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USQ Salon - The Digital University for the real world – DigitalX in HE

04 MAR 2020
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Toowoomba Studio Y103 and Zoom

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Acting DVC (learning and teaching), QUT

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe is QUT institutional lead for digital learning. He leads the Digital Learning Portfolio (DLP), located within the Learning and Teaching Unit. The DLP supports digital learning approaches and technologies throughout QUT and directly leads both the Curriculum Design Studios and the Next Gen Learning initiative. 

Having joined QUT in 2019, his wealth of experience in strategic leadership, management, development and implementation of innovative and flexible education and training delivery, is clearly visible in his previous role as Director, Learning and Teaching Centre at the Australian Catholic University. Prior to this Kevin held the role of Director, Information Services (Learning and Teaching) at Griffith University, where he was the business owner of the University's virtual and physical learning and teaching environments. 

An Officer in the Royal Australian Army Education Corps, Kevin holds a reserve appointment at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. A trained high school teacher, Kevin has also worked as an economic development officer and committee administrator. 

Listed on the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency ‘Register of Experts’ specialising in Learning Technologies, IT/Systems Administration, Academic Assessment and Moderation Methodologies and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Currently, Kevin holds the position of President, Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) and is also a member of the UK Higher Education Academy’s Australasian Strategic Advisory Board. 

This salon will describe the reasons that Universities should be considering their learning and teaching in the context of a digital approach. It will examine a range of broad factors that are driving the current push for digital transformation of the higher education learning experience including historical, socio-economic and competition. 

Date: 4 March
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Toowoomba Studio Y103 and Zoom

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For more information: USQ Salon Series Website