of “Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, Nsw” Classrooms Using Timber with Intended Health Benefits to Students and Their Learning Engagement 

Recent surveys show how the use of natural materials like wood in campus and classroom design can improve health and wellbeing and reduce stress (e.g. lower heart rate and blood pressure) which can be particularly beneficial in learning environments

Knut-Menden-112x128 Speaker:

Knut Menden
Architect
BVN Architects

12:00 – 12.30 School Design and Learning Space Building in Enhancing Student Engagement & Learning Experience: The Victoria Experience
Speaker:

Christine Newington
Program Manager
Victorian School Building Authority
Department of Education and Training, Victoria

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking  
14:00 – 18:00 Next Generation Learning Spaces and Digital Campus at Design Factory Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology Site Tour  
Discover the learning behaviours of next generation and how to improvise learning spaces and building smart learning spaces to improve students’ engagement and creativity. In this site tour you will also see how pedagogy and technology are aligned with the spaces effectively and understand how to apply spaces design, furniture, lighting and technologies innovatively to enrich learning experiences. Hear best-in-class practices from Design Factory Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology on designing and redesigning the learning spaces.
18:00 End of Day Four

DAY 1 | 23 JULY 2018

Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Director  
09:05 – 09:15

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 1 Key Sessions

 
 09:15 – 09:45

Up-Skilling Australia and  New Zealand  for Innovative Disruption: Preparing for New Learning and Working Futures

  • Charting the future direction of Australia’s education sector, in response to continuing industry innovative disruptions. NZ’s new chapter in education.
  • Mapping Digital Transformation in key industries and public services in ANZ
  • How is Australia effectively responding to the challenge of new industry demand and the quest for deep skills?
Andrew-Fletcher-112x128 Speakers:

Senior Management
Australia Industry Group

Cathy Tomkins
Principal, Mercer Learning Delivery Leader
Mercer

Andrew Fletcher
Learning Commercial Leader, Pacific Career Principal, Consulting
Mercer

09:45 – 10:15 Re-designing Blended Learning for Digital & Workplace Transformation

  • Challenges in aligning academic strategies with new industry needs
  • Future impact of digital transformation & industry disruption: What can lead to the relegation of existing/outdated education & learning technologies and can you avoid it?
  • Designing appropriate learning space to optimize new blended pedagogies
Danny-Munnerley-112x128 Speaker: 

Danny Munnerley
Head, Learning Environments and Innovation
Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement 
James Cook University

10:15 – 10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 – 11:00 Symposium: Industry-driven Blended Learning Transformation: Through an Employer’s “Skills Lens”

  • Balancing academic and corporate risks in a disruptive future
  • How to empower existing academic institutions: Technological and Corporate guidance needed
  • The Employer’s “Skills Lens”
  • Deep Learning, Problem Solving Functional skills in a digital, automated workplace
  • “Navigating the Uncanny Valley”: working with, not using, robots – a case in point
Practical Approaches to Online Learning that Produce Employable Graduates and Satisfied Employers
Shelley-Kinash-112x128 Speaker:

Professor Shelley Kinash
Director, Advancement of Learning & Teaching
Academic Division 
University of Southern Queensland

11:00 – 11:30 Blended Learning Acceleration at University of Western Australia: How Blended Learning Has been Adopted, Supported and Improved at UWA?
Phil-Hancock-112x128 Speaker:

Professor Phil Hancock
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
UWA Business School, University of Western Australia

11:30 – 12:00 Case Study: Victoria’s new and exciting block mode teaching and how blended learning and technology is used to deliver a highly engaging learning experience in block mode. The gamification of education, how positive psychology can be embedded in e-learning through game design to enhance student engagement
Thinh-Nguyen-112x128

Speaker:

Assoc Prof Thinh Nguyen
Head of VU Academy
Victoria University

12:00 – 12.20 Project Showcase
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 – 14:00 Partnering with industry to drive strategic development and campus expansion, bringing industry, the community and education together in meaningful collaboration
Speaker: 

