10th May 2013, 9:15am to 2:00pm

Online and Blended Learning

Going online: Discover, Explore, Enrich

This Forum was held on Friday 10 May 2013 as part of our UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum Series. Thank you to all who participated.


Forum Focus: Why go online?

Whether you move to fully online or a blend of on campus and online delivery, technologies can support digital literacy, independent learning and other graduate capabilities, as well as enabling efficiencies in managing learning activities and giving feedback.

Keynote Speaker      

Watch Dr Roderick Sims, Senior Lecturer in Online Learning, University of Southern Queensland deliver his keynote  'Engaged Learners, Excited Teachers: Making Online Learning Truly Effective'. 

Dr. Roderick Sims has held senior academic posts in Australian universities before commencing consultancy services to higher education, specialising in design strategies for online learning with clients including public and private educational providers in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. He is currently working at the University of Southern Queensland, supporting academic staff with course design strategies to maximise the benefits of online learning.


Following the keynote speaker, attendees participated in the following presentation streams.

Discover Blended Learning;  Designed for staff completely new to online/blended learning

How do I start to incorporate blended learning into course delivery?

Explore Blended Learning; Designed for staff with some experience of developing online content and activities

How do I go beyond basic use of online space and purposefully re-design my course for blended delivery (including redesign of assessment tasks and creating opportunities for greater interaction and engagement)?

Enrich Blended Learning; Designed for confident course designers and Moodle users

Forum Agenda

Forum Agenda (MS Word, 80 kB, 1 page)

Forum Poster

Downloadable Forum poster

Save the Date

We hope that you can join our next Forum to continue the conversation on online and blended learning:

Date: Friday 1st November 2013

Venue:  John Niland Scientia Building

Further details available shortly.

Event Details
Staff Only Event open only to UNSW Staff
TBA Seats available


Scientia Building, Kensington Campus


Key Contact
LTU Forum Team