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About Us

Our Story

The EdTech professional community leaning into the future of Higher Education.

Determined to realise favourable ed-sector reform with robust conversation, at its core, the CONNECTed team is a collective of motivated, interdisciplinary education professionals. A for-profit, for-good digital education business, we are committed to providing those in Higher Education with the knowledge and applied skills to drive their respective organisations forward. With gratitude as a principal value of the team, a percentage of learner fees will be allocated to further education for those less fortunate.

Our teaching and learning model

EdTech for ‘Higher’ Education has been developed using an innovative crowdsourcing content model. Each module was co-created by diverse and multiple industry experts under the guidance of an experienced learning design team (open pedagogy).

With the learner at the centre of all design decisions, the course is dynamic, engaging, social and above all industry relevant. This is not a course you will have struggle to make time for at the end of each day… Instead, you will rush to get involved in the discussions, complete assessments and learn from your peers and our experts.

With content pervasive, the learning team is inspired to design scalable curation techniques that bring together a variety of perspectives in a coherent narrative, one where learning is fun and easy to apply.

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Specialist Advisors

Meet the team of talented advisors, each with a diverse range of skills and experience. Common to all however, is their insatiable need to contribute meaningfully to the sector they know and love.

Warren Kennard

Warren Kennard

Senior Advisor & Founder
Warren is an EdTech enthusiast with deep & broad ed-sector experience. Principally interested in online learning, he's been instrumental in growing Higher Education businesses and guiding strategy.

Bianca Raby

Senior Advisor - Teaching & Learning
Bianca is a passionate educator with over 13 years experience in education. In 2019 she founded Oppida, a digital education agency focused on raising the bar of online learning globally.

Jack Hylands

Senior Advisor
Jack has experienced the education sector from multiple perspectives: as a maths teacher, OPM CEO, university executive, and now co-founder of an edtech connecting universities and industry to address the digital skills gap.

Stephen Endersby

Senior Advisor - Commercial Strategy
A 20yr veteran of the ed-sector. His interest span ExO’s, multi-sided platforms & the sharing economy, to IOT & 4IR. His primary focus, the impact of these phenomena on education, the rise of EdTech & how to adapt & adopt new models.

Errol La Grange

Senior Advisor
Errol is responsible for global strategy, international relationships & partner opportunities. VP of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education leading Global Sustainability Initiatives.

Omar da Silva

Senior Advisor
Omar is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor. Over the past decade he has worked as a university lecturer, led the development and launch of multiple degree programs, as well as co-founded two successful education start-ups.

Anthony Morris

Senior Advisor
A speaker & panellist, Anthony is responsible for Cahoot operations, strategic platform development & learner experience. He led the design, development and delivery of MIT & Stanford courses in global markets.

Advisory Council

The CONNECTed Council are a carefully selected, rotational team of global leaders who continue to make a marked impact in Higher Education. In addition to their contribution to the content of the course, they provide counsel to the CONNECTed Founders and leadership team

Whitney Kilgore

Innovative thought leader in academic technology with a track record of success. Skilled at leading the development of proactive and collaborative initiatives in support of teaching and learning. Excel in building strategic alliances and partnerships to achieve project goals. Outstanding leadership, organizational, project management, and presentation skills.

Tara Rodoni

Tara is an experienced, international education sector executive. Specialising in new market opportunities, marketing and strategic planning. Tara has, and continues to hold senior roles in leading Higher Education and EdTech organisations and is especially adept in the following international markets: Australia, Asia, Africa, EU, UK and the USA.

Patrick Brothers

Patrick is a highly accomplished EdTech Founder & CEO. A recognised, authority on the sector, Patrick is a respected member of the international Higher Education community. His latest adventure, HolonIQ, with Co-Founder Maria Spies is a global education market intelligence platform. It’s mission is to connect the world with the technology, skills and capital to transform education.

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