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Monday, October 29
 

8:00am

Registration
Monday October 29, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

9:30am

Welcome to EdTechPosium 2018 – Design, develop, play!
Welcome from the Campus Dean

Speakers

Monday October 29, 2018 9:30am - 9:40am
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

9:40am

Acknowledgment of country
Speakers
GB

Grace Burton

Student, Education, Australian Catholic University


Monday October 29, 2018 9:40am - 9:45am
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

9:45am

Keynote 1: Pedagogy, Peers, Professionalism, Platforms and Practice… and the Workshop Activity
Julian will mix philosophical, pedagogical and technical insights in his opening keynote, speaking from his current position working with doctoral students to recent work at UNSW on the Moodle Workshop activity.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Cox

Julian Cox

Associate Professor (Food Microbiology), University of New South Wales
Dr Julian Cox is an Associate Professor of Food Microbiology, and was formerly the Associate Dean (Education) in UNSW Science and Associate Dean (International) in UNSW Engineering. Julian has extensive and award-winning teaching experience in food microbiology, quality assurance... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

10:45am

Morning tea
Monday October 29, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

11:15am

Augmented reality in Nursing: Exploring students’ perspectives on learning
Background: Simulation is recognised internationally as a safe and effective way to teach health students. There are limitations to this learning experience, however, due to the static nature of mannequins and the complexity of the learning required.
The evolution of spatial mapping technology and 3D applications has the potential to change nurse education and advance physical assessment skills. While immersive technologies have been explored for their application in medical training, there is sparse research exploring how these technologies can be used to advance nurse education.
Objective: The aim of the study was to explore students’ perspectives of learning through spatial mapping technology and how this emerging technology can enhance nurse education.
Methods: Second-year nursing students were recruited to explore the educational application of augmented reality. Participants were required to undertake a nursing assessment and documentation of a projected holographic patient based on a developed case study.
Discussion: Nurse education requires the integration of complex concepts of physiology, adaptive expertise and collaborative practice. These technologies can transform health education to provide meaningful education by applying the instructional theory of whole-task training, via the domains of active, constructive, intentional, authentic and co-operative transfer of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Frost

Jane Frost

University of Canberra
Jane's research aligns the theme of health and wellbeing through the lifespan. Enablement is a concept that is examines how people cope, manage and understand after a consultation. Jane's thesis examines this concept within the role of Nurse Practitioners in primary health care, but... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Blackfriars Building, G.25

11:15am

Developing web tools in PHP & MySQL for better LMS sites and procedures
Show-and-tell and discussion on tools to help with development and QA of Moodle sites

Speakers

Monday October 29, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Blackfriars Building, G.24

11:15am

Modern learning experiences using H5P and Google UI
This talk will centre on the findings of a recent Moodle project undertaken between VerveEd and BAE Systems Australia. The project involved the creation of an aviation related, maths and physics Moodle course which learners could use in a self-directed capacity. Development of the course shed light on a number of instructional design and technical challenges, which talk attendees who work with the latest web technologies, will find valuable to learn from. Attendees of this talk will learn from the following talking points:

• The technical and pedagogical challenges of using key HTML5 web technologies in conjunction with H5P and Moodle core functionality.
• How the combination of Google’s and Moodle’s UI frameworks can compliment each other to create feature rich course templates which dynamically load H5P content.
• Ways to load H5P content on a course homepage to avoid nested navigation issues.
• Why the flexibility/usability tradeoff’ design principle needs consideration when creating courses that avoid vendor lock-in.
• How the backup/restore features of Moodle helps to update some course resources but how other resources need workarounds.
• When Moodle courses utilising additional web technologies require special development measures to work offline or in deployed circumstances.

Speakers

Monday October 29, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Blackfriars Building, G.23

11:45am

Through the Hololens
Speakers
BJ

Blooma John

University of Canberra
Dr Blooma John researches technology for improved health and wellbeing.
avatar for Emily Rutherford

Emily Rutherford

Educational Designer and Developer, UNSW Canberra
As an educational designer, I aim to bridge the gap between new digital technologies and the changing research needs of students and the broader university community. In an increasingly online learning environment, one of my key roles is investigating new ways to connect communities... Read More →
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Jennifer Smith

University of Canberra
Jennifer is an Educational Designer at the University of Canberra.  With a teaching background and a focus on work integrated learning, Jennifer is keen to help academics’ design and implement authentic assessment and experiential learning experiences.


