1300 – 1600 Registration open Plaza Auditorium Foyer
1730 – 1930 THETA Welcome Reception

Join us at the Welcome Reception where you’ll enjoy local wines and cuisines while reconnecting with colleagues.

Location: Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre (BCEC)

Dress code: Business casual or neat casual

0730 – 0830 Registration & Exhibition Open – Plaza Auditorium Foyer
  Plaza Auditorium
0830 – 0900

THETA 2023 Opening Ceremonies

  • Welcome to Country
  • Conference Chair: Welcome to THETA 2023
0900 – 0950 Keynote: Anders Sörman-Nilsson
Global Futurist

Anders Sörman-Nilsson (Global EMBA / LLB) is a futurist and the founder of the think tank and trend analysis firm – Thinque, which provides data-based research, foresight and thought leadership assets for global brands across 4 continents. Read More →
0950 – 1020 Keynote: Jason Lodge
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

Jason Lodge, PhD is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Learning, Instruction, and Technology Lab in the School of Education and Deputy Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland. Read More →
1020 – 1030  President Address – CAUDIT
1030 – 1100  Morning Refreshments – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
1100 – 1155 Dynamic Delivery Embracing Disruption Quality Learning in the Digital World Testing Times Embracing Disruption
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10 P11 P4/5
1100 – 1125

Virtual Worlds as a place with student choice in Higher Education

Sarah Prestridge
Griffith University

Disruption disrupted: from emergency online teaching to embracing hiflex delivery for student access, inclusion and equity

Tracy Bowell
University of Waikato

Gathers, Weavers and Augmenters: Three principles for dynamic and sustainable delivery of quality learning and teaching

David Jones
Griffith University

Assessment Planning and Auditing Tool (APAT): A tool for improving question design and assessment integrity

Tanya Nitins-Johnston
University of Tasmania

A first Macro View of Australian Research Data

Ai Lin Soo
Monash University

1130 – 1155

Evaluating a whole institution pedagogic innovation, combining digital and f2f in a rich, active blend: what does success look like, and how do we measure it?

Shan Wareing
University of Northampton

Makers Spaces & Innovations Spaces: Managing intellectual property risk to embrace disruptive technological advances

Emma Mckindley
University of Southern Queensland

Implementation of weatherman-style videos via digital chroma key compositing to enhance non-verbal immediacy during online lectures

Taw Kuei Chan
National University of Singapore

Reimagining proctored testing: Developing a student-centered approach to academic integrity

Megan Wuebker
University of Cincinnati

Cloud 2.0 is Here – and it’s Changing How Organisations use Data Storage

Andrew Sandes
Wasabi Technologies

1200 – 1225 Dynamic Delivery Embracing Disruption Quality Learning in the Digital World Testing Times Cyber Complacency and Teaching to the Attention Economy
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10 P11 P4/5
1200 – 1210

From Our Room to Yours: A Virtual Reading Room Pilot at the University of Sydney

Maddie Wilson
University of Sydney

Cohorts and Condensed Videos

Ian Frank
Future University Hakodate

Kit out to amp up – The ARDC Trainer Toolkit

Adeline Wong
Australian Research Data Commons

Applying authentic leadership traits to staff mental health and well-being in the post-secondary sector in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Matt Cooke
Swinburne University of Technology

Cyber fatigue – some insights and strategies from operations

James Ng
AARNet (Australia’s Academic And Research Network)

1215 – 1225

Ask Me Anything – A new approach to staff support

Nigel Robertson
University of Waikato

Mainstreaming Assistive Technology to improve the student learning experience and support retention of at-risk students

Natalie McLaughlin
Western Sydney University

Digital Tides

Ameeta Prakash
Griffith University

It may be worse than we thought. Endemic academic misconduct: regulatory, legal, and financial consequences, and institutional lessons learnt

Shan Wareing
University of Northampton

Teaching to the attention economy: how Flinders University Library enhanced its engagement with students

Veronica Ghee
Flinders University

1225 – 1325 Lunch & Exhibition – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
  Plaza Auditorium
1325 – 1405 Keynote: Coming soon!
1405 – 1500 Dynamic Delivery Embracing Disruption Quality Learning in the Digital World Online and Multi-Modal Learning for Equity Students
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10 P11
1405 – 1430

Enhancing the student experience with LinkedIn Learning’s Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI): a case study in integration at the University of South Australia

