Global Speakers

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Dr Mark King

Associate Professor and Director, Educational Delivery Services, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

UNSW Sydney

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Designing & Implementing Quality Online & Blended Learning Experiences to Enhance Student Experience at UNSW

Associate Professor Mark King is an influential leader who spearheads the Educational Delivery Services of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVCE) Portfolio at UNSW Sydney, and is the author of the $77M Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI). The ILI is an initial five (5) year investment is a complex programme of work incorporating nine (9) interconnected project streams to enhance student learning experiences and educational outcomes.

Mark’s portfolio of 70+ staff support all educational functions including educational intelligence & analytics, design and development, and technology; and works in Partnership with the university community to implement the Scientia Education Experience and the UNSW 2025 strategy for a sustained competitive advantage. In addition, Mark is a trained psychologist and cognitive ethnographer. He works and publishes in the areas of human cognition and learning within distributed cognitive systems. He developed an eye-tracking methodology for investigating the co-synchronisation of language behaviour and visual perception in learning events.

During previous appointments at The University of Hong Kong and The University of Melbourne, respectively, Mark pioneered the RASE learning design model that is now core to the Integrated Curriculum Framework at UNSW Sydney.

UNSW Sydney

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Dr. Abigail Barzilai

Head, Center for Promotion of Learning and Teaching

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Sydney Session

Topic: Why Blended and Adaptive Learning will maximize knowledge discovery, retention and breakthroughs, and drive individual student learning progress better – Case Study of Technion, Israel Institute of Technology as a leading Global Exemplar in Learning

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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Stephanie Andrews

Industry Fellow Lecturer, Digital Media / Virtual Reality, School of Design

RMIT University

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Avatars and Identity – A RMIT University VR Case Study

RMIT University

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Dr Amir Ghapanchi

Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering and Science

Victoria University

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Three Dimensional Virtual Campus: A Case Study

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Olga Gavrilenko

Instructional Design Lead

Holmesglen Institute

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Using  LMS as a quality control tool, a Case Study

Holmesglen Institute

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Darren Steffen

Senior Educator, Learning and Teaching (VET)

Melbourne Polytechnic

Sydney & Melbourne Session

Topic: VET Tech: Intersection of teaching innovation & creativity with digital technology, the workplace and learner engagement

Melbourne Polytechnic

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Rupan Das

E-Learning Leader/ Lead Instructional Designer

North Regional TAFE, Western Australia

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Blended learning technologies for trade course in TAFE

North Regional TAFE

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Dr Frances Shapter

Blended Learning Designer & Clinical Skills Hub Coordinator

School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Location-based Contextualised Learning for Skills Mastery: Case Study of the self-directed learning Clinical Skills Hub at the UQ Veterinary School

The University of Queensland

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Gillian Vesty

Associate Professor

College of Business, RMIT University

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: How Digital Simulations and Serious Gamified Teaching Methodologies Drive Better Learning Experience and Higher Student Engagement in Higher Education – Maximising Student Support and Outcomes with Simulation Based Learning

RMIT University

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Sandra Bourke

Course Development and Delivery Manager, National Security College | Government Security Consultant/former Program Manager

Australian National University | Australia Ministry of Defence (Air Force)

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Case Study: Learning Challenges to understand complexity in National Security

Australian National University

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Mark Dixon

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Wodonga Institute of TAFE National Industrial Skills Training Centre | Motorsports Training Australia

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Opportunities and Benefits in Collaborating with Industry and other Educational Institutions in delivering innovation in blended learning, with Case Study in the Defence Sector

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

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A/Professor Marcus O’Donnell

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Deakin Learning Futures

Deakin University

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Next generation digital learning environments meets next generation digital practice

Deakin University

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Carmen Reyneke

Instructional Designer, Digital Learning

Melbourne Business School

Sydney & Melbourne Session

Topic: Design Thinking and Co-Design in Higher Ed – Designing online and blended learning using design thinking as a method of design and course development

Melbourne Business School

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Peter Helson

CEO & Head of Campus

S P Jain School of Global Management

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Designing the Classroom of the Future

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Dr. Michael J. Jacobson

Professorial Research Fellow and Chair of Education, Sydney School of Education and Social Work | Co-Director, Learning, Cognitive, and Brain Sciences Research Group

The University of Sydney | Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: How the University of Sydney is enabling the transformation of Professional Education, increasing student retention and engagement with immersive VR and Machine Learning: Case Study of Intelligent Virtual Simulations and Cognitive Science for Medical and Health Education

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Dr. Ash Moreland

Lecturer, Discipline of Exercise and Sport Sciences, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

RMIT University

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Doing Blended Learning Correctly

RMIT University

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Professor Doune Macdonald

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) and Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation

The University of Queensland

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Case Study: The UQ2U Blended Learning Project – Blended Learning Transformation at Scale

The University of Queensland

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A/Prof Philip Uys

Director, Learning Technologies

Charles Sturt University

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Charles Sturt University Case Study: The role of learning environments to transition from passive to active blended learning

Charles Sturt University

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Dr Tony Richardson

Lead Academic Advisor (Education)

University of the Sunshine Coast International Development

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Innovative Case Study of a New Teaching and Learning Framework, “Focused Guidance”

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Jannene McLean

National Industry Engagement Manager

CSIRO Education and Outreach

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Developing and Promoting STEM Education in the Australian educational system

CSIRO Education and Outreach

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Kerry Russo

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, College of Business, Law & Governance

James Cook University

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Re-designing Blended Learning for Digital & Workplace Transformation

James Cook University

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Jennifer Stokes

Lecturer

UniSA College, University of South Australia

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Using Learning Analytics to encourage student connection and engagement with real world problem-solving: Future Ideas, Innovation, Addressing “Wicked Problems” through quality research

University of South Australia

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Kulari Lokuge

Director eLearning, People & Culture

Monash College

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Technology Enhanced Learning – Mapping your digital transformation journey

Monash College

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Professor Robyn Gillies PhD

Professor, School of Education

The University of Queensland

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Learner centred learning versus teacher centred learning and the positive effect this has on students engagement and learning

The University of Queensland

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Dr Shannon Kennedy-Clark

Senior Lecturer, School of Education

The University of Notre Dame

Sydney & Melbourne Session

Topic: Using data to drive learning and teaching decisions in the classroom

The University of Notre Dame

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Emeritus Professor John Simons, International Scholar

Past Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) | Alumnus

Macquarie University | US State Department's International Visitor Program

Sydney & Melbourne Session

Topic: The Flipped University: Making it happen. Finding the right formula for innovative digital Success in higher education – Reflections by a Higher Education Thought Leader

Macquarie University

 

 

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Brian Bailey

Technology Innovation Manager

Teaching and Technology Innovation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Sydney & Melbourne Sessions

Topic: Curriculum Renewal at the University of Sydney: a case study