Graeme Salter

Dr Graeme Salter is Director Entrepreneurship, International and Engagement for the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at Western Sydney University. Graeme has been involved in the use of technology in teaching for over 25 years. He is a past president of ASCILITE (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) and was an Expert Assessor for the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). He was awarded the degree of 'Doctor of Teaching' for his research into the use of "just-in-time" online learning for staff development. He has developed a wide range of educational resources for both traditional e-learning environments and mobile devices. As well as online learning he has expertise in digital marketing and in 2013 received the ‘Exemplary Mobile and Digital Marketing Leadership Award’ at the World Brand Congress in Mumbai.

Kim Tairi

Kim Tairi is the Kaitoha Puka (University Librarian) at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand. Ms Tairi spent 27 living in Australia 20+ years of those working as tertiary sector, librarian. Her last Aussie gig was as the University Librarian at Swinburne University. She is a Bowie fangirl, maker and crafter who plays ukulele. Her main jam is creativity, play and mindfulness at work. She still suffers from PhD envy but doesn’t know when she could possibility fit one in. 

Leadership, intersectionality and identity

Kim Tairi likes to describe herself as a rare Pokémon. She is an indigenous, senior leader in higher education. In 2016, Ms Tairi left her family, partner, and cat to return to Aotearoa (New Zealand), after 27 years in Australia. Returning home was a culture shock. Ms Tairi started to explore what it means to return, to rediscover a lost cultural identity and to construct a leadership persona in new workplace. This included learning a new word: intersectionality. She began to think about how race, class and gender are interconnected and why people like her continue to be rare in leadership roles.  Ms Tairi will share personal and professional insights about leadership and identity construction. She guarantees that this talk will include feelings, Bowie and pragmatic tips for keeping it real and surviving in senior leadership.  Picture Beyond the Thunderdome with a Bowie soundtrack. 

Dr Mathew Hillier 

Dr Mathew Hillier is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University Office Learning and Teaching. He specialises in e-assessment and is leading a half million dollar national project on e-Exams funded by the Australian Government encompassing ten Australian universities. Mathew leads the academic development program theme 'Technology and space' at Monash and co-hosts the international Transforming Assessment monthly online seminar series.  Prior to joining Monash, Mathew held positions in Higher Education support at the University of Queensland and the University of Adelaide. He has also worked as a discipline academic in Business Systems, Multimedia Art Design and Engineering Project Management in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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e-Exams: authentic assessment in the exam room and beyond

The session will explore the ideas and complexities involved in developing computerised examinations where it is possible to set much more authentic assessment problems than is possible with current testing facilities. A roadmap for evolution will be outlined that takes institutions from paper-equivalent e-exams through to authentic, post-paper, mixed technology exams. The ultimate goal is to enable the use of 'e-tools of the trade' to address rich, complex problems in ways not currently possible in the limited 'quiz' centric exam paradigm of today.

A progress update on the national exams project will also be provided, including spin-off work on multi-language translation testing for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters and a concept brief for an offline e-Learning platform featuring Moodle and a rage of e-tools.

Further information on the e-Exam project is at TransformingExams.com



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