25Nov 2018



This is the 35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education.

The theme of ASCILITE 2018 is ‘Open oceans: Learning without borders’. Picture sitting on a beach and looking at the ocean, stretching before you towards the horizon, and dreaming about the possibilities, reflecting on the past, or being mindfully present in the moment. The sea is vast. This vision captures the infinite possibilities when considering innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education.

Date Sunday, 25 November 2018 - Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Where Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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11Oct 2018


Micro-credentials in New Zealand – Special webinar event

Micro-Credentialing in New Zealand - Special Webinar Event

Changing employment opportunities and work requirements mean that lifelong learning has evolved into a fact of life for working adults.

With the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) set to recognise micro-credentials within New Zealand’s government-regulated education and training system, post-secondary institutions and corporations can leverage micro-credentials to suit the needs of non-traditional learners.

Prepare to take advantage of the opportunities micro-credentials present, by joining Mark Leuba VP, Product Management from IMS Global Learning Consortium and Dr Deborah Everhart, VP Design and Innovation at Learning Objects in this special webinar event. They will provide an overview of micro-credentials, the digital credentials ecosystem and increasing the signal strength of digital credentials, enabling:

  • Learners’ control of their credentials
  • Employers seeking job candidates based on verified skills in digital form
  • Digital credentials encompassing formal, informal and employer-based education
  • A vibrant opportunity marketplace rooted in verifiable digital credentials with competencies as a currency
Date Thursday 11 October 2018
Time 11:30am - 12:15 NZDT
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03Oct 2018


GOLD SPONSOR - ACEN 2018 Work Integrated Learning Conference

7th National Conference on Work Integrated Learning.

The Conference theme is ‘WIL Creating Connections Building Futures’, which seeks to explore the following sub-themes:

  1. Managing and Building Relationships
  2. Embedding Employability
  3. Quality Dimension for WIL
  4. Capability Building and Recognition
  5. The Future of WIL
  6. Creating Connections Within and Across Disciplines
Date Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - Friday, 5 October 2018
Where Brisbane, Australia
Full Details ACEN 2018 website
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17Jul 2018


BRONZE SPONSOR - 2nd Annual Digital Campus and Learning Transformation Conference

2nd Annual Digital Campus and Learning Transformation Conference

This conference is the event platform that will provide educators and learning professionals with essential strategic and technical knowledge to facilitate their digital transformation.

Date Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Where The Langham Hotel, Melbourne
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Keeping up with today’s expectations: Evidence based programmatic design, scalable, standards based innovative technology and data driven continuous improvement

Developing curriculum resulting in evidence-backed credentials and employment aligned programs with the power of backward design. Discover innovative competency based models within a next generation digital learning environment and why that is important to delivering personalised and relevant learning experiences, micro-credentials and improving learner grit and determination.

  • Research and evidence based innovation
  • Beginning with the end in mind – creating a tightly aligned curriculum
  • Designing a standards based digital learning environment
  • What does a data driven approach to managing curriculum actually look like?
  • What have been the lessons learnt?

Co-presented by:

Mark Robertson, Learning Technology Partner, Learning Objects Robert Vick, Manager - Partnerships, Learning Objects
Mark Robertson
Learning Technology Partner
Robert Vick
Manager - Partnerships

08Jun 2018


Micro-credentialing - Implications for lifelong learners and the workplace

Micro-Credentialing - Implications for Lifelong Learners and the Workplace Event

This event brings together micro-credentialing leaders from Australia and across the globe, enthusiastic to share knowledge and discuss the impact on educational institutes, learners and industry.

Date and Time Friday 8 June 2018, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Where Monash College, Level 7, 271 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
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Some of the questions being addressed include:

  • What are the global standards and why are standards important?
  • Do micro-credentials require independent verification?
  • How are open badges being offered currently?
  • What are extended transcripts and their value above traditional transcripts?
  • What are educational institutions and industry doing currently in the micro-credentialing space?
  • How does micro-credentialing impact employers and learners?

Pose your questions during registration and engage directly with our panel of international and local leaders on the day.

Hear from a panel of students on their real-world experiences using micro-credentials to gain employment.

Discover the latest movements in micro-credentialing globally, network with like-minded peers and connect with other micro-credentialing leaders.

Relevant for leaders from higher education and industry seeking to increase their understanding of micro-credentialing and the opportunity it presents.


  • Dr Kathryn Coleman - University of Melbourne

Keynote speakers:

  • Mark Leuba, Vice President, Product Management, IMS Global
  • Dr Deborah Everhart, VP, Design and Innovation, Learning Objects
  • Dr Jonathan (Jon) Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects

Case studies / panel discussion with:

  • Associate Professor Patsie Polly, University of New South Wales
  • Dr Darien Rossiter, RMIT University
  • Associate Professor Marcus O’Donnell, Deakin University
  • Dr Trina Jorre De St Jorre, Deakin University
  • Julie Nunn, Monash Professional Pathways
  • Neil Von Heupt, Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)
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30Apr 2018


IMS Global Webinar - How ASU is improving learner outcomes with an active adaptive approach

IMS Global Webinar - Driving Performance and Persistence

Performance and persistence: two important measures that institutions are always looking to improve, especially for large, general education courses where students struggle to stay engaged.

In this webinar, you will hear case studies and results from Arizona State University's (ASU) active adaptive course implementations.

Discover how a standards-based architecture supported innovative learning approaches and curriculum design, that helped students and instructors move toward successful learning outcomes.

A recording of the webinar will be available post event.

Date and Time Monday 30 April 2018, 4:00pm (EDT) / Tuesday 1 May 2018, 6:00am (AEST)
Where Online
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Dale Johnson, Adaptive Program Manager, Ed Plus at ASU
Dr Jonathan (Jon) Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects, A Cengage Company


Samantha (Sam) Birk, HED program manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium

05Mar 2018



8th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference.

LAK 18 provides a forum to address critical issues and challenges confronting the education sector today, by harnessing the power of data science in combination with learner-centred design.

Date Monday, 5 March 2018 - Friday, 9 March 2018
Where Sydney, Australia
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