8th Oct 2014, 9:10am to 1:30pm

L & T Forum 2014, Semester 2

Personalised learning. What is it? How do we do it?

Forum focus

The focus of the October 2014 Forum was personalised learning. The discussion of a paradigm shift in online learning environments focuses on providing customised learning experiences. Are we already customising learning experiences at UNSW and if so how does it benefit student learning? The October Learning and Teaching Forum showcased examples of personalised learning experiences from a range of faculties. UNSW staff were invited to come along and engage in discussion with peers on meeting this new challenge.

Keynote speaker

Professor Shirley Alexander

Watch Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Teaching, Learning and Equity) at the University of Technology, Sydney deliver her keynote address 'Personalised Learning: a systems approach'.

Professor Alexander is Professor of Learning Technologies with an international reputation for her research on the use of information and communication technologies in education.See more about Professor Alexander.

View keynote's presentation slides

Stream presentations

Stream Session 1

  • Dr Abelardo Pardo, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney
    Using learning analytics to personalise a learning experience
  • A/Professor Laura Shepherd, School of Social Sciences
    Making learning personal: using portfolio assessment to personalise learning in a ‘capstone’ course
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Isabella Dobrescu and Dr Alberto Motta, School of Economics
    Playconomics: gamification for learning

Stream Session 2

  • Dr Jason Mazanov, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
    Profiling student preferences for Moodle activities: implications for student learning and teaching practice
    Presentation slides
  • A/Professor Cath Ellis, Associate Dean, Education, Arts and Social Sciences
    Bespoke learning at scale: lessons from the future
  • A/Professor Richard Buckland, Computer Science, Engineering
    Building student communities: beyond participation to "something awesome"

More detailed information is available here.

Forum agenda

Available here.

Forum posters

Forum print and digital posters were displayed for Forum participants to view. Academic staff were invited to develop a visually appealing representation of their practices around the theme Personalised learning. What is it? How do we do it? The posters covered a spectrum of practice from making learning personal to digital innovations in personalised learning. 

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


Scientia Building, Kensington Campus

Key Contact
LTU Forum Committee
9385 8421