Denise Kirkpatrick
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Academic)
Western Sydney University

14:00 – 14:30 Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Case Study: How AI and Analytics Can Improve Students’ Learning Pathways

  • “Your Learning” – IBM Watson’s AI Platform, a world-class AI innovative platform instrumental in the transformation of continuous learning journey through digital
  • How the experience of a world’s tech leader can be useful to your students’ learning experience
Lorraine-Farah-112x128

Megan-Reed-112x128

Speakers: 

Lorraine Farah
Global Learning Delivery and Relationship Executive
IBM Learning

Megan Reed
Learning and Development Leader, Asia Pacific
IBM

14:30 – 15:00 Preparing Educators for Blended Pedagogies, Addressing Issues on Talent Management and Succession Planning for Higher Education Educators for 21st Century Tertiary Education
Romy-Lawson-112x128 Speaker: 

Professor Romy Lawson
Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education
Murdoch University

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking  
15:30 – 16:00 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtables  
Improving Student Agency with Blended Learning – Establishing Teamwork in a Digital/Blended Learning Space

  • The use of Wikis as a tool to encourage and capture the interactions of teams in a first year accounting course allowing for students to begin to develop and then be assessed on the ability to work effectively as a team. Delivered both on-campus with blended learning approach using workshops and in a fully online environment.
Scott-Copeland-112x128 Speaker:

Scott Copeland 
Senior Lecturer
School of Commerce 
UniSA Business School

Curriculum Design for 2020 and Beyond: Where Do You Find Good Learning Design Courses?

  • Curriculum Mapping, Scaffolding student learning, Employing Agile Methods to create interactive and dynamic learning scenarios, Designing curriculum and learning experiences for modern learning
  • Case Studies:
  1. Using the Understanding by Design (UbD) Framework® to create more rigorous and engaging curricula
  2. Using an online tool for curriculum design and analysis
  3. Designing a modern curriculum that is mapped backwards from long term disciplinary and trans-disciplinary impacts.
Janelle-McGann-112x128 Speaker:

Janelle McGann
Education & Learning Consultant
Leading Learning Consultancy

Latest in Curriculum Development at the University of Sydney: A Case Study

  • Background on the consolidation process of University of Sydney from 16 faculties into 6 by 2018
  • Transformation scope from curriculum to the whole learning experience, across the university
  • Finding the right balance of pedagogy and technology
Brian-Bailey-112x128 Speaker:

Brian Bailey 
Technology Innovation Manager 
Teaching and Technology Innovation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Sydney

Measurement of Student Engagement Outcome, Its Reliability & Validity
How to Achieve Positive Student Engagement Outcome: Strategy to Enhance Student Motivation
16:00 – 16:30 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtables  
How Colleges, Polys, VET Educational Institutes Partner with Industries for Higher Quality Blended Learning Delivery

Case Study: Real-Life E-Learning in Construction – The Trade School in Your Pocket

  • How Australian start-ups are transforming VET in the Building Industry
  • Using blended learning for on-site apprenticeship training
  • Real-life case studies in flipping the construction classroom
  • Pop-up campuses on construction site
Speaker:

Daniel Wurm
Managing Director
Green Building Institute
NSW Trainer of the Year Finalist 2015
Managing Director of National Painting and Decorating Institute
Instructional Designer at EduBytes

Digital Learning in Action in the School Sector: Beyond the Rhetoric and into the PracticalDigital Learning with Fun, in the K-6 Sector

Digital Learning in Action in the Tertiary Sector: Continuous Improvement Needed and Why the Status Quo Is Inadequate

Digital Learning in the Corporate Universities/Training Sector

16:30 – 17:00 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtables  
  Flipped Classroom Best Practice and Exemplars: The impact of flipped-classroom experience on students’ learning outcomes

Evidence-based Online Learning or Lack thereof. Successful examples of Online Learning and Learning from Past Failures: The interplay of pre-class and in-class activities in learning experience

