Keynote speaker – Dr Deniese Cox

ACAL is delighted to welcome Dr Deniese Cox as a keynote speaker for the 2023 conference.

Dr Deniese Cox

Dr Deniese Cox


Dr Deniese Cox is known as the go-to source for exceptional online teaching strategies that really are effective. Every research-driven strategy presented by Deniese has been extensively trialled, refined, and proven to work in a variety of settings by diverse educators and learners.

With extensive hands-on experience of her own in the online space, a Masters in online learning, and a PhD in online practice, Deniese is ideally placed to help educators and teams cut through the noise around teaching online.

However, it’s her ongoing commitment to research which really sets Deniese apart. Her current focus on digital literacy barriers is a welcome one, and the insights she’ll be sharing with us from learner and educator experiences are not to be missed.

Digital literacy – a glimpse behind the scenes

In this timely keynote, we’ll take a glimpse behind the scenes of a digital literacy research project which is capturing the attention of education leaders. Hear the learner stories which provided the momentum for this work, and learn from the experiences of frontline vocational educators.

During this session, practical guidelines will be shared about screening questions, testing tools, and the implementation of upskilling resources. Active discussion is anticipated as we wrangle with how to leverage these important insights and lower the digital literacy barrier which is affecting access to, and completion of, adult education.