Monday October 29, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

11:45am

Fun, friends and flexibility: a learning philosophy
Want to take your training from boring to mesmerising? There are 12 things that you can focus on. In this talk, you'll see these spectacular variables in action and learn how to apply them to eLearning courses. Be sure to bring problems and something to write with, because this whirlwind of words is bound to shake something loose.

Speakers
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William Batten

Defence
William started learning things at a very young age and never really stopped. Once he had a taste for it, he helped others learn by teaching, talking at cool symposiums and digging into the mysteries of the mind.


Monday October 29, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.23

11:45am

Let's make an LTI activity - developing external tools
** Notes from this presentation are available at https://www.rickyvuckovic.com/lti


In summary: In this session Ricky will explain the steps needed to develop an external tool or activity using the LTI (learning tools interoperability) format and provide specific code examples and live demonstrations. Some parts will be easier to understand if you already know some basic web coding (e.g. PHP, Python, web forms).
 
It is rare for a Learning Management System (LMS) to have every feature an institution needs, and it’s common to extend these systems with external tools to handle tasks such as lecture recordings, library resources, and portfolios.
An emerging standard for developing external tools for use inside an LMS is the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) format, and many of these tools can be linked to from within a course without needing LMS administrator access or installing extra plugins.
Despite its growing popularity and having its core specifications accessible freely online, there is a severe lack of guidance available for designing a simple and complete LTI activity that can launch from an LMS such as Moodle and return grades back to it.
This makes it difficult to learn how to begin developing an external tool, and it is very hard to reverse-engineer and debug an LTI data transfer that is three levels deep in encryption.
This session explains the practical steps needed to develop an external tool or activity using the LTI format. It combines an overview of the LTI framework with specific code examples and live demonstrations. This session is suitable for anybody keen to develop their own LTI tools, and some parts will be easier to understand if you already know some basic web coding (e.g. PHP, Python, web forms).

Speakers
avatar for Ricky Vuckovic

Ricky Vuckovic

Educational Design and Tech, UNSW Canberra
Ricky Vuckovic is an educational designer and creative technologist. He currently works at UNSW Canberra, designing blended courses and online activities as part of the UNSW Digital Uplift project. | He has several published apps, and develops on a wide variety of platforms such as... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

12:15pm

Lunch
Monday October 29, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

1:15pm

Museums, learning and digital experience
In this panel presentation, speakers from three of Canberra's best museums will discuss how their institutions use technologies in the visitor and learning experiences they provide, and demonstrate some of the highlights from recent exhibitions and programs.
Your questions are welcome, following the three presentations: we aim through this panel to develop more conversations between learning officers and staff in institutions across the sector, including schools and universities, museums and galleries, and government and commercial learning programs. A look to the future of technology in formal and informal learning is part of this conversation.

Speakers
FB

Fiona Bowen

Learning Coordinator, Museum of Australian Democracy
RB

Robert Bunzli

Digital Programs Coordinator, National Museum of Australia
AD

Amanda Dennett

Head of Digital Experience, Public Programs, Australian War Memorial


Monday October 29, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

1:15pm

Teaching with Twitter: The Revenge
At EdTechPosium in 2017, Katie and Rebecca spoke to the potential of Twitter for use by professionals and academics working in the educational technology space in their popular ‘Twitter Masterclass’. In this year’s workshop ‘Teaching with Twitter: The Revenge’, Katie and Rebecca will be exploring some practical strategies and considerations when deploying Twitter for teaching and learning in the higher education context.
Twitter is an open micro-blogging platform, which allows its users to write posts known as tweets, amass followers (and follow relevant accounts), ‘like’ content, and follow and contribute to hashtags. The egalitarian nature of Twitter as a platform affords many opportunities for teaching and learning. Twitter can provide a platform for learners to be able to concisely express their ideas, engage critically with concepts, and empower students to actively engage with both learners from within their learning cohort, experts working in their field, and the broader community.