How to Design for an Individualized Learning Experience: Special Case Study of Students with Special Needs

The Marginal Student: Building Patterns of Success through Immersive Digital Tools and Pedagogies

17:00 – 17:05 End of Day One
17:05 Champagne Networking Session
Champagne-Networking-Session Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

 DAY 2 | 24 JULY 2018

Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:05

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 2 Key Sessions

 
09:05 – 09:25 Transforming Education at Scale: The UNSW Inspired Learning Initiative
Mark-King-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Mark King
Associate Professor and Director, Educational Delivery Services
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
UNSW Sydney
Author of  the $77M Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI)

09:25 – 10:15

Designing the Next Generation Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Evaluating and planning resource and technical needs of tertiary institutions in alignment with their academic strategy
  • Resource planning and cost controlling
  • Preparing faculty members for the new wave of education technologies
  • Challenges educators face when using LMS
  • LMS for children: Deepening engagement with children to improve educational outcomes
  • Forecasting needs and developing IT infrastructures to support current and future teaching and learning requirements
  • Building a LMS that can evolve with your institution needs
  • What is a Next Generation LMS?
Case Study of LMS at Oxley College, NSW

  • Using Canvas LMS, Learningfield digital texts and a range of video technologies to allow student to work above stage or to support students with learning difficulties
  • Analysing student language via video work samples and feedback
Speaker:

Bronwyn Tregenza
Teacher Accreditation Leader
Rites of Passage and Ignite 11 Coordinator
Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Oxley College, NSW

Case Study of LMS in the University of Sydney: The implementation of their new LMS
Adam-Bridgeman-112x128 Speaker:

Adam Bridgeman 
Director, Educational Innovation
2015 Australian National Learning and Teaching Fellow
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Portfolio
The University of Sydney

10:15 – 10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 – 11:00 Strategic Blended Learning, using a Cloud-Based Approach at UNSW – eMentoring a Community of Early Career Researchers to Support and Enable Undergraduate Research Integrated Learning and Professional Skills Development using Authentic Assessment at UNSW Sydney
Blake-Cochran-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Blake Cochran
Lecturer & Research Fellow in Pathology
School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
University of New South Wales, Sydney

11:00 – 11:30 Knowing the Immediate and Longer Term Indicators of an Effective Online Learning Culture – ‘Digital Inclusion From Chalk to eEducation’

  • Development of MOOC education and the impact it has reaching to those who may not otherwise be able to access education
  • The experience and need for teachers to develop new approaches and skills in a digitally enabled learning environment
  • Digital inclusion, diversity, pedagogy, learner experience and online teacher skilling/best practice
Rod-Dilnutt-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Rod Dilnutt
Industry Fellow
University of Melbourne
Consultant
William Bethwey & Associates

11:30 – 12:00 The Benefits of Micro-Credentials and Open Badges to Learners, Employers and Institutions
Darien-Rossiter-112x128

Speaker:

Dr Darien Rossiter
Principal Advisor to Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education
RMIT University

12:00 – 12.20 Project Showcase
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch & Networking  
13:20 – 13:45 Changing Teaching Delivery Methods for Indigenous, Remote and Non Native English Foreign Students –  Case Study at Manning Valley Anglican College, NSW

  • How a small regional school in a low socio economic area builds student capacity in the desired skills of future employers such as creativity, collaboration, adaptability and problem-solving skills
  • The Fuse Program – a cross curricular program encompassing the core area of Maths, English and Science that incorporates technology
  • Report on the program covering:
    • Concept inception – enhancing traditional education with a fused learning platform that engages and educates our future
    • Selling it – the pro’s and pitfalls in the evolution of a proactive learning community
    • Planning Process – Building capacity in staff and utilising expertise
    • Technology – Using digital learning to engage and upskill students
    • Careful Creativity – Resourcing in a regional and budget conscious environment
    • Purposeful data – Measurement and evidence of a continuum of student engagement and improved outcomes
    • Where to from here? – Adapting a growth mindset that will ensure sustainability
Speaker: 

