At the nexus of learning and innovation

Aligning space, educational theory and practice

A number of CRLI Learning Spaces SIG members were involved in the development of the University of Sydney learning spaces at Westmead. Last month, Pippa Yeoman and Stephanie Wilson hosted a guided tour of the WECC Level 1. This learning space is an existing project that pushes both spatial and philosophical boundaries.

New CRLI Students

A warm welcome to our new students Tony Cannell, Rita Prestigiacomo and Konstantinos Sarris.

Tony Cannell is enrolled in the MPhil is Education. He currently works as an Associate Lecturer and unit coordinator at the USYD School of Business. Tony coordinates academic language and learning activities for postgraduate students. He has a background in critical analytic Philosophy and second language acquisition. Tony's research concerns using augmented reality (AR) as a tool in the hand of students for interdisciplinary learning in tertiary education.

Return of the Research Fest

Save the date; Nov 29th is Fest Day – sign-up for updates at

Get out your calendars: this year's Fest will be in the New Law building at the University of Sydney on Thursday November 29th. The Fest is an annual-ish, CRLI event inviting the community of the sciences and technologies of learning and innovation to come together to exchange ideas, showcase work, form new collaborations, and catch up on recent innovations. Everyone is welcome to attend and it is free.

Events, and becoming a member of CRLI

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'Reimagining the future: Frontiers of learning innovation and research'.

CRLI have been awarded funding by the University’s Strategic Education Grants for the Sydney Research Seminars series 'Reimagining the future: Frontiers of learning innovation and research'.

Who better to give us insights into learning than our ‘expert’ learners – our students? This seminar series will involve undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework and research) students from various disciplines, together with academics, in a series of online discussions and face-to-face seminars that will lead to production of a bi-annual Sydney Learning Innovation and Research Horizon Report.