Sean Boden
University of South Australia

The CAUL OER Collective Pilot Project : Creating a ground swell for change

Tahnee Pearse
University of Southern Queensland

Flexi Learning – From necessity to opportunity and bending to the needs of students

Nigel Robertson
University of Waikato

Practical resources supporting ethical, equitable, accessible, and sustainable procurement practices in educational technologies

Nick Baker
University of Windsor

1435 – 1500

Fuelling a Culture of Innovation

Sanit Kumar
University of Auckland

Enabling the Institution for the Digital Economy: Key Future Trends

Mark Roman
Info-tech Research Group

Discovery of a Project-based Professional Learning (PjBPL) Model: overcoming the innovation paradox to implement a large-scale curriculum management solution, support academic quality, and facilitate change

Hayley Farrer
Charles Sturt University

Enhancing digital equity for students: a shift in learning and teaching perspectives

Justine Maldon
Edith Cowan University

1505 – 1515 Dynamic Delivery Dynamic Delivery Quality Learning in the Digital World Quality Learning in the Digital World Online and Multi-Modal Learning for Equity Students
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10 P11 P4/5
1505 – 1515

Some things are better off unfinished – Increasing both fluidity and pace of delivery with an “incomplete” Digital Strategy

Ken Lai
University of Canterbury

Large modern collaborative pedagogy space on a shoestring

Ralph Young
UTS Insearch

Quality Learning in the Digital World: Helping Students Navigate a Large Integrated Medical Program

Shaun Mccarthy
University of Adelaide

Doing the hard work to deliver on the promise of seamless connected student experiences

Sam Daley
Liquid

Griffith University Library’s Honey Labs provide a sweet source of multi-modal writing, referencing, and researching skills for equity students

Kylie Pay
Griffith University

1515 – 1545 Afternoon Refreshments – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
1545 – 1715 Dynamic Delivery Quality Learning in the Digital World Online and Multi-Modal Learning for Equity Students
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10
1545 – 1715

Speed Design: A ship or a surfboard?

Ailsa Leacy
Infinite Hq

Does your design hold up? Interrogating intentions of online learning design

Leanne Reynolds, Fleur Connor-Douglas
Massey University

Meeting the Demands of Post-Covid Hybrid Learning in Canvas LMS

Julian Ridden
Cidi Labs

  Showcase Tour – TBC
0700 – 0830 Registration & Exhibition Open – Plaza Auditorium Foyer
  Plaza Auditorium
0830 – 0840 Welcome Day 2 – THETA Conference Chair
0840 – 0850 President Address – ACODE

0850 – 0930 Keynote: Vicki McDonald AM FALIA
State Librarian and CEO
Vicki McDonald is a key player in the transformation of the library sector in Queensland. As State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of State Library of Queensland she understands the need for a strong, relevant and innovative library service. Read More →
0930 – 1000  Platinum Sponsor Address – Technology One

1000 – 1030  Morning Refreshments – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
1030 – 1225 Dynamic Delivery Embracing Disruption Quality Learning in the Digital World Online and Multi-Modal Learning for Equity Students
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10 P11
1030 – 1055

Evidence-informed IT planning, procurement, and evaluation in higher education

Jason Lodge
The University of Queensland

Digital on Campus: Creating a connected offering at UTS

Michael Gonzalez, Sascha Jenkins
University of Technology Sydney

Application of Knowledge when Learning about the Third Stage of labour through 3D Technology in the Digital World

Michelle Gray
Edith Cowan University

ACODE Learning Modalities 2022 survey

Ratna Selvaratnam
Edith Cowan University

1100 – 1125

Taking digitisation to another dimension: building heritage online

Sarah Charing
University of Melbourne

Simplifying access to Research IT via the Research Computing Portal

Callum Cartwright
The University of Melbourne

DIAgramming for quality: a learning design framework for times of change

Kate Tregloan
University of Melbourne

CQU Success – A learning analytics tool that supports effective digital delivery for all

Justin Beall
Catalyst IT Australia

1130 – 1155

A tale of two Universities: How to pick a delivery model that enhances digital transformation?

Stuart Hildyard
Victoria University

Creating the 10 million student university

Ray Fleming
Google

Do we need to be seen to be believed? A comparison of three video feed formats and resulting differences in learning

Deniese Cox
Teachingonline.com.au

Transforming an equitable student experience : a systemised approach

Liz Hounslow
Flinders University Library

1200 – 1225

Student Management Systems – Building out from a legacy monolith to a componentised ecosystem – the journey so far

Iain Macpherson
University of Canterbury

Zooming beyond Covid: Did the pace of learning really Zoom, or just the tools?

