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eLearning Summit 2018

Educators and Learning and Development professionals face significant contemporary challenges in the 21st Century. eLearning plays a crucial role in meeting these organisational and national challenges. The eLearning Summit 2018 will provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively implement eLearning as part of your organisation’s Learning and Development strategy or to enhance your educational institutions outcomes. Hear case studies from international and domestic eLearning experts from the corporate, government and educational sectors and apply lessons learned to your organisation in building effective eLearning strategies. Book now to attend the eLearning Summit 2018 and ensure the best outcomes for your organisation.

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  02 - 04 May 2018
The Grace Hotel
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We have brought together a wide variety of international and domestic leaders in eLearning.
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Over two information-packed days you will hear case studies from leading international and domestic businesses, government organisations and educational institutions.
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Interactive sessions designed to give you the skills you need to effectively implement eLearning in your organisation.
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Benefits

  • Learn best practice in eLearning design and implementation
  • Understand the benefits of eLearning to business, government and educational institutions
  • Enhance business and organisational outcomes through learning and development efficiency
  • Hear case studies from leading eLearning experts with hands-on experience
  • Encourage active learning through eLearning
  • Understand the role of eLearning is meeting skills shortages
  • Enhance your organisations learning ecosystems
  • Hear from international and domestic eLearning experts
  • Understand how to measure the success of your eLearning
  • Overcome the hype of new technologies and learn grounded realities of eLearning
  • Attend relevant tailored streams to enhance your learning at this event
  • Learn how educational institutions and businesses are harnessing the power of eLearning

Who should attend this conference

100%Learning and Development

98%eLearning specialists

95%Heads of Online Learning

93%Heads of Capability Development

91%Heads of Learning

Get Ready To Be Inspired!

 
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Key Speakers

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Dragan Gasevic

Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Information


The University of Edinburgh (Scotland)


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Peter Bryant

Head of Learning Technology and Innovation


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (England)


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David Swaddle

eLearning Advisor


Credit Suisse and Australian Institute of Training and Development’s Learning Professional of the Year (Switzerland)


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Kevin Brake

Director Head Office


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Canada)


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Ram Lingam

eLearning Specialist


eLearning Specialist


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Brian Bailey

Technology Innovation Manager, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


University of Sydney-VR/AR Association


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Margaret Simpson

Open Training and Education Network (OTEN)


TAFE NSW


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Alexia Taylor

Manager Learning & Development


AGL Energy


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Tas Papasimeon

Manager, Learning and Development


Nissan Co


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Pablo Rico

Organisational Development Lead


Fairfax Media


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Ryan Tracey

Learning Innovation Manager


Macquarie Group


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Hilary Haynes

Head of Learning and Development


Grant Thornton Australia


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Sarah Stone

Head of Learning and Development


Foxtel


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Henry Chiang

eLearning Manager


Sibelco Group


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Dr. Katy McDevitt

Program Manager


The University of Adelaide


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Pauline Farrell

Director: Online Services


Pearson


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Lori Ghezzi

Executive Director, HR Talent, Learning and Organisational Development


CompliSpace


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Professor Liz Bird

Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching


The University of Newcastle


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Professor Philippa Levy

Pro-Vice Chancellor Student Learning


The University of Adelaide


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Julie Lindsay

Quality Learning and Teaching Leader (Online)


Charles Sturt University


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Michael Valentine

Director of Distance Learning


Hale School


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Kim Flintoff

Learning Futures Advisor


Curtin University


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Madeleine Green

Manager (eLearning and Educational Technologies)


Independent Schools


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Pradeep Khanna

Global Mindset


CEO


  • Day 1-Joint Morning Session

    8:30 Registration, morning coffee and tea

    8:50 Opening remarks from chair:

     

    Joint sessions on eLearning design and effectiveness

     

     

    9:05am: Opening Keynote: Best practice in eLearning design to enhance educational and business outcomes

    • Gain a deep understanding of trends and innovation in eLearning
    • Understand how eLearning is enhancing and synergies between:
      • Educational outcomes
      • Organisational Learning and Development
    • Learn the benefits of harnessing eLearning in your organisation

    Kevin Brake, Director Head Office, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Canada)

     

    9:55am: Overcoming a lack of data regarding the effectiveness of new technology in eLearning

