The Office for Learning and Teaching are running a series of information sessions to discuss enhancements to OLT programmes.
The information sessions will cover the OLT’s Grants, Fellowships and Awards Programmes, and will have a specific focus on applying for 2015 Grants. The sessions will also include a mini-workshop by Tilly Hinton, OLT Secondee, on project impact, which is a criterion for 2015 Grants.
The information for the Victorian and Tasmanian sessions are:
Victoria: Thursday 23 October, Melbourne, at Monash University Conference Centre
Tasmania: Wednesday 22 October, Hobart, at UTAS
Online session: Monday 27 October (will be via Go-To-Meeting)
The flyers for the Victorian, Tasmanian and online session are attached.
Registration is done online, and the OLT will send a confirmation email with details of the venue to participants in due course.
The OLT would be grateful if you could encourage all potential applicants to attend this session as it has direct relevance to them. Please feel free to forward the flyer for the relevant session(s).
The event will be kicked off by Lauren Sayer and Emma Fraser, who will share the amazing work being done at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, where eportfolios are being used to support chronically ill students achieve their greatest learning potential. Their presentation is called Eportfolio learning design and implementation.
This amazing presentation will be followed by a Plenary Panel discussion led by Prof Beverley Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and ALTC National Teaching Fellow Deakin University, on the question: What does it mean to have a digital profile in 2014?
An update from the Office for Learning and Teaching in relation to the Innovation and Development Grants Programme in 2015.
As you are aware, the Information and Application Instructions for OLT’s Programmes are reviewed annually. This process provides an opportunity to ensure programme design continues to support the OLT’s objective of excellence in learning and teaching in higher education.
In considering its programmes in 2015, the OLT is particularly keen to:
Raise the impact of OLT grants and fellowships
Reduce red-tape for higher education institutions
As such the 2015 instructions are being improved across three main areas:
Project impact: will be a focus for all grants projects from 2015 onwards. Applications for new grants will need to address project impact in a more explicit and structured way.
Reporting: has been streamlined and reduced with new formats that will support project impact.
Priority areas: have been updated to reflect current and emerging priorities. As a result, some issues previously considered priority have now been removed, and new priorities have been identified and included.
In addition, you will notice that the instruction document is more streamlined, with related information, previously included across different sections, now consolidated. Please also note that applications for Seed projects will be accepted in round 2 2015 only, not in round 1.
Further information about the changes will be provided when the 2015 Innovation and Development Grants Programme Information and Application Instructions go on our website. They are planned to be released at the end of August. The due date for applications for round 1 2015 will be towards the end of November 2014.
Please feel free to forward this notification to colleagues, and please be in touch with the OLT with questions or concerns.
Register for Workshops on the Peer Review of Assessment
A friendly reminder that we have 5 State-based workshops in the National Peer Review Network (in Assessment). Dates are now confirmed. Please send your expression of interest to Sara.Booth@utas.edu.au to participate in the workshops. These workshops are free.
Register for Melbourne – National Peer Review Network Forum
National Peer Review Network Forum 12 November, Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport.