15 -16 MAY 2018 | Royce Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 16th May 2018


9:30 am - 9:40 am Opening remarks from Conference Chairperson:

Janet Frizzarin - Manager Learning Design and Development Medibank

Janet Frizzarin

Manager Learning Design and Development

9:40 am - 10:20 am Teaching for the Future: Creating a New Model for Educating Effectively through an Online Platform

Sue Gregory - Network Leader: eLearning, ePedagogies and Innovation University of New England
Although there is a marked difference between the face to face learning environment and online platform, the educators are differentiated only by the circumstance they find themselves in. To keep pace with technology and provide a consistently high standard of educational experience across both platforms there is a need to define the new skillset required of the successful modern educator.

This session will focus on:

  • Developing time management skills for a flexible, online learning environment
  • Improving the art of providing individualised, concise feedback, efficiently, to optimise student growth
  • Establishing a connection with the students through the online platform and creating a culture of trust between educator and their classroom

Sue Gregory

Network Leader: eLearning, ePedagogies and Innovation
University of New England

10:20 am - 11:00 am CASE STUDY: Successfully Piloting a Flipped Classroom Program

John Zorning - Director UQx University of Queensland
The University of Queensland is on the cusp of launching a three year program which will begin a campus-wide transition into blended and online learning. As their trial, UQ took their largest course and built a series of MOOCs which were then used to flip the course. The flipped delivery was a success, with students reporting high levels of engagement and satisfaction. In this session John will detail the key components in successfully transitioning a course for flipped delivery using MOOC style online content:

  • Designing the student experience
  • Adaptation of content for online delivery
  • Assessment design for the flipped classroom

John Zorning

Director UQx
University of Queensland

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING TEA

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Adapting Courses for mLearning to Better Accommodate and Engage the Modern Student

Martyn Anderson - Director Teaching and Learning Immanuel College
Millennial’s love their devices. They will spend on average, two hours per day using them and interact with them more than they will their family and friends. This relationship has shaped the way a whole generation are learning and expect content to be delivered to them. In light of this, educational institutions stand to gain hugely by implementing an effective mLearning strategy. This session will focus on:

  • Transforming a study course into ‘Snackable Content’ for speedy digestion by hungry eyes
  • Creating an effective App which delivers content in an engaging manner
  • Using the mLearning platform to leverage peer interaction and collaboration


Martyn Anderson

Director Teaching and Learning
Immanuel College

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Increasing the Educators Investment in their K-12 LMS platform for Greater Engagement with Students through the use of a strategic, researched and comprehensive Blended Learning model

Su Temlett - Digital Learning Leader Curriculum Barker College
Having a school wide LMS remains a valuable tool
for a K-12 institution in which to deliver content to
students and to enable increased levels of connection
between staff, students and parents. In schools;
where teachers and students value the face-to-face
relationship and the government requires students
to physically be at school, using a Blended Learning
model seeks to use the online functionality of the LMS
to best enhance the face-to-face teaching, providing
students with differentiated and personalised learning
experience that have some element of control over
the pace and place of their learning. Barker College’s
Blended Learning model seeks to repurpose face-toface
teaching time, putting some aspects of faceto-
face learning on the LMS for students to follow
allowing less teaching “from the front” and more
one to one or group instruction. This session will
detail the most important aspects of designing and
implementing a model for the effective use of an LMS:
 Creating your own unique model suitable for your
context, research, presenting, enlisting executive
 Ensuring campus wide buy-in and retaining
teacher autonomy
 Training in blended learning pedagogy
 Collaborative building of blended learning
courses, utilising appealing design and a template
system for school wide consistency
 Staff and student training in the new LMS
 Going live, creating a shared sense of purpose and
online community
 Assessment, Analytics and Reporting
 Evaluating and Enhancing, Student and Parent Voice
 Tips & Tricks, Successes and hurdles

Su Temlett

Digital Learning Leader Curriculum
Barker College

12:50 pm - 1:40 pm LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Using a Student- Centric Business Model to Improve Student Course Completion Rates

Neal McCann - Director TAFE QLD Online
Currently in Australia only 7% of students enrolling in online courses will complete them. Online learning is fraught with many additional challenges to the student including a lack of connection with the educator and a greater requirement for selfdiscipline. At TAFE Queensland 80% of students enrolled in an online course now will complete it. Neal McCann is the director of TAFE online and he largely attributes these results to a newly implemented business model which puts the student at the forefront in the following ways:

  • Easing the financial burden on the students by reducing their maximum course load to two units at any one period in time
  • Enhancing the possibility for personalised learning by offering a range of intake times per year, reducing the course length to 12 weeks and implementing moveable assessments
  • Understanding the specific skillset required to be a great online educator and upskilling educators for maximum student engagement

