14 - 15 March, 2019 | Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Pre-Conference Workshops & Site Tours: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Workshops A

8:30 am - 11:00 am Connecting Learning Analytics with Teaching and Learning Environments to Achieve Actionable Insights

Obtaining data and learning analytics are an excellent evidence-based way to understand the positive and negative relationships between learning spaces and learning outcomes. However there are strategies that need to be implemented to ensure you achieve the right learning analytics which in turn will provide you with actionable changes and priorities, rather than dormant measurements.

  • Exploring learning analytic frameworks and their outcomes
  • Strategising these frameworks throughout the year to establish successful modification and improving student engagement and learning outcomes
Bill Searle, Manager, Learning Technologies at Charles Darwin University

Bill Searle

Manager, Learning Technologies
Charles Darwin University

Workshops B

11:30 am - 2:00 pm Examining the Critical Stages and Developments of a New Learning Space Project from Start to Finish

Following completion of the Transforming Learning Project at Swinburne University of Technology, executive project development leaders share the full life-cycle of their course highlighting challenges, fundamental decisions for success, and innovative strategies to encourage the ultimate project outcomes. This workshop will not only use case study insights but will be an opportunity to discuss future projects, explore inhibitors that may not have been considered and develop strategic approaches.

  • Step-by-step investigation of the transformations at Swinburne University of Technology from start to finish and analysing the outcomes
  • Learning from obstacles and challenges – How they were overcome and how to approach them in the future
  • Collaborative discussion about moving towards New Generation Learning Spaces – What to consider and how to strategise
Dr. Simona Jobbagy, Director, Business, Design, Media and ICT Programs at Swinburne University of Technology

Dr. Simona Jobbagy

Director, Business, Design, Media and ICT Programs
Swinburne University of Technology

Mish Eastman, Executive Director, PAVE Operations at Swinburne University of Technology

Mish Eastman

Executive Director, PAVE Operations
Swinburne University of Technology


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Explore the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and their Innovative Technology-Enabled Labs and New Generation Learning Spaces

Explore the innovative and immersive learning spaces used by students at the University of Technology Sydney. Opening the tour, you’ll receive a demonstration of the UTS Data Arena; a 360-degree interactive data visualisation facility used to observe, explore, and learn. The large cylindrical screen – four metres high and ten metres in diameter – utilises high performance computer graphics and drives six 3D-stereo video projectors embracing new generation learning.

Following this experience, you will explore the DAB facilities/learning spaces that are integral to UTS providing immersive and industry practical learning. Established across five industries, and open to student’s day and night, seven days a week, these retrofitted spaces with specialised learning tools engages students with technical environments and accelerates industry specific learning and growth.
Greg Martens, Fabrication Workshops Manager at University of Technology Sydney

Greg Martens

Fabrication Workshops Manager
University of Technology Sydney