OLT National Teaching Fellow Lisa Tee: MyCourseMap Workshop

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OLT National Teaching Fellow Assoc Prof Lisa Tee from Curtin University is travelling to the eastern states to undertake workshops as part of her OLT National Teaching Fellowship, which identifies the need to communicate transparent and “visible” curricula to students. This event will be hosted at RMIT University city Campus on Wednesday 19 April 2017.
Please see the attached flyer for further details on the workshop sessions.
You can RSVP for the workshop here.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.
More information about the day is available here: OLTNTF_Workshop Invitation RMIT

STEM Ecosystem Industry Breakfast – RMIT

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 belinda.kennedy@rmit.edu.au

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




357 days until ISSOTL 2015!

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/


New OLT Final reports available

Several new OLT Final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions including the Final Report from the Vic-Tas Promoting Excellence Network:


OLT Good Practice Report – English Language Proficiency 2014

Australian and New Zealand Paramedic Learning and Teaching Network (SI11-2128) Final Report 2013 – Part 1

Discipline Scholars Network – Final Report 2013



More Final OLT Reports available


Can DVD Simulations be used to promote empathic behaviours and interprofessional collaboration among undergraduate healthcare students? – Associate Professor Brett Williams, Associate Professor Ted Brown, Professor Lisa McKenna, Dr Malcolm Boyle, Dr Claire Palermo, Associate Professor Elizabeth Molloy, Professor Debra Nestel, Associate Professor Louise McCall – Monash University

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Evidence-based benchmarking framework for a distributed leadership approach to capacity building in learning and teaching – Professor Sandra Jones and Professor Roger – RMIT University Hadgraft – LE11_2000_Jones_Report_2014

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Advancing Ehealth education for the clinical health professions – Dr Kathleen Gray and Dr Ambica Dattakumar – University of Melbourne – PP10_1806_Gray_report_2014-1


Changing the Game in Science and Mathematics Higher Education – National Teaching Fellowship – Elizabeth Johnson – La Trobe University – Johnson_E_NTF_report_2014


Thriving in transition: A model for student support in the transition to Australian higher education – Dr Martin Harris and Associate Professor Tony Barnett – University of Tasmania – SP10_1828_Harris_Report_2014

New OLT final reports available

Several new OLT final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions.

Videos and slides from the Learning Futures Workshop

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 slides

Keynote address – video

Provocateur panel – video