Embracing Technological and Cultural Change to Develop Student-Focused Learning Spaces
Conference Date
14th & 15th August 2018
Location
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Day 1 - Tuesday 14th August, 2018

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Professor Michael Sankey
Deputy Director (Learning Transformation)
Griffith University
Developing campuses of the future
8:40
CASE STUDY: How University of Canterbury has recovered from the earthquakes & its future projects
  • Recovering built assets of University of Canterbury
  • Addressing student-focused learning and building design in the future
Lorraine Pearce
Space Manager
University of Canterbury, NZ
9:20
Learning spaces as mash-ups: The future is nigh
  • Developing learning spaces for today’s diverse student body – key lessons learned over the last decade
  • Comparison of work and practice across 5 institutions
  • Making available a combination of physical and virtual opportunities
Professor Michael Sankey
Deputy Director (Learning Transformation)
Griffith University
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to meet all the attendees in short 60 second bursts, exchange business cards and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event.

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Critical attributes & effective utilisation of space
  • Converting a large number of lecture theatres into modern learning spaces
  • How many of modern learning spaces is actually needed?
  • The prototyping process as an essential step in the design process
David Suder
Deputy Executive Director & Director Campus Development
Monash University
11:40
Western Sydney University’s transformation to a hybrid campus network & new vertical campus model
  • Reshaping Western’s campus footprint, combining existing campuses with new CBD vertical campuses in key centres
  • The vertical campus as a model for new learning and research environments and approaches to pedagogy
  • Precinct approach to planning for vertical campuses
Michelle Lee
Associate Director, Estate Master Planning & Strategy
Western Sydney University
12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Measuring ROI
  • Catering to a diverse student demographic
  • Gaining executive buy in
2:20
How to build strong partnerships
  • Tertiary education providers
  • Outsourced providers (designers, architects)
  • Edtech companies
Richard Leonard
Board Member
Learning Environments Australasia
Andrew Pender
Board Member
Learning Environments Australasia
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:30
Learning Space Classification System: The Frankston/ Berwick Redevelopment
  • Creation of Program Hubs in key areas
  • Flagship development in Health and Wellbeing
  • Modern, collaborative, flexible and responsive informal and formal learning spaces
  • Student hub – for learning and customer engagement
Amanda Achterberg
Executive Director - Teaching & Learning
Chisholm Institute
4:10
Creating flexible learning & teaching spaces
  • Creating a Learning and Teaching spaces strategy
  • Establishing effective collaboration across faculties and divisions
  • Data to inform strategy and development opportunities
  • Transform spaces and maximise potential of new learning spaces
Mary White
Manager Space Allocation and Planning
University of Adelaide
4:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one

Day 2 - Wednesday 15th August, 2018

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Professor Michael Sankey
Deputy Director (Learning Transformation)
Griffith University
The importance of cultural change & collaboration
8:40
Matching syllabus & pedagogy in line with new trends
  • How to train teachers to incorporate technology into their pedagogy
  • Adjusting syllabus and the way courses are taught to match new learning spaces
Professor Sarah Maddison
Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Innovation and Change)
Swinburne University
9:20
weConnect: Cloud-based Active Learning Experience for Education
  • New way of teaching for today’s technology-driven generation
  • Supports active learning and BYOD through seamless network integration
  • One Intuitive user interface to manage all classes across campus
  • Instant polling, quizzes and questions to teacher and students
  • Automated and Dynamic room configuration and single sign-on support
Justin Barnard
Education Specialist
Audio Visual Distributors
10:00
INTERACTIVE SPOTLIGHT

In this interactive session you will gain a better understanding of all stakeholders present within the room and the different challenges they face

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Developing student led learning environments through a partnership model
  • Surveys, pulse surveys, Mapping Student Responses on social media Student engagement
  • Students as Partners
  • Piloting to practising – Active Learning Spaces
  • LITE Room
Dinesh Paikeday
Strategic Advisor - Learning Environments
UNSW Sydney
11:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Establishing effective collaboration across departments
  • How to reach an agreed conversation with all stakeholders
  • Ways to engage academic staff in learning space development
Professor Sarah Maddison
Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Innovation and Change)
Swinburne University
Michelle Lee
Associate Director, Estate Master Planning & Strategy
Western Sydney University
12:20
Networking lunch
Implementing & using technology & innovation effectively
1:20
On-campus, online & off the beaten track – Virtualised Research Centres and Polysynchronous Learning at James Cook University
  • Developing integrated learning environments for online and on-campus students
  • Widening student access to remote research centres – Orpheus Island, Daintree Rainforest and the Fletcher View Homestead
  • Modern media strategies from desktop video to mini-documentaries and into the world of mixed reality
Danny Munnerley
Head, Learning Environments & Innovation
James Cook University
2:00
Standards, Strategic Partnerships and Creating Engagement
  • How to develop and leverage Strategic Partnerships
  • Developing and maintaining standards
  • Creating Academic and Student engagement in the design process
Dave Rigter
Senior Technical Officer
AV Services at University of Wollongong
2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
3:10
WORLD CAFE: Building a professional learning community for evidence based teaching

Rotating sessions led by expert facilitators. Topics include:

Student-focused, collaborative approach to learning & classroom design

Wade Halvorson, Senior Academic, Teaching Innovation, Monash University

Positive & self-sustaining change management in education

Lorraine Pearce, Space Manager, University of Canterbury

Lorraine Pearce
Space Manager
University of Canterbury, NZ
Wade Halvorson
Senior Academic, Teaching Innovation
Monash University
3:50
Effective ways to integrate technology into the physical space
  • Recognising the requirements for each space
  • Integrating technology to enhance learning
  • Adapting teaching material to utilise technology
Diana Rosenthal
Associate, Senior Interior Designer
Architectus
Juan Smith
Manager Spaces & Facilities Planning
Flinders University
4:40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Lorraine Pearce
Space Manager
University of Canterbury, NZ
Professor Michael Sankey
Deputy Director (Learning Transformation)
Griffith University
David Suder
Deputy Executive Director & Director Campus Development
Monash University
Richard Leonard
Board Member
Learning Environments Australasia