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ASCILITE NEWS

Invitation to Provide Feedback on the Development of ASCILITE’s Online Learning Accreditation Framework

Over the past 18 months, ASCILITE has been working on conceptualizing an internationally benchmarked online learning accreditation scheme that will assess, certify and recognize the quality of online learning.

More information about this initiative is now available on the ASCILITE website.

To date the process of conceptualizing this scheme has been facilitated through several phases including 9 sector workshops held across Australasia and a National Summit with senior higher education leaders in online learning. The next phase of implementation is extensive stakeholder consultation, particularly with the goal of finalizing the Accreditation Framework, which will inform the assessment and certification of online learning. Members have been emailed an invitation to participate in this next stage by submitting an EOI to attend one of the consultative workshops. Feedback is also sought through the survey link below. For the EOIs, we are keen to receive applications from those with experience and expertise in online learning.

To this end ASCILITE would like to invite you to provide feedback by 30 July 2018 on the Accreditation Framework performance criteria via this survey link.

For all other feedback on the framework please contact the ASCILITE Secretariat.


ASCILITE 2018 Call for Participation Reminder

Are you coming to ASCILITE 2018 from 25 to 28 November?

ASCILITE 2018 will be hosted by Deakin University and will be held at the university’s Waterfront Campus in Geelong which is located on Corio Bay, in the central business district of Geelong, about an hour’s drive west from the heart of Melbourne. Central Geelong offers a wide range of activities ranging from cultural, recreational and family friendly, and a diverse range of cuisine. Greater Geelong is also famous for excellent surf beaches and an amazing wine region with plenty of opportunities to visit local cellar doors and taste some great Australian wines on offer. Geelong is also the ‘gateway’ to Victoria’s ‘Great Ocean Road’. All great reasons to come and visit.

The call for participation is live and we are excited at the prospect of receiving your contribution.

Submission types include:

  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Full papers
  • Concise papers
  • Symposia/panels/debates
  • Posters

ASCILITE 2018 submissions are due 13 July 2018. Full details are available on the conference website here.

See you in Geelong!

ASCILITE 2018 Conference Team
Deakin University


ASCILITE Awards Call for Nominations Coming Soon with New Awards to be Announced

The ASCILITE Awards are expected to open for nominations in July with the Innovation award, Student Bursaries and the Life Member Award. We’ll also be announcing two exciting new awards at that time; the Emerging Scholar Award and a Community Fellowship Award so keep an eye out for those. In light of the two new awards, ASCILITE will be discontinuing the Fellow Award.

Expect to see full details on the ASCILITE website soon and in the member bulletin so it may be time to start thinking about your own nomination!


ASCILITE’s Digital Equity SIG News

The Digital Equity SIG, which was established following interest at the ASCILITE 2017 Conference, has scheduled a series of online meetings to discuss all aspects of digital equity. The dates and times for the meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday 10 July, 11am (Melbourne time; online)
  • Wednesday 15 August, 11am (Melbourne time; online)
  • Thursday 13 September, 11am (Melbourne time; online)
  • Tuesday 9 October, 11am (Melbourne time; online)
  • 25 – 28 November @ ASCILITE 2018 at a time TBC (F2F + online)
  • SIG meal together @ ASCILITE 2018 (25 – 28 November at a time TBC)

If you are interested in attending these meetings, please email us at the SIG.

You can also view the aims of ASCILITE’s Digital Equity SIG and sign-up to the SIG here.

Dr Julie Willems and A.Prof Helen Farley
Digital Equity SIG Convenors


ASCILITE TELe-SIG Featured in Moodle Case Study

The TELedvisors SIG has been featured on Moodle’s website under the heading “Edtech educators gather to shape the future of tertiary education with MoodleCloud” and you can read the case study here.


OTHER NEWS

Emotionally Intelligent Higher Education Leaders? Have Your Say

You are invited to participate in a global research study – Preparing, Assessing & Developing Higher Education Leaders (PADHEL), which is looking at the emotional intelligence leadership capabilities that higher education leaders need to have or should develop to be effective in their leadership roles.

Participants are required to complete an anonymous online survey that should take no more than 8-10 minutes. Details about this study including the aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes are available at https://www.uowblogs.com/padhel.

To compete the survey please go to the PADHEL Survey.


Job Vacancies: Learning Designers, University of Technology Sydney

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

UTS has a strongly practice-focused, experiential learning and teaching framework called ‘learning.futures’ which has enabled UTS to rethink the experience of all our students in every faculty. As part of this framework, the postgraduate.futures initiative is now reinventing the experience of postgraduate-by-coursework learners at UTS. In a 21st century University of technology, postgraduate students engage in flexible and digitally supported learning, designed for their needs.

Learning Designer
postgraduate.futures
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education & Students)

About the Role

Our growing Learning Design team was established by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) in 2016 to pilot these new approaches to the postgraduate-by coursework learner experience. We are now looking to appoint an experienced Learning Designer to our team to provide support for teaching staff in developing and integrating digital learning strategies and resources into students’ learning experiences.

In this role you will:

  • create a range of technology enhanced learning interventions for a portfolio of programs and support delivery within time, quality and budget
  • provide expert advice to colleagues and other partners to develop online learning strategies that supportthe UTS aim of enabling students to experience a seamless blend of online learning and face-to-face learning experiences in new on-campusspaces
  • support the review and evaluation of the pedagogical effectiveness of products and services.

