Panel Discussion DES215
Learning Design for Transformation - Progressing "Carpe Diem" from Example to Practice
Date Friday, Nov 29 Time – Room Charlottenburg I/II
A proven practice to create fast, effective, forward-looking learning design is to use the team-based learning-design process called Carpe Diem. Hear about the implementation of this method from universities from around the world.
Academic Director, Learning Innovator and Academic Director at OES, UK
Professor Gilly Salmon, PhD, PFHEA, NTF. is CEO & Principal Consultant. She has 30 years’ experience at senior levels, in universities in the UK and Australia. She has initiated, strategized, implemented & completed significant institutional change. Her experience & background includes the UK Open University as well as Associate Dean (Online) & Pro Vice-Chancellor roles in research-intensive and in vocational institutions.
She recently spent two years as academic director at an Online Programme Management company. Gilly Salmon is now an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, & Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University, close to Liverpool, UK.
See her web site www.gillysalmon.com
Dean, The University of Northampton, UK
Alejandro (Ale) Armellini is Professor of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and Dean of Learning and Teaching at the University of Northampton.
Ale’s key role is to lead change in the area of learning and teaching across all schools and services at Northampton. Three aspects of Ale’s work are (1) the development, implementation and evaluation of Northampton’s Learning and Teaching Strategic Plan, (2) the development of a robust framework for continuous professional development for academic staff, and (3) fostering evidence-based, innovative practices in both campus-based and online learning and teaching. Ale’s research focuses on learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building and open practices.
Ale has extensive international teaching and programme development experience across different education sectors and modes of study. Over the years, he has used, researched and refined evidence-based design-for-learning interventions to promote positive change in further and higher education. Teams under his leadership have researched the application of learning technologies in diverse academic settings. His PhD tutees research specific areas in the field of educational technology, pedagogy, openness and innovation. Ale is active in consultancy work globally.
Head of Digital and Enterprise Learning, University of Derby Online Learning, UK
Margaret Korosec is Head of Digital and Enterprise Learning Solutions at the University of Derby Online Learning, where she is leading on a strategic initiative to design and develop a portfolio of online degree programmes from existing campus-based programmes. She is building team capacity and competency and determining the boundaries of excellence in online learning design and development. Whilst the design and development of online programmes is rewarding, the greatest impact is garnerned when programmes teams fully embrace the significant shift in practice required to develop and deliver excellent online programmes. She enjoys creating high-performance teams contributing to innovative and strategic initiatives. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and earned her PhD at the University of Hull, UK, researching the perceptions, concerns, and practices of technology change facilitators in relation to one university's strategic intent. She lives in England and has worked and lived in USA, Austria and Slovenia.
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Shirley Alexander is Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) where she is Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President (Education and Students).
She has been a member of three successive national government committees advising on improvements to higher education teaching and learning and chaired a national committee advising the Minister for Education on the best uses of technology in K-12 education.
Shirley has led the learning.futures strategy at UTS (https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/learning-and-teaching/learningfutures/how-our-students-learn). At this time, UTS has almost completed a major campus redevelopment and building program at a cost of approximately $1.5 billion and Shirley has led the initiatives to ensure the new learning spaces are designed for the future of education.