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

Kevin Richardson, Principal, Immanuel College 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


Kevin Richardson

Immanuel College

Martyn Anderson

Director Teaching and Learning
Immanuel College

12:10 PM - 12:50 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

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


3:30 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 Considerations Required for Introducing an Immersive Computing Component into the Learning Experience

Joe Millward, Innovation Team Manager, TAFE NSW Digital Lab


Joe Millward

Innovation Team Manager
TAFE NSW Digital Lab