Neal McCann


2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Redesigning the Business Model for an Ever - Changing and Increasingly Competitive Education Market

Elizabeth Greener - Manager Online Learning Solutions Queensland University of Technology
Recognising the need to provide educational opportunities to learners across their lifetime, Queensland University of Technology is developing online learning opportunities that reflect the institution’s “real world” brand, with a focus on a distinctive set of learner experiences appropriate to their specific needs. The institution recognises that the appropriate use of online learning, and the supporting technologies and services, is related to the educational products required at various stages of a learner’s lifetime. The QUT brand therefore underpins a range of online products delivered to QUT award students, professional learners and learners accessing open programs. This presentation will describe:

  • The strategic priorities for the development of quality online learning at QUT
  • How QUT leveraged online learning to enhance it’s strong “University for the Real World” brand
  • Implementation of quality online learning at QUT

Elizabeth Greener

Manager Online Learning Solutions
Queensland University of Technology

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm Adoption of an Agile Culture at Monash University to Improve Delivery of Student Solutions

Cliff Ashford - EDA Delivery Leader eSolutions Monash University
The CIO Portfolio and the Office of Learning and Teaching at Monash University have over the last eighteen months adopted and implemented a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in order to better align the delivery of educational technology. The introduction of these new practices has radically transformed the success and speed of delivery allowing multiple strategic solutions to be implemented over the space of a few short months. These technologies have created a hybrid learning environment which allows students to engage in a consistent learning experience regardless of location, time, or technology. In this session Cliff will outline:

  • How to create an agile framework for the specifications of your institution
  • Embedding new technologies into the operations model with minimum disruption to learning experience and outcomes
  • Developing strategic solutions which will work hand in hand with the agile framework
  • Selecting, training and mentoring staff during a time of transformation

Cliff Ashford

EDA Delivery Leader eSolutions
Monash University

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm Incorporating an Effective Social Media Strategy into the Study Course to Enhance Connection with Online Students

Mushtak Dawood - eLearning Advisor Canterbury University
8 in Ten Australians use social media and over a third
of these are accessing their social media accounts
upwards of five times per day. In our modern society
the connections we have with people through social
media can be just as important as the connections
we maintain in ‘real’ life. With the lack of belonging to
a community being identified as a factor in students
not seeing courses through to completion, creating
an immersive social media community for online
students could be the key to providing students with
the virtual community environment they require. This
session will focus on:
 Selecting fitting platforms for the students
and content
 Creating effective content which is enhanced
by it’s designated platform
 Implementing a connective social media strategy
without a great time expense to the educator

Mushtak Dawood

eLearning Advisor
Canterbury University

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Augmented & Virtual Reality – Planning for the next online medium

Joe Millward - Innovation Team Manager TAFE NSW Digital Lab
Liam Mulligan - Technical Lead -Digital Lab TAFE NSW
The higher education sector is buzzing with the
potential of AR & VR, but where do you start and
what is the best approach? The Digital Lab at
TAFE NSW is in the midst of researching, exploring,
co-development and collaboration with industry
partners to gain insight into exciting new and
innovative AR/VR technology solutions that will
produce positive learning outcomes for TAFE NSW
and the global education sector. In this session Joe
and Liam will share their experience and insight into
the necessary steps need to enter the next evolution
of training and learning:
 Joe will explain how to sell in the value of AR/VR
to management and how to set ROI expectations.
 He will also share the obstacles and pitfalls to
avoid when identifying initial projects and dealing
with vendors
 Liam will the provide guidance on this technology
within a large education environment; Learn how
to navigate some of the technical pitfalls as he
explains the steps used to deliver a robust VR
implementation and broadcast pipeline to help
showcase its potential

Joe Millward

Innovation Team Manager
TAFE NSW Digital Lab

Liam Mulligan

Technical Lead -Digital Lab

5:40 pm - 7:20 pm Champagne Roundtable Discussion

As the final event in the conference program
delegates will come together over drinks and get an
opportunity to really sink their teeth into some of the
most exciting topics of the event. The topics which
will be assigned to the tables are:
 Predictive Analytics - discuss the challenges which
may be preventing the use of predictive analytics
at your institution and possible strategies to
overcome these
 Social Media - discuss the potential for an
effective social media strategy to enhance student
engagement within your institution, and what this
might entail
 AR and VR Technologies: Can you see these new
and exciting technologies having a place within
your institution? Which teaching area would they
derive the most benefit and how would they
integrate with the existing courses?