We will then send you an electronic version of the data you have entered (as the online tool only allows you to print your entry). Selected case studies will be invited to submit a full refereed article for a Special Issue publication on the Implementation and Impact of distributed leadership in Higher Education.
I would be happy to discuss the details of your participation by email (Sandra.email@example.com<mailto:Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org>) or by telephone (+61 2 9925 5961).
I look forward to hearing from you.
The STEM Ecosystem Project at RMIT University is building cross-disciplinary leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. A core objective is to connect STEM academic staff with industry leaders creating networks, fostering best practice and cross fertilisation of knowledge. The project is supported by the Federal Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT).
We are hosting an Industry Breakfast to tackle the question “What does Industry want from STEM graduates”. Our keynote speaker is Leonie Walsh, Lead Scientist, Victorian Government.
I would like to invite you to join us for the Industry Breakfast on 25 November, 2014; an invitation is attached.
There will be opportunities to network with STEM Academic Staff and Industry colleagues to discuss industry’s requirements for STEM graduates.
Looking forward to seeing you at RMIT University.
Register for this event before Tuesday, 17 November by emailing your details to email@example.com
Dr Belinda Kennedy, Project Manager, Office of Learning and Teaching, STEM Ecosystem Project, College of Science, Engineering and Health, RMIT University (City campus), Melbourne 3001, Tel: (03) 9925 0995
The 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will take place from 27-30 October 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be co-hosted by Monash University and RMIT University and held at RMIT University, located in the central business district of Melbourne. At this major international conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from, and interact with, scholars of teaching and learning from around the world. The conference theme, Leading Learning and the Scholarship of Change, will explore how teaching staff and students in universities can lead quality learning and teaching practice as we move inevitably towards more changes in higher education. You will be able to interact with colleagues and build networks that will enable you to participate actively in the distributed leadership of the academy. We look forward to hearing from you at the conference and to working with you beyond the event.
Registration opens on 27 November 2015. For more details please visit the website: http://issotl2015.com.au/
Invitation to Participate in a National Summit on Distributed Leadership:
Benchmarking Distributed Leadership to Demonstrate Impact
You were recently invited to register or nominate a delegate to a National Summit on DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP which will be held on Monday 1 December at RMIT University.
Based on requests from colleagues to explore the potential for the Benchmarks for Distributed Leadership to demonstrate IMPACT, particularly given the new Impact focus of OLT projects, we have added this focus to the National Summit.
The National Summit is supported by the OLT and the L.H Martin Institute with registration funded by the OLT.
Your active participation is encouraged through the opportunity to present a case study using the online Distributed Leadership Benchmark tool we have designed. To access the online Distributed Leadership Benchmark tool click on the link below.
To take advantage of the opportunity to present a case study at the National Summit please provide your email address at the end of your entries before you click Submit.
Selected case studies will be invited to submit a full refereed article for a Special Issue publication on the implementation and impact of distributed leadership in Higher Education.
To register for the Summit please complete the online Registration form at http://survey.opinio.net/s?s=10718
Registration closes Friday 14th November.
Professor Sandra Jones, Project Leader on behalf of the Distributed Leadership Project Team
The University of Queensland has been working on a nationally funded Office for Learning and Teaching project on online business simulations and have two exciting announcements:
- Project Website: we have just launched our project website: http://www.bizsims.edu.au/. The site provides resources for business educators interested in using online simulations to develop graduate capabilities that may be difficult to develop or assess using traditional pedagogies. Resources include case studies, assessment guides, marking rubrics, simulation profiles, a student learning barometer and other tools. We would like to invite anyone interested in online business simulations to visit the website and join our project community. The website will continue to grow as we develop more resources and case studies.
