2016 RMIT Learning and Teaching Conference

RMIT’s Learning and Teaching Conference brings the RMIT teaching community together.

This year's conference theme is Inspiring Minds for Life and Work. Held over two days in October the conference represents an opportunity to celebrate and share the achievements of RMIT staff and students. It also provides an opportunity to hear from inspiring keynote speakers, who will focus on practical strategies for achieving excellence in learning and teaching.

There will also be lots of opportunity for informal discussion and networking, with catering provided across both days.

Expo poster

Inspiring Minds for Life and Work.

Event details


Inspiring Minds for Life and Work


24 October – 25 October


9am – 5pm


Storey Hall
RMIT University, City campus
336-248 Swanston Street, Melbourne


For full program details and to register for the conference, visit the conference website.

Keynote speakers


Professor Peter Scott
Professor Peter Scott is Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Technology Sydney.

He has a BA and PhD in Psychology. Before joining the Open University in 1995, he taught Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield, with a textbook in each of these subjects. From 2007-10 he was elected founding President of the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning.

Peter’s current research interests range widely across knowledge and media research. Three key threads are: telepresence; streaming media systems; and ubiquity.


Professor Belinda Tynan
Professor Belinda Tynan is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Vice President at RMIT University.

Prior to joining RMIT Belinda was the Pro Vice Chancellor of Learning and Teaching Innovation at the Open University, UK. In that role she provided executive leadership in the areas of learning and teaching innovation.

Professor Tynan’s research interests are concentrated in the field of educational technologies, academic workload, student voices and academic professional development. She has 70+ refereed publications and is a frequently invited guest and keynote-speaker and facilitator.

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent
Dr Jaclyn Broadbent specialises in large class teaching, annually teaching more than 2100 students at Deakin University.

She is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, and a Leading Educator for the learning management platform D2L.

Jaclyn is passionate about delivering high-quality, challenging and supportive learning experiences for students, and has won several awards, including an Australian national learning and teaching citation for outstanding contribution to student learning, and a D2L Teaching Impact Award.