Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 20th May 2020

8:30 am - 8:50 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Conference Chair

Michael Sankey - Professor & Deputy Director Learning Transformations, Griffith University
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Michael Sankey

Professor & Deputy Director Learning Transformations
Griffith University

9:00 am - 9:40 am Leading Innovation through the VU Way, Revolutionary Block Model & Change Manage Initiative aimed at Improving the Quality of Student Experience

Ian Solomonides - Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Students), Victoria University
Victoria University has launched the VU Way- an innovative plan to apply an Australian first revolutionary block model across all higher education & VU polytechnic courses by 2022.

  • Embedding strategic and scholarly leadership across VU to embed best- practice in innovative pedagogies and technology based learning
  • Designing and managing virtual learning spaces to increase staff capability to teach in flexible, blended and online learning environments
  • Enhancing student learning experiences through innovation
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Ian Solomonides

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Students)
Victoria University

9:40 am - 10:20 am Building Dynamic Online Communities in all Classrooms for Transformative 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Michael Valentine - Director of Distance Learning, Hale School
  • In this session Michael will demonstrates how online learning can be collaborative, richly interactive and can enable the intrinsic development of 21 Century skills and capabilities in an intellectually engaging context
  • The case study will focus on connecting students to a global, virtual-workspace that is simple innovative and free of traditional bureaucratic boundaries…it can be the positive disruptive-future for innovative teachers and their schools!  
  • This compelling presentation introduces Michaels global network of online classrooms and communities; where collaborative problem-solving across distance is the at the heart of every session. His work has transformed the transition to boarding at Hale School; and connected students from remote Western Australian schools with students in Russia, Spain and Ireland as well as with Hale School 
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Michael Valentine

Director of Distance Learning
Hale School

10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 am - 11:40 am Digital learning innovation framework – guiding principles for innovating digital learning initiatives within higher education

Dr Chie Adachi - Director Digital Learning, Deakin University
In an increasingly digital age where technological advancement is ubiquitous, the notion of innovation is romanticised with the enhancement of our practices, processes and systems – the realm of digital education is no exception. However, it has been recognised that universities are at the odds with innovative cultures against their risk-adverse nature and the pressure to ensure quality (Ellis & Goodyear 2019). This session will aim to explore this dilemma through:

  • Various case studies of digital learning innovation projects
  • Development of the digital learning innovation framework
  • Insight into the framework and set of guiding principles in designing, delivering and leading such initiatives at Deakin University. 
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Dr Chie Adachi

Director Digital Learning
Deakin University

11:40 am - 12:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm Enabling Students to be Work Ready by Getting them Used to Interacting with Productivity Based Learning Tools

Michael Sankey - Professor & Deputy Director Learning Transformations, Griffith University
Griffith University have transitioned their virtual learning environment to more closely resemble digital tools students will encounter when they start their careers. 

  • Transitioning students from a heavily scaffolded learning management system in first year to a Microsoft teams based LMS 
  • Developing standards for collaborative and authentic online and e learning
  • Adopting different ways of learning to emulate digital environments in the workplace
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Michael Sankey

Professor & Deputy Director Learning Transformations
Griffith University

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm Insights into the Monash e-Assessment Program: Delivering a Large Scale Assessment Approach for Over 90 000 Students

Cliff Ashford - Delivery Lead: Research & Education Services, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Virtual & Augmented Reality Services, Monash University
The Monash e-Assesment Program is the largest of its kind in Australia and has scaled from 10 000 to 90 000 students over the past 12 months. This session will explore:

  • Rolling out innovative digital assessment technology that enables students to use their own devices
  • Ensuring the integrity of the testing process in an online environment
  • Building a digital assessment system that can handle a range of testing conditions
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Cliff Ashford

Delivery Lead: Research & Education Services, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Virtual & Augmented Reality Services
Monash University

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Change management when launching the online program portfolio at University of Adelaide

Travis Cox - Director, Learning Enhancement & Innovation, University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide launched an online postgraduate portfolio during 2019 with just a few months from initiation to delivery of the first programs. This session will explore:

  • Driving digital transformation through collaboration with academics, professional staff and external partners
  • Lessons learned from launching our portfolio
  • Next phases in the change management journey
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Travis Cox

Director, Learning Enhancement & Innovation
University of Adelaide

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Insight into Blackmores Education: Developing an Innovative Digital Strategy for Over 17 Countries

Gill McEwen - Director of Education, Blackmores Institute
Blackmores Institute provides on the job training for healthcare professionals across Australia and Asia. They manage 14 learning management systems for over 17 countries. This session will explore:

  • How Blackmores Institute are utilising innovations such as micro credentials and gamification to increase the engagement of their learners
  • Integrating different levels into the virtual learning environment such as virtual classrooms and collaborative learning initiatives 
  • Delivering learning in an easy & accessible way to engage on the job learners

Gill McEwen

Director of Education
Blackmores Institute

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm The CSU Learning Space Portal: Developing an Interactive Tool that Enables Teachers to Effectively Utilise Collaborative and Active Learning Spaces Across our Campuses

Phillip Hua - Educational Lead Learning Spaces (Digital & Physical), Charles Stuart University
  • Providing capabilities to our staff to enhance learning for our students and deliver a positive campus experience
  • A portal that advises academics on the opportunities for collaborative and active learning within a specific learning space
  • Listing technology support to enable best use of space
  • Exploring how we develop activities that focus on kills development for the future of work
  • The stakeholder engagement process and the involvement of academics to provide active learning case studies
  • Exploring plans to upgrade version 2 with AR/VR capability
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Phillip Hua

Educational Lead Learning Spaces (Digital & Physical)
Charles Stuart University

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Cross Industry Panel Discussion: Understanding the Unique Challenges of Training on the Job Learners & Lessons that Can be Applied from Each Sector

Gill McEwen - Director of Education, Blackmores Institute
Sarah Louise Herring - Learning & Leadership Development Manager ANZ, Tiffany & Co
Rachel Bentley - Director Rich Media, Western Sydney University
It is clear that corporate institutions face unique challenges as compared to universities. Training learners who are on the job presents a completely different environment to navigate and can often not accommodate the experimentation with online learning spaces that universities can implement. This panel will explore how university and corporate stakeholders can learn from one another to increase learner engagement.

  • Understand how universities and corporations can learn from each other 
  • Strategies to increase collaboration between universities and corporations to progress online e-learning effectiveness
  • What’s next on the horizon for digital learning in each sector

Gill McEwen

Director of Education
Blackmores Institute

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Sarah Louise Herring

Learning & Leadership Development Manager ANZ
Tiffany & Co

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Rachel Bentley

Director Rich Media
Western Sydney University

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Main Conference Close