News and Events

Notices for February 2017

Turnitin - Webinar: How to interpret a Turnitin Similarity Report



Global Professional Development for WIL Practitioners

Collaborate online with practitioners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Sweden.
Commences in March 2017.


Strengthen and refine your online teaching skills - Blackboard


HERDSA Curriculum Transformation - 27-30 June 2017


ACPET 2017 National Conference 24-25 August - Submissions close 6 March


2017 Learning Technologies Leadership Institute – 20-24 August, Mooloolaba Qld


Operationalising Higher Education Quality event - Friday 3 March 2017


Notices for January 2017

ASCILITE – 30 January newsletter


2017 ACEN Research Grants


ACEN - Exploring Work Integrated Learning (WIL): A Research Symposium
13 February 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


Operationalising Higher Education Quality event


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 (m.davis@curtin.edu.au)


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.

Register Here for Bb Tour ANZ »

*Dates and venues for individual Australian cities may be found on the Blackboard pages at the link above.


ASCILITE – 16 January newsletter


Blackboard Webinars 2017


Research Skills Development Workshop - 1 February, 2017