EdX Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday 15 October 2019
7.30

REGISTRATION OPEN

7.45

BREKKIE SERVED

8.00

LEARN @ BREKKIE LIVE!

Speaker: Peter Clowes, Co-Founder, Maxart

Talk: The Future of Immersive Technologies in Learning and Development
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for immersive technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality. What does this mean for the L&D professional and for the end-user? Well it means that it’s about to be simpler and cheaper for anyone to start creating incredible “learning by doing” courses that your team will be begging you to use. In this session Peter will discuss some quick and easy ways you can develop your own kinaesthetic training courses.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Examples of how organisations are harnessing VR and AR technologies right now
– Why immersive technologies should be an important part of your blended learning strategy
– Using immersive technologies to better understand your content and learner behaviour
– What technology is coming in the next 12 months, and why it’s important to plan ahead
– Why learning by doing is so important for the future of education and training.

8.30

Interval

8.50

FUTURISTIX LIVE! 2019

MC: Danny Ginsberg, Outward Mindset Facilitator

Talk: Opening Comments

9.00

KEYNOTE LIVE!

Speaker: Dr Sean Gallagher, Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University

Talk:
Learning-Integrated Work
Up against artificial intelligence and automation, workers need to adapt. The question is, how? Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for the New Workforce set out to answer this question by surveying working Australians across the economy to understand how they expect to succeed in the future of work. Sean proposes a new approach called learning-integrated work, where learning increasingly is taken off-campus and immersed in disruptive work environments.

9.45

Interval

10.00

HEADLINER LIVE!

Speakers: Maria Spies & Patrick Brothers, Co-Founders, Holon IQ

Talk:
Dissolving the Boundaries between Learning and Work
Once considered separate realms, the boundaries between learning, skills and work are dissolving fast. This talk will explore the key drivers of change, where investment and innovation are headed, as well as the boundary spanning models, technologies and organisations that are defining this new category between learning and work.

10.45

NETWORK REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.30

EDX LIVE!

Speaker: Gail Bray, Learning & Innovation Manager, Victoria University Polytechnic

Talk:
The Robots are Coming:  Skills for the Future of Work
The speed at which technological advancements emerge are being felt across all industries, every job into the future will involve technology.

Key Learnings Points at a Glance:
Learn how VU Polytechnic is creating industry-driven training
– Be introduced to emerging skills required for the future of work including; cybersecurity, data analytics, coding, design, 3D printing and more.

12.00

Interval

12.15

EDX LIVE!

Speaker: Mike Sturmey, Assoc. Dir. Digital Learning Environments, Victoria University

Talk:
Automating to Supercharge Block Delivery at Victoria University
The introduction to the Block model at VU not only required a curriculum transformation, it also required radical changes to the way the LMS was implemented and integrated at the university

Key Learnings Points at a Glance:
– Using automation to reduce academic administrative workload
– Enhancing the LMS to better engage the student.

12.45

Interval

1.00

EDX LIVE!

Speaker: Pauline Farrell, Global Director, Learning, Navitas

Talk:
The Future of the Workforce is the Future of Education
The future of the workplace starts with internal workforce transformation within education institutions. We need to disrupt ourselves to work differently – to role model agile methods with a start-up mentality. and we need to cascade this disruption in how we teach and what we teach and whether the future requires ‘teaching’.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– I
nitial discussion around creating a disruptive workforce development plan for your own workforce
– Strategies to cascade into innovative – cross industry product design.

1.30

BUFFET NETWORK LUNCH

2.45

EDX LIVE!

Speaker: Ramona Younan, Education Manager, Holmesglen Institute

Talk:
Strategic Forecasting for Learning in the Future of Work
Learning organisations commonly come about due to lack of capability in remaining competitive. However, effective strategic forecasting relies on learning to meet the needs of on-demand markets propelled by technology.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Benefits of learning as part of strategic forecasting
– How to establish learning organisations.

3.15

Interval

3.30

EDX LIVE!

Speaker: Joseph Costigan, Product Portfolio Manager & Vicki Saray, 21CC Project Learning Manager, RMIT Creds

Talk:
RMIT Creds: A Case Study of 21st  Skills in Action
What does it look like when you make space for innovation at scale? In the case of RMIT Creds it’s a matter of walking the talk and using the same skills that we teach in our micro-credentials.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Fluid and flexible initiation process to identify opportunities for growth and change
– Design and development phase needs to allow for products to be constructed in a way that is responsive to the needs identified in initiation.

4.00

EVENT CONCLUDES