World’s first virtual conference dedicated to higher education & school leaders disrupting traditional learning delivery during Covid-19

19 - 20 May, 2020 | ONLINE EVENT | 8:50 AM - 12:30 PM AEDT

Combatting Covid-19 Impact on Student Learning Through Scaled Online Learning Delivery, Change Management & Innovative Technology

With Coronavirus (Covid-19) disrupting every aspect of life as we know it, online learning has emerged as the elixir for the education sector to address threats to traditional face to face revenue streams as well as student outcomes.

With that in mind, IQPC is pleased to play a role in helping the education sector collaborate and share best practice by organizing a dedicated virtual conference - The Online & E-Learning In The Age of Covid-19 Virtual Summit running on May 19th.

Join this half-day summit to learn about...
  • Innovating learning delivery and approaches to balance technology & resources constraints without affecting student outcomes
  • Leveraging high quality learning platforms and technologies to improve remote student learning and assessment
  • Delivering a comprehensive change management program to upskill academic staff to new ways of working & learning delivery
We hope you can join us in May!
- The Online & eLearning Team    

5 Reasons to Attend...
  1. Australia’s only dedicated virtual event focused on how universities can combat Covid-19’s impact on student outcomes and revenue
  2. Learn how leading US (MIT Keynote), Australian universities and learning technology providers overcame coronavirus constraints to enable 100% online learning
  3. Reduce staff workload and strain with digital content creation and delivery through scaled use of emerging technology like NLP, AI and VR
  4. Deliver large scale change management strategies across academic staff to improve support and transition to a digital first learning future
  5. Problem solve and interact with industry peers through live Q&A, interactive polls sprinkled across the webinar sessions

8:50 am – 12:30 pm AEDT

Day 1: Tuesday 19th May 2020

8:50 AM (AEDT)
Conference Opening

9:00 AM (AEDT)
  How MIT’s EdX Platform Is Building Effective Edutech Partnerships, Support & Infrastructure To Rapidly Scale And Deliver Classroom Learning Modules 100% Online
Presenter:  Jennifer French, MITx Digital Learning Scientist Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

9:30 AM (AEDT)
Technology Spotlight: Leveraging Research-Backed Techniques and Quick Wins In Digital Learning Delivery To Create Inclusive, Highly Engaging Digital Learning Environments
 Session reserved for Sponsor

10:00 AM (AEDT)
How the TAFE NSW Digital Lab is exploring scalable emerging technology to complement practical training
Presenter:  Joe Millward, Innovation Manager, TAFE NSW

10:30 AM (AEDT)

11:00 AM (AEDT)
Re-thinking Student Skills & Learning Assessment To Sustain Learning Outcomes & Student Progression During Covid-19
Chie Adachi, Director Digital Learning, Deakin University

11:30 AM (AEDT)
Developing A Robust Emergency Response Strategy And Overcoming Technical Challenges For Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Learning Delivery
Presenter: Mushtak Dawood, Educational Designer/Digital Uplift Coordinator, UNSW

12:00 PM (AEDT)
Keep It Suitably Simple: Leading Scaled Change Management & Upskilling Across Academia & University Resources For Rapid Online Learning Deployment Across 50,000 Students
Presenter: Michael Sankey, Professor & Deputy Director Learning TransformationsGriffith University

12:30 PM (AEDT)
Conference Closing 

Day 2: Wednesday 20th May 2020 

8:50 AM (AEDT) 
Conference Opening 

9:00 AM (AEDT)
Session reserved for Sponsor

9:30 AM (AEDT)
Build Your In-House Online Learning Capacity Across the Entire Lifecycle: From Curriculum Design to Marketing/Recruitment, Faculty Success & Student Retention

Susan Gautsch, Director of Online Learning, University of Southern California (US)

10:00 AM (AEDT)
Session reserved for Sponsor
10:30 AM (AEDT)

11:00 AM (AEDT)
Monash Uni Case Study: Building An Award Winning, In-House Assessments Platform Scaling Across 10 Faculties, 85,000 Students With BYOD Functionality To Improve Online Learning Integrity & Credibility

Cliff Ashford, Delivery Leader – Research, Education & Business Intelligence, Monash University

12:00 PM (AEDT)
10 Steps To Taking A Human Centred Approach Empower Students and Develop Engaged Online Learning Communities In The Covid-19 Age And Beyond
Selena Griffith, Senior Lecturer: Design, Innovation, Entrepreneurship at UNSW Art & Design, UNSW

12:30 PM (AEDT)
Conference Closing


Jennifer French

MITx Digital Learning Scientist Mathematics
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

Joe Millward

Innovation Manager

Michael Sankey

Professor & Deputy Director Learning Transformations
Griffith University 

Chie Adachi

 Director Digital Learning
Deakin University

Susan Gautsch

Director of Online Learning, University of Southern California (US)

Cliff Ashford

Delivery Leader – Research, Education & Business Intelligence
Monash University

Selena Griffith

Senior Lecturer - Design, Innovation, Entrepreneurship at UNSW Art & Design
 University of New South Wales

Mushtak Dawood

Educational Designer/Digital Uplift Coordinator,
University of New South Wales


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Step 2: Confirmation email
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Step 3: Schedule time
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Step 4: Watch the event
Click the link in the confirmation email and prepare questions for our industry-leading speakers

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If you are interested in attending, or have questions relating to the event, feel free to chat with us on 02 9229 1000 or email