In this interactive 50 minute workshop, participants will:
  • engage (or re-engage) with basic Twitter terminology and use
  • get the opportunity to discuss when and how Twitter is best deployed in the higher education space
  • have an understanding of the pedagogy that underpins the use of Twitter in teaching
  • be introduced to some case studies/examples of good practice
  • think through some of the technical and institutional limitations for engaging with technologies outside of the learning management system (navigating the policy space)
  • design some activities for scaffolding the use of Twitter throughout a unit
  • navigating the inherent pitfalls of open social media platforms (there are trolls under the bridge!)
  • think through the workload implications of using social media as a teaching strategy in an increasingly casualised sector.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
  • have an understanding of the pedagogy that underpins the use of Twitter in teaching
  • develop strategies for implementing Twitter in teaching
  • create a learning design template for implementing Twitter in a course
WARNING: THERE WILL BE GIFs.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Freund

Katie Freund

Australian National University
Dr Katie Freund is a Senior Learning Designer at the Australian National University. She leads professional development on technology-enhanced learning and is a researcher in digital communication and higher education.
avatar for Rebecca Goodway

Rebecca Goodway

Swinburne University of Technology
Rebecca Goodway is a Senior Learning Designer in the Learning Transformations Unit at Swinburne University of Technology. Rebecca provides expertise to academic staff in the use of technologies for online and blended learning, provides learning design support to faculty and project... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

2:15pm

Building the academic community for educational leadership
Educational leaders and aspirant educational leaders aim to influence teachers in their schools. Teachers themselves have the greatest in-school impact on student learning. Postgraduate courses are increasingly in online modes of learning. This session explores and examines students (leaders) ways of adapting, adopting and ignoring the invitation to communities of practice in this mode. Strategies are explored in the design and development for this student demographic and presses on the stakes at play for educational leaders to engage with communities of practice in a digital space.

Speakers
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Judith Norris

Australian Catholic University
Dr Judith Norris is a senior lecturer in educational leadership studies at Australian Catholic University. The nexus of Judith’s research and professional practice is positioned with the psychosocial processes of leaders working in performative cultures. As such, leader engagement... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Blackfriars Building, G.23

2:15pm

Consulting children on system change
We cannot avoid disruptive change in schooling since our context, our resources and our mission are evolving rapidly. Appropriate technology strategy must reflect emerging pedagogies, curriculum alignment and business alignment. Who gets a say on educational technology? How do technical decisions enact the values and culture of a school? When we imagine the way that our youngest users experience technology we can easily be mistaken. To understand this more sensitively we must engage children as stakeholders, and conventional user-consultation must change. In this session we discuss a case study in major change in a large K-12 school. We unpack the linkage between values, methodology and results: values such as connectedness and community, methodologies for engaging stakeholders ranging from young children to technical professionals, and results in the readiness and excitement for change.

Speakers
RW

Russell Waldron

Canberra Grammar School
Russell Waldron is a Yeti (Education Technology Integrator) at CGS, working with teachers K-12 to make the digital technologies curriculum vibrant and integral. Russell has introduced and shaped educational technology in school, university, and vocational training sectors. Russell... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

2:15pm

Playing Nurse: using gamification in nursing education
Play is a fantastic way to incentivise learning, but it is rarely seen in the nursing classroom. This pilot project shows the potential of gaming to provide an engaging, entertaining, and effective way to challenge students from multiple generations to team up in friendly competition, communicate, and learn.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona James

Fiona James

University of Canberra
I am a Teaching Focused lecturer in Nursing at University of Canberra, having worked for 8 years with undergraduate students, predominantly in First year. I am evolving from a teacher/lecturer to a facilitator of learning and I am passionate about creating opportunities for students... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

2:30pm

Design and redesign - a case study
In summary: In this case study of the redesign of TAFE NSW’s student management system, Scott will provide examples of how the training team have navigated the challenges of providing training in new systems while maintaining the old, as they work with teachers, managers, and support staff across the organisation.
The Student Management Services (SMS) Project is a major undertaking at TAFE NSW. The SMS Program will support our students by creating a consistent student experience throughout the end-to-end student cycle. As part of this process, TAFE NSW needs to educate its staff how to use new systems as they come online, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the existing systems. In this session, the Training Team of the SMS Project will present you with a case study of how they have navigated (and are still navigating) these challenges to provide the new skill sets across the state to a wide range of teachers, managers, and support staff.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Scott Huntley

Kenneth Scott Huntley

Instruction Design, Student Management Services Program, TAFE NSW
Kenneth Scott Huntley (please call him Scott) is an Instruction Designer for the Student Management Services Program Project at TAFE NSW. Scott has been an avid Moodle and WordPress user for longer than he’s willing to admit. Scott lives in the Southern Highlands with his wife... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Blackfriars Building, G.23

