The Inspired Learning Summit 2019 was held at UNSW Sydney on 18 October.
This page includes video recordings of the keynote presentation as well as the panel discussion.
You can also find here materials related to the academic presentations and the problem solving seminars, as well as full versions of the Digital Posters that were presented at lunch time.
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to reach out to any of the presenters, please contact us via [email protected].
Juggling hats and screens: learning to teach in a mobile environment
Keynote presentation by Dr Holi Birman, Academic Language and Learning Facilitator, UNSW
With a background in Sociology and relational dynamics, Dr Holi Birman is committed to fostering a strong sense of community in both face-to-face and digital learning environments. She works with tertiary students from diverse backgrounds, particularly in her role teaching, facilitating and consulting at the Learning Centre (SACS). She lectures, tutors and runs seminars for several UNSW Enabling Programs and has also taught across a range of disciplines in the School of Social Sciences (FASS).
Holi’s passion is to draw out students’ creativity and curiosity by demonstrating that having both fun and a sense of purpose are important ways of learning. She draws on a variety of mediums to make learning relevant to students’ everyday lives and experiences.
To view the recording click here or the image.
How academics resolve challenges in education
During this session, academics from various faculties presented on the common challenges they faced in their courses.
Presenters discussed how the Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI) Digital Uplift team enabled them to resolve these challenges through the development of new learning resources and activities, and how it changed their approach to teaching. These academics also outlined how the knowledge they gained and the training they received could be applied to other courses outside of the ILI Digital Uplift.
For the full list of presenters and their abstracts, visit the ILS website.
Download the presentation slides below:
Link to the Podcasts mentioned during 'Talk to me: Using podcasts to foster engagement in online courses' presented by Dr Carlo Caponecchia and Dr Vanessa Huron:
Podcasts exploring high-impact, real-world workplace safety topics and content related to all workplaces. Click here to listen to the podcasts.
The podcasts were created in collaboration with the PVC (Education) and School of Aviation for the digital uplift of AVIA3013/GENS5013.
Problem solving seminars
Interactive sessions where ILI Educational Developers led discussions on the use of freely available digital tools to tackle two common educational challenges:
Panel discussion: Sustainability of online resources
The panel addressed common challenges relating to “Sustainability of Online Resources” and was comprised of learning and teaching staff from across the university. Questions to the panel were sourced from Summit attendees at registration in order to tackle sustainability issues most pertinent to the UNSW community.
Watch the video recording here or click the image below.
- Dr Holi Birman, Arts and Social Sciences
- Ms Margaret Connor, Business
- Dr Arash Khatamianfar, Engineering
- Associate Professor Cathy Sherry, Law
- Professor Gary Velan, Medicine (apology due to unforeseen circumstances)
Dr Jacinta Kelly, Senior Manager (Acting), Educational Design and Development
Digital poster presentations
The digital poster series, presented in the foyer during lunch time, focused on innovative solutions to teaching problems regularly encountered by staff at UNSW.
The posters demonstrate the worthwhile partnerships that were forged through numerous Digital Uplift projects over the last year. They also show how knowledge and resources that were developed have the capacity to influence greater cultural change.
Please note digital posters are saved in PowerPoint. Some may include animations / videos. For the full experience, please view the digital posters in Slide Show mode.
Photos: UNSW Media Team
Photos: Zac Rushton