Michael Keppell

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

Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, 2 March 2020

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

8:30 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

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

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

11:20 AM The Evolution of Collaborative Learning Space Design at UniSA

The University of South Australia began work on prototype, technology-rich collaborative teaching and learning spaces in 2012. Since then. The university has built the Jeffrey Smart Building (a 7 storey, purpose-built, student owned, collaborative teaching space) and worked through 4-5 iterations of collaborative classroom design. This presentation will discuss the evolution of these designs using a ‘whole of university’ approach to implementation. This has approach has involved broad engagement with facilities management, teaching and learning, students and IT services to reach the best outcome. It will outline current thinking on the design and implementation of these types of spaces based on our experiences across this spectrum of stakeholders within the university.

  • Timeline of design and building implementation
  • Student response to new spaces
  • Outline of ‘whole of university approach’ to classroom design and implantation
  • Outline of challenges to widespread adoption of blended pedagogies for teaching staff

11:50 AM CASE STUDY: Developing the Responsive Campus Environment: Designing Learning Spaces to Empower Learners and Teachers to Succeed

Taylor’s University has implemented strategies that have reshaped the campus environment through curriculum transformation to create an educational ecosystem based on core values of their educational approach.. This case study focuses on the educational ecosystem encompassing curriculum, pedagogy, teaching, learning, assessment, learning spaces, and technology. The design of a vibrant campus empowers graduates for future employment. Designing collaborative spaces and changing educational mindsets of teachers is an essential aspect in the future transformation of universities.

In this session:
  • Designing collaborative learning spaces to influence future learning and teaching expectations
  • Developing change management strategies to accommodate changes in pedagogical approaches, learning spaces, blended and online learning 
  • Developing an ecosystem of programme and module transformation across all undergraduate programmes
  • Implementing professional development strategies to encourage academics to embrace physical and virtual learning spaces

1:20 PM PANEL: Change Management and the Adoption of New Educational Technologies

As innovative educational technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace, it can be a challenge rolling out new initiatives whilst also ensuring that teachers and students are prepared and invested in the technologies that will need to be utilised in the modern teaching and learning environment. 

This panel will discuss:
  • Piloting new technologies and understanding  what is  working for teachers and students
  • Understanding the technologies that are increasing student engagement to roll-out to larger groups
  • Developing user groups to ensure a smooth roll-out of new technologies
  • Establishing peer mentor groups for teachers, students and staff
Panel members:

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael.

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