eLearnz 2015

eLearnz 2015

Building on the success of eLearnz 2013, eLearnz 2015 was even bigger.



 The eLearnz 2015 conference was a celebration of the latest in learning trends, technology, eLearning and design.



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eLearnz 2015 Programme


eLearnz 2015 Conference – July 22nd & 23rd, 8.30am-5.00pm

Day 1
0730 Registration opens
0830-0900 Welcome & opening – Master of Ceremonies – Clinton Jones
0900-1000 Opening keynote – Global learning trends in technology with international keynote speaker Nigel Paine
1000-1045 Break and networking
1045-1130 Lessons for e-Learning from MOOC-based EducationProfessor Dennis Viehland
1130-1215 Not another leaderboard!  Or how I learned to stop worrying and love gamification…Richard Durham, Senior Instructional Designer with Kineo (Platinum Sponsor)
1215-1315 Lunch with speakers
1315-1400 Sharing best practice instructional design with Anna Kingston
1400-1445 Leveraging Your LMS for Long-term SuccessPhil Garing of Synapsys NZ (Gold Sponsor)  Unfortunately Phil was very ill on the day so Jacinta Penn stepped in to present Interactive eLearning: Choosing appropriate interactions for different learners
1445-1515 Break and networking
1515-1600 Instructional design strategies for responsive mobile learningRobbie Chui
1600-1630 Debate – update on research, and debate, on cost of eLearning
1630-1700 Speed dating – introduce yourself in 30 seconds or less
1700-1800 Wine & cheese social hour
1800-1830 Transport to The Cloud
1830-late Dinner at The Cloud – NZ eLearning awards

Day 2
0730 Registration opens
0830-0845 Day 2 opening
0845-0930 Three Technology ToolsAdapt – Kineo (Platinum Sponsor), Powtoon – Bloom (Gold Sponsor) & A Cloud-based learning evaluation tool – Synapsys (Gold Sponsor)
0930-0950 Learning curation – international learning guru Elliott Masie
0950-1030 Break and networking
1030-1115 Using social media for learning – international speaker Con Sotidis
1115-1200 Navigating the Onboarding Journey: A Blended ApproachTina Griffin, Learning Solutions Manager with Kineo (Platinum Sponsor)
1200-1300 Lunch with speakers
1300-1345 From strategy to reality:  the digital vision for the Building and Construction industry – a case study from the BCITO’s Vai Punivai and Lorna Hayward from Synapsys NZ (Gold Sponsor)
1345-1430 eLearning and beyond…Sussan Ockwell of Optimism (Gold Sponsor)
1430-1500 Break and networking
1500-1545 NZ MOOC success story with Dr Sue Watson of At Summit Asia Pacific Ltd
1545-1615 Panel of conference speakers on eLearning topics of interest, MC’ed by Kineo (Platinum Sponsor)
1615-1645 Keynote closing comments – Nigel Paine
1645-1700 Wrap up and close including winners of three IPAD minis

Day 3 – Post conference workshop (July 24th, 8.30am-12.30pm)

IAG case study – Agile learning design in a world that isn’t agile – Ben Peterson & Sue Wong

eLearnz 2015 eLearning Awards – Congratulations to:

eLearning Awards Dinner 2015 232

1st prize - eLearnz eLearning Award

Overall winner:  Optimism
Runner-up (2nd overall):  Ko Awatea2nd prize eLearning Awards2nd prize - eLearning Awards
Highly commended (3rd overall):  Green Cross Health
3rd prize eLearning Awards
3rd prize - eLearning Awards

eLearnz 2015 Exhibitors

eLearnz 2015 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor: Kineo


Gold Sponsor: Optimism

Gold Sponsor:  Synapsys NZ

Silver Sponsor: Kanuka Consulting


Silver Sponsor: Spark NZ