The Scholarship and Practice of Teaching and Learning in a Digital World BJBS Learning & Teaching Symposium, 2-4 September 2020


Technology has transformed not just how we teach, but also how our students – the learners, engage with educational content as part of the learning process. The 2020 Learning and Teaching Symposium will focus on how technology can be used to enhance learner-centred practice through innovative ideas that can be implemented into your teaching practice. Applying these ideas and innovations to improve learning can also provide new opportunities to engage in the scholarship of learning and teaching.

Keynote Speakers' Presentation & Resources
It was wonderful to see the warm welcome you all gave our Keynote Speakers. We were very lucky to have been able to engage with their insights and experiences.

You can now view the Keynote Speakers session recording below:

You can download the Keynote Speakers' presentation slide here.

Other helpful links

Recordings and resources for a number of Unsymposium and Workshop sessions are now available with more to come. Please access these through their respective session pages below.


DAY 1 | WED | 2 SEPT

8:45 AM | Townhall session opens

9:00 AM | Acknowledgement of Country & Welcome with Warwick Baines

9:10 AM - 10:45 AM | Keynote Speakers | Moderated by Brett Shipton

(Click here for Keynote Speakers details)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Morning tea break

11:15 AM - 1.00 PM | Unsymposium 2020 | Kickstarts the learning experience by looking at current practice

1:00 PM | Day 1 close


Building from Day 1, the workshops are spaces to grow your practice

8:45 AM | Main workshop room opens

9:00 AM - 12:oo PM | Workshops begin

12:00 PM | Day 2 close

DAY 3 | FRI | 4 SEPT

8:45 AM | Townhall session opens

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | What we’ve learned, what we want to do next with Cliff Lewis, Kath Herbert, Gene Hodgins

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM | DLT's help for what we want to do now and next with Lucy Webster

10:10 AM - 10:35 AM | Faculty help for what we want to do now and next with Jenny Kent

10:35 AM - 10:45 AM | Thanks and Close with Warwick Baines



Deb Clarke on the scholarship of learning and teaching.

Deb Clarke is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University. She is an executive member of the Higher Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Chair of the HERDSA Professional Learning portfolio and author of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) modules adopted in three international and 11 Australian universities. Deb facilitates SoTL writing groups throughout Australia and her research applies the theory of communities of practice to professional learning for academics and schools.


Tim Gentle on the practice of technology-enabled learning and teaching

Founder and Director of Think Digital, an advocate for regional, rural and remote Australia, Tim’s specialty is “Immersive Technologies in Agriculture”. He has created #FarmVR and #FarmAR – Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality farming experiences to help educate people where their food comes from, inspire them to consider agriculture as a career pathway, and improve productivity in the supply chain.

He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and the digital world. Tim’s energy, enthusiasm, and industry knowledge has been shared in well over 2,000 workshops both internationally and across Australia.

Tim has also architected over 1,000 websites for an array of customers. Tim’s #ThinkDigitalCoach is a hi-tech 14-metre classroom on wheels, that travels throughout Australia providing digital education, experiences, and education. Tim’s mission is to build the digital skills and confidence of those he meets and his vision is to help bridge the digital divide between the city and country.


Carolyn Childs on education developing the skills required for the future

Carolyn has spent more than 30 years helping businesses achieve their goals by using research and other evidence to guide strategy and planning – mainly in the aviation, travel, and tourism fields. She has worked in more than 35 countries on every inhabited continent and brings a detailed understanding of customers and how to connect with them. As well as running her own businesses, she has worked for organisations such as the International Air Transport Association, Kantar (the world’s largest custom research company) and the Travel Research Centre.

Her blue-chip clients include Tourism Australia, TurEspana (Spanish national tourism organisation), Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Emirates.

Her passion is making a difference and she does this by making research accessible and business-focused. She co-created Domesticate™ (now owned by Kantar) – one of the industry’s most respected sources of strategic direction for the Australian domestic tourism market. She also set up MyTravelResearch.com in 2011 to help fulfill this passion by making the tools, approaches, and insights accessible to everyone.

The Learning and Teaching Symposium is sponsored by the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences


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