- Forum on Business Graduate Capabilities: business graduate capabilities have taken on a new importance as a result of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the development of threshold learning outcomes in several business fields as well as ongoing pressure from peak industry bodies to produce work ready graduates. We would like to invite you to a half-day forum showcasing three projects that have examined innovative pedagogies for developing business graduate capabilities. Presentations will include:
- Innovative Practices in Undergraduate Business Capstones – A/Prof Janis Bailey and Dr Liz van Acker, Griffith University
- Integrated Business Consulting – Reality Driven Rigour – A/Prof Christine Burton, University of Technology, Sydney
- Simulation-based Pedagogies in Business – Dr. Pierre Benckendorff, The University of Queensland
The forum offers a unique opportunity to network with peers, hear the latest thinking and gain insight into the role of pedagogy in the future of business education. Forums will be hosted in Sydney (10 November), Melbourne (11 November) and Brisbane (3 December). Further details are attached. The Melbourne forum has been timed to coincide with the National Peer Review of Assessment Network Forum (12 November) and the Curate, Credential and Carry Forward Digital Learning Evidence National Forum (13 November).
The University of Queensland
This Office for Learning and Teaching national forum will showcase examples from the thought leaders in the field in prior learning, credentialing, open badges practice and research, and offer an employer’s perspective. The forum is a national event at Deakin University Burwood campus with sites for colleagues in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. We are utilising Cisco’s WebEx as our streaming platform for our national host sites through our partnership with Cisco as a project partner.
Curate, Credential and Carry Forward Digital Learning Evidence: National Forum, November 13, 2014
Mozilla’s Open Badges project has opened up a new way of recognising skills and learning through an open, stackable framework and provided an opportunity to recognise more detailed aspects of learning. For example, whereas achievement of learning may be somewhat invisible in collated marks and grades, open badges enable the warranting of capabilities including those that are difficult to measure (such as team work and intercultural competence). Badging skills, experiences and knowledge can supplement or even replace traditional assessment signals such as marks and grades. Open badges can also enable a more social approach to assessment: badges can be issued or endorsed by designated stakeholders – peers, mentors, industry, associations – both within and outside of an institution and build the learner’s ability to judge their own and others’ performance.
- Dan Hickey, Indiana University; Director of the Open Badges Design Principles Documentation Project
- Nan Travers, SUNY, Director of the Office of Collegewide Academic Review
- David Gibson, Curtin University
- Allyn Radford, CEO, DeakinDigital
- Michael Evans, Neukom Fellow, Dartmouth College
- Joanna Normoyle, Experiential and Digital Media Learning Coordinator; UC Davis
- Janet Strivens, Centre for Lifelong Learning Educational Development Division, The University of Liverpool, Senior Associate Director, The CRA
- Susi Steigler-Peters, Education Industry Executive, Telstra
Deakin’s strategic commissioned project site can be found at:http://boliver.ning.com
Please feel free to pass this email on to any interested colleagues.
Kathryn Coleman, Lecturer (Cloud Learning)
Project Manager, OLT Project
Curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence
Deakin University Melbourne City Centre Campus , Level 4, 550 Bourke St, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 92468265
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code 00113B
Hosted by Victoria University
Thursday 6 November 2014, Victoria University City Convention Centre,
City Flinders Campus, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
The Victorian/Tasmanian Promoting Excellence Network is a project funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching.
The Network has as its aim to promote collaboration that maximises dissemination of innovation and good teaching practice. Its vision is to support professional development and the sharing of systems, knowledge and processes that contribute to optimising student learning.
In this workshop, creative forms of teaching evidence will be explored by a range of experts and leaders in the area, with topics including ePortfolios, blogs, evidencing teaching impact on learning and the student learning experience. This workshop will be of interest to all practising teachers and educators.
The morning workshop will be hosted by Victoria University, at their City campus in Melbourne. Following the morning event, a catered lunch will be provided allowing for networking.
8.30 – 9am Registration
9am Keynote – Denise Chalmers, Winthrop Professor and Director (CATL),
University of Western Australia
Title: Education teaching quality
9.45am Speed dating – networking opportunity for attendees
10.00am Morning tea
10.15am Presentation – Joy Whitton & Melody West, VTAS Promoting Excellence Network,
Title: Creative forms of teaching evidence
10.45am Presentation – Kate Coleman, Lecturer Deakin University
11.15am Panel – recent recipients of the Office for Learning and Teaching
Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
Title: Creative forms of teaching evidence
The panel will draw on the type of evidence they used in their recent successful application. There will be an opportunity after all the panel members have presented to ask any questions.
12.00pm Survey – post event evaluation
1pm End of event
Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please register now if you would like to secure a place.