Higher Ed Showcase: How EdTech can Bridge the Gaps in Student Equity

On 29 September 2021, hear from one of Australia’s Higher Education thought leaders on how EdTech can bridge the gaps in student equity.

EduGrowth is excited to partner with Amazon Web Services and ASCILITE to bring the EduGrowth HigherEd Showcase, a program to showcase Australia-wide innovation in the university sector with thought leadership and innovation in EdTech solutions.

The showcase will spotlight Dr Sally Baker from University of New South Wales to share her insights on how EdTech can bridge the gaps in student equity

Dr Sally Baker will explore the equity-related considerations of hybrid learning, the need for sufficient university and structural support for students, and holistic impacts of remote learning.

We will also be joined by a selection of EdTech companies with a solution geared towards the higher education sector.

This program is not to be missed if you are passionate about how EdTech can enable a better student experience and better student outcomes. Hear about what new innovations can benefit your learners.

Who should attend

– Educators (academics)

– Education providers (administrators and senior university executives)

– Industry Participants (corporates)

– EdTech companies (early-stage, late-stage or established)

How to watch the session

We are hosting this event on Balloon. To stream the event, click the below button.

If you did not previously register for Balloon at the Melbourne EdTech Summit, you will need to quickly register for the platform when you join this event.

Click here: https://www.joinballoon.com/events/higher-education-showcase-aws-ascilite

Thought leadership speakers

Sally Baker

Sally Baker is a Senior Lecturer of Language and Literacies in the School of Education. She is the Education focal point in the Forced Migration Research Network and is the Chair of the Refugee Education Special Interest Group.

Sue Kokonis

With a passion to see education transform lives, Sue Kokonis is a leader in best practice online learning. As the head of OES’s academic leadership team, Sue brings a commitment to excellence to our learning design and delivery teams. Her significant university experience includes Deputy Dean and Associate Dean leadership roles.

Showcasing companies

Cenote Solutions

Cenote Solutions, founded in 2018, has been focused on the development of niche applications that optimise the ways institutions engage with and support their prospective and current students.

Cenote Solutions is a specialist education technology and consultancy business that offers a suite of applications that work with existing institutional systems to maximise the insight and value of historic and real-time data, to transform student acquisition, engagement, retention and achievement.


Cadmus is an online written assessment platform for higher education. It simplifies the assessment process for teachers and students, making it easier to achieve teaching and learning objectives.

At Cadmus, their goal is to improve the quality of assessment at university. By empowering teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences, Camus hopes to better support students in developing valuable graduate skills.


Edalex is an edtech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement. Founded in 2016, Edalex develops technology solutions that extract hidden value from educational data to make it accessible and more meaningful.

Edalex brings together the team behind the CODiE award-winning openEQUELLA open source platform that centrally houses teaching and learning, research, media and library content. In 2019, Edalex launched Credentialate the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills and analyse competency achievement like never before.


Online Education Services (OES) was established to challenge and advance the online education industry, providing a new student-centric approach to adult education. Through partnerships with highly regarded Australian education providers, OES provides the expertise to create engaging online learning experiences for students who are not catered for by traditional campus-based offerings. In 2018, OES expanded its services and opened its first office in London, United Kingdom.

Guided by the analysis of student data, OES continues to innovate the online education experience with its dedicated specialist services in online course design, student support and administration.

Our program partners

With thanks to our program partners, ASCILITE and AWS.

ASCILITE is a globally recognised and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies.

Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of our low cost, elastic, open and flexible, secure platform.

About EduGrowth

Through connection and collaboration, we accelerate Australia’s EdTech ecosystem globally. EduGrowth also runs a series of programs and events to help the Australian EdTech industry grow globally.

To learn more about how EduGrowth can support you or to get a copy of our Australian EdTech Ecosystem snapshot visit edugrowth.org.au or subscribe to receive news and program notifications.