2:30pm

New points of view from 360 camera play
360 cameras have been around for a while but last year the flood gates opened with super cheap and somewhat decent cameras available. By purchasing a less than $1000 360 camera — I have discovered a number of use cases apart from the obvious VR360 video. Together with a video editor, a 360 camera is a tool to capture interesting points of view with ability for post panning, zooming, tilting, rolling and extreme fisheye effects. By sharing experiments from capturing Indonesian shadow puppetry with views of both sides of the puppet screen to post editing a simple bicycle ride along a cycle path, you may see new possibilities for 360 video in learning and teaching for describing place and new points of view.

Speakers
IM

Iain MacKay

University of New England


Monday October 29, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

2:30pm

Open source educators, digital technologies and rethinking teacher training
In summary: Teachers are radically changing the game with hands-on, challenging and fruitful professional learning experiences in highly sociable settings (PD in the pub?!) In this presentation we share some of the creative kinds of teacher professional learning across our schools. 
It’s no lie that there are many teachers who bluntly refuse to incorporate digital technologies and edtech into their daily teaching and learning, despite a curriculum that actually demands it. There are multiple figures to point the blame at for this, but that won’t do anyone any favours. Rightly or wrongly, teachers count themselves amongst the most overworked and undervalued workers in this country, so the notion of 1) learning about something they still see as a fad or irrelevant (i.e. edtech) and 2) doing it in their own time (or even at their own cost - gasp!) seems like a ridiculous idea, right?
Well, hopefully no. Teachers are changing the game with professional development in the edtech sphere and bringing teachers long since thought to have written of the virtues of edtech back into the fold. We’ll explain how and why and suggest ways this could be improved, so that students aren’t left behind. Looking at combining hands-on, challenging and fruitful professional learning experiences in highly sociable experiences (did someone say PD in the PUB?), gain an insight into what is and isn’t working, and how teachers are spinning the archaic and mind-numbing traditional professional learning experiences on its head through the use of edtech, to serendipitously learn more about edtech.

Speakers
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Luke Mooney

Curriculum Coordinator, St Thomas the Apostle Primary School, Kambah; Australian Catholic University
Luke Mooney (BEd Primary, MEd) is the Curriculum Coordinator and STEM teacher at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School, Kambah ACT. He has held the positions of Leader of Learning Officer (Literacy and Learning Technologies) at Catholic Education, and Religious Education Coordinator... Read More →
avatar for Garreth John Wigg

Garreth John Wigg

ICT, Administration and Student Innovation Coordinator, Sessional lecturer ACU Canberra., Catholic Education Archdiocese Canberra-Goulburn.
Garreth Wigg (BEd Primary, MEd Educational Leadership, MEd Information Technologies) is the ICT, Administration and Student Innovation Coordinator at St Gregory’s Primary School, Queanbeyan NSW. He also co-lectures at The Australian Catholic University, Canberra, working with pre-service... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

2:45pm

Design for engagement, design for support, design for learning: the development of National Guidelines for improving student outcomes in online education
new: Recording of Cathy's keynote

What do online students say they want and need to help them succeed? To what extent is this being delivered in our higher education institutions? Research with students, and with professional and academic staff developing and delivering online education, has informed a set of National Guidelines for improving student outcomes in online learning. The evidence is clear that educational design, as well as the design of teaching practices, support mechanisms, and institutional policies, is crucial to the effective implementation of these guidelines.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Stone

Cathy Stone

Conjoint Associate Professor, University of Newcastle
Dr Cathy Stone is an independent consultant and researcher in the field of post-secondary student equity, retention and success.  For many years Cathy held senior management roles in student support services at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where she continues as a Conjoint... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

3:45pm

Afternoon tea
Monday October 29, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

4:15pm

Cultural inclusivity and the need for hands-on learning
How can we support the development of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in tertiary education? The answer is simple - give them the opportunity to grow in a supported learning environment which caters for their cultural needs. What does that look like? The Yurauna Centre at CIT Reid offers a more holistic approach to education for students and provides opportunities for further learning beyond the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Anissa Jones

Anissa Jones

CIT Yurauna Centre, Canberra Institute of Technology
I'm a teacher, assessor and trainer. I have spent 16 years in Education. | You can talk to me about: | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and 8 Ways of Learning Pedagogy. | Digital Technologies in K-10. | Google and GSuite in Education as well as training for teachers... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Blackfriars Building, G.23

4:15pm

Design and evaluation of robust online e-Exams with Moodle
e-Exams are increasingly of interest to higher education providers. However e-Exams fit for the employability needs of 21st century graduates demands that we leverage the sophisticated affordances of ICT for authentic assessments but such e-exams must also be scalable and robust.

