Deakin’s 2019 Learning & Teaching Conference – Teaching Differently

A focus on Teaching Differently was the theme for the Deakin Learning and Teaching Conference this year. It proved to be a great framework for showcasing our colleagues’ creativity and commitment to students’ learning at Deakin.

Good Practice in Academic Development – Transforming Digital Learning

On the 6th of November the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) hosted the Australasian Advancing Academic Development good practice awards. The event brought together the finalists at the Queensland University of Technology to showcase and celebrate the work of teaching teams across the country. Deakin University was represented by Director of Digital Learning, Chie Adachi, who detailed the collaborative work of the teaching team who created and taught the Transforming Digital Learning MOOC.

“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

Ever wonder what your unit would look like if students designed it? That’s a pretty radical idea – staff expertise and guidance is essential to the learning experience. But it is possible to partner with students to co-create and co-design your curriculum – what might that look like? In the CloudFirst CoDesign Project, we worked in partnership with Prakash, a Master of Business Analytics student, to identify opportunities for student involvement in curriculum design.

Good Practice in Academic Development – Transforming Digital Learning

Good Practice in Academic Development – Transforming Digital Learning

On the 6th of November the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) hosted the Australasian Advancing Academic Development good practice awards. The event brought together the finalists at the Queensland University of Technology to showcase and celebrate the work of teaching teams across the country. Deakin University was represented by Director of Digital Learning, Chie Adachi, who detailed the collaborative work of the teaching team who created and taught the Transforming Digital Learning MOOC.

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“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

Ever wonder what your unit would look like if students designed it? That’s a pretty radical idea – staff expertise and guidance is essential to the learning experience. But it is possible to partner with students to co-create and co-design your curriculum – what might that look like? In the CloudFirst CoDesign Project, we worked in partnership with Prakash, a Master of Business Analytics student, to identify opportunities for student involvement in curriculum design.

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A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

Collaboration is a hot topic in digital learning, particularly how it can be effectively applied as a learning strategy and to engage students, many of whom arrive with advanced digital experience and expectations. Joan Sutherland, Senior Education Developer sits down with Deakin student Rahul Masakorala, to explore his perspective of Microsoft Teams – the good, the bad, and otherwise.

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Good Practice in Academic Development – Transforming Digital Learning

Good Practice in Academic Development – Transforming Digital Learning

On the 6th of November the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) hosted the Australasian Advancing Academic Development good practice awards. The event brought together the finalists at the Queensland University of Technology to showcase and celebrate the work of teaching teams across the country. Deakin University was represented by Director of Digital Learning, Chie Adachi, who detailed the collaborative work of the teaching team who created and taught the Transforming Digital Learning MOOC.

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“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

Ever wonder what your unit would look like if students designed it? That’s a pretty radical idea – staff expertise and guidance is essential to the learning experience. But it is possible to partner with students to co-create and co-design your curriculum – what might that look like? In the CloudFirst CoDesign Project, we worked in partnership with Prakash, a Master of Business Analytics student, to identify opportunities for student involvement in curriculum design.

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A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

Collaboration is a hot topic in digital learning, particularly how it can be effectively applied as a learning strategy and to engage students, many of whom arrive with advanced digital experience and expectations. Joan Sutherland, Senior Education Developer sits down with Deakin student Rahul Masakorala, to explore his perspective of Microsoft Teams – the good, the bad, and otherwise.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2019 LEARNING & TEACHING CONFERENCE: Teaching Differently

Deakin University’s 2019 Learning and Teaching Conference brings together those who design, deliver, enable & lead Learning and Teaching in higher education.

Date: 13 November
Location: Deakin Downtown

Visit the conference website for registration and to submit your proposals.

CULTURAL INCLUSION SERIES: Seminar 3 – Generating Inclusive Conversations in the Classroom with Dr Harsh Suri

Time: 3rd Oct, 12:30-1:30PM

Location: Koorie Education KC2.203, Waurn Ponds campus (alt. access via VMP)

Register Here

Diversity & Inclusion Events

CRADLE SEMINAR SERIES: Informal interaction and professional learning:
 Considerations for higher education

Time:  15th Oct, 2:00-3:00PM

Location: Deakin Downtown (alt. access via VMP)

Register Here

CRADLE

Teaching with Microsoft Teams

Join us to explore the functionality of Microsoft Teams and how it can be applied to different activities in your teaching.

