Innovating learning design for student success with FeedbackFruits.
More than just self and peer assessment.

inspirED Australasia 2022

FeedbackFruits' first on-site conference in Australia
December 8, 2022 10 AM AEDT – 5 PM AEDT
Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus

Higher education communities in Australia and Asia have been pioneers in innovating pedagogy to achieve high quality learning. inspirED Australasia 2022, taking place offline for the first time, will gather educators, learning designers, and institution leaders to exchange practical insights and evidence-based solutions for student success and achievement.

Join us to exchange practical insights and evidence-based solutions for innovating course design and deepening the learning experience for all students.

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You will learn about:

  • Scaling high-quality self and peer assessment
  • Evaluating assessment: Authentic and programmatic assessment
  • Flexible course design for inclusive learning
  • Honing employability skills to ensure career readiness
  • Fostering student discussion and engagement
  • Best practices for implementing Artificial Intelligence
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Why should you attend?

  • Keynotes from influential pedagogy experts in Australia and Asia
  • Panel discussions on key trends in Australian and Asian higher education
  • Creative roundtables to connect with fellow educators and share innovative pedagogical solutions
  • Live presentations on self- and peer assessment, flexible course design, employability skills and more
  • Use case demonstrations on asynchronous student discussions
  • Best practices on scaling Team-Based Learning
  • Introduction to Programmatic Assessment – an innovative student evaluation platform for 2023
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Certifications

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Every attendee will receive a certificate documenting not only your participation, but also the sessions and the activities you joined. This certification is a great way to showcase your achievement during the conference, and to acknowledge your commitment to driving educational transformation.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Simon Bedford

Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Futures at Western Sydney University

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Professor Simon Bedford is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Futures at Western Sydney University.  He is responsible for the leadership of strategic educational innovation and collaboration to shape the University's commitment to ensuring its students fulfil their potential to become influential global citizen-scholars in a new technology-enabled world.

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Patrick Stoddart

Senior Manager, Academic Systems and Digital Experience at The University of Melbourne

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Patrick Stoddart is a Senior Manager of Academic Systems and Digital Experience at The University of Melbourne.

Dr. Jo Elliott

Senior Lecturer, Learning Spaces Innovation at Deakin University

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Dr. Jo Elliott is Senior Lecturer, Learning Spaces Innovation, in Deakin Learning Futures at Deakin University. Her key responsibilities include leading digital learning innovation projects and developing capacity-building resources and activities to support the design of engaging, inclusive online learning experiences. Throughout her career, Jo has been focused on the student experience, from equitable access to university, transition to study, and developing employability. Her research interests include the role of online learning in inclusive education and student transition, staff-student partnerships, and communication for behavioural change.

Dr. Tiffany Gunning

Senior Lecturer Curriculum Design and Development at Deakin University

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Dr. Tiffany Gunning is a Senior Lecturer Curriculum Design and Development at Deakin University. She combines her scientific background, expertise in secondary and tertiary education with her interest in the development and implementation of e-Learning tools, to provide online solutions to Higher Education teaching and learning challenges. She works closely with academics to support and influence improvement in teaching and learning across STEM courses. Her current research interests include scaffolded implementation of Authentic Assessment, development of students Teamwork Skills including self and peer review and development of student awareness of First Nations knowledges.

Prof. Michael Sankey

Director Learning Futures and Lead Education Architect at Charles Darwin University

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Professor Michael Sankey is the Director Learning Futures and Lead Education Architect at Charles Darwin University in Australia. In addition to this role, Michael is the President of the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE). He specialises in emerging technologies, technology enhanced learning, curriculum renewal, eLearning quality, multimodal design, digital, visual and multiliteracies. Michael has worked in higher education for 30+ years, at 5 universities and is particularly interested in how constructively aligned and aesthetically enhanced learning environments can better transmit concepts to students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds and those who study at a distance.

Dr. Tori Llewelyn

Lecturer, College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University

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Dr. Tori Llewelyn is a pharmacist and lecturer with over 15 years’ experience in tertiary education in Australia. Tori utilises transition pedagogy in the design and delivery of foundational topics, supporting students to become engaged, independent adult learners, and she regularly trials new learning tools and strategies to support these outcomes. Tori designed and co-ordinates a large level 1 research and study skills subject that is taken by students from across the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, and also provides specialist consultation in the College about teaching and learning in pharmacology and quality use of medicines.

Dr. Jess Co

Senior Lecturer at Monash University

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Dr Jess Co is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School in Victoria, Australia. She has close to 30 years of university teaching experience specialising in management, strategy, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation across universities in Australia, the UK, South Africa, Sweden and the Philippines. Her research interests include technology-enhanced learning, entrepreneurship education, ethnic and youth entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Molly Johnston

Assistant Lecturer at Monash University

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Dr Molly Johnston is an assistant lecturer and postdoctoral research fellow at the Monash Bioethics Centre, Monash University. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the ethical issues related to advances in genomics and assisted reproductive technologies. Molly utilises innovative techniques to deliver content and assess understanding, with the primary aim of improving engagement and facilitating learning. Her research interests are the ethical and social issues raised by human reproductive technologies, in particular assisted reproductive technologies and prenatal genetic testing.

