A group of scholars from ANU visited USQ in November as a reciprocal visit following the ANU/USQ workshop Festival of Teaching that was held in Canberra in April. Accordingly, USQ welcomed the chance to conduct workshops on 'Exploring new technologies within the L&T realm and emerging functionality in USQ’s Learning Management System'.
The workshops were delivered on Thursday 25 November 2010 and involved presentations from nine ANU academics, and responses from equivalent educators at USQ. The workshops were:
Allan is a flexible learning professional with over 10 years experience developing and managing the delivery of flexible and e-learning solutions across, corporate, government and educational sectors. His current position of Acting Associate Director Academic Support and Client Services sees him managing the implementation and ongoing support of the Australian National Universities Learning Management System (Wattle).
Sharon is a lecturer in the Internship Program of the Liberal Arts at ANU's Research School of Humanities. An active curator and artist as well as a teacher, Sharon has developed and refined student internships in museum studies to allow for the use of online learning in a way that promotes flexibility, constructivism and reflection.
Online Learning in Internships (PPT 2.57mb)
Kim Blackmore and Lynette Johns-Boast are attached to the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Their presentation considered motivation and constructive alignment through collaborative work.
Kim is the coordinator of the CECS Flexible Learning Unit (FLU) at ANU. The unit develops and delivers continuing professional development courses, and assists lecturers to redesign courses using flexible delivery methods.
Lynette is an Associate Lecturer in software engineering who is currently developing a multi-disciplinary group project course for undergraduate students. She is researching the application of Aspect Oriented Thinking to curriculum development.
Translating learning outcomes in Moodle (PPT 1.24mb)
- Dr Stephen Dann - 'Backchannels and Broadcast: Plugging twitter and blogs into coursework delivery'
Stephen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, Marketing and International Business. His research interests include social change marketing, political marketing and the adaptation of commercial marketing to non commercial applications such as behavioural change. His presentation considered the use of Twitter as a teaching tool.
Backchannels and Broadcast: Plugging twitter and blogs into coursework delivery (PPT 1.37mb)
Grazia Scotellaro is an educational technologist and educational designer who is employed by ANU's Centre for Educational Development and Academic Methods (CEDAM). Grazia specialises in Technology Enhanced Language Learning. She also has expertise in other areas of technology and education, flexible learning, blended learning and online education and was an early adopter of Moodle ('Wattle' at ANU).
Grazia has made her USQ presentation and other resources available at her 'Moodle Posium' site.
- Dr Glenys Bishop - 'Building statistical capacity among science research students'
Glenys Bishop has a broad background in Applied Statistics in the areas of survey design and analysis and experimental design and analysis. She has collaborated with agricultural scientists, medical researchers and social scientists. She has had a keen interest in technology assisted learning techniques since the early 1970s and with the assistance of several teaching development grants has developed such learning aids as interactive programs that use dynamic illustrations of statistical concepts, a video on experimental design, and case studies for teaching agricultural and engineering students.
Building statistical capacity among science research students (PPT 389kb)
- Dr Kate Wilson - 'The Master of Contemporary Science: online professional development for practicing science teachers'
Physicist Kate Wilson is a senior lecturer and program coordinator with ANU's Research Student Development Centre (RSDC), working on the Graduate Teaching Program (GTP) and other programs.
Moving to Moodle in two weeks (*PDF5.46mb)
Workshop program (*PDF485kb)
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