Panel Members – 4 November 2021

Alison Cairns

Partner at Ernst & Young

Alison is a Partner at Ernst & Young in the Technology Transformation practice and also is the Oceania Education Lead where Digital Transformation is leading the way for the Eeducation sSector to support a 360 view of learners and the Future of Work skills required for our society in a resurging post COVID world.

The role of digital technology becomes increasingly central to the response to education sector disruption, unfolding an entirely new landscape for teaching and learning.

The K-12 and hHigher education system has a unique opportunity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic; accelerating the move to hHybrid learning and both K-12 and hHigher eEducation are investing at record levels in Technology to move to Next Generation Digital Learning.

Claire Amos

Principal at ASHS, NetSafe Board, William Pike Challenge Advisory Board, Network for Learning Advisory Panel, Google Certified Innovator, co-founder @DisruptEDNZ. Passionate about family, shoes, tattoos and leading change in education

Claire is Principal at Albany Senior High School in Auckland, New Zealand. She was also one of the three foundation Deputy Principals at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. Claire has worked for a variety of schools and educational organisations in her twenty- plus year teaching career. This has included working at a number of new and established secondary schools as well as working on various national projects with the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Network for Learning and, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Claire was a member of the Teachers Council and was a founding member of the Education Council of Aotearoa and is currently a board member of NetSafeNZ. Claire is also a member of Global Women NZ and co-founder of DisruptEDNZ.

Claire is passionate about her family, education, design and tattoos, living by the mantra – “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

Link to talks:

Realising the Future of New Zealand Education – Festival of Education

The Digital Blue Yonder – AUT SOTEL Conference 2018

Website: www.claireamos.com

Blog: https://teachingandelearning.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaireAmosNZ

Prof. Stephen Marshall

Director, Centre for Academic Development at Victoria University of Wellington


Professor Stephen Marshall (PFHEA) is Director at the Victoria University of Wellington Centre for Academic Development. Stephen leads Victoria University Digital Vision and Strategy for Learning and Teaching initiatives and researches in the areas of organisational change in higher education, quality, benchmarking, plagiarism and academic integrity, intellectual property, and the development of educational policy and strategy supporting and encouraging the effective use of technology. He is co-creator of the internationally recognised and applied e-learning maturity model (eMM, http://e-learning.geek.nz/emm/) and author of the 2018 Springer book: Shaping the University of the Future: Using Technology to Catalyse Change in University Learning and Teaching. Singapore: Springer Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7620-6.

Dr Steve Leichtweis

Head of eLearning Group, Ranga Auaha Ako | Learning & Teaching Design Team at University of Auckland

Steve is the Head of the eLearning Group at the University of Auckland (UoA), first with the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR) and now with Ranga Auaha Ako, the University’s central Learning and Teaching Design Team. Ranga Auaha Ako assisted with the University’s transition to emergency remote learning during the COVID-19 lockdown. He is also a long-standing member of the Australasian Council of Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE) and is currently a member of their executive board. His research interests include the use of learning analytics to inform and support better learning design and the personalisation of student communication at scale through tools like OnTask