15 -16 MAY 2018 | The Victoria Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 8th May 2019

7:50 am - 8:20 am Coffee & Registration

8:20 am - 8:30 am Conference Opening – Remarks from Conference Chairperson

Fernando Padro - Associate Professor, Tertiary Preparation Program, University of Southern Queensland

Fernando Padro

Associate Professor, Tertiary Preparation Program
University of Southern Queensland

8:30 am - 9:00 am Bringing Online Learning to Life Through an Active Approach to Blended Learning- and Catering for a 50% year on year Increase in Enrolments

Kris Ryan - Director, Education Innovation, Monash University
Monash University is at the forefront of online education developing a collaborative and integrated approach to online learning. This has resulted in 50% year on year growth for online enrolments and the introduction of agile practises has enabled students in engage in consistent learning experiences. This session will explore:

  • Developing an interactive approach to online learning in which students are contributors instead of merely consumers of knowledge
  • Embedding an agile frame work for digital learning at your organisation
  • Training and mentoring staff to engage with new tools and strategies for blended learning

Kris Ryan

Director, Education Innovation
Monash University

9:00 am - 9:30 am Thought Leadership Session

9:30 am - 10:00 am Morning Tea

Student Centricity & Engagement

10:00 am - 10:30 am Increasing Student Engagement with Online & e-Learning at the University of Southern Queensland- with 75% of Students Choosing to Study Online
Professor Shelley Kinash - Director Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Southern Queensland
What a travesty, when the imaginative platform of the internet is used only as a filing cabinet, for students to retrieve content put-there by academics. The internet has radically changed social life and communications. Through the internet, we connect, author, contribute, debate, investigate, consult and visualise. It is time for these activities to transform education. This session will present practical strategies, tools and approaches to:

  • Motivate students (and teachers) to actively participate in the learning experience
  • Make learning exciting, stimulating and compelling
  • Connect learners and teachers with one another, international experts and with knowledge
  • Launch students’ digital profiles and distinctive value propositions, for advanced employability

Conference Chair

Professor Shelley Kinash

Director Advancement of Learning and Teaching
University of Southern Queensland

Student Centricity & Engagement

10:30 am - 11:00 am Redesigning Learning Delivery at Foxtel
Kim Magill - Learning & Development Manager, Foxtel
Foxtel has recently re designed their old on boarding process. This session will explore:

  • Developing a learning management system that is easier to use and increases learner engagement
  • Curating and developing content to increase engagement and interactivity on the platform
  • Strategy for the future

Kim Magill

Learning & Development Manager

Student Centricity & Engagement

11:00 am - 11:30 am Connecting Pedagogy, Digital Pedagogies and Teacher Learning
Dr Joanne Blannin - Digital Learning Leader Research Fellow: Plans to Pedagogy Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
This session will explore evidence-based strategies to support teachers to navigate and interact with new and emerging technologies, with a focus on improved student outcomes. Key discussion points will include:

  • Re framing the use of educational technology as a pedagogy rather than an add on to education
  • The role of leaders in digital pedagogies use 
  • Overcoming key challenges of integrating technology in the classroom

Dr Joanne Blannin

Digital Learning Leader Research Fellow: Plans to Pedagogy Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne

Student Centricity & Engagement

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Understanding Behavioural Insights in Organisational Training – Alternatives to Mandatory Training
Nina Lord - Director, Health Education and Training Institute
The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) has been asked to provide educational resources to assist the organisation in reducing its reliance on Mandatory Training (MT) for the implementation of Policy Directives. This includes the employment of behavioural insights theory as a mechanism for engaging behaviour change in this area. This session will explore:

  • Framework and outcomes of the training which will be implemented across 170,000 employees in NSW Health
  • Reducing the amount of mandatory training
  • Increasing staff satisfaction with Mandatory Training
  • Developing and trialling innovative and different types of learning content

Nina Lord

Health Education and Training Institute

Design & Implementation

10:00 am - 10:30 am How Innovating the MOOC Creation Process has Led to Increased Student Centricity & Enhanced Student Outcomes at University of Adelaide
Ali Ogilvie - Partnership & Portfolio Delivery Manager, AdelaideX, University of Adelaide
MOOCs have the capacity to reach anyone, anywhere. A well designed MOOC can enhance exposure, promote an institution globally and result in increased enrollments. The Adelaide X team has co-created MOOCs with its students in order to enhance their employability upon graduation. In this session Ali will run you through the innovative process used to create their MOOCs and how to balance both the student and academic expectations to facilitate successful outcomes for both.

  • Selecting a course within which attributes will be enhanced through the MOOC style of learning
  • Facilitating a successful Students as Partners approach to course design and delivery
  • Designing assessments which allow both academic integrity and student feedback to flourish

Conference Chair

Ali Ogilvie

Partnership & Portfolio Delivery Manager, AdelaideX
University of Adelaide

Design & Implementation

10:30 am - 11:00 am The $10 Million MOOC- Generating Income from Free Online Education
Chris Parker - Manager Online Learning and Systems Support, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, University of Tasmania
This presentation explores how the the world number 1 healthcare MOOC Understanding Dementia, delivered by the Wicking Centre at The University of Tasmania, is able to generate over $10 million per year through diverse revenue streams including transition to award courses, professional development courses and direct monetisation. It also reveals the true value of MOOCs as powerful research tools, not just free online education.