This session continues on from our e-Exams work previously explored at EdTechPosium in 2017, this time reporting on the third phase of work in the national 'Transforming Exams' project.

Live trials of a 'robust' online e-exam approach that uses Moodle were conducted at Monash University in semester 1 2018. Capabilities for a greater degree of authentic assessment via the use of a range of e-tools of the trade were combined with computer marked Moodle-based quizzes. However these are no ordinary Moodle quizzes! The live trials showed success with the custom developed e-Exam platform using a client-server Moodle working in a hybrid online-offline manner. The system withstood network outages, even total loss of connectivity during the exam session without loss of student's response data and without interruption to working time.

We will explore key system design features and outline students' feedback on their experience of the e-exam sessions.
Further information:
e-Exams project TransformingExams.com
e-Exams will be explored in depth with multiple speakers at a full day Symposium, Sat 24 Nov 2018, Melbourne. More info ta.vu/eexamsym

Speakers
avatar for Mathew Hillier

Mathew Hillier

Monash University
Senior Lecturer in Higher Education specialising in e-Assessment and e-Exams (PhD students welcome in these areas). Located in the Continuing Educational Excellence Development (CEED) programme team leading the theme of 'technology and space'. Leading a national OLT project looking... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

4:15pm

Improving student group work function: a process and an artefact to make student groups more effective
Group work for students can generate for them both the best and worst aspects of their higher education experience. Within this session I will demonstrate two exercises and a couple of resources that any instructor can use to strengthen the formation of student groups, make explicit some parts of the function of student groups that are far too often tacit, and radically heighten the chance of success of student groups. Be warned, if you are a Moodle/technology enabled teaching addict, this is a totally non-technological approach!

Speakers
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David Meacheam

Director of Academic Support Services, UNSW Canberra
Dr David Meacheam is the Director of Academic Support Services for UNSW Canberra. In that role he manages the development of the Technology Enabled Learning Support Team (TELS), the Academic Literacy and Language unit (ALL) and Maths and Physics Support Program. His current major... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

4:45pm

Australian Curriculum for Digital Technologies, NAPLAN and the impact on higher education in future years
What would higher education be like if all high-schoolers could write simple software, type at high speed, handle data and apply computational thinking? The Australian Curriculum for Digital Technologies (AC:DT) is now a discrete curriculum for students from pre-school to year 10. Students are also undertaking standardised testing online and this is affecting skill development. In the session, we will describe the AC:DT and standardised online testing and share discussions on the impact for students transitioning into higher education.

Speakers
avatar for Michael de Raadt

Michael de Raadt

Head of Ed Tech, Canberra Grammar School
Michael de Raadt is Head of Ed Tech at CGS where he is responsible for delivering ed tech and working alongside educators. Formerly at Moodle and the university sector, Michael is author of numerous papers and books. Michael holds a PhD and qualifications in computing and education... Read More →
RW

Russell Waldron

Canberra Grammar School
Russell Waldron is a Yeti (Education Technology Integrator) at CGS, working with teachers K-12 to make the digital technologies curriculum vibrant and integral. Russell has introduced and shaped educational technology in school, university, and vocational training sectors. Russell... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.23

4:45pm

Designing and delivering an online English language course in south-east Asia
In this presentation we will outline the processes, challenges and lessons learnt in designing and delivering an online English Language course to a cohort of students with a pre-intermediate level of English at a South-East Asian military university.
Design: Our students were in a remote location. While familiar with phone apps, they came to the course with low levels of knowledge of laptops, desktops, and web-based learning contexts.
Develop: The course was designed in Moodle and delivered predominantly in a synchronous face-to-face mode using Adobe Connect. In developing the course, we employed pedagogical principles related to second language learning to underpin the task design in Moodle. We will discuss how this informed the choice of activities and resources in Moodle, and how Adobe Connect was used to maximise student engagement.
Play: The online environment itself initially seemed daunting and complex to the teachers, as well as the students; however, a clear outcome of the course was that the online experience of learning in a virtual environment should develop student confidence and autonomy, providing familiarity and playfulness to enhance student participation and commitment. In turn, this led to our ability to use the available tools to create more varied and engaging activities.

