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2016 Awards for Excellence in Learning Analytics – extended deadline

The ASCILITE Learning Analytics SIG has extended the deadline for applications for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Learning Analytics. The closing date for submissions is now Tuesday 4 October 2016.

The LA-SIG Awards program recognises excellence in the practical application of LA to enhance learning and teaching. A key driver for the Awards program is to create and share resources about effective LA practices.

For full details including the application forms, please visit the LA-SIG website.


Transforming Assessment (e-Assessment SIG) News: Next Session

Topic: A framework for Transforming Assessment in Higher Education

Date: 5 October, 7am UTC. You will find your local time zone here.

Abstract: This session explores how the Higher Education Academy's Framework for transforming assessment in higher education can be adapted to meet the needs of higher education institutions. Drawing on cutting edge research and practice-based examples, the webinar will show how the framework works for a wide range of staff in HE, including those who teach, those tasked with changing assessment policy and practice as well as those responsible for quality assurance or enhancement, centrally or in particular discipline areas.

Presenter: Sam Elkington (Higher Education Academy, UK). Special joint session with the Higher Education Academy UK

For further information and to register for the session visit the website here.

Recording Released

A video recording from the 7 September session Transforming students through ePortfolio assessment is now available. The webinar explored how ePortfolios can provide students with a holistic, scaffolded, cohesive and integrated learning experience. The presenters covered the Business Education ePortfolio Professional Learning Capabilities Assessment Framework and looked at case studies from two Australian undergraduate business education programs.

For further information and to view the recording, please go here


OTHER NEWS

Call for Papers: Special issue of the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education

The International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education is pleased to announce a special issue on the “STEAM classroom” of the future. This special issue aims to bring together technologists, researchers and teachers – to share, discuss and evaluate what we need for successful learning and teaching in our future classrooms. We invite submissions from all STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) including computer programming, computational thinking, electronics, robotics and coding, digital literacies and creative thinking, to address questions such as:

How can professional development activities increase teacher confidence to embed and foster a maker-culture within the classroom? What challenges exist in the implementation of gender-specific education programs and professional development? What role does teacher professional development play in equipping children to be active learners and future innovators? What new learning space and curriculum designs will our future classrooms require? How are new technologies, pedagogies and learning designs shaping teacher practice, and what is the impact on learners?

Papers should be between 3,000 – 6,000 words in length. Guidelines for authors are available here.

Abstracts are due 11 November, 2016. Interested authors should initially submit a 250-word abstract for consideration to s.beames@uq.edu.au.  This expression of interest is to help ensure that the final edition addresses a broad range of disciplines and challenges. Manuscripts are due 3 February, 2017. Reviews will be returned in March, with final versions due in May 2017.


Job Vacancy: Manager, Learnline Development and Training, Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University has a great opportunity for someone who might be looking for a change. Located in Darwin, CDU has an exciting opportunity available as the Manager, Learnline Development and Training.   With summer all year long, a tropical lifestyle and close to Asia, Darwin is a fantastic city to live and work in.

The Learnline Development and Training team look after CDU’s suite of learning technologies. The manager’s role offers many opportunities to work in a creative and exciting environment to support high quality learning and teaching at a highly respected university (ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 2% of universities in the world).

Applications close 19 September 2016. However if you require an extension to this date please contact our human resources area.

For further information see the CDU website.

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