EduTECH 2019 Roundtables

Choose between a wide variety of specific topics to discuss and debate with your peers. This is a completely open forum where you have the chance to split into smaller groups, and attend 3 x 25 minute discussion roundtables to swap ideas and leverage the knowledge and experiences of your peers.

Breakouts - Roundtables, Friday 7 June 2019

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Class Act: Is it better to sound good or look good?

Striking harmony between aesthetics and acoustic performance in a learning environment
Rachel Abel
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Roundtable 1) Who cares about your community?

Studies suggest that a sense of belonging to an educational community is critical to supporting student engagement and motivation, it increases retention and even impacts achievement. Do you think this should be a priorty in academia? what are your thoughts and expereinces with this criticial issue?
Sascha Ogilvy
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Roundtable 10) Team-teaching in a High School

Join this rountable to discuss all things team teaching, what are the pros, cons and how it can be done right.
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Roundtable 11) Virtual reality in education

Using virtual reality in the classroom sounds fun and cool but just how effective is it? Join this roundtables to discuss your own experience and hear the latest research to come out of the ARC Centre of Excellence.
Tom Worthington
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Roundtable 12) Is it time for Micro-Credentials and Mobile Learning for International Students?

Join Tom worthington at this roundtable to discuss the importance of connecting with international students through effective and classroom compatable courses.
Claire Amos
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Roundtable 13) Digital Blue yonder

Explore what is on the technological and educational horizon, from artificial intelligence teaching assistants to the rise of micro-credentials, learn about how we might harness the potential of what's coming so as to benefit our students, teachers and schools.
Owen Pierce
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Roundtable 14) The importance of cyber security in schools

Simon Buckingham Shum
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Roundtable 15) The huge potential and many pitfalls of AI/Analytics in education

Meridith Ebbs
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Roundtable 16) Building teacher capacity in digital technologies

  • We have K-8 mandatory digital technology requirements
  • This workshop will investigate strategies for schools to build teacher capacity to improve implementation of digital technologies
  • Review some resources for use in teaching digital technologies
Simon Mansfield
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Roundtable 17) What does a traditional classroom look like?

Adam Dehring
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Roundtable 18) A journey from a traditional classroom to a flexible learning space

Michael Kasumovic
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Roundtable 19) How to quickly and easily teach scientific thinking and data literacy using discovery based learning

  • We will discuss how students can be empowered in scientific discovery through mobile devices, making learning intuitive
  • You will have an opportunity to test various mobile games and see how they collect and visualise data
  • You will leave with worksheets and manuals alligned to the NSW Syllabus and Australian Curriculum that allow you to run these lessons in your classroom
Michael Valentine
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Roundtable 2) Distance Learning Teaching model can transform all 21st century classrooms in all schools

Connecting students in dynamic, collaborative virtual classrooms is innovation that inspires, disrupts and transforms. Do you suffer red tape implementing new collabroative technology? Do you have a successful story?
Kate Broughton
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Roundtable 20) Entrepreneurialism for kids…..bridging the skills gap of today’s children for the future workforce

UTS has designed and piloted a non-gendered, in-curriculum, multi-touchpoint program to engage students in STEM. Using a project-based learning model, and drawing on the expertise and passion of university students and STEM professionals, this program gives students the opportunity to apply STEM skills to real-world problems while ticking off curriculum dot points.
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Roundtable 22a) Is it their own work?

Contract cheating – where students engage a third-party individual or service to complete their assessments – is widespread and exceptionally difficult to detect and prove. The MyMaster scandal in 2014 brought the issue of contract cheating to the fore in Australia and affected the reputation of a number of leading universities. Learn more about the issue of contract cheating from a global authority and discuss what universities need to do to rethink how to detect and handle this form of academic misconduct including changes to institutional policies and procedures, ways to gather evidence to substantiate allegations and deterring this behaviour from students in the future.
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Roundtable 24) Entrepreneurial work integrated learning shapes student identity & career preparation for the future of work

