Several new OLT final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions.
The VTAS Promoting Excellence Network and RMIT University held a Learning Futures workshop on Wednesday 13 November. Approximately 115 people attended this event and heard presentations by Hamish Coates, Phill Dawson, Betty Leask, Beverley Oliver and Gilly Salmon.
Thank you to all attendees and presenters.
Videos and the keynote presentation slides from the day can be accessed below.
Keynote address – video
Provocateur panel – video
The final report for the recently completed OLT Seed Project ‘Rethinking assessment to enhance interdisciplinary collaborative learning in the creative arts and humanities’ is now available. This project was led by Melissa Miles from Monash University.
A copy of the report is available at this link or you can download it below.
OLT projects – ‘Inside Story’ of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A collaborative initiative of ACU and HERDSA Vic Branch
Date: Thursday, 21 November 2013
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.15 pm
Venue: Room 7.02, The Daniel Mannix Building, Melbourne Campus, Australian Catholic University
The session aims to provide an update on two projects funded by the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), and the opportunity to learn from the experiences of colleagues who received the OLT grants.
2.00-2.15: Welcome and Introduction
2.15-3.15: OLT Project Team to provide update on preliminary findings
3.15-3.45: Refreshments and Questions (participants to identify their areas of interest)
3.45-4.30: Tips and Tricks – Interview of Project Leaders – experiences of applying for and managing OLT grants, and answers to questions from audience
4.30-4.45: HERDSA Vic Chapter – update
4.45-5.15: Informal discussion and ‘end-of-year’ celebration
Please find further information about this event in the flyer - ACU OLT event 2013.
An open forum of current practice in mobile-supported student fieldwork
Within the wider field of ‘mobile learning’, this forum will focus on opportunities to enhance the traditional field trip through new digital technologies. This can happen by providing rich learning materials in situ, by allowing students to collect and analyse new forms of data, through new forms of social interaction between students, or by students developing content themselves. The forum will bring together educators from various universities to discuss ongoing initiatives, findings and opportunities to enhancing student field trips and exercises.
Date: Friday 15th November 2013
Venue: The University of Melbourne, Building 757 Swanston Street, room 501
Registration free for presentations but please register by emailing Dora Constantinidis firstname.lastname@example.org
More details in flyer below.
New Tools flyer
Information about the Flipped Classroom workshop being held at UQ on 7th December has been updated (see links below) and registrations are now open.
Registrations are now open for this interactive, experiential workshop run in flipped classroom mode. We invite you to join an ongoing community of practice and explore planning, sustainability, and tools and resources for the flipped classroom.
The workshop will be held from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, 7 December 2013, in the Advanced Engineering Building (49) at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.
The registration fee is $120 plus $12 GST.
For more information on the Workshop, click here.
Enquiries to OLT Flipped Classroom Project (07) 3346 1301.
This is an invitation to science academics and science teacher education academics to attend a one-day workshop as part of an OLT National Senior Fellowship, Digital Explanations: Learning and Communicating Science with Student-created Digital Media (see Garry’s OLTFlyer for details) to provide new ways for students to engage with science content by making different forms of digital media to explain it.
Place: Monash University, Clayton Campus (room to be advised)
Date: Thursday 28th November, 2013 from 9.00am- 3.30pm
Facilitator: Assoc/Prof Garry Hoban, 2013 National Senior Teaching Fellow
Attending academics will:
- share new ideas for assessment tasks that engage students in learning and communicating science;
- experience making five different forms of digital media (podcast, digital story, slowmation, video and blended media, which is a combination) that they can get students to make in assignments using their own computers and free movie making software (iMovie for Mac, Windows Movie Maker for PC);
- be provided with example assessment tasks and marking rubrics for each media form;
- acquire new ways to address new standards Science Threshold Learning Outcome “Communication” and AITSAL Standards 2.1 and 2.6 (ICT);
- learn about a theoretical framework to underpin research and grant applications for student-created media and meet colleagues for collaborative research.
There is no cost for the workshop. For participants from regional universities, there is a limited offer of reimbursement of accommodation or travel up to $200 per person.
Please indicate your interest in this workshop by emailing the fellowship manager, Julie Clark at email@example.com by Thursday 24.10.2013. Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop spaces are limited. Further details to follow upon application.
The Faculty of Education at Monash University is supporting the visit of Professor Kate Purcell from the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK, who has been researching and writing on the graduate labour market, occupational change and the relationship between higher education and employment for nearly twenty years, including most recently, leading the UK Futuretrack 2006-20012 Longitudinal Survey of higher education.
Event title: The UK Futuretrack 2006-2012 Longitudinal Survey: Hard evidence about the relationship between higher education choices and experience and access to opportunities in restructuring global labour markets
Date: Friday 18th October
Time: 10-11.00 am
Location: Lecture Theatre H7, Building 11 (Menzies), Clayton Campus, Monash University
Details, including how to register for the event, can be found in the flyer below.
Kate Purcell 18 October-1
Our colleagues from the NSW/ACT Promoting Excellence Network have a new webpage that summarises the benchmarking of teaching award support processes at member institutions undertaken by the network over the past year or so. The site also makes available documents that emerged from the exercise, including the templates used to carry out self- and peer assessment, and a collection of best practice exemplars compiled from the results of the benchmarking process.
The website and resources can be accessed here: