Learning and Teaching Week 2013

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Learning and Teaching Week 2013


'Blended learning - an agile response to a dynamic world' Learningandteachingweek2013

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.

2013 Learning and Teaching Week Program

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Masterclass workshopMonday 26 August
Time  Description

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
Opening address

Time: 9.30–11.30am

Time Description
9.30am Opening remarks — Kylie Readman, Director, C-SALT
2013 Learning and Teaching Week theme and program details
Official welcome 
Welcome to Country — Lyndon Davis
Presentation session 1

Chair: Irene O’Leary

Time Description
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
Blended learning showcase 

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.

Presentation session 2

Chair: Florin Oprescu

Time Description
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
Presentation session 3

Chair: Retha Scheepers

Time Description
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
Presentation session 4

Chair: Clare Archer–Lean

Time Description
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 

Time: 4.30pm–6.30pm

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.

Friday 30 August

Time: 10am–12pm

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).

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