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.
Learning Innovator and Academic Director at OES, UK
Professor Gilly Salmon has been a learning innovator for more than 30 years and is one of the world’s leading thinkers in digital and blended learning.
She researches and publishes widely on the themes of innovation in Higher Education, the exploitation of new technologies for learning, and the foresight and changes needed for Higher Education 4.0.
She is currently Academic Director at Online Education Services (OES) in the UK, and adjunct professor at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
She is internationally renowned for her significant contributions to education futures, including research, innovation, programme design, teaching methods and the use of new technologies.
Previously, she was at the University of Liverpool Management School, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education Innovation at the University of Western Australia, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning Transformations at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia; Previously she was Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies, and Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance and the Media Zoo, at the University of Leicester in the UK, and prior to that with the UK Open University Business School.
See her web site www.gillysalmon.com
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.
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.