Sheona Thomson

Sheona Thomson

Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology

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Sheona Thomson is Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at QUT and Strategic Lead, Assessment and Academic Integrity in the Learning and Teaching Unit at the Queensland University of Technology.

Laura Tubino

Laura Tubino

Lecturer, Curriculum Design (STEM) at Deakin University

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Laura Tubino is a Lecturer in Curriculum Design at Deakin University. She is currently pursuing her PhD “Promoting a Holistic Approach to Computing Education”. Laura’s research focuses on educational technology and assessment design. In 2021 Laura received a Vice Chancellors Award and ASCILITE Innovation Award for her work in this area.

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Agenda

Thursday, December 8
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09:30 AM – 10:00 AM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Welcome notes

Catherine Fraser

FeedbackFruits

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Opening Keynote

Simon Bedford

Western Sydney University

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Workshop Streams
Using peer feedback for authentic assessment, connection and capacity-building in teaching and learning

Jo Elliott

Deakin University
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A tale of two cohorts: use of online learning tools to optimise online (asynchronous) and face-to-face student engagement and outcomes

Tori Llewelyn

Flinders University
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Leveraging edtech to develop student teamwork skills

Tiffany Gunning

Deakin University
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What I know about team assessments I learned from Ninjas

Jess Co

Monash University
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12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Panel
Co-Creating the Digital Transformation

Cameron HOpe

FeedbackFruits

Laura Tubino

Deakin University

01:45 PM – 02:30 PM

Workshop Streams
Stimulating a culture of authentic learning and assessment

Prof. Michael Sankey

Charles Darwin University
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Building critical thinking skills through low stakes assessment

Molly Johnston

Monash University
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Using Feedback Fruits to promote mindful teamwork: the evolution of an approach Team member evaluation

Sheona Thomson

Queensland University of Technology
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02:30 PM – 03:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

03:00 PM – 03:45 PM

Inspiration Session
The Future of Higher Education

Max de Raaff

FeedbackFruits

03:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Closing Keynote

Patrick Stoddart

The University of Melbourne

04:30 PM – 04:45 PM

closing remarks

05:00 PM

(Optional) Pedagogy Dinner

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What attendees loved in the previous years

Wonderful conference from the great team at Feedback Fruits! Appreciated the variety of presentations and the opportunities to chat with fellow educators and the Feedback Fruits team themselves. Looking forward to the next one!

Marisa Lavoratore
Marisa Lavoratore
Speaker, Queen’s University

inspirED brought futurists, instructional designers and others passionate about interactive online and blended learning course design from all over the globe.

Marina Tokman
Marina Tokman
Speaker, Cornell University

Thank you very much for an inspired conference. I picked up valuable nuggets that I can deploy in my teaching. I will share my experience with my colleagues. I can foresee the use of FeedbackFruits throughout our institution. Thanks again. I'm looking forward to your next inspirED conference.

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Meet the organizer...

FeedbackFruits, since our foundation, has been dedicated to supporting educators improve and enhance education quality with innovative pedagogical technology. This pandemic is no exception. Since the first lockdown waves happened, we have taken great effort to assist universities, instructors, and teachers in creating the best learning experience. And it is also our mission to assist educators in scaling the positive impact of pedagogy–technology integration.

This year’s conference is intended as a continuation of the efforts of FeedbackFruits to support educators by providing a space to explore the issues and insights emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. It enables educators to share their experiences and best practices related to a range of topics including: learner-centeredness in education; the continued evolution of online and distance learning; transitioning from emergency remote teaching to online learning; peer learning; feedback facilitation; digital pedagogy; AI adoption in education; authentic assessments and non-traditional assessment solutions.

Venue

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inspirED Australasia will take place at the Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus, Building EB, Floor 3, on Victoria Rd, Rydalmere NSW 2116 in Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit the Western Sydney University website.

Getting there

Train: Rydalmere station is a 10-minute walk from the campus. We also have a free shuttle bus that runs to and from the Parramatta CBD (Macquarie Street). From there, it’s a two-minute walk to Parramatta station.

Shuttlebus: Shuttlebuses run between our Parramatta City, Parramatta North and Parramatta South Campuses. Check the Shuttle Bus Schedule for more information including live tracking.

Bus: Buses stop right outside our campus on Victoria Road, Rydalmere (opposite Rippon Avenue). Bus routes include M52, 520, 521, 523, 524 and 525.

By car: Take the James Ruse Drive exit off the M4. Entry is via Victoria Road.

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