News and Events
Notices for August 2017
E-Learn – World Conference on E-Learning is an international conference organized by the AACE-Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning. Presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and internationally distributed by: LearnTechLib.org.
The Summit this year has a great focus on capacity building and upskilling all staff on use of technology and innovative teaching approaches along with improving the communication to better understand and utilise existing resources and technology to full potential. Featuring over 25 expert speakers including University of Sydney, Penn State University (USA), UNSW, UTS, Monash University, QUT, University of Melbourne and more.
Notices for July 2017
New Project Type – Benchmarking: You can create and run your benchmarking projects from within the Portal.
Feature Release – Memorandum of Understanding Upload: The Peer Review Portal now allows you to include an optional MOU with your projects, which must be accepted by the Invited Reviewers in order for them to participate in your project.
The call for papers for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) second annual conference Students, Quality, Success closes on 31 July.
HES & Professions Australia
The inaugural Assessment and Review Summit on 19 and 20 September at the Pullman, Melbourne on the Park will deliver delegates a richly diverse program with expert speakers exploring some of the most topical issues in higher education. Register today to secure your place at the Summit Industry as Partners: Continuing the journey which will feature plenaries, workshops, roundtable discussions, concurrent sessions and plenty of time to catch up with colleagues including a welcome reception on 19 September.
The Summit will cover a range of topics including:
- Academic integrity
- Assessment and calibration
- Industry engagement/Work Integrated Learning
- Institution-wide quality/quality assurance
- Profession learning
Turnitin Australia Summit 2017
Monday, 25 September in Sydney, 1pm – 5pm.
Join us as we engage in a day of in-depth dialogue and workshop ideas that will help shape the user experience in 2018. With sessions that involve collaboration with our Integration and Product Management Teams, you will find the perfect opportunity to share your experiences, insights, and feedback on product features and workflows.
AFR Higher Education Summit
Traditional models of education are under stress. As the technological revolution arrives at pace, the needs and wants of learners, the world of work and the way education is being delivered are all changing.
Rod Jones of Navitas, will present at the AFR Higher Education Summit next month in Sydney, exploring how the fourth industrial revolution will continue to shape the post school education sector globally. Through indepth analysis, thought provoking case studies and debate, Rod Jones will really interrogate how the sector needs to respond in order to deliver the graduates needed for future economies.
Teaching Philosophy Statement-Writing Workshop
Led by Dr Lee Partridge – The University of WA, Building 105, Room 107 on Wednesday, 26 July from 9.00am to 12.00pm.
Participants will start to construct their teaching philosophy statement by reflecting on their teaching philosophy, their motivations and personal experiences of teaching.
Notices for June 2017
Peer Review Portal
The Peer Review portal has a new blog where we will provide updates to the latest feature releases and frequently asked questions (FAQs). The first article explains the recently released Calibration process within the Program Review project type. The latest article provides a number of FAQs regarding the Portal. There will be further updates and feature improvements over the coming weeks.
Promoting and fostering higher education students’ agency: Goals and practices workshop
Presenter: Stephen Billett, Griffith University
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus. Thursday, 10 August, 9.30am – 1.30pm.
ACEN WA and HERDSA
Notices for May 2017
Global Innovation Awards programme for 2017
The Turnitin Global Innovation Awards recognises educators who have demonstrated excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin to support learning in their schools and institutions. We invite you to nominate yourself or a colleague, and share your story about how you or your peers have made a real difference with Turnitin. Nominations are open until 25 August with winners announced in late October.
Peer Review Portal
The Peer Review Portal provides both project owners, and their associated institutions an intuitive and efficient process for creating, disseminating and reporting on peer review projects such as:
- Peer review of assessment inputs and outputs;
- Program review with calibration
- Benchmarking; and
- More project types over time.
As a user you can easily join and leave or see who is the manager of your institution/faculty.
ACEN Webinar: Research Snapshots
Wednesday 24 May, 2pm-3.30pm AEST
Research projects undertaken through ACEN grant scheme are being showcased at the next webinar. Through this interactive and informative event, participants will have the opportunity to share approaches and challenges related to their own contexts.
University Governance & Regulations Forum - 14-15 September 217 - Canberra
The University Governance & Regulations Forum returns for its 12th instalment in September, bringing together the sector's key influencers and thought-leaders. The program will feature thought-provoking insights from the leading lights of Higher Education, exploring the very latest thinking on university governance practices and the accelerating impact of HE regulation in Australia. With insights from TEQSA head Michael Tomlinson, the Forum will discuss the challenges and implications of the recently enacted Higher Education Standards Framework; as well as implications of shifting Federal priorities in relation to accessibility, research potential and Education's ability to reign as Australia's dominant export.