  • Explore the design, development and implantation of the course
  • Strategies to generate revenue from free online education
  • University of Tasmania’s strategy for future growth

Chris Parker

Manager Online Learning and Systems Support, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
University of Tasmania

Design & Implementation

11:00 am - 11:30 am Designing & Implementing Quality Online & Blended Learning Experiences to Enhance Student Experience at UNSW
Associate Professor Mark King - Director of Educational Delivery Services, Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education, University of New South Wales
UNSW is investing an additional $400 million into education initiatives over 2016-2025 to increase the quality of student learning experiences, the programs and courses it provides as well as the quality of its teaching. As part of the Inspired Learning Initiative, UNSW is redesigning 660 online and blended courses that 75% of undergraduate students will experience over the program of work. The initiative will elevate student experience and workplace preparedness. The aim is to transform programs so they meet the needs of future students.

This session will outline the UNSW strategy and the various education initiatives on curriculum, programs and course development, and associated capacity building for staff:

  • Developing blended and online learning and the capacity to analyse student performance   
  • Designing for micro credentialing course components
  • Providing capacity building for teachers and developers with a focus on new literacies and skills capabilities

Associate Professor Mark King

Director of Educational Delivery Services, Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
University of New South Wales

Design & Implementation

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Undergoing Significant Transformation to Learning & Development at Burger Fuel
Anthony Henderson - E-Learning Specialist, Burgerfuel
In 2014 Burger fuel undertook a significant transformation of its learning and development from predominantly paper based to completely online learning. In this session Anthony Henderson, E-Learning Specialist at Burger Fuel will discuss this transformation.

  • Challenges of convincing sponsors and business leaders of ROI of this transformation
  • Building and facilitating internal eLearning capability to support HR goals across 81 stores
  • Training staff and building in house capability to develop blended learning content

Anthony Henderson

E-Learning Specialist

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Developing an Evidence-Based Approach to Blended University Student Experiences of Learning

Rob Ellis - Dean (Learning & Teaching), AEL Group, Griffith University
Professor Rob Ellis researches the experiences of university students and teachers across physical and virtual learning environments. His research focuses on the interplay between student experiences of learning, their learning environments and student learning outcomes. This session will explore:

  • Experiential and observational forms of evidence of learning
  • How these forms of evidence reveal qualitative differences in outcomes across physical and virtual learning environments 
  • The implications of connections between university learning environments and student learning 
  • Developing an evidence based approach to building your organisations online learning environment 

Rob Ellis

Dean (Learning & Teaching), AEL Group
Griffith University

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Challenging Assumptions: Key Challenges to Creating a Successful and Engaging Online & e-Learning Environment

Shanton Chang - Research & Teaching Academic, University of Melbourne
In the past decade, mobile technology has advanced at such an exponential rate, it’s now a part and parcel of everyday life. Where these technologies were once thought of distractions- they are now legitimate learning tools for students. However a global study by OECD revealed that technology was not improving academic results for Australian students. This session will explore:

  • The assumptions around the use of these technologies, and the behaviours of 'digital natives'
  • Providing teachers with ideas about the opportunities and pitfalls in using various technologies for online learning
  • Moving away from a “one size fits all” approach to teaching in an online environment

Shanton Chang

Research & Teaching Academic
University of Melbourne

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Afternoon Tea

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Designing Versatile eLearning resources for Blended Learning and Personalised Learning to maximise ROI

Sandra Lipinski - E-Learning Manager, Silkwood School
Developing online learning resources is very time consuming, so educators need to be clever about how they design these resources to ensure their time is used efficiently and effectively. More importantly the design practices and resources need to enhance the teaching and learning pedagogy. This session will explore real world high school examples of the successful (and less successful) use of digital multimedia resources used in Blended Learning and Personalised Learning courses. Providing critiques of the varied considerations required for each pedagogy and providing a framework for the effective creation of resources which enhance the learning. In this session Sandra will present:

  • Design principles that increase the chances of reusing and repurposing eLearning resources
  • Tips that will help teachers and institutions to reduce the waste when resources cannot be used repeatedly, and to reduce the amount of updating required as courses change over time
  • A guide to developing resources that can be used across many courses and age groups
  • Varied use of LMS tools and courses when taking a Blended Learning or a Personalised Learning Approach.

Sandra Lipinski

E-Learning Manager
Silkwood School

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm What Does Innovation in Learning and Teaching Really Mean and How You Can Achieve it?

Deborah West - Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching Innovation, Finders University
This session will explore strategies to innovate your online & e-Learning capability. Key discussion points will include:

  • ‘Selling’ the vision of innovation in learning and teaching 
  • Improving take up of learning analytics across the organisation through linkage to pedagogy and core academic tasks
  • strategies for developing active engagement in an online environment
  • Developing a culture of support for academic staff to meaningfully engage online learning technologies

Deborah West

Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching Innovation
Finders University

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Enhancing student participation and success through online delivery

Liz Smith - Director, UNSW Online, UNSW Sydney
This session will review national research on
widening participation in the context of online
learning and explore strategies to ensure
diverse student cohorts are well supported. Key
discussion points will include:
- Research findings on where online learning fits
with diverse student cohorts
- Ensuring students are well prepared for online
- Designing a holistic online student experience
that considers student needs

Liz Smith

Director, UNSW Online
UNSW Sydney

In this closing panel discussion you will get to ask our experts about their strategies for the future and answer any questions you had throughout the two days. Key discussion points will include:

  • Strategies to innovate online and e-Learning capability with limited resources
  • How to decide which technologies to integrate into your strategy
  • Key challenges to the successful development of digital education

Sarah Cordiner

Executive Director & Head of Campus
University of Notre Dame

Rebecca Godwin

Online Course Facilitator
UniSA Online


Romy Lawson

Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education
Murdoch University

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm END OF DAY TWO