Thought Leaders at NEAS 2018 Management Conference

UQ-ICTE has been privileged in having four of our team members accepted as Key Speakers for the NEAS 2018 Management Conference –  Beyond the Digital Revolution in English Language Teaching.

Over three days, NEAS hosts more than 300 delegates from around the world at its annual conference. Managers, Director of Studies and Executives gather to this event to discuss new ideas, network and learn from over 30 speakers from Government and ELT affiliated organisations.

UQ-ICTE presenter topics include:

1. A 3D Approach to the Digital (R)Evolution

In this presentation, we will examine how UQ-ICTE, is embracing the digital revolution from three dimensions: management, teaching & learning, and eLearning design.

We will look at how UQ-ICTE has evolved from an almost entirely “analogue” ELICOS provider to embracing digital disruption, and how the Institute is preparing for future developments in the field, such as AR/VR.

Paul Forster will outline how teacher induction and student orientation has been digitised at UQ-ICTE and how ed-tech is leveraged to create a culture where technology is embraced, not rejected.

Henno Kotzé will exemplify how ed-tech is harnessed for teaching & learning, thereby inspiring teachers and learners to be digital risk-takers. He will demonstrate how professional development is provided to ensure a level of ed-tech proficiency, and explore how technology is utilised to maximise student engagement and learning.

Mark Gillow will describe how UQ-ICTE has entered the eLearning space, and the lessons we have learned from undertaking projects including the IELTSx MOOC, with over 500,000 participants, online English support for university students and scenario-based online courses.

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2. Raise Your Voice

Going through and beyond the digital revolution to create a unique student experience

Vicki Bos (UQ-ICTE) and Donna Cook (ACU)

Although the digital revolution may often lead to face to face interaction being replaced by the virtual, it can also enhance the face to face and make otherwise impossible connection possible. This presentation will outline what the Raise Your Voice Project is, why is it important and why it is only possible on this scale due to the digital revolution. Our project exemplifies how the role of technology in English language education is complementary to that of personal interaction.  The goal of language learning, after all, is communication with real people.

What is our project?

The Raise your Voice consortium has been established by the Queensland branch of English Australia and is funded by Trade and Investment Queensland. We have also partnered with UQ School of Music, Study Brisbane and community choirs.  We will hold a choral festival for ELICOS students and others in August 2018. The Festival will bring together international students for a major cultural event and give voice to the international student experience in QLD through music

How has the digital revolution enabled​ Raise Your Voice?

Our presentation will explore all the ways that the digital revolution has made the project possible. Online, we are able to liaise, coordinate and organise in a way that would otherwise not be practical. Social media allows us to publicise and create a buzz around the event using images, video, testimonials, discussion and comment.  The age of digital information allows us to make rehearsal tracks, music, lyrics and other resources available to event participants for download, merely by emailing them a link. Choristers are coming tighter because they have been connected digitally.  Technology is integral to the project, involved in all logistics; its role is facilitation and enhancement of the face-to-face event.

 

 

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