19-21 July, 2016 | Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Media Center


  • Discovery and Opportunity Development in the MOOC SpaceDiscovery and Opportunity Development in the MOOC Space
    The University of Adelaide partnered with global technology provider edX in mid-2014 and delivered its first wave of MOOCs under the AdelaideX banner in early 2015. With more than 20 releases targeted by 2018, sustained growth is imperative and AdelaideX has enrolled students from more than 180 countries to date, demonstrating the global scale that is possible within edX’s online community of now more than 5 million learners.

    Yet the University’s aspirations for AdelaideX go beyond mere scale, which can now arguably be considered a baseline success measure for MOOCs. Adelaide’s process of discovery around the educational and strategic benefits of activity in the MOOC space has in many ways been a step-change, as we develop capacity to rapidly design and iterate new course offerings within a fast-changing and increasingly crowded market for open education.

    In this presentation from Online and eLearning 2016, Dr Katy McDevitt, Program Manager, AdelaideX, University of Adelaide, explores:
    • Identifying and developing opportunities through partnership in the MOOC space
    • Portfolio strategy to meet changing market conditions and deliver a range of benefits to educators and students
    • Strategies for rapid development of capacity in digital design and implementation
  • Transforming the Traditional Education Model and Focusing on Online and Digital to Reach Larger Student CohortsTransforming the Traditional Education Model and Focusing on Online and Digital to Reach Larger Student Cohorts
    Curtin University’s Learning Futures team, which is working with other areas of the university and with external partners and collaborators, has overseen the development of a range of innovative projects and technologies to facilitate broader engagement of students within the University and learners across the world.

    In this presentation from Online and eLearning 2016, Kim Flintoff, Learning Futures Advisor, Curtin University, explores:
    • Introducing gami ed MOOCs: gami cation in learning contexts
    • Creating a ‘challenge platform’
    • New platforms for collaborative global learning
    • Challenge-based engagement
    • Transmedia approaches to learning engagement
    • Learning analytics and big data strategies in the higher education sector
  • Entering Learning and Development Strategy With a ‘Business Head’Entering Learning and Development Strategy With a ‘Business Head’
    The Bank of New Zealand has completely transformed its learning and development strategy over the past two years with a focus on gaining the best business outcomes and reducing cost to the organisation. Focusing on the best way to get learning to people in a way that works, and then how to build out a program that caters to all staff and professional development, has been key in securing success.

    In this presentation from Online and eLearning 2016, Renetta Alexander Manager, Enterprise Learning, BNZ, explores:
    • Gaining clarity of business outcomes
    • Overcoming the challenge in articulating outcomes
    • organisational focus
    • Creating an environment open to change
    • Move towards an Enterprise wide view of learning and development
    • Building next generation learning and development function
    • Translation of learning to on job performance
    • Focusing on the end user experience
    • Ensuring learning is credible from a data perspective