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Call for presentations is now closed for 2018. Thank you to all those who submitted an abstract to our CFP. We will be in touch by Friday 8th June.

This year we are seeking the input of the community in order to develop a program that will celebrate and recognise institutional success across ANZ, and ensure all attendees will be informed, inspired and empowered to use technology more effectively to impact learning and teaching when they leave. Below you will find our program themes and submission guidelines.

2018 Program Themes

Actionable analytics

Applying analytics to learning data brings the promise of surfacing ‘actionable insights’. But what does this really mean in practice and how are these insights actioned in practice?
Under this sub-theme we are looking for practical examples of how data capability in our institutions is developed so data insights are actioned to influence the quality of education, transform curriculum and learning design, and ultimately influence student success, satisfaction and employability.

Assessing online

As online assessment continues to develop as a viable alternative, to more traditional forms of assessment, institutions are developing coherent strategies to ensure the practical application of a range of new techniques. This also includes how quality feedback can be delivered effectively and efficiently online. We are interested in examples of how different types of assessment and feedback are conducted online, how institutions are dealing with these kinds of assessment practices, authentic assessment that lead to productive outputs and strategies that mitigate against concerns about the validity or integrity.

Emerging modes of teaching with technology

As technologies and their affordances change, so do the educational possibilities … For decades now, we have anticipated the promise of emerging modes of teaching with technologies to help develop aspirational learning strategies. Think adaptive learning, personalised learning, work integrated learning. How are these new practices being coupled with new technologies and how are they transforming education?

Framing the lifecycle of curriculum

With an increasing focus on the user/ learner experience, we are starting to view the curriculum in relation to a lifecycle, a journey that may start, stop and pause. A journey that is more centred around the needs of learners (and employers). Is micro-credentialing valuable for learners and employers? How are institutions, learners and teachers able to assure that learning outcomes/ competencies have been met? As employability becomes a more fluid concept – how do we conceive of a curriculum lifecycle that is meaningful and future-proofed? How are we testing the ground with real practical examples? What strategies and models for supporting this are being used?

Next-generation learning solutions

Given the continuous advancements of learning solutions, how are institutions/people using Blackboard products creatively and innovatively to solve learning and teaching challenges? We are keen to see exemplary examples of learning solutions using Ultra, Ally, Collaborate, video and open education resources.

Submission Guidelines

Session Types

You can submit an abstract for the following session type:

  • Presentation Session
    (20mins + 5mins Q&A)

We are also seeking your input for Panel Discussion, Workshop and Virtual Presentation topics. Please list any topic suggestions you have in the submission form and if you are interested in being involved.

Word Count

Abstracts should be approximately 400-500 words in length; enough for reviewers to understand what you will present.

Submission Deadline

Don’t forget to:

  • Highlight what participants will takeaway from session.
  • Make it engaging for your target audience.
  • Include any supporting documents

Thank you to the 2018 Conference Program Committee


Mark Bailye
Customer Success Advocate at Blackboard


Bill Searle
Manager, Learning Technologies at Charles Darwin University

Professor Carol Miles
Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning at University of Newcastle

Danny Munnerley
Head, Blended Learning and Innovation at James Cook University

Professor Deborah West
Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching Innovation) at Flinders University

Jeremy Goh
Senior Educational Technologist at University of Melbourne; Blackboard Learn ABUG Leader

Associate Professor Jo McKenzie
Director, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning at University of Technology Sydney

Jonathan Flutey
Learning & Research Technology Manager at Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Kulari Lokuge
Associate Director, eLearning at Monash College

Mark Northover
Manager of Learning Technologies and Associate Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Auckland University of Technology

Professor Michael Sankey
Deputy Director of Learning Transformations at Griffith University

Professor Vanessa Chang
Director, Learning Innovations at Curtin University

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