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.

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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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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Making micro-credentials work – for learners, employers and providers

Making micro-credentials work – for learners, employers and providers

This report was written by Emeritus Professor, Beverley Oliver, our former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education to address the ever-growing interest in micro-credentials.
In the digital economy where ongoing upskilling is required for the future of work, micro-credentials and other forms of non-formal learning are rapidly emerging and making the landscape ever more complex, for learners, employers and providers.

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The Asia Pacific FutureLearn Academic Network

The Asia Pacific FutureLearn Academic Network

The inaugural Asia Pacific FutureLearn academic network (FLAN) was a great success with over 30 people attending, in person and virtually, from both Australian and Japanese Universities. With an insightful mix of presentations and panels, the event concluded with a shared live streamed session with the EuropeFLAN, with Professor Mike Sharples discussing practical pedagogy.

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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)

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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)

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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.

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3rd OCT - CULTURAL INCLUSION SERIES

Generating Inclusive Conversations in the Classroom with Dr Harsh Suri.

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15th OCT - CRADLE SEMINAR SERIES

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

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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.

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WIL at the FreelanicingHUB with Jamie Mustard

WIL at the FreelanicingHUB with Jamie Mustard

The freelancing hub is a DeakinTALENT initiative designed to simulate real-world start-up environments. Students are brought together from different disciplines to generate new campaigns, ideas and strategies for a number of real-world clients who they regularly meet with and present findings to. In addition to the many typical skills students walk away with from their term at the freelance hub is the work experience associated with this consultancy styled professional context.

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Inclusive Education Series: Teaching LGBTIQ+ students

Inclusive Education Series: Teaching LGBTIQ+ students

The latest addition to the ICCB website is a rich set of resources to support Teaching LGBTIQ+ students. Conservative estimates from recent Australian research suggests that at least 11% of Australians may be of diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity, with higher rates in younger age groups. This means a significant number of LGBTIQ+ students may be enrolled at Deakin. It is therefore important for staff to be aware of the challenges facing these students and what you can do to be more inclusive.

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Student Voice Series – Learning at Deakin University with Ella Longstaff

Student Voice Series – Learning at Deakin University with Ella Longstaff

How do students feel about their learning experience at Deakin University? I’m Ella, a third-year communications student currently working as a communications support officer and student partner intern in Deakin Learning Futures. I went out and interviewed students on campus to hear about their experiences whilst studying here and how they feel about their learning at Deakin.

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DVCE Events – Celebrating Leaders in Teaching and Learning

DVCE Events – Celebrating Leaders in Teaching and Learning

Over 40 of Deakin’s HEA Fellows enjoyed afternoon tea with Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor, and Professor Liz Johnson, DVC Education on 12 September. The Vice-Chancellor spoke about the importance of having an academic community and he recognised the Fellows for being leaders of excellence in teaching and learning. The event was a great chance for networking and sharing ideas…

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DVCE Events – Forum: Making Micro-credentials Work

DVCE Events – Forum: Making Micro-credentials Work

On 3 September, Professor Liz Johnson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education hosted a forum to launch the report ‘Making micro-credentials work for learners, employers and providers’. Over 80 people representing the three sectors, and more, attended. Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver, former Deputy Vice Chancellor Education, and author of the report set the scene and recommended immediate next steps to make micro-credentials work.

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The Intercultural Dialogue through Design (IDiDe) project with Susan Ang

The Intercultural Dialogue through Design (IDiDe) project with Susan Ang

The Intercultural Dialogue through Design global engagement program, launched in 2010 (iDiDe, pronounced “i-dee-dee”) is Susan Ang’s decade long effort to provide students with immersive and authentic learning experiences by way of study tours and transcultural collaborations. The program is an extension of her desire to provide life-changing experiences to students and the under-privileged international communities she and her partners collaborate with.

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