8th Annual New Generation Learning Space Design 2019

02 - 04 March, 2020 | Sydney

Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, 2 March 2020

WORKSHOP A

8:30 am - 11:00 am Stakeholder Engagement: Exploring the Change Management Processes that Need to be Put in Place to Ensure Successful Adoption of New Technologies in Next Generation Learning Spaces

Michael Keppell - Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, Taylor’s University Malaysia
In this workshop, Mike will explore the collaborative technology forward learning spaces that have been delivered at Taylors University Malaysia with a particular focus on the stakeholder engagement and change management strategies that were implemented to ensure project success. 

  • Exploring the professional development strategies for lecturers to prepare them for the implementation of new technologies
  • Designing change management strategies to prepare stakeholders for new pedagogical approaches, learning spaces, blended and online learning
  • Understanding the innovative technology universe and exploring what can be achieved on a tight budget
  • Exploring and overcoming implementation challenges you will face during the project lifecycle
  • Engagement with students during the design and implementation stage
Facilitator:
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Michael Keppell

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
Taylor’s University Malaysia

WORKSHOP B

11:30 am - 2:00 pm Successful Project Delivery: Exploring the Critical Success Factors that Need to be Achieved at all Stages of your Next Generation Learning Space Project

Dr Stuart Dinmore - Senior Lecturer: Academic Development – Teaching Innovation Unit, University of South Australia
Emma Short - Senior Project Officer, Facilities Management Unit, University of South Australia
In this co-facilitated workshop, you will explore the technology rich collaborative learning spaces that have been developed at the University of South Australia since 2012. Using case study project examples this session will explore the ‘whole of university approach’ from design through to implementation and share the challenges faced through each stage of project delivery.

  • Step-by-step investigation of the transformations at the University of South Australia from start to finish and analysing the outcomes
  • Understanding the stakeholder engagement process across all project stakeholders
  • Assisting and supporting teachers through the transformation process
  • 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
  • Evaluating teacher and student behavior in the new learning spaces post implementation
Co-Facilitator:
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Dr Stuart Dinmore

Senior Lecturer: Academic Development – Teaching Innovation Unit
University of South Australia

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Emma Short

Senior Project Officer, Facilities Management Unit
University of South Australia

WORKSHOP C

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Delivering Collaborative and Experiential Learning Environments in Response to the New Digital Age and the Future of Work

Kevin Koh - Head, SMU-X Office of the Provost, Singapore Management University
The Dartmouth Centre for the Advancement of Learning recently conducted a review of research on the known outcomes of experiential learning. It found that the in demand skills of complex reasoning, critical thinking creativity and socioemotional intelligence are best acquired in experiential learning environments.

With this in mind, this workshop will explore the collaborative and experiential learning and teaching strategies that the Singapore Management University have put in place to prepare their students for the future of work.

  • Enhancing student engagement and learning experience through experiential learning
  • Understanding the change management processes that need to be in place to prepare teachers for a new collaborative learning environment
  • Developing industry partnerships to create learning spaces that produce job ready graduates
  • Exploring flexible space design to enable collaborative team-based learning
Facilitator:

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Kevin Koh

Head, SMU-X Office of the Provost
Singapore Management University

Workshop D

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Exploring the Practical Application of AI in the Teaching and Learning Environment and Opportunities for the Future

Stefan Popenici - Senior Higher Education and Training Developer, Charles Darwin University
A recent report Artificial Intelligence in the US Education Sector stated that it is expected that AI in US education will grow by 47.5% up to 2021 and emerging technologies in the form of AI and machine learning are on the verge of drastically transforming educational institutes and the way that teaching and learning is delivered. 

With this in mind, this workshop will explore the practical integration of AI and machine learning into the university environment, discussing case study focused examples of current best practice, whilst also looking at future opportunities to transform the ways universities operate and deliver teaching and learning.

The workshops will cover the following learning areas:
  • Exploring case study examples of the integration of AI and machine learning into the university environment
  • Building the business case – return on investment
  • Understanding the tech – exploring the solution provider market
  • Examining stakeholder engagement and change management strategies
  • Utilising AI tools to help develop skills and testing systems
  • Differentiated and personalized learning - Understanding future opportunities to customize curriculum for every student's needs
  • What is achievable today to automate admin tasks?
  • Risks associated to the rise of AI in higher education (e.g. privacy, inequality & discrimination, cost savings vs. quality focus, monopoly of AI systems)
Facilitator:

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Stefan Popenici

Senior Higher Education and Training Developer
Charles Darwin University