14 - 15 March, 2019 | Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Fernando Padro


Associate Professor, Tertiary Preparation Program
University of Southern Queensland


10:50 AM CASE STUDY: Exploring Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) in Learning Spaces

AR and MR are a few of the most exciting innovations currently bring introduced into modern learning spaces. This case study will share a deep analysis about what the outcomes of interacting with these new tools and learning environments might mean for both teacher and learner, and why we would want to embrace this move towards digitalisation.

  • Embracing AR and VR and exploring how it might enhance learning outcomes
  • Exploring Mixed Reality: Blending the digital with the physical
  • Social and cultural changes shaped by increased digitalisation

3:10 PM CASE STUDY: Implementing Changes to the Curriculum and Pedagogical Practices to Improve Student Interactivity Online and Offline in Existing Spaces

Focusing on overcoming pedagogical challenges both online and offline – including ease-of-use, managing innovative technology, and occupying out-dated spaces – The Tertiary Preparation Program in the Open Access College at the University of Southern Queensland is working to upgrade its core course, Study Management. This presentation shares its experiences in regards to:

  • Exploring the challenges of physical attendance across campuses from a primarily online course
  • Examining how adapting the curriculum will encourage more attendance and interactive learning in traditional spaces
  • How curriculum modifications can also improve interactivity with the online space made available through the University’s course management system (CMS)
  • How to analyse the success of course changes through institutional, unit, and CMS capture of data and improved analytics capacity


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Fernando.

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