Agenda

DAY 1 | 17 JULY 2018

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

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 1 Key Sessions

 
09:15

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

  • Global & local perspectives of digital transformation and its relationship to the workforce of the future
  • Impact on the future direction of the education sector, in response to continuing industry innovative disruptions
  • Effectively responding to the challenge of new industry demand and the quest for cognitive agility
Cathy-Tomkins-ok-112x128 Speaker:

Cathy Tomkins
Principal, Mercer Learning Delivery Leader
Mercer

09:45 Meeting the Challenge of New Industry Demands and the Quest for Deep Skills: The Benefits of Micro-credentials and Open Badges to Learners, Employers and Institutions
Speaker: 

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

10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 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 Using Technology To Support Polysynchronous Delivery
Stewart-Humphreys-Grey-112x128 Speaker:

Stewart Humphreys-Grey
Executive Director & Senior Vice President
Box Hill Institute Group

11:30 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

Speaker:

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

12:00 Strategies for assessment and feedback to enhance student learning and engagement
Jaclyn-112x128

Speaker:

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent (Melb)
Associate Head of School Teaching and Learning in Psychology
Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Deakin University

12:20 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 Immersive Analytics in Monash University: Augmented and Virtual Reality Research To Achieve 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 / Founding Member of Monash Adaptive Visualisation Lab
Monash University

14:00 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 Speakers: 

Lorraine Farah
Global Learning Delivery and Relationship Executive
IBM Learning

Megan-Reed-112x128 Megan Reed
Learning and Development Leader, Asia Pacific
IBM
14:30 Preparing Educators for Blended Pedagogies, Addressing Issues on Talent Management and Succession Planning for Higher Education Educators for 21st Century Tertiary Education
Romy-Lawson-2-112x128 Speaker: 

Professor Romy Lawson
Provost
Murdoch University

15:00
Afternoon Refreshments & Networking  
15:30 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

16:00 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

16:30 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
Executive Manager – Education
South West TAFE

17:00 Panel Discussion:
  • Charting the future direction of Australia’s education sector, in response to continuing industry innovative disruptions
  • The Employer’s “Skills Lens”
  • How is Australia responding to the challenge of new industry demand and innovative disruptions?
  • Meeting the training needs of specialists such as nurses and allied staff working in retirement villages or aged care centers
  • Charting the future direction of Australia’s education and vocational training sectors
  • Innovative disruptions and impact on industry, including the healthcare sector
  • Learning Futures for 21st  Century Tertiary Education
  • Professional development of educators
Panel:

Other invited Corporate Learning & Development Experts

Invited Speakers of Day One

Dr-David-Sykes-112x128 Dr David Sykes
Director, Centre for Dementia Learning
Dementia Australia
Rhonda-Hallett-112x128 Assoc Prof Rhonda Hallett
Director, Learning Futures
La Trobe University
17:30 End of Day One
17:35 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

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 2 Key Sessions

 
09:05

Designing the Next Generation Learning Management System (LMS)

A. 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
Bronwyn-Tregenza-112x128 Speaker:

Bronwyn Tregenza
Teacher Accreditation Leader
Oxley College, NSW

09:30 Case Study: How TAFE prepares its student for industry innovations in the working world, with case studies from specific TAFEs
Jen-Bahen-112x128 Speaker:

Jen Bahen
Director for International Education
TAFE Directors Australia

10:00 Keeping up with today’s expectations: evidence based programmatic design, scalable, standards based innovative technology and data driven continuous improvement
Developing curriculum resulting in evidence-backed credentials and employment aligned programs with the power of backward design. Discover why designing an aligned innovative competency based models within a next generation digital learning environment is important to delivering personalised and relevant learning experiences, micro-credentials and improving learner grit and determination.
  • Research and evidence based innovation
  • Beginning with the end in mind – creating a tightly aligned curriculum
  • Designing a standards based digital learning environment
  • What does a data driven approach to managing curriculum actually look like?
  • What have been the lessons learnt?
Mark-Robertson-112x128 Speakers:

Mark Robertson
Learning Technology Partner
Learning Objects – A Cengage Company

Robert-Vick-112x128 Robert Vick
Manager – Partnerships
Learning Objects – A Cengage Company
10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:50 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

11:20 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

11:50 Re-designing Blended Learning for a Whole of Institution Transformation
Trevor-Foster-112x128

Speaker:

Trevor Foster
Educational Designer
James Cook University

12:20 Lunch & Networking  
13:20 Case Study – Integration of Digital Technology and Simulation to Enhance Student Engagement and Learning

  • Implementing a simulation-based program training optometric students
  • Deft use of App to provide feedback after oral presentations
  • Developing an App for clinical assessments
Kwang-Cham-112x128 Speaker: 