Therese Lloyd
Director of Teaching & Learning
Manning Valley Anglican College, NSW

13:45 – 14:50 Creating Compelling Student Experiences Through Distance and Online Learning: The Case of NSW’s First Virtual Selective School for Rural and Remote Students – The Aurora College Experience
Chris-Robertson-112x128 Speaker: 

Chris Robertson
Principal
Aurora College

14:50 – 18:00 Blended Learning Innovations at Western Sydney University Campus Site Tour  
Discover how Western Sydney University goes about with its development of high tech digital campuses that transforms the institution’s next generation learning management system which augmented blended learning together with learning analytics that improves student engagement, retention and creativity.
18:00 End of Day Two

Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:15

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 3 Key Sessions

 
09:15 – 09:45

VR/AR & Design Thinking As New Immersive Learning Tools: How AR/VR is Changing the Way Students Learn – Designing great AR/VR/MR Learning Environments

  • What is the right device to use for immersive learning and why?
  • How does collaboration work in augmented and virtual spaces?
  • What are the benefits of using AR and VR for LMS and where is the data to back it up?
  • How could AR and VR change the landscape of modern education?
  • Case Studies and examples of AR/VR achieving incredible results
Speaker:

David Francis 
Managing Director & Renowned VR Expert
Virtual Method

09:45 – 10:15 The Immersive Learning Laboratory – Using the Latest VR Technology to Transform the Learning Experience

  • Largest of its kind in Australia, with 26 stations of the latest Oculus Rift headsets and high-powered PCs
  • Over 600 students have been taught in the laboratory to date. A recent survey of students revealed that 80 % of students wanted to use the laboratory again for teaching
Jacqueline-Thomas-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Jacqueline Thomas
Lecturer, Humanitarian Engineering
School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
The University Of Sydney

10:15 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 How Nursing & Midwifery Students at the University of Newcastle Are among the First in the World to Learn Key Anatomy and Birthing Techniques Through Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Case Study & Broader Applications for Distant Learning

  • Road to Birth applications in the University of Newcastle
  • Technology and platform choices in developing these applications
  • The application of our agile, lean model to development
  • Trial results and next steps
  • The ‘Innovators Dilemma’ in higher education
  • A look at some of the applications we’ve developed, and their educational outcomes
  • Our agile, lean model and the wins/challenges in higher education
  • The changes our approach is having on the institution
Craig-Williams-112x128 Speaker:

Craig Williams
Innovation Manager
IT Services, Resource Division
University of Newcastle

11:30 – 12:00 Augmented Reality in Education – The Immersive Experience at Wesley College: AR and VR on a shoestring budget – Utilising phone and tablet technology in the classroom

  • Virtual and augmented realities are becoming more prevalent
  • Convincing a school to invest in VR and AR hardware is challenging
  • Explore the use of phones and tablets to produce virtual and augmented reality experiences for students to both consume and produce information
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Speaker:

Dan Davies 
Assistant Head of Residences 
Wesley College Melbourne

12:00 – 12.50 Virtual and Real Humanoid Robots and How They Change the Classroom: Case Studies from ELC to Year 10

How humanoid robots are changing what learning is possible in the classroom:

  • Student agency in collaboration, critical and creative experimenting, networking and problem solving
  • Students surpassing teacher expectations in digital technologies
  • Female students being adept at programming
  • Python and how students from Year 6 were coding
  • Teachers learning from students
  • Narungga and what happens to a school community when the robot is speaking an Aboriginal language
  • Nation-wide adoption?
Monica-Williams-112x128 Speaker:

Monica Williams
Educational Consultant
Association of Independent Schools in South Australia

Drones in Education
Speaker:

Jack Clarke
Head of Curriculum, Aerospace
Aviation High School

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking  
14:00 – 18:00 Top Augmented and Virtual Reality Immersive Learning Lab at The University of Sydney Site Tour  
Tour to The University of Sydney and view its use of Augmented and Virtual Reality to improve learning outcomes at its Immersive Visualisation Lab. In addition, visit an educational facility where robots are used to help improve creative learning.
18:00 End of Day Three
Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:05