  • Engage participants in a discussion about the future of work and how we prepare students to be more innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Explore student readiness and needs related to entrepreneurial education
  • Enable participants to discuss types of work integrated learning and the implications for students, teachers, and industry partners
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Roundtable 25) Work Integrated Learning - Improving access to quality WIL

A Nationally funded research project shows that WiL access is predicated on students’ social and cultural capitals. How can WiL practices and policies change to mitigate the ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’ effect?
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Roundtable 26) Student attraction and retention: More Innovative Design Abled Students

If technology is growing at an exponential rate and knowledge is ubiquitous, how might we begin to transform both the hearts and minds of academics and the curriculum to future proof Higher Education?
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Roundtable 27) Building a community of women in engineering and IT and locally

UTS’ Women in Engineering and IT Community provides an inclusive and supportive environment for staff, students and industry professionals. The community has grown from few to over 600 women across the university within a year, brought together by regular coffee hours and cultural celebrations. Furthermore the WiEIT programme participates in local community events to be integrated with it. How could you build a similar community at your university?
Lauren Black
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Roundtable 29) Building students’ confidence and interest in STEM through in-curriculum collaboration with universities

UTS has designed and piloted a non-gendered, in-curriculum, multi-touchpoint program to engage students in STEM. Using a project-based learning model, and drawing on the expertise and passion of university students and STEM professionals, this program gives students the opportunity to apply STEM skills to real-world problems while ticking off curriculum dot points.
Sophie Poisel
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Roundtable 3) Observations of practice: what makes a great MakerSpace

Join this roundtable hosted by Sophie Poisel to discuss how to create realistic goals and startegies to create your own roundtable.
Dr Eva Cheng
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Roundtable 30) Building students’ confidence and interest in STEM through in-curriculum collaboration with universities

UTS’ STEM x Play program is an in-curriculum, multi-touchpoint program which gives teachers the opportunity to build confidence in STEM skills through project-based learning. This discussion will explore issues of parental engagement and the role of parents in encouraging girls’ to explore STEM through play at home.
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Roundtable 4) Moving virtual reality in the classroom from fad to functional

Many of our students live in rural and remote areas where the cost of excursions can be prohibitive. Virtual reality experiences offer students a chance to see spaces in far more detail than a photograph or video.
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Roundtable 5) Smartphones in schools: alternatives to 'bans'

What is your experience with mobile phones and bans with students? Are they effectice? Join this roundtable to see how your peers are managaing this issue.
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Roundtable 6) Your competitive advantage through credentialing

In this roundtable session hosted by Nicholas Ridis we will deep dive into the world of accreditation. What are the pros and cons and is there really a competitve advantage?
Helen Bremner
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Roundtable 7) Women in ICT

Have you faced any push back being a woman in ICT? Do you have a success story to inspire your peers? Join Helen Bremner at this roundtable to share your story.
Tracey Breese
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Roundtable 8) Learning environments

Join Tracey at this roundtable to discuss what you have found to be optimal or an issue in your students learning environments.
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Roundtable 9) Building professionally supportive environments for teachers to explore digital applications in their classrooms

Join this roundtable to discuss the importance of a safe learning environment for teachers to explore new technologies in application where productive failure is acknowledged as a step on the learning journey.
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Roundtable 22b) Turning STEM Grading into Learning

In this session, we will discuss how new technologies and strategies can be utilised to support instructors in their grading efforts, and how grading can be transitioned from grading of learning to grading for learning.

In “Turning STEM Grading Into Learning” we will discuss better ways of assessing student work and how grading can be an important lever for improving learning, enhancing teaching, and reducing rates of attrition. We will also discuss how traditional grading no longer fits the modern university, and how exploring innovative and technology-driven practices within grading can contribute to greater student success rates for both online and traditional classrooms.
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Roundtable 22c) Creating a strong learning culture

Academic integrity is vital to create a strong learning culture, but this can be easily undermined if plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct are allowed to occur. Learn how Hale School was able to virtually eradicate plagiarism, save teacher’s time, and develop students’ academic integrity to prepare them for university.
last published: 22/May/19 00:55

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