Speakers
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Kanika Sokhan

Defence International Training Centre
Major Kanika Sokhan has served in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) for 11 years and has been an instructor of English at the College of Social Science and Languages (CSSL), National Defence University of Cambodia (NDU) for 13 years. | Kanika is currently on secondment to the... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

4:45pm

Enhance learners’ engagement with iLesson, a four-in-one learning tool
iLesson is a learning application that makes creating short animated lessons very quick and easy. It uses the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard to enhance the integration with supporting LMSs. As a simple alternative to the native Moodle lesson activity, iLesson allows instructors to build an interactive lesson centered around a video on the fly. iLesson aims to increase student engagement and retention by bringing four major learning activities all together in one place: (1) “Watch” displays an online video hosted in major sharing websites such as Youtube or Vimeo; (2) “Check” presents a series of short questions that serve as knowledge checkpoints; (3) “Explore” provides additional resources relevant to the lesson; and (4) “Discuss” allows learners and instructors participate in a virtual class discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Tran

Patrick Tran

Learning and teaching Group, UNSW Canberra
Patrick Tran is a data scientist by training, educational designer by choice and educator at heart! Patrick is currently working at the confluence of educational technology, learning analytics and educational research at University of New South Wales Canberra. He holds a PhD in Computer... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

5:15pm

Drinks and Games
Monday October 29, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

7:00pm

Noodleposium – Conference Dinner
Monday October 29, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pho Phu Quoc Vietnamese Restaurant 5 Badham St, Dickson ACT 2602
 
Tuesday, October 30
 

8:00am

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

9:45am

‘If you spend your life looking behind, you don’t see what’s up front’: How we own, shape, influence and participate in the possible futures for higher education
new: Recording of Peter's keynote 

Drawing on the insights arising from the Future Happens project, an innovative crowdsourcing initiative run in three countries in late 2017 and stories told about learning by over 500 students in London and Sydney as part of a digital storytelling project (LSE2020 and Work. Live. Play. Learn at the University of Sydney), this keynote will address how educators, technologists and our students can be a part of defining, shaping, owning and most importantly, implementing the possible futures for high education.  It will challenge how we can lead and inspire pedagogical change from the centre, from the classrooms and with our students and communities.  Finally, it will offer some practical insights into how you can respond to the constant assertions of fundamental change arising from problems you didn’t even knew you had.

Speakers
PB

Peter Bryant

Associate Dean (Education), The University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney
Peter was the Head of Learning Technology and Innovation at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), where he worked with academics, students and senior management to develop innovative approaches to education, curriculum and assessment design through technology... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

10:45am

Morning tea
Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

11:15am

Is Silence Golden? - Reporting back on the use of audio-visual feedback by both staff and students in a first year foundation unit
The use of audio-visual feedback has great potential for scaffolding new skills and helping to reduce feelings of isolation, especially in flexible online self-paced study formats. In 2017, Dr Stephanie Kizimchuk redesigned the assessment for the online self-paced (FLX-mode) format of the first year foundation unit at the University of Canberra. She then introduced audio-visual feedback use among both her students and staff in a pilot within the unit. Last year, Dr Kizimchuk presented ‘The Importance of Being Present: Redesigning for audio-visual feedback by both students and staff’, where she explored the context, pedagogic reasons, opportunities, challenges, and principles for best practice in the use of audio-visual feedback in the lead up to implementing the pilot. As a follow up, in this current session Dr Kizimchuk will report back on the results of both the pilot and the expansion of audio-visual feedback use to the main unit cohort. The session will briefly cover the pilot’s context and pedagogic design, share and explore the results stemming from the implementation of audio-visual feedback, and include recommendations for practical adoption and incorporation of this technology into teaching and learning contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Kizimchuk

Stephanie Kizimchuk

Teaching & Learning Fellow: Transition Pedagogy, University of Canberra
Educator, technologist, researcher, and cultural historian. Lecturer and early career researcher at @UniCanberra. Passionate about learning. @StephKizimchuk | ------------ | Dr Stephanie Kizimchuk (AFHEA) is an education focused academic and educator based in the Teaching & Learning... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Blackfriars Building, G.23