Dr Kwang Cham
Lecturer & Teaching Specialist, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

13:45 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
Jodi-Gordon-112x128 Speaker: 

Jodi Gordon
Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation
Seymour College

14:50 Blended Learning Innovations at A Victorian Educational Institution Site Tour  
With technological advances made over the last two decades, students are no longer limited to learning in traditional classroom environments. Discover how a Victorian educational institution 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

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 3 Key Sessions

 
09:05

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
David-Francis-112x128 Speaker:

David Francis
Head of APAC
ZAPPAR

09:35 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

10:05 Makerspace for Students
Hans-Chang-112x128 Speaker:

Hans Chang
CEO & Co-Founder
FAB9

10:40 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 Development and Deployment of Undergraduate VR Learning Tools in the University of Melbourne: The Virtual Reality Heart Project
Charles-Sevigny-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Charles Sevigny
Senior Lecturer/Academic Programs and Major Coordinator
Department of Physiology
The University of Melbourne

Jairus-Bowne-112x128 Jairus Bowne
Online Content Developer
Department of Physiology
The University of Melbourne
11:30 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 School on the Blockchain & Student Ownership
Kieran-Nolan-112x128 Speaker:

Kieran Nolan
Educational Technologist
Wooranna Park Primary School
(Pioneered and Launched the 24/7 International Virtual Learning Environment in Minecraft, Victoria’s first CoderDojo, Australia’s first Immersive Education Club, the world’s youngest Cisco class, and the very first School on the Blockchain)

12:30 Web 2.0 Tech for Primary Teachers: Some Reflection
Joanne-Blannin-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Joanne Blannin
Digital Learning Leader/Research Fellow: Plans to Pedagogy
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

13:00 Lunch & Networking  
14:00 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

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 4 Key Sessions

 
09:05

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 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 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 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 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
Roberto-Martinez-Maldonado-112x128

Speaker:

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

11:30 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 Rowlinson
Manager, Make It Wood 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-2-112x128 Speaker:

Knut Menden
Architect
BVN Architects

12:00 Robotics in Education for Architecture and Design Students: Case Study of the Robotics Lab, Design School, The University of Melbourne
Rebecca-Cameron-112x128 Speaker:

Rebecca Cameron
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne School of Design
The University of Melbourne

12:30 Lunch & Networking  
14:00 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. Additionally, a tour to the Library at the Dock, is also being planned.
18:00 End of Day Four

DAY 1 | 23 JULY 2018

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

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 1 Key Sessions

 
09:15

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

  • Global & local perspectives of digital transformation and its relationship to the workforce of the future
  • Impact on the future direction of the education sector, in response to continuing industry innovative disruptions
  • Effectively responding to the challenge of new industry demand and the quest for cognitive agility
Cathy-Tomkins-ok-112x128 Speakers:

Cathy Tomkins
Principal, Mercer Learning Delivery Leader
Mercer

09:45 Re-designing Blended Learning for a Whole of Institution 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
Speaker:
Ben Cleland
Educational Designer
James Cook University
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Digital Focus on Teaching and Learning: A Principal’s Perspective

  • 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
Speaker:

Julie-Anne Skelton
Acting Principal
Hills College

11:00 Scale is more than numbers: a relational approach to LMS adoption for online teaching and learning
Gregory-Martin2-112x128 Speaker:

Gregory Martin
Director: Teaching Technologies, Innovation Support Unit Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Technology Sydney

11:30 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.
Thinh-Nguyen-112x128

Speaker:

Assoc Prof Thinh Nguyen
Head of VU Academy
Victoria University

12:00 Enhancing student engagement and experience in online and mixed mode delivery
Lee-Webster-112x128

Speaker:

Lee Webster
Director, Learning Technology Innovation and Services
TAFE Queensland

12:20 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 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

14:00 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 Speakers: 

Lorraine Farah
Global Learning Delivery and Relationship Executive
IBM Learning

Megan-Reed-112x128 Megan Reed
Learning and Development Leader, Asia Pacific
IBM
14:30 Preparing Educators for Blended Pedagogies, Addressing Issues on Talent Management and Succession Planning for Higher Education Educators for 21st Century Tertiary Education
Romy-Lawson-2-112x128 Speaker: 

Professor Romy Lawson
Provost
Murdoch University

15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking  
15:30 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

16:00 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

16:30 Experiments in Learning Innovation: Case Study of UTS Learning into a New Economy
Monique-Potts-112x128 Speaker:

Monique Potts
Director Strategic Projects, UTS Innovation & Entrepreneurship
University of Technology Sydney

Susan-Cornish-112x128 Susan Cornish
Head of Learning Design
University of Technology Sydney
17:00 The Trade School in Your Pocket – Case Study in Using E-learning for VET

  • 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 sites
Daniel-Wurm-112x128 Speaker:

