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Saturday, March 12
 

11:45am AEDT

Learning design informed by analytics: Part 1
Learning design informed by analytics: Part 1
The session presents a new method for integrating real-time Learning Analytics into classroom pedagogy. This innovative system gives teachers feedback on what students are doing on laptop devices including engagement and the nature of their technology usage. Encouraging results from early secondary school trials of innovative SchoolViewer software are presented.

Outline of what will be covered:

Learning Analytics (LA) is a relatively new teaching tool in educational technology. The session presents results from real-time LA software trials in secondary schools in NSW and Singapore. SchoolViewer (SV) software recently developed in Sydney is providing teachers with unprecedented live and summative pedagogical views of students learning on laptops. The software captures a range of data including on/off task data, length of engagement and details the flow of learning resources.

FIC Technology developed SV in consultation with primary and high school teachers, parents, students, school leaders and education academics in universities. Findings from school trials suggest teachers and school leaders find ‘live feedback’ valuable for understanding how students are using their laptops, the resources they access, what students find helpful and how interventions for all students might be more effective in learning design.

Recent national and international reports on technology uptake and success in all levels of schooling suggest more objective analysis of laptop usage is urgently needed. Ongoing development of SV in conjunction with other education research findings in NSW secondary schools (Hunter 2014; Hunter 2015; ICT-NAP 2015 report) may address problems areas for students such as “what it means to effectively search for information” and “how to find good information”.

Participants will consider what the school trials and summative reports reveal about students computer use, how the data can be used in faculty/school PD discussions; it is a provocative session and one not to be missed in the context of Do IT, Got IT, Go for IT.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Cejnar

Michael Cejnar

Dr Michael Cejnar is a published cardiologist and software entrepreneur. He founded a successful medical software engineering company Micropace Pty in 1995. Three years ago he established FIC Technology Pty Ltd an education software company dedicated to evidence-based use of computers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer: Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Jane Hunter is a senior lecturer conducting postdoctoral research in STEM in schools in NSW. Her framework of High Possibility Classrooms developed from exemplary teachers knowledge of technology-enhanced learning is being used by primary and high schools in NSW and the ACT. Follow... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm AEDT
R1 C3.9

12:15pm AEDT

Learning design informed by analytics: Part 2
Learning design informed by analytics: Part 2 (repeat session) 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Cejnar

Michael Cejnar

Dr Michael Cejnar is a published cardiologist and software entrepreneur. He founded a successful medical software engineering company Micropace Pty in 1995. Three years ago he established FIC Technology Pty Ltd an education software company dedicated to evidence-based use of computers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer: Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Jane Hunter is a senior lecturer conducting postdoctoral research in STEM in schools in NSW. Her framework of High Possibility Classrooms developed from exemplary teachers knowledge of technology-enhanced learning is being used by primary and high schools in NSW and the ACT. Follow... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm AEDT
R1 C3.9

12:45pm AEDT

Learning design informed by analytics: Part 3
Learning design informed by analytics: questions and issues: Part 3
This session will be an opportunity for those participants who attended either session 1 or 2 to ask questions and raise issues about Learning Analytics software in the classroom. What are its implications? Is it a useful pedagogical tool? How can I get involved in a trial with my own class/es? 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cejnar

Michael Cejnar

Dr Michael Cejnar is a published cardiologist and software entrepreneur. He founded a successful medical software engineering company Micropace Pty in 1995. Three years ago he established FIC Technology Pty Ltd an education software company dedicated to evidence-based use of computers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer: Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Jane Hunter is a senior lecturer conducting postdoctoral research in STEM in schools in NSW. Her framework of High Possibility Classrooms developed from exemplary teachers knowledge of technology-enhanced learning is being used by primary and high schools in NSW and the ACT. Follow... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEDT
R1 C3.9

2:00pm AEDT

Twitter up for ICTENSW 2016 and Beyond - Twitter for Professional Learning
What is a Professional Learning Network (PLN)? Teachers will look at different social media options and blogs and share their own networks and experiences.
What is twitter? Look at the power of the back channel at a conference like this one. If you have never tweeted, this lets get started. If you are expert, look at how do you improve?

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Cooke

Phillip Cooke

Deputy Principal, Bradfield Senior College
Phillip is currently a Deputy Principal at Bradfield Senior College. He has been teaching the HSC computing courses for a long time, he currently only has time for one HSC Software Design and Development class. He founded #ozcschat a computing teachers monthly twitter chat, ozcschat.weebly.com... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1

2:45pm AEDT

Collaboration and Google Docs
There is much talk and many questions about how ICT tools support learning. There are numerous presentations and seminars at conferences which show what the tools can do; however, those same presentations rarely demonstrate how ICT tools support learning. This presentation will provide insights into the findings of a Case Study in one school setting. The Case Study was deliberately contained to one school setting, focusing on one 21st century skill, collaboration; using one tool, Google Docs. For this Case Study, Google Docs referred to the online word processing document format that lets the user create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.

Participants in this workshop will be introduced to quantitative data and qualitative evidence which seeks to understand how different members of one school community use Google Docs for collaboration and also provide insights into which factors help and hinder the use of Google Docs for collaboration. This will be done by:
• Clarifying the key features of Google Docs
• Using research to affirm the need to develop the skill of collaboration for students with reference to a ‘Collaboration Rubric’.
• Examining samples of evidence and data from the Case Study, and
• Sharing findings and recommendations from the Case Study.

Speakers
GM

Greg Miller

As the Secondary Schools Consultant at the Catholic Schools Office for Broken Bay Diocese, Greg Miller supports principals and school leadership teams to strengthen their leadership of school improvement for their local context. Greg also works collaboratively with the senior leadership... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1
 
Sunday, March 13
 

11:00am AEDT

Capturing Experienced Senior Expertise & Promoting Engagement in Technology as Pedagogy
Look at the process of change, the attitudes of the teaching staff involved & their student's engagement with the concepts, ideas, skills etc. also examine the staff confidence in the effectiveness of ITC & relevancy student growth.

Speakers
MR

Michelle Renshaw

A teacher with experience across rural, remote & metropolitan settings as well as primary and high school. Currently working in an independent city school.


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R5 C3.10

1:15pm AEDT

 


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