2017 Eportfolio Forum Keynote Presenters

2017 Eportfolio Forum

Owning, supporting and sharing the journey

20-21 September 2017

Monash College & University, Melbourne

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Day One Keynote Speaker:
Professor Shelley Kinash, Director, Advancement of Learning & Teaching, University of Southern Queensland

What we know about Employability, Student Experience & Student Evaluation of Teaching from National Research and How ePortfolios can have Impact

Professor Shelley Kinash will highlight results from three national learning and teaching research projects and describe their relevance to ePortfolios. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all eight states and territories identified learning and teaching challenges, and universities from across the country shared solutions. Key takeaways from this presentation include ideas and inspiration to apply ePortfolios to build agency among students, improve quality of learning and teaching, and increase graduate outcomes.


Professor Shelley Kinash is the Director, Advancement of Learning & Teaching at University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her PhD is in Education Technology from the University of Calgary, Canada and was completed in 2004. Shelley has led 3 completed national multi-institution (Category One) research projects funded through the Australian Government – commissioned projects on graduate employability and postgraduate student experience, and a seed project on student evaluation. Exemplar impact achievements of the graduate employability project include: consultation to and engagement with the 2014 G20 Summit and with five government bodies (Employment, Education, High Commission, DFAT, AUS-INDIA Education), hosting a national symposium with 150 delegates from 18 Australian universities, and conducting a professional development circuit in India / Sri Lanka for more than 150 educators from more than 50 institutions across 5 workshops / cities. Shelley facilitates professional development across the country and internationally, supporting academics to apply evidence-based approaches to making outstanding contributions to student learning. Her 200+ publications have been downloaded more than 37,000 times across 155 countries (1530 institutions/companies). She has delivered 11 keynotes/plenaries including at peak national / international body conferences.

Day Two – Opening Speaker 

Phil Loveder, Manager, Stakeholder Engagement & Director, International, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s workplace

Could we be the last generation of people to have traditional workplace arrangements, in PhilLovederpermanent, ongoing full-time roles with one employer at a time? It’s a reasonable question to ask considering the fundamental changes we see flowing through the contemporary labour market.

The steady and ongoing shifts in the labour market are occurring at the same time as the economy adjusts and diversifies following the mining investment boom and is being reshaped by significant technological, economic, demographic and social shifts, ones that are ‘disrupting’ traditional business models and significantly changing the way we work and live. Known collectively as ‘Industry 4.0’, these changes will require new thinking by governments, training providers, employers and students.

This presentation explores the drivers that are changing the world of work, the skills we’re predicted to need in the future and what this all means for education and training. It will also focus on how we can address the present gaps in the skills profile of the current workforce and the growing demand for more highly skilled workers.


Phil Loveder is the Manager Stakeholder Engagement and Director International at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Australia. The NCVER is Australia’s premier vocational education and training research, evaluation and statistics agency.

Phil has almost thirty years’ experience in educational research, business development and in the commercialisation of knowledge-based services in VET and higher education. He has a particular interest in researching industry models of education and in the funding and financing of training. Phil is currently the regional coordinator of UNESCO’s UNEVOC International Network for the Pacific Island region and is currently research leader of a major international study on measuring the enterprise returns to investment in training. Recently he was adviser to the APEC integrated referencing project for skills recognition and mobility and consultant to the technical assessment group for the Funding and Financing in the Pacific Island region project. In addition, he maintains an interest in technology education and recently authored a paper on vocational education and the innovation system.

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