Keynotes and Invited Speakers

David Boud

Professor David Boud, Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning

David Boud is Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Melbourne, and is Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He has previously held positions of Head of School, Associate Dean and Dean of the University Graduate School at UTS.

David has published extensively on teaching, learning and assessment in higher and professional education. His current work focuses on the areas of assessment for learning in higher education, academic formation and workplace learning. He is one of the most highly cited Australians in the field of higher education. He has been a pioneer in developing learning-centred approaches to assessment across the disciplines, particularly in student self-judgement, building assessment skills for long-term learning (Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education: Learning for the Longer Term, with Nancy Falchikov and others, Routledge, 2007) and designing new approaches to feedback (Feedback in Higher and Professional Education, with Liz Molloy and others, Routledge, 2013).

He was a key member of the team and focused on assessment for the new text for university teachers: Reflective Teaching in Higher Education (with Paul Ashwin and others, Bloomsbury, 2015). He is an Australian Learning and Teaching Senior Fellow for his work on ‘Assessment for learning in and beyond courses’ (Assessment Futures at UTS), and has been lead investigator for ARC Discovery and Linkage projects and numerous OLT and equivalent projects.

Has it has been achieved? Increasing transparency in assessment and feedback

Belinda Tynan

Professor Belinda Tynan, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Vice President at RMIT, Melbourne

Belinda Tynan was previously the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning Innovation) at the Open University, UK. Belinda led the sub-units of the Learning & Teaching Centre, the Open Media Unit, Learning and Teaching Solutions, the Institute of Educational Technology, the Knowledge Media Institute and Library Services, which provide leadership and support for the University strategic objectives for the creation of exciting and innovative learning experiences. Previous roles have included Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Quality at the University of Southern Queensland, and Director of the research centre DEHub at the University of New England.

In May 2016 she became the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Vice President at RMIT, Melbourne.

Professor Tynan has been an active researcher, supervisor of doctoral students, reviewer and a frequently invited speaker. Her research interests are concentrated in the field of distance, online and open education. She has more than thirty years of experience in the education sector in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. She is an Exceutive member of the International Committee of Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and recently she was awarded her Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).

Organisational applications: ROMA

Learning Analytics = (problem+question) (data+analysis ((intervention+ethics)

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Ryan S. Baker, Associate Professor Teaching, Learning and Leadership Division, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Baker researches how students use and learn from educational games, intelligent tutors, and other kinds of educational software. Drawing on the fields of educational data mining, learning analytics, and human–computer interaction, he develops methods for mining the data that come out of the interactions between students and educational software. He then uses this information to improve our understanding of how students respond to educational software, and how these responses influence their learning.

Prior to joining Penn GSE, Dr. Baker was an associate professor in the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. While at Teachers College, he taught the “Big Data and Education” MOOC twice, with total enrollment of more than 50,000 students.

He has served as founding president of the International Educational Data Mining Society, where he currently serves on the board of directors. He has been co-author on nine award-winning papers. He serves as co-lead of the Big Data in Education spoke of the NSF Northeast Big Data Hub.

Engagement and Success in Online Learning: Tertiary Education and Beyond

Peter Goodyear

Professor Peter Goodyear Co-director, Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, at the University of Sydney

Peter Goodyear is Professor of Education at the University of Sydney – a position he took up in 2003. He is the founding co-director of the University’s Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, a multi-faculty collaboration involving over 80 academic staff and PhD students. Previously, he set up and led the Centre for Research on Computer-Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) and the Sciences and Technologies of Learning research network.

Peter’s research interests include design for learning, networked learning, complex learning spaces, the nature of professional knowledge and professional education. He has published 11 books and over 120 journal articles and book chapters.

In 2008, Peter was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and in 2010 he became an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow – the first and so far the only Laureate Fellow working in the field of Education. His current program of research aims to strengthen the use of ‘designerly ways of thinking’ in education.

Before moving to Australia in 2003, Peter was Professor of Educational Research, Head of the Department of Educational Research and founding director of the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology at Lancaster University in England. He has also held academic positions in London, Birmingham and Belfast.

 Analysis and design for complex learning ……. environments, networks, systems, spaces (etc)