Looking for tools to facilitate active learning online?

Looking for tools to facilitate active learning online?

Looking for tools to facilitate active learning online?

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SEPTEMBER, 2021
Teaching & Learning
Teaching online
Innovation

Deakin Learning Futures has developed a series of online workshops to explore tools that facilitate active learning online. The Active Learning Toolkit series offers 30-minute sessions across October that will show you how different software can support active learning in your online sessions.

The workshops are facilitated by Senior Education Developers Joan Sutherland and Tara Draper, who are experts in the application of digital technology in online learning. Each workshop will be active and participants will experience the view of a student, supported by digital resources to enable them to get started using the software.

Browse the range of topics and follow the links to register for the sessions that work for you.

Active Learning Toolkit sessions

7 October
12pm
Leveraging Padlet for Active Learning
7 October
2pm
Practical tips for Facilitating Active Online Classrooms
12 October
9.30am
Getting started with MS Teams for Online Teaching
12 October
11.30am
Getting started with Zoom for Online Teaching
14 October
10am
Practical Tips for Facilitating Online Classrooms
14 October
12pm
CloudDeakin and the Zoom Learning Tool Integration
19 October
9.30am
Getting started with Zoom for Online Teaching
19 October
11.30am
Active Learning with Mentimeter
21 October
12pm
Leveraging Padlet for Active Learning
21 October
2pm
Practical Tips for Facilitating Active Online Classrooms
26 October
9.30am
Getting started with MS Teams for Online Teaching
28 October
10am
Practical Tips for Facilitating Active Online Classrooms
28 October
12pm
CloudDeakin and the Zoom Learning Tool Integration

 

 

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Teaching Capability Framework

Teaching Capability Framework

Teaching Capability Framework

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APRIL, 2021

Teaching and Learning
Professional learning

Enhancing the capabilities of teaching teams is one of the most important ways universities can ensure high-quality student experiences. Deakin University has developed a unique Teaching Capability Framework that includes a range of both academic and professional roles that contribute to teaching and learning in higher education. Deakin adopts a team teaching approach and the development of learning experiences is collaborative and multidisciplinary. Recognising this, the framework is organised into four professional domains that recognises a diversity of roles.

  • Design learning opportunities
  • Deliver teaching interactions
  • Enable student learning experiences
  • Lead teaching teams

For each of these domains, the framework articulates the central capacities that are important for teaching and learning staff: Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge and Professional Values. By mapping their development against these central capacities staff can use the framework for professional learning, support for career advancement and award submissions or recognition through the Deakin HE Fellowship program.

While most university capability frameworks focus on academic roles, Deakin understands that it’s not just academics and learning developers that contribute to teaching and learning. The Deakin Teaching Capability Framework recognises that everyone from UX Specialists and librarians to WIL supervisors, career staff and technical support staff have a role to play.

‘Helping our staff to develop their teaching capabilities will help out students,’ says Prof. Helen Partridge, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning. ‘This simple yet powerful idea is at the heart of the Deakin Teaching Capability Framework. Importantly, the Framework was developed to recognise and support all Deakin staff whose role contributes to teaching and learning.’

Development of the frameworkThe Deakin Teaching Capability Framework was developed by teaching and learning teams across the University. The typical activities, knowledge and values in each domain were based on the internationally recognised Professional Standards Framework (PSF). Building on this, Deakin’s Curriculum Framework and Premium Principles for Learning and Teaching were incorporated into the framework. The result is a comprehensive framework that articulates the capacities demonstrated by professional teaching teams, contextualised to Deakin University. 

For academic staff, the areas of activity in the framework are aligned with learning and teaching tasks in Deakin’s Minimum Standards for Academic Levels. The level of autonomy, complexity and influence with which these activities are undertaken increase as staff move up through the academic levels (A-E).

Using the frameworkAnyone who is in a role that contributes to the development of teaching and learning at Deakin can use the Teaching Capability Framework. Individuals can develop knowledge around the central capacities and identify areas for further development. Leaders in teaching and learning can use the framework initiate conversations at a faculty, course and University level and develop professional learning activities to build capacity of staff.

Beyond mapping and building capability, the framework can also support applications for recognition, promotion and awards. Any Deakin staff whose role contributes to teaching and learning can apply for the Deakin HE Fellowship program. This accredited and internationally recognised peer reviewed, professional recognition program supports staff in gaining recognition through HEA Fellowships.

Deakin University is proud to be a leader in the development of teaching and learning experiences by collaborative and multidisciplinary teams.

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