Hands up a the Griffith University MS Summit 2019

Recently Griffith University, Learning Futures partnered with Microsoft to host the first Microsoft Office + Teams in Learning and Teaching Summit at Nathan Campus. With representation from 16 Universities, over 80 attendees got together to share their experiences of implementing components of the Microsoft 0365 suite into their learning and teaching practice.

Sessions across the 2-day event covered using a select suite of Microsoft tools including Sway, OneNote, Teams, Forms, Stream and PowerPoint.

Assoc. Prof. Michelle Whitford introducing Keynote Speaker Dr David Kellermann (UNSW)

Professor Alf Lizzio (Dean and Director, Learning Futures) and Associate Professor Michelle Whitford (Dean, Learning & Student Outcomes, DVC (A), Griffith University) opened Summit proceedings across the two (2) days with acknowledgement to Country, welcoming Keynotes, speakers and panel participants. 



Speakers from across other Universities also shared their experiences integrating the Microsoft Suite into L&T practice including: Edith Cowan University (ECU),  Queensland University of Technology (QUT), UNSW, and Deakin University.  

Watch the Inspiring Keynote

The main Keynote on Day 2 from Dr David Kellermann focussing on his use of bots to help build teamwork and collaboration with his cohort of students, left us thinking the possibilities for the application of Microsoft tools for teaching and learning seemed limitless.

Our sincere thanks go to…

Many thanks go to our Griffith presenters Rae Jobst (Griffith Online), Associate Professor Gary Grant (Griffith Health), Dr Harry Kanasa (Griffith AEL), Gabrielle Ingram and Giuseppe Poli (Griffith Digital Solutions), and Lenka Boorer (Griffith Business School) for their representation and input.  Thank you also to our partnership team at Microsoft: Emily Lait, Ray Fleming and Jason Le Greca for their presentations and contributions to the event.

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