Daniel Wurm
Founder
EduBytes

17:30 Inspirational Address:
Assistive & Emerging Technologies: Resources for Diverse Students
Andrew-Downie-112x128 Speaker:

Andrew Downie
Assistive Technology Consultant & Psychologist
Former TAFE NSW Teaching Staff

18:00 End of Day One
18:05 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 | 24 JULY 2018

Time Agenda  
09:00

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 2 Key Sessions

 
09:05 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)

09:30

Designing the Next Generation Learning Management System (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
Bronwyn-Tregenza-112x128 Speaker:

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

09:55 Using E-Learning and Real-Time Learning Analytics to create game-like learning experiences
Thinh-Nguyen-112x128 Speaker:

Assoc Prof Thinh Nguyen
Head of VU Academy
Victoria University

10:25 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:55 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

11:20 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

11:45 Making Material Memorable:  The Heart of Effective Instruction
Rich-Allen-112x128

Speaker:

Dr Rich Allen
Educational Psychologist & Founder
Green Light Education

12:30 Panel Discussion:

  • Charting the future direction of Australia’s education sector, in response to continuing industry innovative disruptions
  • The Employer’s “Skills Lens”
  • How is Australia responding to the challenge of new industry demand and innovative disruptions?
  • New issues and challenges in Blended Learning and using AR for Digital Learning
  • Gamification in Blended Learning
Brendan-J-Hill-112x128

Panel:

Brendan J Hill
Capability Manager (CxP Program), Sydney Water
Deputy Chairman, NSW Public Sector ITAB Committee

Michael-Kasumovic-112x128

Michael Kasumovic
Associate Professor, Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences
UNSW Sydney

Other invited Corporate L&D Experts
Invited Speakers of Day Two
12:50 Lunch & Networking  
13:45 Blended Learning for Workplace Transformation: Case Study of the Introduction of Blended Learning at Goodstart to Meet Workplace Learning Needs and Skills Development
Paul-Goudie-112x128 Speaker: 

Paul Goudie
Head of Institute & National Manager
Goodstart Institute of Early Learning

14:15 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
Blended Learning Innovations at Western Sydney University Campus Site Tour  
With technological advances made over the last two decades, students are no longer limited to learning in traditional classroom environments. Discover how Western Sydney 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

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 3 Key Sessions

 
09:05

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
David-Francis-112x128 Speaker:

David Francis 
Head of APAC
ZAPPAR

09:35 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
Benjy-Marks-112x128 Speaker:

Dr Benjy Marks
Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering & IT
The University of Sydney

10:05 A Dose of Reality for Learning Approaches; Blending Interactive VR Experiences into Established Practical Time: Case Study from Macquarie University
Kira-E-Westaway-112x128 Speaker:

Ass/Prof Kira E Westaway
Geochronologist and Quaternary Scientist, Director of ‘Traps’ MQ Luminescence Dating Facility
Macquarie University

10:35 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 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 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 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

12:30 Visualisation for Academics: Case Study of USC’s CAVE2 as a powerful visualisation tool
Professor-Cindy-Davis-112x128 Speaker:

Professor Cindy Davis
Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Arts, Business & Law
University of the Sunshine Coast

13:00 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.

Visit the Centre for Autonomous Systems, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and learn from the latest technology breakthroughs in autonomous systems for research and teaching.

Visit also to the UTS Infrastructure Robotics Lab to learn from the research and development of robots for different industries, including education. Additional visit to a AR/VR still being planned.

 

18:00 End of Day Three
Time Agenda  
09:00

Conference Introduction & Highlights on Conference Day 4 Key Sessions

 
09:05

Designing Blended Learning Spaces to strengthen student engagement

  • What is the key reasons for changing physical spaces for student learning in universities today?
  • In what way does the ‘digital uplift’ impact on physical space designs?
  • What new learning design models work?
  • How can we capacity build staff to adopt new practices?
Bob-Fox-112x128 Speaker:

Professor Bob Fox
Curriculum Academic Lead
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
UNSW Sydney

09:35 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 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 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 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
Roberto-Martinez-Maldonado-112x128

Speaker:

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

11:30 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 Rowlinson
Manager, Make It Wood 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-2-112x128

Speaker:

Knut Menden
Architect
BVN Architects

12:00 The Living School: Case Study of Experiments in Learning Space Design
John-Stewart-112x128

Speaker:

John Stewart
Creator
The Living School

12:30 Lunch & Networking  
14:00
Next Generation Learning Spaces Site Tour: Timber Construction of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School  
Join us at our site tour to view the current timber construction of the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, which will also give a good impression of the types of learning spaces. 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.

Visitors must be prepared to wear hard hats, hi-viz vests and closed shoes to visit the site.

18:00 End of Day Four