Wednesday 2 October
8.00am Registration
MacLaurin Hall

Welcome to Country: Uncle Chicka Madden, Elder, Cadigal Country

Opening and welcome: Professor Marie Carroll, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

Keynote: Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at The University of Melbourne, will outline the challenges and opportunities for blended learning in research universities.

10.30am-11.00am Morning tea

Plenary 1: What are the pedagogical opportunities provided by blended learning?

Hear senior university leaders and Faculty Deans consider how blended learning offers a distinctive, challenging and innovative approach to designing curriculum, teaching and learning for Engaged Enquiry experiences and outcomes.

Dr Margot Day, Charles Perkins Centre
Prof David Lowe, Engineering and Information Technologies
Prof Judy Kay, Engineering and Information Technologies

Faculty Deans: Prof Duncan Ivison (Arts & Social Sciences), Prof Kathryn Refshauge (Health Sciences) and A/Prof Fran Waugh (Education & Social Work)

MacLaurin Hall

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch

Teaching in a blended learning environment

How are staff making use of technology-rich and collaborative learning environments to design and facilitate tasks that immerse students in (and assess their) Engaged Enquiry experiences?

Dr Jen Scott-Curwood, Education
Dr Danny Liu, Biology
Dr Caleb Owens & A/Prof Fiona White, Psychology
Dr Melanie Nguyen, Behavioural & Social Sciences in Health

MacLaurin Hall

Learning spaces for Engaged Enquiry

How are staff and students at the university using formal, informal and virtual spaces in ways that develop Engaged Enquiry outcomes?

Dr Frances di Lauro, Arts & Social Sciences
Dr Karen Scott, Medical School
A/Prof Manjula Sharma, Physics

Great Hall


Address: Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor – Technology enhanced learning at Sydney
Teaching Award recipients: VC awards, OLT citations, and the Co-op Bookshop Excellence in Teaching Award – recognising and celebrating their achievements
Team trivia, drinks & nibbles

(Register your trivia team today!)

MacLaurin Hall


Thursday 3 October
8.00am Registration
MacLaurin Hall

Learning activities for the Flipped Classroom

What is the flipped classroom? What happens inside one? What kinds of learning activities best support it? How have university staff capitalized on the idea of a flipped classroom and how is it being used to develop Engaged Enquiry experiences?

A/Prof Adam Bridgeman, Chemistry
Dr Sandra Peter, Business School

MacLaurin Hall

10.30am-11.00am Morning tea

Gizmos, apps, learning tools and personal devices

What are the learning tools that have captured the imagination of university teachers at the cutting edge of blended learning design? How are these tools being used to develop Engaged Enquiry experiences and outcomes?

Prof James Arvanitakis, University of Western Sydney (2012 Prime Minister's Australian University Teacher of the Year)
A/Prof Gareth Denyer, Molecular Bioscience
Craig Smith, Autism Spectrum Australia & Apple Distinguished Educator

MacLaurin Hall

Learning analytics and big data: what’s all the fuss about?

How does learning analytics provide an insight into students’ activity, interaction and experiences in technology-rich environments? Does learning analytics provide a compelling evidence-base for changing curriculum, teaching and learning practices? In what ways might learning analytics help to document, monitor and improve students’ Engaged Enquiry experiences?

Dr Abelardo Pardo, Engineering & Information Technologies
Jordi Austin, Director Student Support Services
Dr Doug Auld & Dr Tim Lever, Engineering & Information Technologies

Great Hall

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch


Plenary 2: What should students expect from an Engaged Enquiry experience that incorporates blended learning?

Hear from a panel of students about their expectations and experiences of using technology for learning and collaboration. Participate in discussions with Associate Deans (Learning and Teaching) about how the University might develop a set of standards and expectations for blended learning, and technology enhanced teaching and learning. What kinds of critical challenges are ahead? Learn about how to get involved through the Engaged Enquiry Scholars’ Networks.

MacLaurin Hall

3.45pm-4.00pm Closing Remarks