15 -16 MAY 2018 | Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Andy Saltarelli


Senior Director Digital Learning Design, Evaluation & Research
Stanford University


9:00 AM Creating Inclusive and Welcoming Online Learning Experiences at Scale

This workshop session will delve deeper into Stanford University's research on creating inclusive and welcoming online learning experiences at scale — especially for traditionally marginalised students. Our research shows that subtle design cues make certain learners feel unwelcome in online learning environments, which contributes to gaps in persistence and course completion. We have tested practical, scalable, and research-based techniques that make learners feel more welcome and engaged and help them to be more successful.

  • Exploration of the university's learning analytics infrastructure and how it facilitates research and iterative design
  • Exploring how to implement research-based interventions that help learners succeed at scale
  • Developing key takeaways for advancing your organisations face to face, blended and online pedagogy
  • Overcoming the key challenges of creating engaging and welcoming online & e-learning environments

8:00 AM Harnessing Faculty Innovation and Removing Barriers to Global Online Collaboration at Stanford University

In 2011, MOOCs burst onto the scene at Stanford University as a largely faculty-led initiative. Before long the New York Times declared 2012 the “Year of the MOOC” and numerous public and private sector ventures spawned from this activity. In the midst of this rapid change, Stanford had to quickly develop a strategy to harness this energy and innovation to both serve the foundational goals of the institution and advance online pedagogy on a global scale. In this session, Andy will discuss how this effort has evolved over the past few years and explore specific topics such as:

  • Strategies for harnessing faculty motivation and creativity to innovate and advance online pedagogy at scale
  • Facilitating collaborative partnerships with faculty, learning designers, and researchers 
  • Challenges of maintaining institutional momentum in digital learning innovation
  • Challenges of engaging a global network of learners and meeting their diverse needs


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Andy.

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