Programme Outline at 16/04/19

(subject to additions and amendments)

Day 1 – Wednesday 17 July – Digital Divides & Dividends

8.15am:  Registration, coffee and networking
8.55am:  Mihi whakatau

9.10am:   Keynote
Integrating Learning and Work in the Digital Age
-Challenges, benefits, an app and an appropriate qualification mechanism.

The future of fast evolving vocational education and training will be one in which those who commence their learning at work can  capture that learning in an effective way which allows for developmental learning and for credit towards qualifications.  More>>
Phil Ker Chief Executive,  Otago Polytechnic

9.40am:  Discussion

10.00am:  Digital Divides
Equitable Digital Access for Students
-How ConnectED has come to life and the impact of this for the community
Arnika Macphail Project Manager,  Greater Christchurch Schools’ Network

10.30am:  Networking Break

11.00am:  Digital Dividends
DISRUPT-ED – A journey of embracing the future focus!
-The transformative journey from a traditional learning context to a future focused educational model.  More>>
Nicola Ngarewa Principal,  Spotswood College

11.45am:  Open Forum

12.30pm:  Networking Lunch Break

1.30pm:  Devices and Research Dividends-a retrospective view and 10 tips for the future
“…We are all just prisoners here of our own device“.    Eagles “Hotel California” 1977
The evolution of the world renowned Dunedin Study and the changing technology used.
10 tips to help you employ, enjoy and survive new technology while not becoming a prisoner of itMore>>
Dr Phil Silva Founding Director, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study

2.20pm: Te Kura’s transformative shift to online provision
– The use of digital technology to enhance learning in terms of access, engagement and learner agency

Te Kura’s  award-winning online learning environment “My Te Kura” provides engaging, accessible personalised learning opportunities. We have adapted the international Big Picture learning approach to each learner’s context.  Our students engage in real life learning opportunities, with their passions and interests at the centre, and their whānau and community  connected to their learning. Learners develop relevant skills and knowledge with learning that extends well beyond the traditional concept of the classroom. More>>
Mike Hollings Chief Executive, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura)

3.15pm:   Networking Break

3.45pm:   Presentations/ Demonstrations
Virtual Reality Learning Tools in Prison
-Co-designing, developing and evaluating virtual reality learning tools with the aim of significantly improving engagement, completion and achievement rates for learners in prison literacy and numeracy programmes.  More>>
Cheryl Adams, CEO,  Animation Research and Jimmy McLauchlan, Business Development, Methodist Mission Southern

4.15pm:  Humanising Technology via the world’s first Digital Brain™
-Soul Machines’ breakthroughs in Experiential Learning add Human intelligence to AI, taking interactions beyond algorithms and enabling digital beings to accumulate experiences, learn, and respond emotionally.  More>>
Hilary O’Connor Director ,Technical Sales, Soul Machines

5.00pm:  After 5 Networking Session

7.00pm:  Conference Dinner (Optional-separately bookable. Details nearer the time).

Day 2 – Thursday 18 July – Digital Dividends & Dangers

8.30am:  Coffee and networking

9.00am:  Digital Dividends from Creativity and Innovation  TBA

9.45am:  Dunedin: Digital Investments and Digital Dividends
-Education-business links and evolving plans for a Centre of Digital Excellence.  More>>
Fraser Liggett Economic Development Programme, Enterprise Dunedin, DCC

10.30am:  Networking Break

11.00am:  Digital Dangers
Addressing Dangers of Screen Overuse
-Without conscious steps to be in control of one’s use of screens, the journey to screen-dependence follows.  Extensive screen time can lead to behavioural problems, anxiety and depression.  More>>

Dr Mary Redmayne  Independent Researcher, Victoria and Monash University

11.30am:  Online Safety and Wellbeing
-Balancing the role of school in managing online incidents, and actively developing what’s needed for students at the crossroads on online safety, citizenship and wellbeing.
Anjie Webster Education Advisor, Netsafe

12.00noon: Part 1
Handling Fake News and Flaky Views
– Educating users to tackle online prejudice and handle information critically

The Christchurch shooting tragedy underlines the role of education in tackling prejudice and hate in social media and other online contexts by demonstrating the links between hateful comments and action. Social media platforms bring huge benefits such as a more open and inclusive society and opportunities for collective action. But they also diffuse responsibility for the public good and remove filters. Educating young people to stay safe and not do harm is important, but just as important is educating them about how to participate and share constructively online, listen across differences, think critically and access credible sources of information.
Donald Matheson Head of Media and Communication, University of Canterbury

12.30pm:  Networking Lunch Break

1.30pm: Part 2
Handling Fake News and Flaky Views
– Educating users to tackle online prejudice and handle information critically
Donald Matheson
Head of Media and Communication, University of Canterbury

2.00pm -3.45pm:  Concurrent Workshops
-An opportunity for an in-depth exploration of  issues, strategies and solutions relating to key topics covered at ELF19.

Workshop 1.  Anticipating and Responding to Online Issues and Incidents – What’s Needed?
This interactive workshop will look at:
– Effective online incident response.
– Proactive strategies for building a safer online environment.  More>>
Anjie Webster Education Advisor, Netsafe  Pauline Spence Education Advisor, Netsafe

Workshop 2   TBC

Workshop 3   TBC

3.45pm:  Forum Concludes

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