15 -16 MAY 2018 | The Victoria Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 8th May 2019

7:50 am - 8:20 am Coffee & Registration

9:00 am - 9:00 am Conference Opening – Remarks from Conference Chairperson

Lucia Stejer, Head of Learning & Delivery at Kaplan Professional

Lucia Stejer

Head of Learning & Delivery
Kaplan Professional

9:00 am - 9:30 am Bringing Online Learning to Life Through an Active Approach to Blended Learning- and Catering for a 50% year on year Increase in Enrolments

Monash University is at the forefront of online education developing a collaborative and integrated approach to online learning. This has resulted in 50% year on year growth for online enrolments and the introduction of agile practises has enabled students in engage in consistent learning experiences. This session will explore:

  • Developing an interactive approach to online learning in which students are contributors instead of merely consumers of knowledge
  • Embedding an agile frame work for digital learning at your organisation
  • Training and mentoring staff to engage with new tools and strategies for blended learning
Kris Ryan, Director, Education Innovation at Monash University

Kris Ryan

Director, Education Innovation
Monash University

9:30 am - 10:00 am Challenging Assumptions: Key Challenges to Creating a Successful and Engaging Online & e-Learning Environment

In the past decade, mobile technology has advanced at such an exponential rate, it’s now a part and parcel of everyday life. Where these technologies were once thought of distractions- they are now legitimate learning tools for students. However a global study by OECD revealed that technology was not improving academic results for Australian students. This session will explore:

  • The assumptions around the use of these technologies, and the behaviours of 'digital natives'
  • Providing teachers with ideas about the opportunities and pitfalls in using various technologies for online learning
  • Moving away from a “one size fits all” approach to teaching in an online environment
Shanton Chang, Research & Teaching Academic at University of Melbourne

Shanton Chang

Research & Teaching Academic
University of Melbourne

The $10 Million MOOC- Generating Income from
Free Online Education
This presentation explores how the the world
number 1 healthcare MOOC Understanding
Dementia, delivered by the Wicking Centre at
The University of Tasmania, is able to generate
over $10 million per year through diverse revenue
streams including transition to award courses,
professional development courses and direct
monetisation. It also reveals the true value of
MOOCs as powerful research tools, not just free
online education.
 Explore the design, development and
implantation of the course
 Strategies to generate revenue from free
online education
 University of Tasmania’s strategy for future
Chris Parker, Manager Online Learning and Systems Support, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre at University of Tasmania

Chris Parker

Manager Online Learning and Systems Support, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
University of Tasmania

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Tea

11:00 am - 11:30 am Deakin University Master of IT Leadership Case Study

Nick Patterson, Senior Lecturer (Information Technology) at Deakin University

Nick Patterson

Senior Lecturer (Information Technology)
Deakin University

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Increasing Student Engagement with Online & e-Learning at the University of Southern Queensland- with 75% of Students Choosing to Study Online

What a travesty, when the imaginative platform of the internet is used only as a filing cabinet, for students to retrieve content put-there by academics. The internet has radically changed social life and communications. Through the internet, we connect, author, contribute, debate, investigate, consult and visualise. It is time for these activities to transform education. This session will present practical strategies, tools and approaches to:

  • Motivate students (and teachers) to actively participate in the learning experience
  • Make learning exciting, stimulating and compelling
  • Connect learners and teachers with one another, international experts and with knowledge
  • Launch students’ digital profiles and distinctive value propositions, for advanced employability

Conference Chair
Professor Shelley Kinash, Director Advancement of Learning and Teaching at University of Southern Queensland

Professor Shelley Kinash

Director Advancement of Learning and Teaching
University of Southern Queensland

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Understanding Behavioural Insights in Organisational Training – Alternatives to Mandatory Training

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) has been asked to provide educational resources to assist the organisation in reducing its reliance on Mandatory Training (MT) for the implementation of Policy Directives. This includes the employment of behavioural insights theory as a mechanism for engaging behaviour change in this area. This session will explore:

  • Framework and outcomes of the training which will be implemented across 170,000 employees in NSW Health
  • Reducing the amount of mandatory training
  • Increasing staff satisfaction with Mandatory Training
  • Developing and trialling innovative and different types of learning content
Nina Lord, Director at Health Education and Training Institute

Nina Lord

Health Education and Training Institute

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm How Innovating the MOOC Creation Process has Led to Increased Student Centricity & Enhanced Student Outcomes at University of Adelaide

MOOCs have the capacity to reach anyone, anywhere. A well designed MOOC can enhance exposure, promote an institution globally and result in increased enrollments. The Adelaide X team has co-created MOOCs with its students in order to enhance their employability upon graduation. In this session Ali will run you through the innovative process used to create their MOOCs and how to balance both the student and academic expectations to facilitate successful outcomes for both.

  • Selecting a course within which attributes will be enhanced through the MOOC style of learning
  • Facilitating a successful Students as Partners approach to course design and delivery
  • Designing assessments which allow both academic integrity and student feedback to flourish

Conference Chair
Ali Ogilvie, Partnership & Portfolio Delivery Manager, AdelaideX at University of Adelaide

Ali Ogilvie

Partnership & Portfolio Delivery Manager, AdelaideX
University of Adelaide

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Developing an Evidence Based Approach to Blended University Student Experience of Learning

Rob Ellis, Dean (Learning & Teaching), AEL Group at Griffith University

Rob Ellis

Dean (Learning & Teaching), AEL Group
Griffith University

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Designing Versatile eLearning resources for Blended Learning and Personalised Learning to maximise ROI

Developing online learning resources is very time consuming, so educators need to be clever about how they design these resources to ensure their time is used efficiently and effectively. More importantly the design practices and resources need to enhance the teaching and learning pedagogy. This session will explore real world high school examples of the successful (and less successful) use of digital multimedia resources used in Blended Learning and Personalised Learning courses. Providing critiques of the varied considerations required for each pedagogy and providing a framework for the effective creation of resources which enhance the learning. In this session Sandra will present:

  • Design principles that increase the chances of reusing and repurposing eLearning resources
  • Tips that will help teachers and institutions to reduce the waste when resources cannot be used repeatedly, and to reduce the amount of updating required as courses change over time
  • A guide to developing resources that can be used across many courses and age groups
  • Varied use of LMS tools and courses when taking a Blended Learning or a Personalised Learning Approach.
Sandra Lipinski, E-Learning Manager at Silkwood School

Sandra Lipinski

E-Learning Manager
Silkwood School


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Tea

This session will explore evidence-based strategies to support teachers to navigate and interact with new and emerging technologies, with a focus on improved student outcomes. Key discussion points will include:

  • Re framing the use of educational technology as a pedagogy rather than an add on to education
  • The role of leaders in digital pedagogies use 
  • Overcoming key challenges of integrating technology in the classroom
Dr Joanne Blannin, Digital Learning Leader Research Fellow: Plans to Pedagogy Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne

Dr Joanne Blannin

Digital Learning Leader Research Fellow: Plans to Pedagogy Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Online Technologies for Engaged Learning: Can Learning Engagement be Virtually Boosted

Mushtak Dawood, E-Learning Advisor at University of Canterbury NZ

Mushtak Dawood

E-Learning Advisor
University of Canterbury NZ

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm END OF DAY TWO