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2017 ASCILITE Community Mentoring Program: Information Session Webinar

Abstract

The ASCILITE Community Mentoring Program (CMP) has been in operation since 2003 with over 100 members having taken part to date.  The program now provides mentoring opportunities across a number of fields including technical, academic development, learning development, faculty academics and early career researchers, graphic designers, and programmers.

The CMP seeks to involve participants in a professional mentoring relationship built between learners (mentees) and experienced practitioners (mentors). While new learners may be experienced in some areas of educational technologies, the ASCILITE CMP is a vehicle for the enhancement of specific knowledge, skills or capacities in an area of developing expertise.

This 40 minute webinar aims to provide an understanding of how the CMP works and how it can benefit both mentors and mentees.

Presenter

Helen Farley is an Associate Professor at the Digital Life Lab at the University of Southern Queensland. Helen is the current chair of the ASCILITE Community Mentoring Program. She is leading the Australian government-funded, $4.4 million Making the Connection project which is taking digital technologies into prisons to provide access to higher education. The project was recently awarded a prestigious Australian Award for University Teaching. Her research interests include digital equity, mobile learning and immersive virtual world environments.

Date & Time

This session is scheduled for 13 February 2017 at 12pm AEST.  For your local time zone, please go here.

How to Register

You can register for this webinar here.   Login details for the session will be emailed to you.   Please share the following link on the webinar with others who you think may be interested: http://ascilite.org/get-involved/ascilite-live-webinars/cmp-webinar-13-february-2017/

CMP Applications

Applications (Expressions of Interest) in the CMP are open until 6 March 2017 and further information and application forms are available on the ASCILITE website here. You may wish to attend the information session on 13 February prior to applying.


Visit the New ASCILITE "TELall" Blog

ASCILITE launched its new blog at the 2016 annual conference and you can now expect to see regular posts on a range of topics that cover new developments, theories and research in the use of digital technologies in tertiary learning and teaching.  Everyone is welcome to connect and share articles so please join us in making TELall a successful initiative.

Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting ASCILITE's Community Mentoring Program (CMP) not only through this latest blog post but also through a CMP information session webinar to be held on 13 February (see above). The latest blog post covers Helen Farley's reflections as both a CMP mentor and mentee. Helen recently took over as Chair of the CMP from Sue Gregory, ASCILITE Vice President.

You'll find ASCILITE's blog and the latest post here.


Reminder: AJET Volume 32, Special Issue No. 6 (2016) Published

The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Volume 32 Special issue 6 (2016) on Brain, Mind & Educational Technology has now been published.

Abstract

The emergence and growth of research in cognitive neuroscience over recent decades has led to important discoveries about how the brain and mind work. These discoveries have potential implications for the use of educational technologies and provide insight into possibilities for improving student learning in digital environments. Despite the promise of the emerging field of educational neuroscience, it is difficult to translate findings from the laboratory to the physical or virtual classroom. The articles in this special issue of AJET are attempts to bridge this gap. We hope that this special issue will serve as a catalyst for further work on the translation of foundational research on the brain and mind to learning design and teaching with educational technologies.

The editorial and the articles the Special Issue contains are available from the AJET website.


Reminder: ASCILITE2016 Conference Resources Available

Photos, posters, keynote videos and the full proceedings are now available for the recent ASCILITE2016 conference held in Adelaide.

  • Keynote videos are available here
  • Conference photo albums are here
  • Full proceedings (17Mb PDF) are here.
  • Poster presentations are available here.

ASCILITE Welcomes New Co-opted member on the Executive Committee

The ASCILITE Executive Committee often co-opts one or two additional committee members to assist in special projects and the work of the Executive.  For the upcoming year, the Executive considered offering a co-opted position to Mark Shier, Senior Lecturer in Physiology at the Swinburne University of Technology.  Mark stood for election on the committee in November 2016 and narrowly missed out. He subsequently accepted the offer to serve on the committee as a co-opted member and the Executive is excited to have him on the team. Co-opted members server for a one year term.

Mark is an educator with many years of experience and his educational research interests are around adapting technology to promote and improve student learning and engagement. He holds a Grad Cert in Learning and Teaching and won an ALTC citation for contributions to student learning in 2009.  He has a PhD in Neuroscience, and his current discipline research interests are in the area of human sensory system measurements. This provides some challenges to adapting technological tools, but the possibilities are huge.

Mark has been an ASCILITE member since 2005 and tries to attend as many of the annual conferences as possible. He was an ASCILITE CMP mentee in 2007.

You will find profiles of all members of the Executive Committee here.


OTHER NEWS

Current Job Vacancies Posted to ASCILITE by Member Institutions

You will find a range of job offers posted to ASCILITE on this page here. Vacancies are current as of 2 February 2017.

Institutional Members
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