    • The fast-changing pace of technology results in a lack of data of effectiveness of learning
    • This results in eLearning design often being reactionary
    • In this session you will learn effective strategies to overcome this lack of data including:
      • Using experimentation
    • Understand the university perspective on this, and apply lessons to corporate learning and development

    Brian Bailey, Technology Innovation Manager, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney and Working Group Member, VR/AR Global Ecosystem, VR/AR Association

     

    10:45 Morning tea

     

     

     

  • Educational Institutions Stream A

    11:00: Open Online Learning in Transition

    • Understand why you should be transitioning to or improving your eLearning
    • Enhancing organisational reach and impact in:
      • Student engagement
      • Academic reach and impact
    • Create more desirable educational institutions
    • Ensure equity of access to education

    Dr. Katy McDevitt, Program Manager, AdelaideX, The University of Adelaide

    11:50: Encouraging active student learning through eLearning

    • The role of eLearning in encouraging active learning
    • How to incorporate eLearning into broader active student learning
    • Providing personalized learning that allows students to gravitate to methods that suit them best

    Peter Bryant, Head of Learning Technology and Innovation, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

    Lunch 12:40

    1:40pm: Best practice in the transition from traditional learning to eLearning

    • How to begin the transition to eLearning
    • Learns methods of analysis to identify where units are in the transition
    • Using this analysis to design future reform
    • Best practice in change management

    Pauline Farrell, Director: Online Services, Pearson and Former Director – Education Leadership and Student Engagement, Swinburne University of Technology

    2:30: Introducing two established Distance Learning programmes based on collaborative problem-solving across WA and the world.

    • Distance Learning is about the interconnection of teaching and learning communities rather than delivery of programmes.
    • A model for Distance Learning that can transform all classrooms so 21C skills are intrinsic to our curriculum
    • The politics of Distance Learning

    Michael Valentine, Director of Distance Learning, Hale School

    3:20 Afternoon Tea

    3:40 Enhancing learning through using extended blended ecosystems and understanding new technology

    • How using extended ecosystems such as blackboard enhances educational outcomes
    • Creating efficiency in education through blended ecosystems
    • Learn how new technology can be smoothly added to the learning ecosystem
    • Analysing new technology to understand its relevance
    • Ensuring new technology is effectively implemented within your ecosystem to complement existing learning methods

    Kim Flintoff, Learning Futures Advisor, Curtin University

  • Ensuring buy-in and resources for eLearning in L&D Stream B
    • Learn how to ensure resources are allocated to building eLearning capacity
    • How to convey the long-term benefits of eLearning despite short-term costs
    • Enhance outcomes through achieving buy-in from all levels of staff

    Pablo Rico, Organisational Development Lead, Fairfax Media

    11:50: Effectively transitioning to new Learning Management Systems (LMS)

    • Understand the importance of LMS’ in formulating whole-of-organisation Learning and Development
    • Learn best practice in transitioning to new LMS
    • How to enhance Learning and Development efficiency and save costs through use of LMS

    Madeleine Green, Manager (eLearning and Educational Technologies), Independent Schools Queensland, former Corporate L&D Advisor/eLearning Specialist, Thiess, former Senior Advisor L&D, Queensland Treasury Corporation

    Lunch 12:40

    1:40pm: Providing compliance and role specific training

    • Providing targeted eLearning in your learning and development to:
      • Enhance the efficiency of your learning and development
      • Improve effectiveness of learning
    • How this saves costs and allows for greater investment in Learning and Development

    Nina Lord, Director, Health, Education and Training Institute (HETI), NSW Health

    2:30: Harnessing eLearning to provide continuing L&D to executives and time poor staff

    • Using eLearning to ensure the continued upskilling and learning of executives and time poor staff
    • Preventing stagnation of leadership and leadership learning
    • How the provision of such learning can play a role in overcoming issues of poor management and lack of trust of executives
    • Learn how leadership development can flow through into better decision making

    Sarah Stone, Head of Learning and Development, Foxtel

    3:20 Afternoon Tea

    3:40: Ensuring the effectiveness of eLearning despite a lack of face-to-face contact

    • Best practice in overcoming the lack of direct learning and development in eLearning
    • Best practice in designing effective eLearning programs based on available information and data
    • Identify key areas for eLearning and others that require direct contact