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 4 Key Sessions

 
09:05 – 09:35

Flexible Learning Spaces – Redesigning the Learning Environment to Maximize Knowledge Internalization: How to Design for an Individualized Learning Experience, A Case Study at Ormiston College

 

  • The redesign of the library at a traditional Preparatory to 12 (P-12) college, to transition to a modern Centre for Learning and Innovation that supports collaborative learning and is an information hub for students and staff
  • Implications for the use of library space for student learning in K-12 pre-tertiary education of students aged 4 to 18
  • Future development of library spaces in other educational institutions
Speaker:

Deborah Ponting
Head of Centre for Learning and Innovation
Ormiston College, Queensland

09:35 – 10:05 Re-Designing Digital Infrastructure to Integrate Student Learning and Engagement

  • Utilising Recommender Systems to Provide Personalised Content and Learning Support at Scale
  • Student-facing Learning Platform: RiPPLE (Recommendation in Personalised Peer Learning Environments)
  • Course Development Framework Linking Learning Design and Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces
Hassan-Khosravi-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Hassan Khosravi
Senior Lecturer in Learning Analytics
Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation and School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland

10:05 – 10:35 Applying Design Thinking to Innovate Learning Spaces and Pedagogies that Work for Students

  • Evidence Based Design
  • Using Research as a tool for designing spaces
  • Transitioning to a modern/future-focused learning environment

Case Studies:

  1. Skapaskolan-Sweden
  2. Glomstaskolan
  3. Webster Grove, St. Louis
  4. Carlingford Public School
Peter-C.-Lippman-112x128 Speaker:

Peter C. Lippman
M. Phil; Assoc. AIA, REFP
Educational Facility Planner, Researcher, Educator, School Designer
Places Created for Learning: We Bring Your Schools to Life

10:35 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 The Turn of Data Science brought into Physical/Hybrid Learning Spaces: Blended Learning Analytics

  • The potential of a new metaphor for bringing Learning Analytics into blended/hybrid learning spaces that we call Classroom Translucence
  • A translucent classroom or learning space would be one where activity traces of online and in-the-classroom learning can enhance awareness of teaching and learning practices
  • Similar to how translucent surfaces are used in architecture, a translucent system would facilitate awareness while ensuring privacy and restricting the use of data for particular situations
  • Showcasing a series of current and past developments aimed at making teamwork and classroom activity more visible based on this metaphor
Dr-Roberto-Martinez-Maldonado-112x128

Speaker:

Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado
Data Visualisation Lecturer & Researcher
Connected Intelligence Centre
University of Technology Sydney

11:30 – 12:00 Re-designing Physical Learning Spaces to improve Students’ Health and Engagement: Promoting the environmental and health benefits to students in Physical Learning Spaces that entail ‘biophilic’ design and natural materials like wood

Recent surveys show how the use of natural materials like wood in campus and classroom design can improve health and wellbeing and reduce stress (e.g. lower heart rate and blood pressure) which can be particularly beneficial in learning environments

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Speaker:

David Rowland
Manager, Make It Wood Again Campaign
Planet Ark
Director
Living Future Institute of Australia

Case Study of the Reconstruction of “Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, NSW” Classrooms Using Timber with Intended Health Benefits to Students and Their Learning Engagement
Knut-Menden-112x128

Speaker:

Knut Menden
Architect
BVN Architects

12:00 – 12.30 Enhancing Student Engagement and Learning with Digital Technologies & Innovations
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking  
14:00 – 18:00 Next Generation Learning Spaces Site Tour: Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School  
Join us at our site tour at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School and discover the learning behaviours of next generation and how to improvise learning spaces and building smart learning spaces to improve students’ engagement and creativity. In this site tour you will also see how natural materials like wood, currently at its final stage of development, could help promote health and environmental benefits to students, reduce student stress, and help in learning concentration.
18:00 End of Day Four