New OLT final reports available

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

Photos, videos and slides from OLT Grants Workshop

The VTAS Promoting Excellence Network held an OLT Grants Workshop on Wednesday 5 June 2013 at Swinburne University’s Flinders St campus. Approximately 65 people attended this event and heard presentations by Siobhan Lenihan (Director, Grants and Fellowships at OLT), grant leaders and grant assessors.

Thank you to all attendees and presenters.

Photos, videos and slides from the day can be accessed below.

Photo gallery


OLT Assessors Panel

Presentations of Grant Projects – full video

Presentations of Grant Projects – separated

Karin Watson

Ben McCann

Carmel Coady


Learning to Teach Online Watson

Getting Ready for University McCann

QS in Science Coady

OLT Grants Workshop: How to Write a Successful Application

This event is aimed at academic staff who are looking for guidance on writing successful OLT grant applications, are interested in evaluating the impact of innovations, or who are interested in the scholarship of learning and teaching.

Hosted by Swinburne University, on behalf of the VTAS Promoting Excellence Network

When: Wednesday, 5 June, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Where: Swinburne University, 196 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC


9.00 – 9.25am Registration

9.25 – 9.30am Welcome by Janet Gregory (Swinburne University of Technology)

9.30 – 10.30am Keynote Speaker Siobhan Lenihan (OLT) OLT Grants Update

10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.30pm Presentations of Grant Projects for three OLT themes

  1. Presenter: Karin Watson (The University of New South Wales)
    Theme: Innovative Use of Technology in Learning and Teaching
    Project: Learning to Teach Online
  2. Presenter: Ben McCann (The University of Adelaide)
    Theme: Improving Tertiary Pathways
    Project: A Collaborative Multi-faceted Approach to Address the Gaps between Student Expectation and Experience at University
  3. Presenter: Carmel Coady (University of Western Sydney)
    Theme: Curriculum Design
    Project: QS in Science

Discussions will centre around the aims, approach and impact of the projects followed by Q&A

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30 – 3.00pm OLT Assessors Panel. A group of OLT grant assessors will provide insights into how the assessment process works and answer questions from the audience

  • Anna Carew (University of Tasmania)
  • Sandra Jones (RMIT)
  • Peter Ling (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Patricia McLaughlin (RMIT)

3.00 – 3.30pm Closing Remarks by Janet Gregory (Swinburne University of Technology)

Registrations have now closed