    Henry Chiang, eLearning Manager, Sibelco Group

  • Afternoon - JOINT SESSION-PANEL DISCUSSION

    Strategies to ensure positive learning outcomes through eLearning

    • Some studies have posited that eLearning tools can result in worse learning outcomes
    • This panel discussion will discuss:
      • How various organisations are overcoming this
      • Why it is still necessary to use eLearning and digital tools
      • How to overcome issues with multi-tasking and eLearning

    Ryan Tracey, Learning Innovation Manager, Macquarie Group

    Michael Valentine, Director of Distance Learning, Hale School

    Peter Bryant, Head of Learning Technology and Innovation, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

    Dragan Gasevic, Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Information, the University of Edinburgh

    Nina Lord, Director, Health, Education and Training Institute (HETI), NSW Health

    Madeleine Green, Manager (eLearning and Educational Technologies), Independent Schools Queensland

    5:20 End of day one

  • Day 2- Joint Morning Session

    8:30 Registration, morning coffee and tea

    9:00 Opening remarks from chair:

     

    Joint sessions on blended learning and communities of learning

    9:05am How blended learning approaches can ensure positive educational and business outcomes

    • Understand best practice in creating a blended learning environment, including eLearning and traditional learning
    • How blended learning can produce the best university and Learning and Development outcomes
    • The role of blended learning in enhancing capacity

    David Swaddle, eLearning Advisor, Credit Suisse and Australian Institute of Training and Development’s Learning Professional of the Year

     

    9:55am Using eLearning to create communities of learning

    • One of the potential benefits of eLearning is the creation of communities of learning
    • How these communities can remove organisational boundaries to enhance the learning of all organisations in an industry
    • Creating organic repositories of knowledge
    • How communities of learning can be harnessed to enhance knowledge and decision making
    • Enhancing your competitive advantage through increasing learner effectiveness

    Ram Lingam, eLearning Specialist, Auckland Council

  • Educational Institutions Stream A

    11:00: Harnessing eLearning to meet nationally important skills training needs

    • Learn modern TAFE initiatives to meet skills requirements through eLearning
    • Providing state-wide skills training
    • How eLearning can help overcome national skills shortages
    • Lessons for other institutions

    Margaret Simpson, Open Training and Education Network (OTEN), TAFE NSW

     

    11:50: Improving outcomes through curriculum and assessment mapping

    • Understand how to effectively map curriculum and assessments
    • The role of digital tools in mapping
    • How to use eLearning to improve curriculum and assessment access and outcomes

    Professor Liz Bird, Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, the University of Newcastle

    Lunch 12:40

    1:40pm: Developing digital capability to enhance learning

    • Learn about the University of Adelaide’s development of a Digital Capabilities Framework
    • Ensure students and staff are supported by this framework
    • Gain an understanding of related learning and teaching enhancement activities
    • Understand how digital capability can enhance educational and institutional outcomes

    Professor Philippa Levy, Pro-Vice Chancellor Student Learning, the University of Adelaide

    2:30: Best practice in using data analytics to inform eLearning

    • Understand how to use data analytics to inform your eLearning practice
    • Receiving maximum benefit from analytics through best practice in enhancing:
      • Teaching and learning decision making
      • Informing policies and frameworks

    Dragan Gasevic, Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Information, the University of Edinburgh

    3:20 Afternoon Tea

    3:40: Harnessing online collaborative learning

    • How online collaborative learning can be used to improve:
      • Student learning
      • Student collaboration with teachers and other students
    • Enhancing skills such as networked learning and teamwork through shared online tasks
    • Encouraging interaction and benefiting from each students’ strengths

    Julie Lindsay, Quality Learning and Teaching Leader (Online), Charles Sturt University

  • Corporate and Government L&D Stream B

    11:00: How eLearning can help your organisation’s Learning and Development align to business needs

    • How eLearning can drive business outcomes through aligning L&D to business needs
    • Understand how eLearning can help achieve strategic organisational goals
    • Methods to assess how eLearning can help meet such goals

    Lori Ghezzi, Executive Director, HR Talent, Learning and Organisational Development, CompliSpace

    11:50: Developing Learning and Development programs that are cost effective and innovative

