Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Adam Spencer

Adam Spencer

Author, Comedian, Maths Geek

An Australian radio presenter, comedian and media personality, Adam Spencer is known for his comedic talent and time hosting the Triple J Breakfast Show. He is a patron of science-related events and programs and is the University of Sydney's Mathematics and Science ambassador and author of the Little Book of Numbers. 

Talk My numerical life and why mathematics is more important now than ever before to education and technology.
Twitter @adambspencer
Don Hinkleman

Don Hinkelman

Professor, Sapporo Gakuin University

Don's work involves teaching EFL and intercultural communication at Sapporo Gakuin University in northern Japan. His research work includes "Blending Technologies for Second Language Classrooms" and within the Moodle community, Don is a moderator of the Moodle for Language Teaching site, and have helped develop over ten modules, blocks and course formats.

Talk Blended Learning Ecologies: The Power of Face-to-Face Learning with Moodle
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Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Founder & CEO, Moodle

Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, and leading the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project. Martin has a mixed academic background in Computer Science and Education, and his major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructionist and collaborative practices within online learning communities.

Talk The New Moodle
Twitter @moodler

Invited Speakers

Dan Haesler

Dan Haesler

Education writer and consultant

Dan Haesler is an international keynote speaker, educator, writer and consultant. Working with schools across the country around issues of engagement and wellbeing, he is passionate about equity in education and engaging our hardest-to-reach kids. In recent years Dan has developed a reputation as one of the Asia Pacific's most dynamic educational thinkers and speakers. 

Talk Engaging Kids Today - It's about Pedagogy, not just Technology
Twitter @danhaesler
Scott Huntley

Scott Huntley

Instructor, South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE

Scott Huntley is an instructor at SWSi TAFE, teaching Web, Social Media, Database and customising Content Management Systems. He recently has been involved in developing content for the TAFE Online project. Scott is enthusiastic about the practical and innovative applications of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Talk Moodle and the Internet of Things
Twitter @MillerTAFEScott
Barbara Macfarlan

Barbara Macfarlan

Educational Designer, Monash University

Barbara Macfarlan has a background in education focusing on sociolinguistics and using the affordances of ubiquitous technology to engage 21st century learners. She has over 10 years experience as a learning designer using the Moodle platform, and is currently an Education Designer at Monash University, in the Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching). In this role she is part of a team that is engaged in transforming learning and teaching across the university through high quality design of delivery and assessment strategies.

Talk Encouraging engagement with technology
Twitter @barbmac_eales

Master of Ceremonies

Joyce Seitzinger

Joyce Seitzinger

Founder, Academic Tribe

Joyce Seitzinger is an education technologist and learning designer with 16 years experience. Her Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers has been widely adopted by the Moodle community since 2010. In 2014 she founded Academic Tribe, a network of education specialists who provide consultancy and services in learning design, social learning, gamification and open badges.

Twitter @catspyjamasnz

Last modified: Thursday, 3 December 2015, 3:34 PM