Time:  16th Oct, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Deakin Downtown (Lvl. 13, Creative Space 1)

Register Here

Deakin Learning Futures

DLF Lunchtime Series #7: How to build learner autonomy through branching narratives for teaching and learning

Time:  29th Oct, 12:00-1:00PM

Location: BCC (alt. access via VMP)

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Deakin Learning Futures – Teaching Capability

Retaining, supporting and understanding first-in-family students: Research and practical strategies for academic ‘success’, with Prof. Sarah O’Shea.

Time:  30th Oct, 12:00-1:30PM

Location: Burwood HE1.015 (alt. access via VMP)

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Inclusive Education COP

24th SEP - DLF LUNCHTIME SERIES #6

Tools for quality WIL at the course level with Friederika Kaider & Lisa Milne.

Register

3rd OCT - CULTURAL INCLUSION SERIES

Generating Inclusive Conversations in the Classroom with Dr Harsh Suri.

Register

15th OCT - CRADLE SEMINAR SERIES

Informal interaction and professional learning: Considerations for higher education with Dr Kate Thomson (University of Sydney).

Register

24th SEP - DLF LUNCHTIME SERIES #7

How to build learner autonomy through branching narratives for teaching and learning.

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13th NOV - 2019 T&L CONFERENCE

Teaching Differently – brings together those who design, deliver, enable & lead Learning and Teaching in higher education.

Register

Good Practice in Academic Development – Transforming Digital Learning

Good Practice in Academic Development – Transforming Digital Learning

On the 6th of November the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) hosted the Australasian Advancing Academic Development good practice awards. The event brought together the finalists at the Queensland University of Technology to showcase and celebrate the work of teaching teams across the country. Deakin University was represented by Director of Digital Learning, Chie Adachi, who detailed the collaborative work of the teaching team who created and taught the Transforming Digital Learning MOOC.

read more
“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

Ever wonder what your unit would look like if students designed it? That’s a pretty radical idea – staff expertise and guidance is essential to the learning experience. But it is possible to partner with students to co-create and co-design your curriculum – what might that look like? In the CloudFirst CoDesign Project, we worked in partnership with Prakash, a Master of Business Analytics student, to identify opportunities for student involvement in curriculum design.

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Harnessing Cultural Diversity – A FutureLearn Collaboration with Lee Martin and Kristen Richards

Harnessing Cultural Diversity – A FutureLearn Collaboration with Lee Martin and Kristen Richards

In partnership with FutureLearn, Deakin University has developed an online course highlighting the impact of cultural diversity in the workplace – examining the benefits and challenges that diversity brings to any team and business, and how to manage that. This course is also symbolic of the great collaborative work at Deakin.

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A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

Collaboration is a hot topic in digital learning, particularly how it can be effectively applied as a learning strategy and to engage students, many of whom arrive with advanced digital experience and expectations. Joan Sutherland, Senior Education Developer sits down with Deakin student Rahul Masakorala, to explore his perspective of Microsoft Teams – the good, the bad, and otherwise.

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Teaching Students on Global Environmental Placements with Raylene Cooke and John White

Teaching Students on Global Environmental Placements with Raylene Cooke and John White

Raylene and John are award-winning academics involved in structuring premium, highly-immersive located learning experiences in the workplace, wilderness and around the world. Their international offerings in the Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) are part of a greater scaffolded journey for students – taking them from theory, to practice and preparing them for employment.

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Inclusive Education the CloudFirst Way

Inclusive Education the CloudFirst Way

Inclusivity is at the heart of Deakin’s values: we embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. Creating inclusive learning experiences for students is key, and the best way to achieve this is to consider inclusivity from the beginning of the design phase. CloudFirst Learning Design offers one way to design for inclusivity.

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DLF Lunchtime Series #7 – How to build learner autonomy through branching narratives

DLF Lunchtime Series #7 – How to build learner autonomy through branching narratives

Danielle Teychenné presented a step by step approach to building branching narratives for teaching and learning at our latest DLF Lunchtime Series. With new generations of school leavers entering university, storytelling is important to Gen Z. They care about seamless experiences and ongoing relationships — not transactions. In our digital age, these narratives can provide a fun and enjoyable learning experience for students in which they are actively engaged.

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The Architecture of Resilience Studio – with Akari Nakai Kidd and Daniel Gibbs

The Architecture of Resilience Studio – with Akari Nakai Kidd and Daniel Gibbs

Akari Nakai Kidd and Daniel Gibbs recently won a SEBE Teaching and Learning Award Citation for their effective team teaching approach and critical practice. The Architecture of Resilience Studio engages students to critically and responsibly address global scale built environment issues, and to reassess the roles and responsibilities of architects in continually evolving, diverse and ecologically fragile environments.

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