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Monthly Meeting June 2021

The June 2021 Monthly Meeting was held online on Wednesday 2nd June 2021, with almost 100 members in attendance via Zoom. This was the program for the evening:

Guest Speakers: Dr Kirsten Ellis, Nathan Sherburn
Panel discussion “Learning in Lockdown” moderated by David Stonier-Gibson

Dr Kirsten Ellis

Dr Kirsten Ellis is lead of the Inclusive Technology Group in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, is a Superstar of STEM and Inventor of TapeBlock. She is enthusiastic about using technology to create a more inclusive society. She brings together technology and creativity to produce innovative solutions to real world problems. Her research interests include human computer interaction where she utilises her experience in designing, developing and evaluating systems for people to advance the field of inclusive technologies

Nathan Sherburn 

As CEO of FLUX, Nathan spends his time working with educators around the world to find new and innovative ways to amplify teachers’ knowledge and experience and increase the level of engagement and interactivity in classrooms. Before FLUX, Nathan spent four years working on a PhD in education technology but dropped out to build his vision for the future of learning. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about long-termism, Effective Altruism, moral philosophy, and existential risks.

FLUX is a Melbourne-based start-up on a mission to make teaching and learning interactive and fun. FLUX provides teachers with a one-click-solution for live polls, Q&A’s, feedback and more. Since its first release just a few years ago, the FLUX platform has been used by more than 4,000 teachers and 100,000 students – with over 4.9 million unique responses from students to date.

Meeting Agenda

7.00pm sharp: Meeting opens. Host is Peter Bacon.

Guest speakers: Kirsten Ellis, Nathan Sherburn with David Stonier-Gibson

Social break.

Audience choice videos chosen by Flux poll.

President’s Report: David Stonier-Gibson.

iHelp Online: Harry Lewis and iHelp Team.

9.00pm (approx): Close.

If you missed out the first time and would like to view any of these presentations, you can do so at http://services.melbpc.org.au/videos/

The username is videos and the password is drum286.


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