11:15am

H5P - Create, share and reuse interactive content for innovative eLearning solutions
H5P is a free and open source content collaboration framework for creating, sharing and reusing eLearning interactions. H5P is short for HTML5 Content Packages. H5P integrates seamlessly and allows content to move freely between systems like Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace and WordPress. The authoring is done in a user-friendly tool with a moderate learning curve and content is automatically accessible on any web connected device. There are 27 different content types for building interactive content and growing. In my presentation, I will show my top 3 H5P content types; Interactive Video, Course Presentation and the Document Tool to demonstrate the depth and breadth of this technology. The Interactive Video, allows the author to embed videos and then have quizzes or text responses overlayed at any chosen time in the video. The Course Presentation content type is like PowerPoint but on steroids! It lays out content in a slideshow style format and is the most diverse tool offering around 16 different types of interactions and content. The Document Tool is an easy to create assessment documents for goal driven activities. It can be used as a form wizard to document learning such as in projects, job cards/tasks and any student generated content. All these content types capture students’ interactions and input directly into the Gradebook in Moodle and other LMSs. I will also mention some upcoming content types and features H5P is working on. H5P is now providing its software as a service which is a fully hosting service for those who want to use H5P for a fee without having to set up and maintain their own website or hosting solution for H5P. I will look at how this works from a vendor’s perspective and how it functions with LTI. In this part, I will focus on the power of learner analytics in H5P.com and how students’ interactive data is collected and presented for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Waller

Ben Waller

Education designer, Canberra Institute of Technology
Benjamin Waller taught as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in the AMEP program both at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and AMES in Victoria for over a decade. He is currently an education designer at CIT and is working in a team, leading the Innovative Learning... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Blackfriars Building, G.25

11:15am

WordPress to Moodle (and back again) with RSS
In summary: This presentation will bring together a popular open-source CMS and a popular open-source LMS to show you see how to syndicate content from WordPress to Moodle and vice versa.
If you're a professor or teacher publishing articles, how do you make this content available to your students? This presentation will bring together a popular open-source CMS and a popular open-source LMS to show you see how to syndicate content from WordPress to Moodle and vice versa. This presentation will show how to leverage WordPress' strong RSS filtering features to display your published content in Moodle. You will also be shown how to generate content from activities in Moodle and display this back on your WordPress site. While this provides great flexibility with reflective blogging with your learners, the door is open to more powerful and experimental uses when you consider the Moodle activities that can generate an RSS feed. Syndicate your WordPress publications to Moodle, or use Moodle to generate your content on WordPress - the possibilities are exciting.

Speakers
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Kenneth Scott Huntley

Instruction Design, Student Management Services Program, TAFE NSW
Kenneth Scott Huntley (please call him Scott) is an Instruction Designer for the Student Management Services Program Project at TAFE NSW. Scott has been an avid Moodle and WordPress user for longer than he’s willing to admit. Scott lives in the Southern Highlands with his wife... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

11:30am

Can a gamified eLearning environment give undergraduates experience in solving problems?
To enhance the ability of students to solve ill-structured problems and generate creative solutions, experience in solving problems is essential. Two main factors have to be considered to provide this experience: authentic situations and reflective feedback. This presentation suggests using an eLearning environment based on gamification to provide students with sufficient experience in solving problems as well as teaching them how to reflect on their problems.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Abdelmawgoud

Sara Abdelmawgoud

PhD researcher, UNSW Canberra
Sara is a PhD researcher at UNSW, Canberra in SEIT. She completed her Master degree in Instructional Technology. She worked as science teacher and instructional technology lecturer. She is interested in enhancing education; her current research interests include enhancing undergraduate... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:30am - 11:45am
Blackfriars Building, G.23

