The Inspired Learning Summit
27 September 2018
UNSW Sydney

Multimedia Showcase Interactive Map


Shaping education for students' success.

The Inspired Learning Summit (ILS) is an annual event that celebrates educational innovations and partnerships enriching education at UNSW. ILS 2018 theme focuses on Students as Partners and how students are integral in extending the reach of our educational collective intelligence, showcasing the effective collaborative approaches to improving education and ultimately career opportunities and pathways.

The Summit also marks Year Two of the UNSW 2025 Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI). Based within the Portfolio of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVC(E)), the ILI is an initial 5-year strategic investment of $55.5M delivering the distinctive UNSW Scientia Education Experience.

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A peek into the Summit



08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registrations and arrival tea
09:00 AM - 09:20 AM Welcome – A/Prof. Mark King, Director, Educational Delivery Services
Welcome to Country by Uncle Lloyd Walker
Opening – Prof. Geoff Crisp, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
09:20AM – 09:50AM Keynote presentation

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Abby Himashi Jayasuriya is a PhD student at UNSW, specialising in ethnomusicology. She was born in Australia after her parents migrated from Sri Lanka and was soon diagnosed with a visual impairment called retinitis pigmentosa. She overcame many difficulties with perseverance and a strong dependence on technology. One of her missions in life is to develop mastery over her devices and to share this knowledge with others when possible. She was therefore very pleased when invited to join the PVC(E)’s Students as Partners project last May. Her role was to audit online courses in accordance with accessibility requirements of visually impaired students. Her collaboration with Nicole Saintilan and Emily Chandler has sparked some awareness of existing issues and methods of creating accessible content.
09:50AM – 10:30AM Stream presentations

Technology plays a vital role in making student learning experiences seamless and efficient. Student partners working with the UNSW Educational Technology Services team have been involved in a number of innovative projects such as the Teaching Gateway redesign and the annual Moodle upgrade, bringing in their unique skills and perspectives. They will share their experiences working with the team and their newfound appreciation for the various educational technologies utilised in our courses.

Mahika Suri – School of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Jason Soehendra – School of Economics, Business School
Paritosh Ursekar – Faculty of Art & Design
Sumeet Pachpatil – Faculty of Art & Design
Location: Leighton Hall
Design Thinking has transformed from being a guiding process for designers to a key philosophy in most businesses. Ensuring that products and services enrich customer’s experiences, the methodology can be just as impactful in the University community. Student partners from the Faculty of Art and Design will discuss how human-centred design principles guide research that helps empathise with students’ perspectives.

Vidushi Singh – Faculty of Art and Design
Shruti Naik – Faculty of Art and Design
Location: Tyree Room
Student partners from the Faculty of Arts & Social Science, Engineering and Science will discuss how being a part of the Inspired Learning Initiative has broadened their skill set, enriched their university learning experience and influenced their current and future careers within UNSW Sydney and beyond. They will also showcase the resources they have developed using innovative technologies, including GeoGebra simulations and STACK questions, to enhance the student experience, as well as educational outcomes, in diverse courses ranging from biology to business.

Yuxi (Jessie) Chen – School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Poojan Modi – School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Jeremy Nugent – School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science
Location: The Galleries (Room1)
10:30AM – 11:00AM Morning tea
11:00AM – 12:15PM Multimedia Showcase

Teams involving UNSW Academics, Educational Developers and Student Partners present Digital Uplift exemplars and innovations implemented in 2018.

Session will take place in five different areas across the Scientia Building and will include ten stations, including a station dedicated to immersive experiences (Virtual and Augmented Reality).

Multimedia Showcase Floor Plan & Station Locations
12:15PM – 01:15PM Lunch
01:15PM – 02:45PM Panel discussion, facilitated by Lorenzo Vigentini [link to my researchgate]

Ethical (and acceptable) use of student data to enable the personalisation of learning and to inform the evaluation and improvement of teaching quality, at a time in which controversy about data privacy is prominent in the public discourse.

This panel debate provides an opportunity to collectively challenge our beliefs and preconceptions to articulate core principles that might frame institutional policies on the use of student data in the digital era.

Live stream link [ #9260]
  Prof Geoffrey Crisp
Pro Vice Chancellor Education,
UNSW Sydney

  Kate Carruthers
Chief Data & Analytics Officer,
UNSW Planning & Performance - Division of Strategy & Quality, UNSW Sydney

  Richard Sanchez
Head, Student Reporting & Analytics,
UNSW Sydney

  A/Prof. Wayne Wobcke
Academic in Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence with relevant interest and expertise,
UNSW Sydney

  A/Prof. Louise Lutze-Mann
Director of Education-focussed Career Development,
Deputy Head of School and Director of Teaching BABS,
Inaugural UNSW Scientia Education Fellow

  Peter Leonard
Principal at Data Synergies;
WS Chair, Data Access, Use and Privacy at IoTAA;
Consultant, Gilbert + Tobin

  Prof. Louisa Jorm
Director of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health,
UNSW Sydney

  Jay Zabakly
Vice President of Human Resources - UNSW Education Society,
Survey reference group; advocacy work,
UNSW Sydney

  Tara Sutjarittham
PhD Candidate - Data architecture, Internet of Things, sensor data analytics, applied machine learning,
UNSW Sydney
02:45PM – 03:00PM Closing

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Prof. Geoff Crisp
03:00 PM Event is followed by networking drinks and nibbles


John Niland Scientia Building (G19), UNSW Sydney.