About You

You will have previous experience in the design and development of technology-enabled learning resources and will bring to the role your knowledge of pedagogies and principles relevant to the effective design and implementation of technologies for student learning.

You will also have:

  • capacity to work effectively as both a team leader and member of a multi-disciplinary creative or cross-functional team
  • project management experience, including capacity to work within tight timeframes and budgets.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please download the position description from the link on the UTS website here.

Senior Learning Designer
postgraduate.futures
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education & Students)

About the Role

Our growing Learning Design team was established by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) in 2016 to pilot these new approaches to the postgraduate-by coursework learner experience. We are now looking to appoint an experienced Senior Learning Designer to our team to provides leadership and support for teaching staff in developing and integrating digital learning strategies and resources into students’ learning experiences.

In this role you will:

  • design and develop a range of technology enabled learner experiences for a portfolio of programs, to an agreed timeframe, quality andbudget
  • provide timely and expert advice to colleagues and other partners to develop online learning strategies that support a seamless blend of quality online learning and on-campus learning experiences
  • lead the review and evaluation of the pedagogical effectiveness of products and services during, and at the conclusion of, the development and production process.

About You

You have previous experience in the design and development of technology-enabled learning products and will bring to the role your knowledge of pedagogies and principles relevant to the effective design and implementation of  student learning. You have the ability to foster creativity and innovation, driving teams to deliver creative but appropriate solutions.

You will also have:

  • a capacity to work effectively as both a team leader and member of a multi-disciplinary creative or cross-functional team
  • project management experience, including capacity to work within tight timeframes and budgets
  • strong understanding of learning management systems and successful management of individual and team-based learning development projects.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please download the position description from the link on the UTS website here.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC111891, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria – click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function. As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC111891.

Specific enquires regarding the roles may be directed to Susan Cornish, Head of Learning Design or 02 9514 9395  Specific enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to the Julie Small, Recruitment Consultant, on 02 9514 2039.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST).


Job Vacancy: Director of Online Subject Development, Charles Sturt University

  • Fixed Term, Full Time (up to 5 years)
  • Remuneration package in the range of $174,355 – $217,944 pa
  • The position would normally be located at one of our main campuses: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga

The Transform Online Learning (TOL) Project is a key activity of the University’s 2017-2022 Student Strategy.

The project aims to ensure that CSU continues to maintain a sector leadership position through transformative innovations in quality assured online subject design, development and delivery.

The Director, Online Subject Development will report to the Pro Vice Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, with an overarching responsibility to lead online subject development within the TOL Project. During 2018-2020 the position will be seconded to the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences (BJBS) to establish a Faculty embedded approach to re-design and development of existing online subjects working closely with the Sub-Dean (Transform Online). The Director, Online Subject Development will be responsible for creating ‘on-time’ and ‘on-budget’ systems, processes and practises for implementing the TOL Learning Experience Framework.

The Director, Online Subject Development will work closely with the Faculty Leadership Team, and the central TOL project team in the Division of Learning and Teaching.

For more information including position description and application instruions visit the CSU website.

The closing date for applications is 11pm, 17 July 2018.


Educational Designer, Monash University

Job No.: 579282
Location: Clayton Campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 18 Month fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $96,230 – $106,221 pa HEW Level 08 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Achieve at a world top 100 university
  • Be part of an internationally recognised department
  • Contribute to innovative education programs

If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

Monash Education Innovation is responsible for implementing strategies in the areas of Learning Transformation and Education Technology, aimed at creating and advancing excellence in learning, teaching and assessment for the Monash community through evidence-based design and transformation of learning experiences and environments. Our goal is to develop educational excellence across the university by providing appropriate leadership, inspiration, capability and support.

We are seeking an Educational Designer to join a dynamic team dedicated to developing new learning opportunities for students enrolled in large classes.

Learning Transformation Educational Designers lead projects in partnership with Faculties to create world-class learning opportunities for our students. In this role you will be responsible for shaping educational innovation and change, whilst supporting and advising academic and professional staff in new ways of thinking and working. You will play an integral role in effecting a smooth transition to new educational approaches and technologies in the higher education space, managing project staff and resources to deliver results.

To be successful in this role, you will have previous experience in designing curriculum, learning resources and activities for face-to-face, blended and online teaching in an educational context. You will have experience in delivering effective and engaging training to staff.

Your strong organisational, project management and analytical skills will allow you to support planning and delivery of new units, and identify and resolve potential risks quickly.  As an excellent communicator and collaborator, you will easily engage with diverse groups to understand their needs and work with their strengths to effect positive change.

Are you looking for your next challenge? Would you thrive being a part of a passionate and dedicated team? Then we look forward to hearing from you!

This role is a fixed-term position with full-time hours; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

For further information on this role and details on how to apply, please visit the Monash website here.

Enquiries may be directed to Rosie Mackay, Manager, Strategic Learning Transformation, Monash Education Innovation, +61 3 9905-8600.The closing date for applications is Monday 9 July 2018, 11:55 pm AEST.


Call for Submissions – Special Issue on Implementing Online Learning in Australia

This special themed issue 2019 of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) seeks to showcase innovative and progressive features of contemporary university online learning and teaching through illustrative case studies.  Authors are invited to submit expressions of interest in the special issue in the form of extended abstracts of 350-400 words.

See the full call for submissions here.


ASCILITE TELe-SIG Featured in Moodle Case Study

The TELedvisors SIG has been featured in Moodle’s website under the heading “Edtech educators gather to shape the future of tertiary education with MoodleCloud” and you can read the case study here.

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