Learning Futures Workshop


Explore the Future of Learning RMIT

A VTAS Promoting Excellence Network event held in collaboration with RMIT University

The next VTAS Promoting Excellence workshop will provide an exciting and innovative opportunity to collaboratively explore the theme of “Learning Futures” with colleagues from across the higher education sector. This dynamic and interactive workshop is designed to provoke people’s thinking about the future of higher education learning.

Hosted by RMIT University, on behalf of the VTAS Promoting Excellence Network

When: Wednesday, 13 November, 10:00am – 3:15pm

Where: Design Hub, RMIT University, 150 Victoria St, Melbourne, VIC


9:30 – 10:00am Registration

10:00 – 10:05am Welcome by Geoff Crisp (RMIT University)

10:05 – 10:45am Keynote Speech by Hamish Coates (The University of Melbourne)

  • Smarter Learning: Improving Student Engagement and Outcomes

10:45 – 11:10am Morning Tea

11:10 – 12:40pm Provocateur Panel with Q&A

Betty Leask (La Trobe University)

  • Internationalising Learning Outcomes for all Students

Beverley Oliver (Deakin University)

  • The Future of Undergraduate Education is Competency Based

Gilly Salmon (Swinburne University)

  • The Role and Development of Academic Staff in the Future

Phill Dawson (Monash University)

  • The Failure of MOOCs

12:40 – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 3:00pm World Cafe Roundtable Discussions

Audience members will be invited to participate in an interactive exploration of some problems based on the possible learning futures discussed by the provocateur panel.

3:00pm Closing Remarks by Gilly Salmon (Swinburne University)

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