They need to rethink how these spaces are designed and operated as well as how to get their pedagogy in line with these physical changes to remain institutions of choice and to improve student outcomes.
The Tertiary Learning Spaces conference will explore how to
- Develop integrated learning environments
- Implement new technology when it evolves so quickly
- Make students partners on this journey
- Establish effective collaboration across departments
- Utilise space effectively
- Create flexible learning and teaching spaces in the long term
Leaders from tertiary education providers with a responsibility for:
- Learning Environments
- Space Planning
- Campus Development
- Teaching & Learning
Attend to learn:
- Develop student-focused learning spaces
- Use technology & innovation effectively
- Match pedagogy in line with new trends
- Achieve a collaborative approach to teaching & learning
- On-campus, online & off the beaten track – Virtualised Research Centres and Polysynchronous Learning at James Cook University
- Standards, Strategic Partnerships and Creating Engagement
- WORLD CAFE: Building a professional learning community for evidence based teaching
- Effective ways to integrate technology into the physical space
University of Canterbury, NZ
Working within education since embarking on her teaching degree in 1995, Lorraine started in the fields of education design and vision development in 2004. Over the last 13 years she have provided targeted design advice to a wide range of education providers to help them to get the most out of a variety of educational property projects. She has worked with over 100 schools and further education providers in New Zealand, Bahrain and the UK, working on complex multi-organisation, co-located campus projects of values up to $1.2bn. Lorraine’s process for developing and delivering student focused learning spaces focuses on an “inside out” approach to accommodation definition and design. This is achieved through working with the full range of organisational stakeholders to establish learner needs and then applying this to the functional output specification of relationships and adjacencies, space requirements, accommodation performance criteria and integrated ICT & F&E design parameters.
Lorraine’s range of experience includes in depth knowledge of:
- Engaging stakeholders
- Utilisation analysis and management
- Adjacency and relationship planning
- Integrated approach to building design
- Policy development, guidelines and standards
- ICT and F&E requirements: identification, analysis and design integration
- Curriculum analysis for design requirements
- Timetable configuration
- Space classification
In her current role of Space Manager at the University of Canterbury she now manages a $1.2b (NZD) portfolio of 11,000 spaces at a time of great transition as the University and the Canterbury region continue their recovery from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
His research focuses on technology enhanced learning pedagogies, leadership in technology enhanced learning and teaching, benchmarking in higher education, the use of social media in learning and teaching and how blended learning environments can enhance student learning opportunities, particularly when studying online. He has worked in higher education for over 27 years and is an active member of the Australasian Council on Online Distance and eLearning (ACODE), Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), and is a life member of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA).
David Suder is the Deputy Executive Director of the Buildings and Property Division of Monash University, he has an extensive experience with highly engineered systems, which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple stakeholders’ environment. David is highly successful in building relationship with upper-level decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on customer commitments.
With proven achievements in infrastructure and utilities for large private and public organisations, David has an extensive professional background in analysing key business drivers to develop strategies and grow EBITDA. He has successfully led small and large teams (1,000+ employees), managed P&L for business divisions exceeding $160 million in revenue and delivered capital programmes of more than $1 billion.
Customer focused and driven by performance, David is recognised has an innovative thinker with a passion for sustainability.
Learning Environments Australasia
Richard is internationally recognised as an expert in helping schools integrate contemporary teaching and learning philosophies into creative design responses. A strong advocate for collaborative and research-driven design, he regularly teams with leading education specialists in the delivery of
innovative school facilities.
Past Chair of the Association for Learning Environments Australasia, Richard is also active at the organisation’s international level. He is a member of the Learning Environments applied Research Network (LEaRN) and collaborates with the University of Melbourne where he is Linkage Partner in several ARC education research initiatives.
The primary purpose of PC Locs and reason for existing is to make life easier. PC Locs makes products for people managing and using mobile devices such as iPads, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Chromebooks and more. We design and manufacture storage and charging solutions that keep devices secure and charged. Our vision is “to be globally recognised as the most innovative and trusted brand, in developing solutions for managing deployments of mobile technology
Audio Visual Distributors
Audio Visual Distributors are the importers and distributors of specialist audio visual products. Our head office and central warehouse is based on the sunny Gold Coast of Queensland, with offices across all major centres in Australia as well as New Zealand.
Our team is made up of AV professionals with more than 30 years’ experience in the Audio Visual and IT industry. We are proud to be at the forefront of technology & are able to deliver complete solutions to the AV sales & installation market, which is supported by our in-house, internationally certified support team.
Some of the internationally recognised brands we represent include Barco, ZeeVee, FiberPlex, wePresent, Arthur Holm, Sound Control Technologies, Cleerline Fiber & Chromis cables. AVD’s prime focus is customer service and support in offering the highest quality AV solutions to the AV market.
Architectus is an experienced and creative design practice providing comprehensive design and management services in architecture, interior architecture, urban design and urban planning.
The practice’s expertise includes the design of the urban environment, from strategic planning through to design and planning approvals, and the design of commercial, residential, education, public, aviation, and rail and infrastructure projects.
Architectus’ key education projects include the Macquarie University Central Courtyard Precinct and Arts Precinct, Macquarie University Incubator, Arts West at the University of Melbourne, the Sydney Nanoscience Hub and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences building at The University of Sydney
Architectus has studios located in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney.
What People Are Saying
“Great flow of different approaches and ideas.”The University of Adelaide Tertiary Learning Space Design conference attendee, 2016
“The conference was an excellent showcase for a range of elements related to
promoting student experiences.”Monash University Tertiary Learning Space Design conference attendee, 2016
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