Geoff Lambert
AARNet

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age- Covid-19: South Africa

Nozuko Langa
University of South Africa

Name Mispronounciations: Avoiding Microagressions in Higher Ed

Jon Lacivita
Namecoach

1230 – 1330 Lunch & Exhibition – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
  Plaza Auditorium
1330 – 1410 Keynote: Professor Tamara Davis
Ast
rophysicist
Professor Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist who studies the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the expansion of the universe. She’s “made waves” studying some of the largest waves in the universe, including gravitational waves and sound waves from near the dawn of time. Read More →
1410 – 1450 Keynote: Melissa Silk
National Head of Design

Melissa Silk is a Sydney educator, working extensively in a variety of contexts to encourage transdisciplinarity through doing, being and becoming. Melissa collaborates with many thinkers and makers to design experiences that embed the Arts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM). Read More →
1450 – 1530 Embracing Disruption Embracing Disruption Embracing Disruption Embracing Disruption Embracing Disruption
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10 P11 P4/5
1450 – 1530

The LMS (or not) of 2027, and how we can start planning for that now

Michael Sankey
Charles Darwin University

Skills Disruption Across the EcoSystem: How the Rise of Skills-Based Hiring is Driving Skills Recognition and Representation Across all Learning Sectors. Outcomes From an International Research Study Investigating Digital Credentials with Personal Evidence that Boost Employability

Margo Griffith
Edalex

Maximising the common good as commercial players disrupt an already disrupted sector

Galen White
Fromhereon

Belonging starts with connection

David Yip, Martin Bean
Salesforce

Switching lanes: career transitions between the Library and IT

Sam Searle
Griffith University

1530 – 1600 Afternoon Refreshments – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
  Plaza Auditorium
1600 – 1700 Sponsored Deep Dive Sessions
1830 – 2230

THETA Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is the social highlight of the program and should not be missed. Come and join us at the Brisbane City Hall for another chance to catch up with colleagues, whilst enjoying a great night of food, wine and entertainment.

Location: Brisbane City Hall

Dress code: Cocktail

0700 – 0830 Registration & Exhibition Open – Plaza Auditorium Foyer
  Plaza Auditorium
0840 – 0850 Welcome Day 3 – THETA Conference Chair
0850 – 0900 President Address – CAUL
0900 – 0940 Keynote: Kate Monckton
IT Security

Kate came into cyber security and privacy from a pretty non-traditional background. Her degree is in German and Philosophy and she started her career in strategic sales and marketing consulting. Read More →
0940 – 1030 Keynote Panel: Open – access, science, education, source
1030 – 1100  Morning Refreshments – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
1100 – 1155 Cyber Complacency Teaching to the Attention Economy Quality Learning in the Digital World Dynamic Delivery
  Plaza Auditorium P9 P10 P11
1100 – 1125 Managing the lulls: Increasing cyber security awareness amid data breaches

Simone Poulsen, Deimante Kaupaite
Griffith University

The academic Tik Tok: How the institutional adoption of Microsoft Flip (Video Blogging) led to greater engagement, belonging, and inclusion online through the short video responses

Seb Dianati
Charles Darwin University

The Libraries and Security Can Be Friends? Findings of a Higher Ed CISO + Librarian Survey on Security of Research and Information On Campus

Sari Frances
Elsevier

B360 Boola Katitjin – The Technology Journey

Phil Ferreira
Murdoch University

1130 – 1155 Shift the mindset, shift the narrative: Change your Cyber story from vulnerable to prepared

Claudia Oprya
Waterstons Australia

Production Fundamentals in the Attention Economy

Matthew Scullino
Westen Sydney University

Back to the Future and the Pedagogical Luddite: A journey on seeing the past forward with the powerful new tools

Malcolm Field
Kyorin University

The Evolution of Education Systems

Primo Lazar
Ellucian

1155 – 1200 Break: Head to Main Plenary – Plaza Auditorium
1200 – 1240 Keynote: Coming soon!
1240 – 1315 Presentation of prizes and Conference Closing
1315 – 1345 Lunch & Exhibition – Plaza Auditorium Foyer & Concourse
1330 onwards Airport Shuttle service departs

= Lightning Talk = Dynamic Delivery = Embracing Disruption = Quality Learning in the Digital World = Testing Times

= Online and Multi-Modal Learning for Equity Students = Cyber Complacency = Teaching to the Attention Economy