NEXT GENERATION LEARNING SPACES - HIGHER EDUCATION | 26 AUGUST 2020 | SGT

Next Generations Learning Spaces is a platform for the education peers from Higher Education & Universities who are leading their learning spaces projects to share about the best practice to drive change and transformation in their learning spaces. They will also explore the best practices to actualise the effectiveness of the learning spaces transformation with innovative technologies and design.

8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcome Remarks

9:00 am - 9:30 am Learn Anywhere and Anytime: Strategic Plan , Design and Delivery of World-Class Learning and Teaching Environment

Dinesh Paikeday - Director, Learning Environments, University of New South Wales

University of New South Wale’s 2025 Strategy that focuses on the significant opportunities to transform the student experience on the physical campus and seamlessly integrating the digital and physical environments.  


In this session, you will explore on how: 

•             Redesigning the learning spaces to promote collaboration and partnerships with students

•             UNSW’s educators harnessing Chatbot for digital assessment training

•             Assessing the new technologies such as 360° videos, virtual reality and google glasses in learning spaces trainings and space utilization

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Dinesh Paikeday

Director, Learning Environments
University of New South Wales

9:30 am - 10:00 am Design Collaborative Spaces to Foster Student Interaction and Engagement

Dr. Michael James Keppell - Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, Taylor’s University


Preparing students for 21st century, Taylor’s University develops highly collaborative citizens and a collaborative classroom such as X-Space.


·        Adopting approaches focused on the provision of holistic teaching and learning experiences for staff and students

·        Connecting personalised learning, educational technology to learning spaces’ design

·        Advocating a mind-set shift and demonstrating the benefits of the new learning spaces

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Dr. Michael James Keppell

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
Taylor’s University

10:00 am - 10:00 am Drive Change from Traditional Pedagogical Practices to Maximise Learning ROI

Glen O'Grady - Director of Academic and Student Services, RMIT University (Vietnam)

RMIT was the first completely foreign-owned university granted permission to operate in Vietnam. Learning from Glen leading the educators to change from the traditional teaching to enhance learning.


•        Developing physical and human space to foster complexity and student interaction

•        Continuously improving curriculum & physical spaces with new paradox 

•        Adopting new ideas and executing in new way of teaching

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Glen O'Grady

Director of Academic and Student Services
RMIT University (Vietnam)

10:45 am - 11:00 am Networking Session

10:45 am - 11:00 am Break


Interactive Discussion Group: 2 Rotations @ 30 minutes each

Roundtable A

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Actualise Innovative ICT-Enabled Pedagogical Practices
Dr. Kumaran Rajaram - Senior Lecturer & Course Chair, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University


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Dr. Kumaran Rajaram

Senior Lecturer & Course Chair, Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University


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Dr. Seow Poh Sun

Associate Professor of Accounting (Education) ; Associate Dean (Teaching and Curriculum) - School of Accountancy
Singapore Management University

Roundtable C

11:00 am - 12:45 pm Get Buy-in from Stakeholders for Learning Space Transformation

Roundtable D

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Create a Library of the Future to Improve Learning Experiences & Collaboration

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm End of Next Generation Learning Spaces Virtual Summit