    • How to create Learning and Development programs that are cost effective through eLearning tools
    • Driving efficiency in delivery learning delivery through eLearning
    • Using eLearning to provide Learning and Development as it becomes relevant to staff, rather than at specific times
    • Providing permanent, 24-hour staff access to Learning and Development tools

    Hilary Haynes, Head of Learning and Development, Grant Thornton Australia

     

    Lunch 12:40

    1:40pm: Measuring the success of your eLearning

    • Learn methods for assessing the eLearning aspect of your Learning and Development
    • How to assess your eLearning
    • Improving organisational eLearning through
    • harnessing data

    Peter Bryant, Head of Learning Technology and Innovation, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

    2:30: CASE STUDY

    Practical lessons in implementing eLearning as part of an organisations Learning and Development

    • Learn how a specific organisation has implemented eLearning in their organisation
    • Challenges overcome in implementation
    • Outcomes of eLearning in their Learning and Development
    • Analysis and reform of eLearning to enhance Learning and Development

    Alexia Taylor, Manager Learning and Development, AGL Energy

    3:20 Afternoon Tea

    3:40: Harnessing everyday technology in your eLearning

    • How to use specific technology in your eLearning
    • Harnessing every day technology, such as smartphones, as eLearning tools to improve access
    • How harnessing technology can improve Learning and Development and Business outcomes

    Tas Papasimeon, Manager L&D, Nissan Motor Co Australia

    David Liddell, L&D Team Member, Nissan Motor Co Australia

  • Day 2 Afternoon- JOINT SESSION PANEL DISCUSSION

    Balancing expectations and reality of technology to ensure the best eLearning design and experience

    • There is often a gap between the creation of new technologies and the reality of implementation in organisations
    • Understand how to manage this gap between reality and expectations to enhance eLearning outcomes
    • Learn how to bring in new technology as part of your eLearning strategy to enhance design and user experience
    • Learn how to assess when technology is ready for wide implementation in eLearning
    • Ensuring eLearning meets the needs of pedagogy

    Ram Lingam, eLearning Specialist, Auckland Council

    Hilary Haynes, Head of Learning and Development, Grant Thornton Australia

    Margaret Simpson, Open Training and Education Network (OTEN), TAFE NSW

    Professor Philippa Levy, Pro-Vice Chancellor Student Learning, the University of Adelaide

    5:20 end of day two

  • Day 3-Workshop

    9.00am – 12.30am

    Workshop A: Best practice in developing, analysing and improving eLearning strategy

    eLearning offers the opportunity for organisations to improve their L&D efficiency and outcomes, while it offers educational institutions the chance to improve educational outcomes and student engagement.

    This workshop will give delegates the knowledge and hands-on experience to harness the power of eLearning. Delegates of this workshop will be well placed to take the first steps in implementing eLearning in their organisation or reforming their existing eLearning strategy for improved outcomes.

    Attendees of this workshop will learn:

    • The necessary organisational conditions for a successful eLearning strategy
    • How to create and improve these organisational conditions
    • Understand when eLearning is appropriate for your L&D or educational strategy
    • Learn how to develop an organisational strategy
    • Understand how to evolve your eLearning strategy
    • Overcome barriers to eLearning through positive stakeholder engagement and intuitive design
    • How to analyse the effectiveness of your strategy, and reforming your strategy based on this analysis

    Casper Tucker, eLearning Development and Instructional Designer, Liberate eLearning

     

    Lunch: 12:30

     

    1:30pm – 5pm

    Workshop B: Harnessing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in your blended learning strategy

    Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology can be used to greatly enhance eLearning in both L&D and in educational institutions (including schools, TAFEs and universities). It is important that L&D practitioners and educators have a strong underdamping of the present uses of VR and AR technology and how these technologies will affect L&D and education in the future.

    This workshop will give delegates the knowledge required to design blended learning programs that feature AR and VR technology to ensure they are not left behind by the future of learning.

    Attendees of this workshop will learn:

    • The present and future uses for VR and AR in L&D and education
    • Personal demonstrations of VR and AR technology
    • How to enhance your blended learning through VR and AR
    • How to design effective blended learning programs for organisational L&D and educational institutions
    • Analysing your blended learning programs

    Pradeep Khanna, Global Co-Chair, Education, VR AR Association, Executive Chairman, Global Mindset

     

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