Panels and Discussions
Oceania - A Global Snapshot
OEB Global surveys the prospects for learning and technology around the world. Our panels of regional experts provide concentrated briefing and analysis on developments in eLearning in every part of the globe, giving you the chance to gain insights into local conditions and opportunities.In this session, our team of specialists focus on Oceania, guiding you through the terrain and providing an opportunity for you to make contacts, network and discuss key issues.
Education Alchemists Ltd, 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
Online Education Services, Australia
Kay is currently the Exectutive Director Growth Intiatives for Online Education Services (OES). Founded in 2010, OES is a public-private partnership between SEEK, who have matched over 150,000 students with their ideal course and Swinburne University of Technology, a pioneer in online education with over 20 years’ experience.
The partnership’s first endeavour, Swinburne Online, was launched in 2011 with 10 undergraduate courses in the fields of Business, Social Science and Communication. By 2017, Swinburne Online had expanded its offerings to include 21 undergraduate and postgraduate university courses, five TAFE courses and offerings for international students, with over 10,000 students currently enrolled.
Kay’s discipline area is Statistics, and she has previously undertaken academic roles at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Swinburne University of Technology. Her most recent academic role in leadership was as Dean of the Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale, at Swinburne University of Technology, from 2009 to 2011.
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.