Welcome

The 2016 Transforming Learning Conference will explore the future of teaching and learning through blended learning, authentic learning, authentic assessment, learning analytics and learning spaces at Swinburne. You are warmly invited to share your innovative teaching practice while networking and engaging with colleagues.

The program will contain an engaging mix of keynotes, presentations, practice-sharing sessions, workshops, and panel sessions. We are keen to receive submissions from the Higher Education faculties, PAVE, OUA Unit teaching staff and Swinburne Online staff.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference and engaging with you beyond this experience.

Are you a student? Come along!

Attending the 2015 Transforming Learning Conference was a great opportunity to engage with Swinburne academics and staff on the use of technology and learning from a student perspective. I had a great time discussing a range of topics such as authentic assessment, gamification of learning, collaboration through wikis, and more. From these discussions, I’ve actually seen the topics being implemented in my actual studies!

Swinburne academics want to hear from the student perspective around how teaching and learning are done. The most vital thing a student can do at the conference is asking questions and join in the discussion.

I want to encourage students to attend the conference, ask questions, and engage with academics in the discussions around technology and learning!

Anthony Osborne.

3rd year public relations student, Swinburne University of Technology

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Registration is open for both Swinburne staff and students. Students are highly encouraged to attend.

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Mark Brown

Professor Mark Brown

Chair of Digital Learning, Dublin City University

Mark is Ireland’s first Chair in Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning. He has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives, including the selection and deployment of an LMS, e-portfolio systems, implementation of a rich media learning platform, and Massive Open Online Courses. He is a leader in the development of online professional development programmes for university staff and Lead Advisor for a course in Blended Learning.

Professor Shane Dawson

Professor Shane Dawson

Director of Teaching Innovation, University of South Australia

Shane is the Director of the Teaching Innovation Unit, Professor of Learning Analytics at the University of South Australia, and a founding executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. His research focuses on the use of social network analysis and learner ICT interaction data to inform and benchmark teaching and learning quality. He is a co-developer of numerous open source software including the Online Video Annotations for Learning and a social network visualization tool for teaching staff.

Professor Hamish Coates

Professor Hamish Coates

Professor of Higher Education, Melbourne CSHE

Hamish is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE). His research concentrates on improving the quality and productivity of higher education, with specific interests in large-scale evaluation, tertiary education policy, institutional strategy, assessment methodology, learner engagement, and academic work and leadership. He has had leadership roles in relation to key national evaluation tools across higher education.

Submissions

The program contains a mix of keynotes, presentations, practice-sharing sessions, workshops, and panel sessions. We are keen to receive submissions from the Higher Education faculties, PAVE, OUA Unit teaching staff and Swinburne Online staff.

Submission Types

Presentation: Brief reports on innovative practice in learning and teaching, works in progress, key directions, e.g. integrating authentic assessment into a unit (15 minutes)

Sharing blended learning practice: Insights and practices from educators. Sharing and exchanging ideas and best practice, e.g. reflections on teaching blended units (15 minutes)

Panel sessions: Mini-presentations and discussion by 3-5 colleagues on a specific topic that involves the audience in the discussion, e.g. gamification (40 minutes)

Workshops: Interactive and in-depth discussions on a specific topic, e.g. redesigning your assessment (40 minutes)

Important Dates

27 Jul:              Abstract submissions open

1 Aug:               Registrations open

15 Aug:            Abstract submissions close

29 Aug:             Program completed

13-14 Sep:       Conference

Possible Themes

Student-Centred Blended Learning

Engaging learners through blended learning

Blended learning models and designs

Flipped classroom

Blended learning standards

Open educational resources

Assessment in blended learning environments

Learning design for blended learning

Blended learning for work-integrated learning

Authentic Learning & Authentic Assessment

Engaging students through authentic learning

Personalised learning

Problem-based learning

Self-directed learning

Good practice in assessment

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Authentic learning and assessment in online environments

How authentic learning and assessment can improve graduate outcomes

The fit between exams and authentic learning and assessment

Learning Analytics

Using analytics to optimise the student learning experience

How to use analytics and data to enhance teaching quality

Learning analytics and Learning Management Systems

Learning Spaces

Informal learning spaces

Formal teaching spaces

Online learning and teaching spaces

Mobile learning

Influence of physical spaces on learning and teaching

Optimising the affordances of learning spaces for teaching

Integrating learning technologies into learning spaces

Get Engaged!

Don’t be afraid to ask questions during any of the sessions.

There will be plenty of time for you to network and meet new people. Interested in virtual reality? Great! Want a students’ perspective on an idea you’ve got? Even better!

Whatever you’re curious about, #swinTLC is the place to be. Go out and start a conversation. Don’t be a stranger!

Tweet it!

We’re also on Twitter. Give us a shout at @learntransform!

#swinTLC

Need Assistance?

All Learning Transformations staff can be identified by a light blue badge on their chest, and are more than happy to answer any queries you have.

Alternatively, please email learntransformations@swin.edu.au for and queries or concerns leading up to the conference.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Registration is open for both Swinburne staff and students. Students are highly encouraged to attend.

Register now