17-18 October 2017 | Pullman Sydney Airport , Mascot, NSW

Post Conference Workshops: Tuesday - Thursday, 17th - 19th October 2017

WORKSHOP A: Tuesday, 17th October 2017

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Flipping the Classroom – Engaging Students, Encouraging Active Learning and Transitioning across the Curriculum

Kerry Hood - Lecturer & Director Professional Development, Monash University
Flipped learning makes sense in today’s digital classroom as a proven method to increase student engagement and results.
In a flipped classroom, the student does the easier learning before class, and utilizes class time for higher level thinking, rich collaboration and maximized learning. Therefore the overall aim of flipped learning is to engage students through responsive learning environments, designed to prepare and motivate them to undertake specific tasks through interactivity.

This interactive workshop will provide a platform for discussion around the seamless integration and delivery of flipped learning.
Kerry will go through the framework adopted within her units for flipping the classroom.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Exploring understandings of flipped classrooms
  • Planning a flipped classroom: Flipped Classroom Design Considerations
  • Rethinking your role as an educator: moving from lecturer to facilitator and creating a robust community of practice
  • Examine learner characteristics from a flipped classroom perspective
  • Evaluating your flipped classroom


Kerry Hood

Lecturer & Director Professional Development
Monash University

WORKSHOP B: Thursday, 19th October 2017

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Creating Engaging Content, Inclusive Classrooms and Curriculum to Encourage Active Learning using Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Jennifer Stokes - Course Coordinator, University of South Australia
One of the biggest challenges that higher education institutions face currently is designing programs which can develop students’ academic attributes, digital literacies and employability skills.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based framework that helps educators plan learning to meet the diverse of all students. UDL will allow teachers to optimize their teaching and learning, while tailoring content to support diverse student needs and interests. Jennifer Stokes is the Course Coordinator for the UniSA College courses Digital Literacy and Information Skills, where she has successfully embedded these approaches, providing demonstrable increases in accessibility, engagement and students outcomes.

In this interactive workshop, participants will be given an overview of Universal Design for Learning and practical ways they can embed these approaches in their practice. Freely available software and alternate approaches to engage students through digital forms will be discussed. Participants will explore how flexible support for learning can be embedded into their learning environments. This session will also be an opportunity for participants to practice applying the model to their own questions, issues and/or problems associated with blended learning. In addition to the model presentation, the workshop will be discussion-based and respond to participants’ needs.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Overview of Universal Design for Learning
  • Models of Universal Design for Learning in practice
  • Opportunities to trial free Universal Design for Learning tools and approaches
  • Time to discuss specific questions and challenges


Jennifer Stokes

Course Coordinator
University of South Australia