Deakins Learning and Teaching Conference goes Digital for 2020

Deakin Learning Futures is pleased to announce that preparations are well under way for the 2020 Deakin Learning and Teaching Virtual Conference. This year, our theme is ‘Critical conversations, challenges and celebrations’. The program will be a rich exploration of how we have found ways to share and work together during this very unusual year, new conversations about learning and teaching practice and big ideas, and staff and student reflection on experiences of going virtual. Professor Liz Johnson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, will be our keynote speaker. Her opening session will take a look at the year that was – and what a year it has been.

Padlet Licence: Supporting collaboration in online learning

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Tales of Teaching Online Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on digital learning and teaching within the higher education sector. A team of teaching and learning staff across Deakin University have created the Tales of Teaching Online podcast to share their stories and expertise as they transition their teaching online.  

Due to the COVID19 pandemic staff at Deakin may need to transition their teaching practice online. For daily updates, resources and workshops please visit and bookmark the Transitioning Teaching Online website.

Newly accredited programme offers staff recognition for their great teaching and learning at Deakin University

Newly accredited programme offers staff recognition for their great teaching and learning at Deakin University

Advance HE accreditation allows Deakin Universities to confer Fellowship. Deakin University has achieved Advance HE accreditation for two of its staff development programmes in Teaching and Learning, meaning that it will now be able to confer Fellowship on successful participants of those programme.

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Newly accredited programme offers staff recognition for their great teaching and learning at Deakin University

Newly accredited programme offers staff recognition for their great teaching and learning at Deakin University

Advance HE accreditation allows Deakin Universities to confer Fellowship. Deakin University has achieved Advance HE accreditation for two of its staff development programmes in Teaching and Learning, meaning that it will now be able to confer Fellowship on successful participants of those programme.

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Deakins Learning and Teaching Conference goes Digital for 2020

Deakins Learning and Teaching Conference goes Digital for 2020

Deakin Learning Futures is pleased to announce that preparations are well under way for the 2020 Deakin Learning and Teaching Virtual Conference. This year, our theme is ‘Critical conversations, challenges and celebrations’. The program will be a rich exploration of how we have found ways to share and work together during this very unusual year, new conversations about learning and teaching practice and big ideas, and staff and student reflection on experiences of going virtual. Professor Liz Johnson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, will be our keynote speaker. Her opening session will take a look at the year that was – and what a year it has been.

read more
Tales of Teaching Online Podcast

Tales of Teaching Online Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on digital learning and teaching within the higher education sector. A team of teaching and learning staff across Deakin University have created the Tales of Teaching Online podcast to share their stories and expertise as they transition their teaching online.  

read more
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The DeakinHE Fellowship program is an accredited and internationally recognised professional recognition and professional development program that supports Deakin staff with teaching and learning experience.

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