Connected Learning in Focus @ Digital Child AU

WHEN9:00am - 4:30pm, 13 July, 2023 [AEST]
WHEREARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child - E Block, Level 5, Kelvin Grove Campus

On Thursday, July 13 – Friday, July 14, Connected Learning in Focus @ Digital Child AU will bring together innovators in researcher, industry and education to explore how emerging technology can be used to expand children’s access to participatory, playful and creative learning.

About our ‘Connected Learning in Focus’ | 13-14 July at QUT Kelvin Grove

Connected Learning in Focus @ DigitalChildAU is a collaboration between the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child and the Connected Learning Alliance. It is the inaugural regional instance of the Connected Learning Summit.

Our event theme is ‘Making Connected Learning Visible in home, school and community settings’ and we will have a specific focus on digital childhoods and connected learning.

We will meet in person for two days of exciting talks, showcases, panels and interactive sessions featuring innovators in researcher, industry and education.  

Program outline

Day One - Thursday, July 13Day Two - Friday, July 14
09:00 Welcome09:00 Welcome
09:30 Keynote09:15 In Conversation
10:30 Connected Learning-Kid's perspectives10:00 Panel session (early years)
11:00 Morning tea11:00 Morning tea
11:30 Featured speaker11:30 Interactive talk-Digital inclusion
12:15 Panel session-The Metaverse12:15 Showcase-Researching Connected Learning in Indigenous communities
01:00 Lunch01:00 Lunch
01:45 Panel session-Pandemic parenting01:45 Whitepaper preview
02:30 Panel session-Data in focus02:00 Panel session-Media literarcy
03:15 Pitch session-EdTech Startup03:00 Showcase-Connected Childhoods
04:15 Day 1 close04:00 Day 2 close
04:30 Social gathering


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The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child acknowledges the First Australian owners of the lands on where we gather and pay our respects to the Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits of this country.

The Centre recognises that the examples we set in diversity and inclusion will support young children to respect and celebrate differences in all people. We embed diversity, inclusivity and equality into all aspects of the Centre’s activities and welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.