• Thursday, 1 August 2024
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • (Hybrid) UTS LX Lab and online via Zoom

Together with a group of experts in the learning design field, we have created a comprehensive guide comprising 10 chapters. The book offers learning designers and postgraduate students’ practical advice, principles, and strategies to design learning experiences that are accessible, equitable, and inclusive. Our aim is to help learning designers create environments that recognise and celebrate diversity while promoting equitable learning outcomes.

The project is funded by The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) OER Collective Grant 2023. 

“This book, Designing Learning Experiences for Inclusivity and Diversity, provides a useful leap in the right direction by helping us to first understand the depth and nuances of this problem and then providing practical guidance for moving forward.”  (Kimmons, 2024, as cited in Heggart & Fatayer. (Ed). 2024).

Authors and chapters

  • Making socially just pedagogy a reality by Keith Heggart and Camille Dickson-Deane
  • Designing inclusive learning experience through open educational practices by Mais Fatayer
  • Negotiating the assumptions and identity tensions surrounding third space academics/professionals by Puva P Aramugam
  • Indigenous-led learning design: reimagining the teaching team by Katrina Thorpe, Shaun Bell and Susan Page
  • Designing for equity in learning by John Vulic
  • Designing for cultural responsiveness by Nhung Nguyen
  • Working with students with lived experience of disability to enhance inclusive and accessible learning by Katie Duncan and Rhiannon Hall
  • Baking a cake: Engaging staff in inclusive learning design by Bruna Contro Pretero


  • 4:00 PM – Acknowledgement of Country
  • 4:05 PM – Opening message by the guest of honour, Professor Kylie Readman, UTS’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education and Students)
  • 4:15 PM – Editor’s message: Insights and journey of creating the book, Keith Heggart and Mais Fatayer
  • 4:30 PM – Authors panel: Highlights of practical strategies for inclusivity and diversity
  • 4:45 PM – Audience Q&A
  • 5:00 PM – Post-event socialising


This event is hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Education Portfolio and UTS Library.

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