News and Events

Notices for April 2017

ACEN – April Newsletter

ASCILITE Bulletin, 10 April

Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and sustaining communities of enquiry Live streaming: 27 April

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.

Graduate Employability 2.0

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 Dr Bridgstock for more information on what it involves.

Notices for March 2017

ASCILITE – 27 March newsletter

ACEN’s 2017 scholarships are now open

ADCET Webinar

TEQSA Guidance Notes: WIL

ACEN Webinar – Assessing employability outcomes through WIL

March Newsletter

ASCILITE – 13 March newsletter

ACEN – March Newsletter

Higher Ed Services - Assessment Integrity and the Role of Examinations
Forum - 22 August 2017, Melbourne

Notices for February 2017

ASCILITE – 27 February newsletter

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:

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 (

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