'Blended learning - an agile response to a dynamic world'
Blended learning lets us weave together disparate strands to create rich learning networks across time, distance and culture. Blending tradition and technology for excellence in learning and teaching at USC.
Learning and Teaching Week 2012 was held from 26-30 August at the University of the Sunshine Coast's Sippy Downs Campus.
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|Friday 23 August||7.30–8.50am||Faculty breakfasts||Innovation Centre Auditorium|
|Monday 26 August||9.30am–12.30pm||Masterclass workshop — Mike Keppell||J3.11 (Level 3, Building J)|
|Tuesday 27 August||9.30–11.30am||Opening address||Innovation Centre Auditorium|
|2–4.30pm||Presentation session 1||J3.11 (Level 3, Building J)|
|Wednesday 28 August||9.30am–1pm||Blended learning showcase||J4.12 (Level 4, Building J)|
|2–4.30pm||Presentation session 2||Library Seminar room|
|Thursday 29 August||9.30am–12.40pm||Presentation session 3||Library Seminar room|
|2–3.30pm||Presentation session 4||Library Seminar room|
|4.30–6.30pm||Twilight Keynote address — Professor George Siemens||Innovation Centre Auditorium|
|Friday 30 August||10am–12pm||Interactive workshop||Library Seminar room|
Monday 26 August
Location: J Block, Room J3.11 , USC Campus
Masterclass workshop: If Blended Learning is the answer, what is the question? by Mike Keppell, Executive Director, Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland
|1.30–3.00pm||Consultation times with Mike Keppell - by appointment only|
|1.30–2.30pm||Cutting loose on the Yellow Brick Road: the blended learning continuum’s big day out (interactive) - by C-SALT Blended learning staff|
|Integration of Blended learning approaches with experiential and active learning - by Claudia Baldwin, Johanna Rosier and Christine Slade|
Tuesday 27 August
|9.30am||Opening remarks — Kylie Readman, Director, C-SALT
2013 Learning and Teaching Week theme and program details
Welcome to Country — Lyndon Davis
USC Theatre and USC Singers
Opening address — DVC Birgit Lohmann
Response — Associate Professor Patrea Andersen
Program details of 2013 Learning and Teaching Week
Chair: Irene O’Leary
|2pm||1.1 Mobile data collection for feedback in Work Integrated learning courses (Part A) - by Chris Dann, Beverley Lowe, Elizabeth Toohey
(Part 1 – Thursday at 2.30pm)
1.2 Anatomy for all – or just for some? - by Rebecca Mellifont
|3pm||1.3 Towards blended learning in the Tertiary Preparation Pathway - by Dave McKay, Kerry Rutter|
|3.30pm||1.4 Blending theory and practice on the world stage - by Sarah Pye|
|4pm||1.5 The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in a blended elearning environment: Some key questions and suggested answers - by Michael Christie|
Wednesday 28 August
The Showcase will give you the opportunity to see many innovative teaching practices and educational technologies in one spot.
Come along and hear from your colleagues, be inspired and have some light refreshments.
Time: 2.00 – 4.30pm
Chair: Florin Oprescu
|2pm||2.1 Participative Action Learning Action Research (PALAR): Blended teaching and research - by Leone Cameron|
|2.30pm||2.2 Testing the effectiveness of threshold concepts framework for students’’ learning : a case study from the technology-dominated - by Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava|
|3pm||2.3 Engagement and retention of first-year students- the DVC’s commissioned grant project - by Marion Gray, Anna Potter|
|3.30pm||2.4 Identification and definition of lexically ambiguous words in statistics by tutors and students - by Peter Dunn, Alice Richardson|
2.5. StatsCasts: supporting student learning of introductory statistics using screencasts - by Peter Dunn, Christine McDonald, Birgit Lock and Vida Weiss
Thursday 29 August
Chair: Retha Scheepers
|9.30am||3.1 USC ePortfolio Journey: Past, Present and Future - by Christine Slade, Keith Murfin, Michelle Gray and Gillian Hacking|
|10.30am||3.2 Blended learning in creative writing - by Paul William|
|10.40am||3.3 Blending and flipping the classroom with an off-the-shelf LMS, My Writing Lab (MWL) Global - by Michael Carey|
|11.10am||3.4 Flipping the classroom; technological spin or pedagogic revolution? - by Julie Hansen|
|11.40am||3.5 Asiabound: An international study tour model for the application of practice-based and blended learning in creative advertising - by Rod McCulloch|
|12.10pm||Assistive technology for students with disabilities - by Jeff Souter|
Chair: Clare Archer–Lean
|2pm||4.1 Answer Garden: Online Propogation - by Tim Strohfeldt|
|2.10pm||4.2 Mobile data collection for feedback in Work Integrated Learning courses Part 2 - by Chris Dann, Beverley Lowe, Elizabeth Toohey|
|2.40pm||4.3 Blended learning enhances student preparedness - by Eleanor Horton, Lucy Sargent, Deborah Hitchen-Holmes, Bronwyn Doyle|
|3.10pm||4.4 Play while you learn spatial planning principles: the application of interactive multi-touch table technology - by Nick Stevens, Ben Rolfe, Johanna Rosier, Uwa Terton|
Twilight Keynote address - Connecting learners: technology, change and higher education - by Professor George Siemens
The internet, mobile technologies, and social media have opened new opportunities for educators to connect with learners. Essentially, today's technologies have thinned the walls of classrooms and enable learners to engage globally with peers and educators. These changes impact the role of educators in universities, the mode(s) of learning delivery, and even the roles of learners. This presentation will explore the changing world of education and consider how online and blended learning impacts control and responsibility in the learning process as well as the skills needed by learners to succeed.
Order of events:
- Opening remarks
- Twilight Keynote address — Professor George Siemens
- Vote of Thanks – Kylie Readman, Director, Centre for the Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching (C-SALT).
- 2013 Learning and Teaching Week awards – Professor Greg Hill, Vice-Chancellor and President and Kylie Readman, Director, C-SALT.
About George Siemens
Professor George Siemens, Athabasca University Canada, is an academic and researcher on learning, technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education.
He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. Knowing Knowledge has been translated into Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, Persian, and Hungarian.
Dr. Siemens is the Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University, and a faculty member in the School of Computing and Information Services and the Centre for Distance Education.
He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 30 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television.
His research has received numerous national and international awards, including an honorary doctorate from Universidad de San Martín de Porres for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks.
Dr. Siemens is a founding member and President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (http://www.solaresearch.org/).
In 2008, he pioneered massive open online courses (usually referred to as MOOCs) that have included more than 25,000 participants. He blogs at http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/. See also George Siemens' interview on MOOCs and Open Education.
Activity and student–centered learning; an interactive workshop based on the work of Eric Mazur - by Terry Lucke and Ulrike Keyssner.
Learning and Teaching Week is an initiative of the Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching (C-SALT).