KEY TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: Academic Integrity; Risk Management; Admissions - Accessibility & Affordability; The Value of Research; Higher Education Reforms; Sustainability; Responsibility & Accountability; International Engagement;
- Empowering students across the globe with a personalised learning experience
- Data capture and analysis to inform teaching and learning strategies
- Enhancing student employability with technology
MyCourseMap - HERDSA WA Workshop - 24 May
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 12pm to 1.30pm, Curtin University
MyCourseMap is a multi‐dimensional interactive curriculum map using digital and touch technology that increases transparency and relevance of curricula for students. We invite you to attend a workshop during which you will have the opportunity to explore MyCourseMap online.
HES & Professions Australia
The theme Industry as partners in assessment will be reflected in presentations that will explore industry engagement and professional accreditation, quality assurance, academic integrity, institution-wide quality and assessment and calibration. HES is delighted to collaborate with Professions Australia to present the Summit which will be of broad interest to the higher education sector, accrediting bodies, Deans Councils, industry and students.
Assessment Integrity and the Role of Examinations Forum
Tuesday 22 August 2017, Melbourne CBD
Curtin University, The University of Melbourne and Victoria University are working together with Higher Ed Services to bring you an informative and thought-provoking day-long forum focusing on assessment integrity and the role of examinations. Within the forum we will examine how and where institutions might collaborate to address areas of common concern.
Notices for April 2017
Notre Dame Research workshops – 28 April
Venue: ND16/202 (opposite School of Law Library)
- Accessing Research Funding, 9am to 10am
- Commercialisation of Academic Research, 10.30am to 11.30am
Participants are encouraged to attend both workshops to maximise academic development. There is no charge for attendance.
Please RSVP to Lorraine Mayhew at: Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which workshop/s you are attending.
Managing your tertiary education careerl
The tertiary education sector offers a wide range of careers and career pathways. However, at times it can be difficult to move successfully from one role to another more senior or challenging role. In addition, internal restructures and reduced budgets have added complexity to managing your career. This workshop comprises a panel of subject matter experts who will provide valuable and practical career management advice for tertiary education staff.
Dr Ruth Bridgstock is looking for 6-7 teams to mentor in working with the GE2.0 toolkit in different ways during 2017. Each team will have the opportunity to share their work in progress at a subsidised GE2.0 roundtable in Adelaide in late 2017 / early 2018, and will contribute a chapter to an edited book with a high level educational publisher in 2018. Who should apply? Educators and educational leaders who want to explore connected and networked approaches to learning and teaching, the development of learners’ professional connectedness capabilities (online and/or face-to-face), and / or strengthen the connectedness of their educational programs and organisational areas. Submissions are due COB April 28th 2017 by email to email@example.com. Email Dr Bridgstock for more information on what it involves.
Notices for March 2017
Notices for February 2017
Notices for January 2017
Australian Council for Private Education and Training
ACPET traditionally provides professional development opportunities for VET educators. However, many of their webinars and workshops are applicable to higher education PD generally. Please click on the links for their 2017 calendar of offerings and registration details.
Learning and Teaching Forum 2017
Hurry! Final days for registration for the 25th annual Learning and Teaching Forum (TLF) to be held at Curtin University 2&3 February, 2017.
The theme for 2017 is Innovation: Multiple Dimensions in Teaching and Learning. This Forum aims to include presentations that highlight and explore innovations relevant to higher education.
For further information or to register go to: https://www.wand.edu.au/teaching-and-learning-forum-2017
Editing support from the HERDSA WA Branch for academic abstracts to 2017 HERDSA Conference
The HERDSA WA Branch is pleased to offer a new initiative of providing peer feedback on draft abstracts prior to submission for peer review. The aim of the peer feedback initiative is particularly to provide mentoring to less experienced scholars, but we recognise that feedback from peers can be helpful whatever one’s stage of development or level of experience. This process is entirely independent of the peer review process for the final submissions for the conference. Peer reviewers will be members of the WA Branch Committee and other volunteer HERDSA WA Branch members.
Anyone interested in participating is invited to email their draft abstract directly to Dr Melissa Davis (Chair, HERDSA WA Branch) before 30 January (closing date for abstract submissions is 6 Feb) at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coming in 2017…Blackboard Learn will tour Australia with their team of Education experts…
Blackboard Education on Tour in ANZ
February - March, 2017
Blackboard is going on a tour of five cities with their team of subject matter experts. Learn, collaborate and share with your peers via the different workshops for faculty, learning designers, developers and education leaders. They will share Blackboard’s future product strategy and plans, with a detailed look into the roadmaps and highlight the innovations of their solutions. This is also an opportunity for them to hear your experiences and feedback.
*Dates and venues for individual Australian cities may be found on the Blackboard pages at the link above.