11:45am

Exploration design on course sites: Building positive learner experience
Learning design theories and methodologies often emphasise student-centred and empathetic designs (see Morris and Warman, 2015). Part of this thinking, together with the embedded pedagogical approaches of LMS’s such as Moodle, often land itself to streamlined, linear designs of courses and their course sites (Sancar and Cagiltay, 2008). Linear designs have been argued to reduce students’ cognitive loads which lead to a more positive learner experience (Kuhlmann, 2012). However, as pointed out by some critiques, are we nurturing students to be more knowledgeable but less critical and creative? Designing courses for adult learners should consider Andragogic principles in which learners are provided with self-directed, autonomous learning experiences and opportunities to explore and problem solve rather than be content centred (Knowles in Cercone, 2008). Non-linear or exploratory course design caters for this type of user experience and can be used to further foster and develop the design thinking process. In our presentation, we look to apply learning design and user experience principles to build exploratory course sites that balances between students’ cognitive loads with exploration and curation. Rather than advocating a non-linear approach to design, the term "exploration" is used to encourage educators and designers to think beyond the binary. We will present a number of examples of courses in which this form of design has been applied and where exploration opportunities were provided to learners. We will also discuss how activities can be designed to encourage exploration and be incorporated within course design.

Speakers
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Janene Harman

Australian National University
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Rebecca Ng

Australian National University


Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.25

12:00pm

Small questions lead to great learning" Creating an app for my classroom
Having worked in education overseas for a decade, I arrived in Canberra and was surprised at how little technology and game play was used in the classroom. This started a journey of design, develop and play! In 2014 Quizling entered the App Store, and what was an app for my high school classroom, became a hit in primary school, and with adults.
I now work with national institutions like the NGA, NLA and the Royal Australian Mint, with schools around Australia, and with corporations who have content they want to engage people with. The pedagogy behind quizzes make a simple game an excellent educational tool for all ages, that combines great design and game play with increased engagement, retention and attitudes to learning. Supported by research, this presentation will demonstrate the power of game play, the importance of questioning and show how an idea for my classroom, has led to great learning.

Speakers
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Dion Oxley

CEO and co-founder, Quizling
Dion has worked in the education field both in Australia and internationally since 2000. She has extensive experience with creating content, training teachers, liaising with education departments, and developing materials that are both engaging for learners and easy to employ by teachers... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

12:15pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

12:15pm

Lunchtime demos
Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Veritas Level 1 Foyer

1:15pm

Online learning and the student perspective
new: Recording of Carol's keynote

This keynote will review some examples of what has and hasn’t changed over the last few decades, including some personal experiences, and will raise some questions about the future, for discussion. Past: Computer-based educational games, simulations and role plays have been around since the first digital computers. Improvements in speed and ease of access, with increasing complexity, have created radically different types of knowledge and learning over the last few decades. But has the student learning experience kept up with this? Present: We now have mobile devices, global connectivity and instant access to digital media. Even science fiction writers who predicted these technologies have often underestimated how fast they became a reality in day-to-day life. Most of our university campuses have technology-rich collaborative learning spaces. Recent data from students at Western Sydney University gives us an idea of what has and hasn’t changed. Future: Looking forward to the next few decades, perhaps we should be less timid in our integration of new types of knowledge into our educational designs. Are we ready for different types of cognition, different modes of ‘reading’ and different ways of defining and assessing learning?

Speakers
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Carol Russell

Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Learning Transformations, Western Sydney University
Dr Russell has a PhD from the University of Leicester, an MBA from The Open University [UK], and originally studied science at the University of Strathclyde. Now part of the Learning Transformation team at WSU, she maintains close links with UNSW where she had previously worked in... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19

2:15pm

Serious Play
Conferences are wonderful things, filled with ideas, thoughts and new experiences. Then it's back again to the working week, and before we know it, those flashes of inspiration from the conference sessions have wandered off, and our routines have reset. To combat the post-conference reset, EdTechPosium is running a reverse plenary session at the culmination of the event to give you that opportunity to capture that lightning in a bottle.

Our plan is to bring together people in the closing session of the conference to experience a series of reflective exercises to capture the EdTechPosium, and model it in Lego. Led by experienced Lego Serious Play facilitator Dr Stephen Dann of the Australian National University, this session swaps bottles for bricks to capture those elusive thoughts.

Through a guided sequence of steps, you will have the opportunity to share your view of the key ideas and experiences with others, and to commit one of these plans to writing as a reminder of what worked for you, and how you want to integrate that back into work in the following weeks.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Dann

Stephen Dann

Senior Lecturer, Research School of Management, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University
Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the Australian National University (ANU) in the Research School of Management , College of Business and Economics and a Certified Lego® Serious Play™ Facilitator


Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Veritas Building, Room 301.1.19
 

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